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Common Spanish Mistakes Made by our Students (October)

October is time of changes. The last breath of the summer weather opens the way for cold mornings, rains and leaves falling off trees. Our habits become steadier and we spend more time at home than before. All those changes affect everybody except us. At Spanishviaskype.com, we are introducing our favourite section to you one [...]

Indicative vs subjunctive: 4 uses that will drive you crazy

If we did a survey about what is the hardest topic for our students at Spanishviaskype.com, we’re sure that they would answer ‘the subjunctive mode’. During these years, we’ve analysed many uses of subjunctive from a functional point of view: how to express wishes, opinions, probabilities…, but also giving syntactic [...]

By | 2018-10-08T17:13:47+00:00 octubre 10th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

8 different ways to use ‘cuando’

There are some Spanish words that exasperate our students at Spanishviaskype. Some of them are impossible to be pronounced (aéreo), others are false friends (actualmente), but the word we bring you here today goes beyond their patience. We have a very complex verbal system that allows us to mold the [...]

By | 2018-09-18T21:17:54+00:00 septiembre 19th, 2018|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Common Spanish Mistakes Made by our Students (September)

The weather is changing in Europe. After a hot summer in countries where they are not used to suffer high temperatures, autumn is knocking the door. Clouds are invading the sky, the wind is blowing its song and trees are shedding their leaves. At www.spanishviaskype.com, our students have returned from their holidays and they are [...]

By | 2018-09-11T08:49:40+00:00 septiembre 12th, 2018|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Common Spanish mistakes made by our students (August)

Spain in August is like a bear hibernating. Waiting time, excuses and mistakes are forgiven mercifully. All of us understand that companies aren’t working full out during this month. However, www.spanishviaskype.com are not going to miss our appointment with our readers and students these weeks. We’re going back to one of your favourite sections today. [...]

By | 2018-08-13T16:32:17+00:00 agosto 15th, 2018|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Errare Humanum Est (III) (C1)

This school year is coming to an end and it’s time to get your grades. Last weekend, many students at Spanishviaskype.com took their DELE exams, and, although they were well trained, the stress and the mental and physical demand of this exam had an impact on them. Since we know [...]

By | 2018-05-22T15:13:58+00:00 mayo 23rd, 2018|C1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

¿Cómo?: 8 Funny Expressions to Show Manner in Spanish

There is a huge variety of choices to express modo (manner) in Spanish. You have at your disposal adverbs of manner (así, despacio, bien, perfectamente…), gerunds (estudia español reservando una clase en www.spanishviaskype.com) or subordinate clauses (haz el examen DELE como te hemos enseñado en clase). Manner seems to be [...]

By | 2018-05-08T17:25:25+00:00 mayo 9th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|1 comentario