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Saint Valentine’s Day vs Singles’ Day: Learn Spanish with love

Every 14th of February, couples all around the world, celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. Parks are full of tortolitos (lovebirds), las floristerías (florists) hacen su agosto (make a killing) and miles de bombones (thousands of chocolates) will be devoured. However, not everybody knows what is celebrated today, one day before, on [...]

Common Spanish Mistakes Made by our Students (November)

The Spanish language is not the most difficult one to learn, at all. Lists on the net don’t agree about the hardest one. Most of them include Mandarin, Japanese, Arabic and Finnish in the top 5. However, the majority of experts coincide on one thing: Spanish is not one of them. So, you might wonder [...]

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+00:00octubre 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+00:00septiembre 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+00:00septiembre 12th, 2018|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios