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FAQ: letter ‘eñe’, future subjunctive and negative imperative

A Spanish proverb says “la curiosidad mató al gato”; nevertheless, what would have happened to humankind without curiosity? We might not have discovered the fire, the wheel, the uses of steam or even, Internet. The fact is that our students at Spanishviaskype.com, often ask questions, based on their curiosity, mostly. [...]

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

How to pass DELE exams: rewriting a text in C2

DELE preparation lessons are one of the most demanded courses at Spanishviaskype.com. However, C2 level is, by far, the least taken, due to the difficulties to reach that mastery of the Spanish language. A C2 speaker is not supposed to have any problem to understand any oral or written registry (formal or informal) and, of [...]

By | 2018-09-25T13:03:25+00:00 septiembre 26th, 2018|C2, DELE|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