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Clauses of purpose in Spanish

Clauses of purpose in Spanish (also known as final clauses) are subordinate adverbial clauses expressing the objective of a verbal action. They are a reply to the question ¿para qué? (what for? or wherefore?). Many students mix up clauses of purpose in Spanish with causal clauses and the use of [...]

By |2019-10-14T17:16:29+01:00octubre 16th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Italian False Friends and funny situations

Italian false friends are the cause of many misunderstandings among our Italian students at Spanishviaskype.com. As you know, this is not the first time we deal with this topic on our blog. You can read our articles about German and Portuguese false friends. Are you one of those who thinks [...]

By |2019-09-30T14:08:01+01:00octubre 2nd, 2019|False Friends|Sin comentarios

5 funny expressions with the verb ‘dar’ in Spanish

The verb dar in Spanish is one of those ‘jack of all trades’ that can help you or make you cry. There are a ton of meanings, phrases and idioms that use it. However, don’t lose hope; at Spanishviaskype.com, we’ll help you. Let’s see some funny expressions with the verb [...]

By |2019-09-25T09:24:27+01:00septiembre 25th, 2019|Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

How to know your actual Spanish level?

What’s my actual Spanish level? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by our students on Spanishviaskype.com. Obviously, it has not a simple answer. Evaluating a speaker’s level requires to know how he or she gets along in different communicative situations. In addition to this, we need to keep [...]

By |2019-09-19T08:08:56+01:00septiembre 18th, 2019|Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

How to learn Spanish in September

How to learn Spanish now that it’s September again? We always think that summertime is never-ending but time after time the school year and our jobs start again after a break. At the same time, dozens of commercials will inundate our TVs and computers, offering us infallible methods to learn [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:51:06+01:00septiembre 11th, 2019|SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

2019 September sale: 25% discount on all single classes!

September promotion is here. Classes at schools restart again. On www.spanishviaskype.com we understand that going back to the routine is not easy; going back to school is not often pleasant and buying your children’s school kit might be expensive. Because of that, we are glad to introduce you our September [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:50:05+01:00septiembre 4th, 2019|SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Expressing possibility in Spanish

Expressing possibility in Spanish is not a simple matter for our students on Spanishviaskype.com. We love speculating, dreaming of being a millionaire, or just wondering what people is doing. There is a wide variety of options, depending on the degree of certainty and the time when we delimit the actions. [...]

By |2019-08-27T15:56:07+01:00agosto 28th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns in Spanish

Reflexive and reciprocal pronouns are a matter of concern among our studens on Spanishviaskype.com. You should know that there are different types of pronouns in Spanish, depending on their function: subject, direct object, indirect object, prepositional, reflexive and reciprocal. Most of them share the same form (‘me’ can be direct or indirect object, reflexive [...]

By |2019-08-20T19:18:54+01:00agosto 21st, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Common Spanish Idioms: Here Comes the Sun

Common Spanish idioms help Spanish students sound more natural. Idioms are fixed phrases that have a figurative meaning. This sense is totally different from the literal meaning that the words in the idiom would have separately. Since this summer Europe has suffered several heat waves, we think that it might be a good idea to [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:19:23+01:00agosto 14th, 2019|Just Spanish, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

False Friends between Spanish and German

False friends or cognates are always a matter of laughter between teachers and students of languages. All of us try to assimilate words from the language we’re learning into our mother tongue’s vocabulary. A false friend is a word that has the same or similar spelling or pronunciation as another one in a different [...]

By |2019-09-29T16:57:52+01:00agosto 7th, 2019|False Friends|Sin comentarios