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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

Common mistakes made by our students (July)

Football World Cup 2018 has just finished and now we have a new campeón (champion): France. Felicidades (congratulations) to our neighbours. This championship will go down to history not only for its unpredictability (many of the most powerful national teams were eliminated during the first rounds) but also for the goalkeepers’ mistakes: David de Gea [...]

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

Semana Santa: the 7 Deadly Sins of the Spanish Language

It’s time of arrepentimiento (repentance) and penitencia (penance): La Semana Santa (Holy Week) it’s here. Many Spanish Christians will celebrate this festivity along the country. It’s not easy to understand these traditions (procesiones, nazarenos, cofradías…) for a foreign tourist. Here, you will find a guide to do it. At www.spanishviaskype.com, [...]

By | 2018-03-31T19:23:28+00:00 marzo 28th, 2018|Actualidad, Pocket Grammar|2 Comments

Errare humanum est (II) (B1)

Errar, fallar, equivocarse… (to make mistakes) it doesn’t matter the synonym you may chose. We never want to use them. Making mistakes is the main reason for not daring to speak in a foreign language. However, as we explained formerly here, even native speakers make multiples of them. El dardo [...]

By | 2017-11-07T14:11:24+00:00 noviembre 8th, 2017|B1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

X-files (I): la verdad está aquí dentro (B1)

Last February the legendary TV series, Expediente X (X-Files) finished its probably last chapters. Mulder and Scully returned this year, fourteen years later, to try to close the opened plots or, maybe to bring joy to nostalgic fans. Unkown events are always disconcerting for human beings. Our brain works with experiences and activities we’ve never [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:02+00:00 marzo 9th, 2016|B1, Just Spanish, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Errare humanum est (A1)

“To err is human”. Historians don’t agree if this quote’s autor is Seneca, Cicero or St. Augustine, but everybody has used it. It’s the perfect excuse when we made a mistake. “Oh, teacher, I’m sorry, I failed this calculation, but, you know… errare humanum est”.When we learn a new language, it’s [...]

By | 2017-07-04T17:06:51+00:00 julio 29th, 2015|A1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios