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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. [...]

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

False friends in four different languages

Last week we wrote about slang phrases with animals, those man’s best friends, especially dogs. When we study a new language, we also have our own best friends, such as teachers, dictionaries, podcasts… and, www.spanishviaskype.com, of course. However, there are many others that are our enemies, stones in our way. [...]

By | 2018-08-06T23:59:37+00:00 agosto 8th, 2018|False Friends|Sin comentarios