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Useful Spanish vocabulary to describe your daily routine (A1)

Daily routine vocabulary is very useful for any Spanish learners. This will make the words easier to remember and improve your functional ability to communicate in Spanish. Moreover, knowing daily routine vocabulary will help you think in Spanish. If you can discuss or even think about your daily activities in Spanish, it’ll [...]

¿Qué hora es? (A1)

In Spanishviaskype we share many things with our students, specially the interest about our beautiful language, but one thing that most of the times don’t have in common is the time zone (huso horario). Winter is coming and next weekend in Spain and all countries from the European Union we are going to leave the [...]

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Verb ‘hacer’: 9 practical uses

‘Hacer’ is one of the most versatile verbs in Spanish. Spaniards use it in a wide range of expressions that we use daily. Although it is often said to mean “to make” or “to do”, in context it can refer to almost any activity as well as the act of becoming. ‘Hacer’ is almost always [...]

Exploring the verb “tener”: idiomatic expressions (A2)

The Spanish verb “tener” means “to have”, but it’s also used in some idiomatic expressions because we use it not only to talk about possession, but also to express very different sensations: “tengo hambre” (I’m hungry), “mi hermano tiene 42  años” (my brother is 42 years old) or “mi hija tiene frío” (my daughter is cold). Let’s [...]

How to tell someone off and give orders in Spanish (B2+)

Supongo que muchos ya conocéis la expresión “la sangre latina es caliente”. Pues es cierto, porque aquí, en España, somos bastante viscerales (emotional); tanto a la hora de querer a alguien como a la hora de enfadarnos. Podríamos decir que nos tomamos la vida muy a pecho (we take our lives to heart). ¿Queréis saber qué expresiones [...]

How do we express doubts in Spanish? (B1)

Many of our students ask us about the way Spaniards express doubts, so today we’ll teach you how to do it. It’s very easy: if a fact is doubted its main verb should be in the subjunctive mood; otherwise, expressions of doubt are stated in Spanish similarly to how they are in English. Let’s take [...]

6 common mistakes in Spanish made by English speakers (B1)

Unless you’re something other than human, there’s no way to learn and use a foreign language without making your share of mistakes. Here there are 6 fairly common grammatical errors, listed in no particular order, that you should try to avoid when learning Spanish. Don’t become frustrated! We are aware it is so difficult to learn [...]

When do we use “al + infinitive”? (B1)

Some of our Spanish students have doubts about when they have to use “al + infinitive” in Spanish, so today we’ll go over this issue. First of all, you need to know that in this case “al” is not the contraction of “a + el” but rather an indicator of action in progress (normally in [...]