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Impersonal Sentences in Spanish

Impersonal sentences in Spanish are constructions used to express an action without saying specifically who executed it. Therefore, these expressions are quite useful if we want to emphasize any part of the sentence rather than the subject. Or you just want to omit that information because you are unaware of it or it's detrimental [...]

By |2019-07-15T09:05:57+01:00julio 17th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

The pleasure of speaking and eating (B2)

Spanish language and gastronomy will be mixed as two of the most important ingredients in Spanish culture. Juan Manuel Bonet, director of the Cervantes Institute (IC), and Rafael Ansón, president of the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy (RAEG), signed an agreement to work together for promoting Spanish culture. Among the activities they might organize would [...]

By |2017-11-06T16:45:00+01:00octubre 18th, 2017|B2, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

How do we use “hace” and “desde” in time expressions? (B1)

The verb “hacer”, which literally means “to do” or “to make,” is found in a number of idiomatic expressions. One of this verb’s most important uses has to do with expressing time: ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que vives en  Madrid? (How long have you been living in Madrid?).  These kind of expressions are very common in [...]

By |2017-02-22T12:55:17+01:00febrero 22nd, 2017|B1, Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

12 different ways to say “no” in Spanish (B1)

I’m pretty sure all our students know how to say “no” in Spanish: no. It’s quite straight forward. But, what about saying “no” in different ways? “No” is fine, but sometimes is just too plain, so let’s learn another ways to say “no”. If we want to emphasise we can say it several times, “no, no, no…”, as many [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:31:52+01:00noviembre 23rd, 2016|A1, How do you say in Spanish?, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

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 [...]