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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

How do we use the verb ‘quedar’?

Many of our students get confused when they hear the verb ‘quedar’ because it has many different meanings depending on the context. That’s why two years ago we wrote this post about this issue. Now, we have decided to go over it again, explaining the most common ways ‘quedar’ can be used in everyday conversation, so please [...]

A VER or HABER? (B1)

It’s very difficult for our students (at least for the beginners) to tell the difference between “a ver” and “haber”, probably because we pronounce both exactly the same. Do you understand the difference between these two sentences: “Vamos A VER cómo acaba el partido de fútbol” and “Tenías que HABER llamado a tu madre; estará [...]

How to use “acabar de” y “estar a punto de”?

I’m sure that most of you have heard a lot these two Spanish expressions: “acabar de” and “estar a punto de”. In Spanish, many useful expressions are formed by combining two verbs. When this occurs, the first verb is conjugated, while the second verb remains in the infinitive form. In Spain we use these two constructions very often [...]