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Common Spanish Idioms: Here Comes the Sun

Common Spanish idioms help Spanish students sound more natural. Idioms are fixed phrases that have a figurative meaning. This sense is totally different from the literal meaning that the words in the idiom would have separately. Since this summer Europe has suffered several heat waves, we think that it might be a good idea to [...]

By |2019-07-29T18:19:23+01:00agosto 14th, 2019|Just Spanish, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

False Friends between Spanish and German

False friends or cognates are always a matter of laughter between teachers and students of languages. All of us try to assimilate words from the language we’re learning into our mother tongue’s vocabulary. A false friend is a word that has the same or similar spelling or pronunciation as another one in a different [...]

By |2019-08-08T09:50:11+01:00agosto 7th, 2019|False Friends|Sin comentarios

Tips to Speak Spanish during Summer

Our students on Spanishviaskype.com ask us for tips to speak Spanish during summer. How can I improve my Spanish speaking skills if I travel to Spain on holidays? Well, the answer might seem simple: mix yourself with locals and just speak Spanish. Actually, this is not always so easy to accomplish. Either for our [...]

By |2019-07-22T15:02:11+01:00julio 24th, 2019|Spanish Language, Spanish World, This is Spain|2 Comments

Madrid Gay Pride: Inclusive language in Spanish

Madrid Gay pride (MADO) 2019 is here. Thousands of people and not only LGBTI+ (Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, Transgénero, Intersexuales and much more) will attend the events in Madrid, from the 28th of June to the 7th of July. Every year, music festivals, mass demonstrations, colorful parades and other celebrations will give visibility to the [...]

By |2019-07-01T19:21:43+01:00julio 3rd, 2019|Actualidad|Sin comentarios

Conditional clauses in Spanish: what if…?

Conditional clauses in Spanish mark a difference between intermediate and advanced students. Conditions can show a realistic requirement that must be met. On the other hand, a condition might have a nuance of subjectivity that shows improbability, incredulity or hypothesis. Here we have the eternal fight between indicative and subjunctive in the Spanish language. [...]

By |2019-06-25T09:41:17+01:00junio 26th, 2019|B2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Advanced Spanish grammar rules you should know

Advanced Spanish grammar rules might be a nightmare for B2-C1 level students. However, our teachers on Spanishviaskype.com consider these contents a motivation and a challenge. There is nothing more rewarding for us than the evolution of our students from basic to advanced levels. Let’s see some advanced Spanish grammar rules you should know. […]

By |2019-06-17T11:07:43+01:00junio 19th, 2019|C1, C2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Pass the DELE Exam: A2 oral part

How to pass the DELE Exam? This is a FAQ (frequently asked question) made by our students. The answer is not simple. It depends on your Spanish level, your communicative skills and your ability of controlling your nerves. However, everybody can pass the DELE Exam learning Spanish online on Spanishviaskype. [...]

By |2019-06-11T11:08:41+01:00junio 12th, 2019|DELE|Sin comentarios