/Tag: subjunctive

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

Practica cantando (B2)

¿Te resulta difícil la pronunciación en español? ¿Encuentras difícil la entonación? ¿No consigues que tu español suene natural? ¿Por qué no pruebas con canciones? Puedes cantar en la ducha, por la calle, con tus amigos en el karaoke, pero ¡canta! No creas que estamos de broma, es una de las mejores maneras de aprender a [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 junio 1st, 2016|B2, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

¡Qué injusto! (B1)

New year, same problems. We’ve started a new year and our resolutions are still intact, but problems usually remain too. That’s the case we have in Spain. After some weeks of “siesta política” (political nap), citizens can read again about corruption, threats of Independence in some regions, domestic violence… There is a popular Spanish saying [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:03+00:00 enero 13th, 2016|B1|Sin comentarios

Halloween me da miedo (B1)

Ten days to go; ten days to see the streets full of ghosts, vampires and witches worlwide. The feast of Halloween, la víspera del Día de todos los Santos (the eve of All Hallow’s Day), on 31st of October, is close and we’re ready to pasar miedo (to be scared). Even though it’s not a [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:03+00:00 octubre 21st, 2015|B1|Sin comentarios

“The subjunctive is the most difficult part of learning Spanish”

Around 40% of our Spanish students are Russians. They love Spain and its culture and they really want to learn our language. Russians like so much Don Quixote (I guess because he has many things in common with Russian culture, focused on trying to change the world in an idealistic way). Anna Vakhrusheva is one of them. She’s been studying [...]

Indiferencia (B1)

Political changes are coming to Spain. 2015 will be an electoral year. Most of Spaniards are going to elect their representatives for the autonomous communities. Furthermore, by the end of the year, we’re going to vote for the national Parliament. The economical crisis will affect our decisions; even el odio [...]

By | 2017-07-04T17:50:44+00:00 marzo 11th, 2015|B1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

La cuesta de enero (B2)

Time of excess is over, Christmas is finished and we have to go back to reality. Many of us have spent much money in food, parties or presents for the kids. Now it’s time to save money, lose weight and recover our calm. That’s why we call this period of [...]

By | 2017-07-04T18:00:38+00:00 enero 14th, 2015|B2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios