/Tag: subjunctive

Common Spanish Mistakes Made by our Students (January)

Año nuevo, vida nueva; That’s what we would like to happen: all our sins, forgiven, all our debts, paid and our brain, prepared not to make the same mistakes speaking Spanish again. However, this is real life and mistakes will come again. Nevertheless, don’t worry. At Spanishviaskype.com, our teachers will [...]

FAQ: letter ‘eñe’, future subjunctive and negative imperative

A Spanish proverb says “la curiosidad mató al gato”; nevertheless, what would have happened to humankind without curiosity? We might not have discovered the fire, the wheel, the uses of steam or even, Internet. The fact is that our students at Spanishviaskype.com, often ask questions, based on their curiosity, mostly. [...]

Indicative vs subjunctive: 4 uses that will drive you crazy

If we did a survey about what is the hardest topic for our students at Spanishviaskype.com, we’re sure that they would answer ‘the subjunctive mode’. During these years, we’ve analysed many uses of subjunctive from a functional point of view: how to express wishes, opinions, probabilities…, but also giving syntactic [...]

By |2018-10-08T17:13:47+01:00octubre 10th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

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+01:00septiembre 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+01:00junio 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+01:00enero 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+01:00octubre 21st, 2015|B1|Sin comentarios