/Tag: vocabulary

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

Common Spanish Mistakes Made by our Students (September)

The weather is changing in Europe. After a hot summer in countries where they are not used to suffer high temperatures, autumn is knocking the door. Clouds are invading the sky, the wind is blowing its song and trees are shedding their leaves. At www.spanishviaskype.com, our students have returned from their holidays and they are [...]

By | 2018-09-11T08:49:40+00:00 septiembre 12th, 2018|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

False friends in four different languages

Last week we wrote about slang phrases with animals, those man’s best friends, especially dogs. When we study a new language, we also have our own best friends, such as teachers, dictionaries, podcasts… and, www.spanishviaskype.com, of course. However, there are many others that are our enemies, stones in our way. [...]

By | 2018-08-06T23:59:37+00:00 agosto 8th, 2018|False Friends|Sin comentarios

Heat wave in Europe: 5 warnings against it

Heat is whipping Europe. This first half of summer 2018 is breaking all records. Maybe we’re used to deal with it in Spain, but it doesn’t mean that we don’t need to follow some advertencias (warnings). Every year, some kids and old people die because of golpes de calor (heat strokes), ahogarse (getting drowned) or [...]

By | 2018-07-24T09:58:01+00:00 julio 25th, 2018|Pocket grammar|Sin comentarios

2018 FIFA World Cup: Un Duelo de Duelos (a duel of mournings)

Three Wednesdays ago, we introduced 2018 FIFA World Cup, talking about names of countries and nationalities in Spanish. The tittle was: ‘Football from Russia with love’. That optimist perspective has turned into a nigthmare. Many of the top national teams have been eliminated during the first half of the tournament: [...]

MADO 2018, Madrid Gay Pride: Gay Slangs

El Día del Orgullo LGBT, 28th of June, commemorates Stonewall riots in 1969. The situation for lesbianas (lesbians), gays, bisexuales (bisexuals) and transgéneros (transgenders) has changed absolutely for good. However, this community still have many rights to fight for. Madrid has become one of the centers of this movement. More than 1.5 million of people [...]

By | 2018-06-26T10:08:32+00:00 junio 27th, 2018|Actualidad, This is Spain, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

World Cup 2018: Football from Russia with Love

Sol (sun), jamón (ham), toros (Bulls) and…fútbol (football). All of our students at www.spanishviaskype.com know these Spanish clichés. This summer, football won’t be only a stereotype. You will see giant screens at squares of our cities, crowded and noisy bars full of fans, who will be more interested in watching the games than drinking beer [...]

By | 2018-06-12T13:43:37+00:00 junio 13th, 2018|A1, Actualidad|Sin comentarios