11 Uses of the verb Estar you have to know

Like the verb Ser, Estar is another one of the Spanish verbs you absolutely have to master. Listen to this podcast to learn 11 of the most common uses of the verb estar. You can listen to the All About Spanish Verbs Season 1 podcasts for free. Season 1 includes the verbs dar, tener, hacer, ver, faltar, poner, pasar, conocer, …

Ser, the Spanish verb you have to master

The verb Ser is one the fundamental building blocks the Spanish language is built on. This isn’t a verb you have to learn, it’s a verb you have to master. Listen to this podcast to learn thirteen of the most common ways this verb is used.   You can listen to the All About Spanish Verbs Season 1 podcasts for …

4 Things beginners should do to build their conversational Spanish skills

As a beginning Spanish student the first challenge you’re going to face is figuring out where to start, especially if you’ve decided to learn Spanish on your own.  This article is going to give you some initial direction to help you get started down the right track to achieving your goal of becoming a Spanish speaker. Let’s get started. In …

6 Spanish Phrases for checking into your hotel

If you’re going to be traveling to Spanish speaking countries and staying in hotels or hostels, these six Spanish phrases will make checking in a little easier. Here are two phrases you can use for checking into a hotel.   There are other variations, but these are the most common, in my experience. Hacer el check-in Registrarse en el hotel Let’s …

3 Awesome books to improve your conversational Spanish

As a self-taught Spanish speaker, organizer of a Spanish conversation group and a conversational Spanish language coach, I get a lot questions from people asking  for my advice on how to improve their conversational Spanish. Part of that answer is simply having conversations with as many Spanish speakers as possible, discussing a variety of topics and asking a lot questions.  …

14 Spanish Travel phrases you’ll need in a currency exchange

If you travel to Spanish speaking countries, exchanging money is something you’ll find yourself doing, so in this post we’re going to talk about the Spanish you need to do this successfully. First things things first, let’s talk about what you call a currency exchange in Spanish in the first place. Depending on where you travel to, they’ll be called …

How to say I’ll be right back in Spanish

Like many things in Spanish, I didn’t know I needed this until I was in the moment and it was too late. Once again I was caught speechless.   I know that eventually something is going to stump me, but I hate it when it’s something this simple. I don’t want to this to happen to you, so today I’m going …

How to ask for a ride in Spanish

Asking someone for a ride is one of those common everyday things that everyone does, and sooner or later you’re going to need to know how to ask for a ride in Spanish. Whether you’re asking a friend for a ride or asking a taxi or Uber driver, this bit of Spanish is going to be a lifesaver. To ask …

10 Ways to use dar like a native speaker

The verb dar means a lot more than to give.   Learn ten of the of most common ways to use dar like a native speaker and improve your conversational Spanish. You can listen to the All About Spanish Verbs Season 1 podcasts for free. Season 1 includes the verbs dar, tener, hacer, ver, faltar, poner, pasar, conocer, bajar, llevar, saber, …