7 uses of the Spanish verb coger

Today we’re going to take a look at the verb coger. Coger has a lot of great uses and you should definitely add it to your toolbox of Spanish verbs. Some countries use it more than others, like Spain, Peru and the Dominican Republic, and in other countries like Mexico and Argentina you may want to avoid using it altogether, …

4 Idiomatic Expressions With the Verb Tener

Today we’re going take a look the verb tener and some of it’s many uses.  As a beginner, this is a verb you need to get really familiar with, and some of it’s uses just might surprise you. For those of you who aren’t very familiar with the verb tener, here’s a great video that teaches you how to conjugate …

3 Uses of the Spanish verb faltar you need to know

The verb falter is one of the many verbs you’ll need to have in your Spanish toolbox,  so today we’ll take a look some examples to give you the basics of how to use the verb faltar. Faltar is a very useful, high frequency verb, meaning that you’ll hear it a lot, so it’s important to really understand this verb.  …

6 Uses of llevar

Your Spanish book will most likely tell you the verb Llevar means to take, and it does.  But the verb Llevar has several uses that your Spanish book might have left out.  Let’s take a look at a few of them. 1.  To talk about what you’re wearing No llevo gorras I don’t wear ballcaps Ella decidió llevar la blusa …

¡Tardaste mucho!

The verb tardar is is really useful and will make a great addition to your Spanish tool box.   If you want to talk about how long it takes to do something, then this is the verb you need.  Let’s look at some examples. You can use it to talk about how long it will take you or someone else to …

Using Pasar for more a lot more than just saying que pasa

Today we’re going to take a look at the verb pasar, and you can use it to say a lot more than ¿Qué pasa?. I don’t think there are to many people who don’t know what ¿Qué pasa? means. It’s not the most exciting phrase you can use the verb pasar for, but it is a good place to start. …

Yo te invito

The verb invitar means to invite, and it’s usage is pretty straight-forward. Quiero invitarte a mi casa I want to invite you to my house ¿Hiciste una fiesta y no me invitaste? You threw a party and didn’t invite me? Te invito a festejar mi cumple I invite you to celebrate my birthday While we’re on the subject of birthdays, …

Hazme caso por favor

Welcome to the first in a series of posts I’m going to call All About Verbs.  I’ll be discussing the real life use of a montón (a ton) of Spanish verbs.  We’ll get things started with hacer, so let’s get to it. Your Spanish book will tell you the verb hacer means to make or to do, but it actually …