Real Mexican Spanish from the streets of Tijuana
In today’s podcast I’m going to talk about the Spanish I’ve learned during my visits to Baja Norte, or Northern Baja, primarily the city of Tijuana. You won’t find these words and expressions in your Spanish textbook, but you’ll hear them all the time as you travel throughout Mexico. After you listen to this podcast, be… (0 comment)

Qué tal – More than just an informal greeting
You see the expression qué tal in Spanish books on occasion, but most of the time they just tell you it’s an informal greeting and case closed.  That hardly does the expression qué tal any justice, so I put together a podcast about some of the most common uses for this expression and you’ll be pleasantly surprised at some… (0 comment)

9 Uses of the word cuenta
Recently a friend of mine asked me to write something about the word cuenta and being the blogger that I am agreed to it without hesitation.  And for a brief moment I thought “the word cuenta is pretty straight-forward, what is there to write about?” A few days later when I really sat down and… (0 comment)

The hidden meanings of que rico, sabroso and delicioso
Welcome to another episode of the Real Life Spanish podcast series where you’ll learn the Spanish you need for real life conversations and situations. You’ve probably heard the words que rico, sabroso and delicioso before when it comes to talking about food, but they can be used for so much more.   In this podcast you’re going… (0 comment)

What is Voseo?
I was several years into my Spanish studies when I started hearing and seeing things like: Hola, ¿Cómo estás? Bien, ¿y vos? ¿De dónde sos? ¿Vos qué hacés? Vos?  Sos? Hacés?  Say what?  I couldn’t help but think, is that even Spanish?  How could I have gone all these years and never have heard these… (0 comment)

A list of podcasts to help you learn Spanish
I’m constantly on the look out for new learning Spanish resources to help me improve, refresh my memory and sometimes just to entertain myself.  In fact, most Spanish learners are doing the same thing, so I thought why not share my collection of learning Spanish podcast links to help out my faithful readers. This list of… (0 comment)

22 Colombian Spanish Words You Should Know
A lot of people say Colombian Spanish is the “best Spanish in the world”. Well, I don’t know about all of that, but I will say based on my experiences in Colombia and talking to Colombianos in general, the people from Medellín and Bogotá speak pretty clearly and are relatively easy to understand. However, if… (0 comment)

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… (0 comment)

Up close and personal with Gritty  Spanish
I just recently came across Gritty Spanish and it grabbed my attention as soon as I saw it.  There are a lot of products to help you learn Spanish, but not many like this one.   I’m going to give you a tour of Gritty Spanish and tell you why it’s so different from everything else… (0 comment)