Demystifying the verb Faltar

The Spanish verb faltar is rarely mentioned in the classroom but is extremely common in spoken Spanish. It has a number of uses and can sometimes be confusing, but this podcast will teach you everything you need to know so you can make the verb faltar a part of your everyday Spanish vocabulary and start sounding like a native speaker. …

Getting familiar with Conocer

If you think the Spanish verb conocer is just for making introductions then you need to listen to this podcast. The verb conocer is typically one of the first verbs you learn in Spanish, maybe you first heard it in a sentence like this one: Es un placer de conocerte It’s a pleasure to meet you But the Spanish verb …

The meanings of pasar your Spanish teacher never taught you

Pasar has at least 13 uses that you need to know if you want to achieve Spanish fluency. Your first encounter with the verb pasar was probably “qué pasa” (what’s happening) but it means so much than that. Learning these 13 uses of the Spanish verb pasar will put you on the fast track to speaking like a native and …

4 Ways to say maybe in Spanish

Just when you think something should be pretty straight-forward in Spanish you find it out it’s not. Like when I learned how to say “maybe” in Spanish. And then I learned a second way to say maybe in Spanish.  Which was eventually followed by a third and a fourth way to say “maybe” in Spanish. The good news is despite …

11 uses of the Spanish verb Llevar no one bothered to teach you

In this podcast you’ll learn 11 uses of llevar that will make you sound like a native speaker. Your Spanish teacher probably taught you that the verb llevar means to carry and if you’re luck you also learned it means to wear. But that’s barely scratching the surface of the many meanings of the Spanish verb llevar. If you really …

How do I start learning Spanish?

I talk to a lot of people who’ve made the decision to learn Spanish and the question they always ask is “How do I get started?”. Some people immediately gravitate towards grammar books and start doing all sorts of written exercises.  Well, that approach has its place, but in my opinion it’s best to jump right in and start learning …

Getting down with Bajar – 8 Uses you need to know

The meaning of the verb bajar in Spanish is to go down.  Or should I say that’s one of it’s meanings.  Bajar seems simple enough on the surface but it actually has more than eight different uses.   Listen to this podcast to learn some of the most common uses of the Spanish verb bajar. Join the mailing list to …

Top 3 Learning Spanish YouTube Channels for Beginners

Over the years YouTube has become a fantastic source of learning materials.  In fact, using YouTube channels for learning Spanish has become my primary method of language learning. While there are many really good YouTube channels for learning Spanish out there, it’s simply information overload.  How do you know which ones to choose?  Well, that’s where this post comes in. …

Saber – The meanings no one told you about

Saber has a couple of surprising uses that you may not know about.  Your textbook says it means to to know facts, but it’s used for so much more than that.  Listen the podcast to learn everything you really need to know about the verb saber to help you get closer to Spanish fluency.