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. You can listen …

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. You can listen to the …

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.   You can listen to the …

18 Common uses of the verb Dejar

  You may have heard the Spanish verb dejar before but did you know it has over 18 different uses in Spanish? In this podcast I explain the 18 most common uses of the verb dejar.  Dejar is very much a high frequency verb that you’ll hear daily in spoken Spanish, so you need to have a solid understanding of …

3 Ways to ask for happy hour specials in Spanish

There’s nothing better than sipping on a refreshing margarita during happy hour no matter if it’s on the beaches of Cancun or at your local Mexican restaurant. Here are three ways to ask your bartender about happy hour drink specials.   ¿Tiene especiales de bebidas? Do you have any drink specials? ¿Tiene ofertas de happy hour? Do you have happy …

10+ Uses of the Spanish verb Quedar

The Spanish verb quedar has a wide variety of meanings on it’s own, but on top of that it’s very often confused with quedarse, which is reflexive and has completely different meanings. In this podcast I’ll explain the most common uses of quedar and remove the mystery and confusion surrounding this very flexible and useful Spanish verb. You can listen …

Making plans – Letting people know when you’ll be there

In the last quick tip I gave you some handy phrases to help you make plans with your Spanish speaking amigos, How to say I’m on the way. Today I’ll give you some phrases to let them know when to expect you. Voy a llegar tarde – I’m going to get there late Voy tarde – I’m running late Estoy casi …