Improving your listening skills
A critical part of being able to speak Spanish is being able to understand it when you hear it.  Easier said then done right?  Sure it’s hard, but there are things you can do to improve those wanna-be Spanish ears of yours. Let’s look at some of the ways you can improve your listening skills.… (0 comment)

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… (1 comment)

Tengo que lavar los trastes
Sometimes there are things that we just have to do.  Well, if you ever need to tell someone what that something you have to do is in Spanish, then you’ll need the expression tener que. Tener by itself means “to have”. Tengo 21 años I’m 21 Tengo dos coches I have two cars Add the… (2 comments)

Expressing accidental actions in Spanish
While I don’t consider myself a teacher by any stretch of the imagination, today I’m going to try and simplify a concept that can be a sticking point for many learners of Spanish, expressing accidental actions. Let’s pretend you accidentally broke a glass and need to fess up to it in Spanish.  You may be tempted… (0 comment)

Improving your conversational Spanish
In my last post, I want to learn Spanish, now what?, I explained what autodidacta is, as well as my idea of a foundation course and how I used them as a part of my learning process to teach myself Spanish.  If you haven’t read that post or don’t know what autodidacta is, click here. At about the… (1 comment)

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and learn Spanish.   That’s fantastic, but you may find yourself asking the question many people ask.  Where do I start?  What’s a wanna-be Spanish speaker supposed to do? Every week I meet Spanish students and speakers that ask me “How did you learn Spanish?”.  Nearly everyone finds… (0 comment)

Using Hacer to talk about the past in Spanish
I run a Spanish Meet Up group and every week the same question comes up, “How long have you been studying Spanish?”  And my answer is always the same: Llevo casi 10 años aprendiendo español I’ve been learning Spanish for almost 10 years Some of you may be surprised to see that you can answer… (2 comments)

How to say would have in Spanish
My previous two post covered how to say could have and should have in Spanish.  Here are the links for those posts: How to say Should Have in Spanish How to say Could Have in Spanish Today we’ll finish off this series by looking at how to say Would Have in Spanish. HOW TO SAY… (4 comments)

How to say should have in Spanish
Today we’re going to talk about how to say should have in Spanish. There are two ways to say should have in Spanish, but you’ve probably only been taught one, and both ways use the verb deber. The first way to say “should have” in Spanish is by using deber in the conditional tense: deber… (2 comments)