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Oddball Spanish Study Techniques

Oddball Spanish Study Techniques

Here’s a few oddball ways to practice your Spanish!     Games Digital Dialects has some really fun games for practicing Spanish grammar and vocabulary. I especially recommend their math games to practice numbers – speak each equation out loud to...
5 mistakes to avoid when speaking Spanish

5 mistakes to avoid when speaking Spanish

Here is a list of 5 common mistakes that English speakers make when speaking Spanish. These are focused on the beginner level. 1. Overusing the personal pronouns Most of the time, native Spanish speakers don’t use personal pronouns “yo, tú, nosotros”, etc. So, instead...
Tú / Usted / Vos / Ustedes / Vosotros / Vosotras…

Tú / Usted / Vos / Ustedes / Vosotros / Vosotras…

There are a bunch of ways to say “you” in Spanish. You’ve probably heard that tú is informal and usted is formal, but you still may be having trouble understanding WHEN and HOW to use them. Even if you ask a native speaker, what out for their answer! The use of all of...
Speaking Spanish Naturally

Speaking Spanish Naturally

“Las muletas” are “crutches”. “Las muletillas” are verbal crutches. We use verbal crutches all. the. time. when we speak in English. (Record one of your casual conversations and count how many times you say words like, uh, well, I mean…, right when you hesitate,...
Pop quiz: ¿Cuál o qué?

Pop quiz: ¿Cuál o qué?

If you’ve taken any any basic Spanish course (including ours), you will have learned that aside from ¿Cómo te llamas? (how do you call yourself?) another way to ask for someone’s name is ¿Cuál es tu nombre? (Which is your name?) Hmm… “which” is your name. That’s a...