Spanish Language Blog

Archive for January, 2012

The importance of repetition Posted by on Jan 31, 2012

Repetition is a very important part of language learning and although many students frown opon this idea and say, “Gosh, this is boring!”, it is of utmost importance. I don’t know if you know this, but I’m also a professional singer. I sing at bars, parties, events, and a bit part of my week is…

Continue Reading

Modos adverbiales con la preposición “a” Posted by on Jan 30, 2012

Los modos adverbiales son conjuntos de dos o más palabras que funcionan como adverbios. Vamos a aprender algunos de ellos. Desde luego no tiene que memorizarlos pero ponga atención en su significado e intente hacer frases con ellos. Si los encuentra en algún texto, vea como se usan. Para ayudarle, le doy la traducción en…

Continue Reading

How to read numbers in Spanish Posted by on Jan 27, 2012

Believe it or not, numbers give Spanish students a real hard time, so today let’s go over how to say telephone numbers, dates, prices, percentages, math operations, temperature, weight and measurements in Spanish. Telephone numbers – The most common way of reading them is: 2-75-49-02 = dos, setenta y cinco, cuarenta y nueve, cero dos…

Continue Reading

Spelling changes in irregular verbs Posted by on Jan 26, 2012

As you may be aware of, irregular verbs are the ones that have some kind of alteration in their radical or endings. Let’s take a look at some of these changes in Spanish verbs that have to do with sound (eufonía = good sound). Such changes are not exactly irregularities because verbs keep the same…

Continue Reading

Advanced Spanish Lesson 28 When to use Lo Posted by on Jan 25, 2012

In this advanced level Spanish lesson we will analyse the little Spanish word “lo” and all its uses. This is a short, but vital word to understand and many students struggle on, never fully grasping all of the sides to “lo”. There is no one clear and simple translation for “lo” and this is probably…

Continue Reading

La cuesta de Enero Posted by on Jan 20, 2012

En España tenemos un refrán que dice “A perro flaco, todo se le vuelven pulgas”, y no es por ser pesimistas, pero hoy mismo leí una noticia con el siguiente titular: La ‘cuesta de enero’ llega a febrero. Hace algunas semanas que terminaron las navidades. En esas fechas todos tenemos un gasto más elevado, por…

Continue Reading

Song: Muchacho Malo, by Olga Tañón Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

I just love Olga Tañón! This Puerto Rican merengue singer is a burst of energy on the stage and she’s called La Mujer de Fuego (The Woman of Fire). Olga has won several music awards and her music always talks about love and relationships. Let’s check out her live performance of Muchacho Malo (Bad Boy)…

Continue Reading

Older posts