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Sound Like A Native Speaker: 07 Spanish Idioms Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

Hey there! You probably know by now that Spanish idioms are an important part of everyday conversation so we’re going to kiss March goodbye with seven very cool (and common) Spanish idioms. ¿Estás listo? ¡Adelante con los faroles! 01. Tomar el pelo = to make fun of, to pull somebody’s leg No puedes estar hablando…

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Making polite requests in Spanish Posted by on Mar 27, 2014

In Spanish, as well as in English, there are different ways of making requests or asking somebody to do something. They can be made in a direct way, as a command, which can be considered improper or too rude depending on the context, and in an indirect way. Polite requests are always correct, but more…

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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 31 Spanish adjectives with Ser and Estar Posted by on Mar 25, 2014

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a practicar adjetivos que cambian de significado dependiendo de si se usan con el verbo ser o con el verbo estar. Today, we are going to practice some Spanish adjectives that change their meanings depending on whether they are used with either Ser or Estar. Answers to all tasks involved…

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The Job Interview In Spanish Posted by on Mar 24, 2014

Hello there! If you apply for a position at a Spanish-speaking company you may have to do the job interview in Spanish, right? So here’s a sample dialogue for you. Notice that the speakers use the Usted form because it is a formal situation. However there are cases when the interviewer can use the tú…

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Intermediate Spanish Review Lesson 30 Passive sentences in Spanish Posted by on Mar 19, 2014

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a practicar las oraciones pasivas. Today we are going to practice making passive sentences in Spanish. Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original theory video lesson…

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Formal and informal ways of saying “Goodbye” in Spanish Posted by on Mar 18, 2014

Some posts ago we had a quick review on how saying “Hello” in Spanish, and now it is time to work on different ways of saying “Goodbye”. Remember that depending on the context and how close our relationship with the addressee is, the farewell will be different. If it is a friend or a relative…

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How To Give Advice in Spanish Posted by on Mar 17, 2014

Hello there! Oftentimes when we are talking to someone we need to give and receive advice so this what our post is about today. You will learn several ready-made sentences so make sure to memorize them! Here we go! Dando un consejo – Giving advice ¿Por qué tú no…? – Why don’t you…? Tal…

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