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Do More with the Spanish Word of the Day Posted by on Aug 11, 2016

How many of you subscribe to our Spanish Word of the Day? (If you’re not subscribed—don’t miss out!) How many of you open the email religiously, read and listen to the new word and phrase, then close the email and forget all about it? We’re not judging—you’re not the only one! That minute or two…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Spanish Posted by on Aug 3, 2016

If you’re a fan of this blog, you’ll love our new Beginner’s Guide to Spanish. Here on the Spanish blog, we post a variety of content for learners of all levels. For the beginners among us who haven’t combed through our archives, you may be missing some of our older, but extremely useful introductory content…

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Learning Spanish Through Music and Poetry Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

Learning a new language can be a daunting task. This is true for Spanish as well. Especially if you only focus on using textbooks, and trying to memorize verbs, nouns, grammar rules and so on. Studying the theory of a language is not going to make you a better speaker of that language. So the…

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9 Supposedly English Words Invented by the Spanish Posted by on Oct 28, 2014

Guest Post by Marta Lopez: Marta is from the beautiful Galician region, in the Northwest of Spain. She is a writer, a teacher and a language learner. Marta did her Erasmus year in Paris in 2006 and since then she has been improving her French on her own. She also contributes to different British and…

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Spanish Numbers 1 – 20 with video Posted by on Nov 8, 2012

Below is a simple table of Spanish numbers through 20, designed for students who are just getting started learning Spanish.  We’ve also included a video with voice pronunciation. Listen to it a few times, and make sure to practice saying the words out loud too; this will really help your brain retain the information! When you’re…

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Words Posted by on Jun 8, 2010

This is a great tool. You should all use it to practice, learn, and share your language knowledge. The URL is http://words.transparent.com/login/.

Ser vs Estar Posted by on Mar 26, 2010

One challenge for Spanish learners is distinguishing when to use ser or estar, both of which translate into “to be” in English. Generally, ser is used with adjectives expressing permanent characteristics (including nationality, physical appearance and personality) while estar is used for temporary states or conditions, such as emotions. Sometimes learners believe that a given…

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