Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world with more than 460 million people native speakers. With such a far reach, it’s no surprise that this popular language is incredibly diverse. While there’s no “best accent” or dialect, it’s helpful to know about what to expect when visiting another country. Today, we will be talking about some of the ways Spanish varies in different regions around the world.Read More
If you’ve ever been confused about the differences among dialects within the Spanish speaking world, you’re not alone. Today, we’re taking a closer look at one dialect in particular: Puerto Rican Spanish.Read More
Spanish accents and dialects vary from country to country. And with over twenty Spanish-speaking countries around the world, you can hear a wide variety of common words and phrases, as well as trends in pronunciation that characterize each region.Read More
Living on “La Isla del Encanto” (The Enchanted Island) feels a lot like being in Mexico.
The beautiful beaches, friendly people, and warm weather can trick you into thinking that these two places are almost like twin siblings, until you hear people talking.Read More
Knowing how to make a hotel reservation in Spanish can come in handy when you're exploring areas of a country that are not touristy or places where making an online reservation is not possible due to bad or inexistent internet connection. Watch the video and download the free PDF with all the vocabulary and phrases you need to know!Read More
Mexican Spanish Slang Phrases: A great way to prepare yourself for a trip to Mexico to both better understand the people and the culture. Once you know how words and phrases like “órale” are used, you’ll be one step closer to sounding like a Mexican, or at least closer to impressing the locals with some vocabulary they aren’t expecting you to have.Read More
Learn the top beginner phrases in Spanish you must know before traveling to any Spanish-speaking country. In this video, I’ll teach you some of the most basic and common greetings and goodbyes in Spanish, useful phrases to use at a restaurant, the basics for shopping, how to express confusion, and more.
Tired of wasting precious vacation time waiting on others? Wanna travel on your own terms? If so, knowing how to rent a car in Spanish is a skill you’ll definitely want to have mastered when you visit a Spanish-speaking place. Here's everything you need to know about how to rent a car in Spanish.Read More
Everything you need to know to type accents on macOS and iOS for your iPhone. Not knowing how to type accents and special letters can mean the difference between año for year, and ano for anus. You don't want to make that kind of mistake. Trust us. So we're here to help! Learn how to make upsidedown question marks, upsidedown exclamation marks, accents, the two dots over there "u" (dieresis), and more.Read More
Making small talk is something that makes a lot of people anxious, but it is such an important topic to cover before your travels because most of the interactions you will have with the people you meet will be small talk. So make sure you take the time to learn and practice these phrases to do it right.Read More
¡Hola Amigos! Learning when to use the verbs Ser and Estar in Spanish is one of the most challenging things for Spanish learners and today I am going to make it easier for you to identify when to use each of them.Read More
Here you'll find all the most important words are phrases you'll need to know to order a meal in Spanish. We'll walk you through each step so that you can try ordering on your own the next time you go to a restaurant where Spanish is spoken.Read More
If you have never ventured out to a street market in Mexico (or any other Spanish speaking country) because you think your Spanish is not “good enough” and people won’t understand you, fear no more!
I have come up with a list of the 11 most important phrases you need to know for shopping in Spanish. This is what I did in English to overcome my fear of not being understood and I really believe this list will help you feel more in control when you are in the same situation.
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Over the years of teaching I have created a list of the most common mistakes students make when learning Spanish. To help you make sure you’re not making the same mistakes, today I am going to share the list with you.Read More