We have a lot of “tricky” verbs in spanish if you are trying to do a literal translation from english to spanish, some of them are the verbs “ir-venir”, “llevar-traer”. We could translate “venir” as “to come”, however we would never say “estoy viniendo” (I am coming) in Spanish. Why? Because these verbs in spanish […]

What is Cuán

Have you ever heard about “Cuán”? Many of my students, even advanced students, say “That is the first time I have heard Cuán” when I say this word randomly talking about something else. Maybe it is because the teachers sometimes forgot about teaching it. What is “cuán”? It is an interrogation word that we use […]

Así or Así que

Many of my students get confused about when they should use “así” or “así que” in a sentence. Even when “así” could mean “like this” (Me gusta como te queda el pelo así: I like how your hair looks like this) or have other meanings in some other context, “así” and “así que” are usually […]

Start a question with the word NO

There are times when you will hear a native spanish speaker start a question with “NO”. There are different meanings for this. Let´s take a look: 1) ¿No me pasás la sal?: in this case “no” means “please (por favor)”, so it is used to replace that and it is pretty informal. -¿No me das […]

Argentina Spanish: A Guide to Speaking Like an Argentine: The Complete Lessons

If you are planning a vacation to, going to study abroad or plan to live in Buenos Aires, this book is for you. You will learn not only Spanish, but all the Argentine variations that are different from the Spanish from Spain or Mexico. This is a book that brings Argentine Spanish to you. In […]

About the verb “Soler”

Many times I meet students who are intermediate or advanced students because they have been taken lessons for long time, and many times I figure out that they don`t know what the verb “Soler” means. For example, I say to them an easy phrase like: “Yo solía dar clases en esa escuela”, and they start […]

Bien or Bueno?

Many times my students have problems using bueno or bien in phrases. This is a lesson about when it is necesary to use each one. Bien It is an Adverb, so it modificates a verb. Juan canta bien. (Juan sings well) Mariana habla bien alemán. (Mariana speak german well) We can answer the question “how” […]

What is an easy book to read in Spanish?

Usually students ask me “What is an easy book to read in Spanish?” The first thing I will say is: All the books look difficult to the beggining, but if you continue, you will realize that it becomes easier, because you will learn new vocabulary in the first pages, and then, you will need to […]

Pronombres de Objeto Directo y Objeto Indirecto

In this Spanish lesson we are going to review Indirect Object pronouns and Direct Object pronouns. The “Direct Object” Is the “what” in a phrase: ví a Juan en el subte (I saw Juan in the Subway) What did I see? Juan; Como pizza todos los viernes (I eat pizza every friday) What did I […]

Chistes en Español/ Spanish Jokes

If you are somewhat familiar with the language, you will understand these jokes, which are sets of words in Spanish ¿Cómo hacemos para convertir un burro en burra? How can we convert a male donkey in a female donkey? Lo ponemos en una habitación y esperamos que se aburra. (Que se aburra) We put it […]