There are so many words in the Spanish language, that learning vocabulary often feels like an overwhelming task. It’s confusing. It feels like trying to find the right book at a library that is completely dark.
Wouldn’t it be easier if you had a clear path you could follow? If you could just have a list of words used in everyday conversations?
That’s the purpose of this post where you’ll find the 100 words used most often in spoken Spanish. Continue reading The 100 Most Common Words in Spoken Spanish
It was almost lunch time, when Umir came to my desk and asked me this: “How do I say: “I am going to the bathroom?”
“Why do you want to know that?” I asked.
He replied: “Because I was on my way to the bathroom, I got curious and I started thinking: How would I say this in Spanish?”
He continued by saying: “I already know a little about the present tense. But, how do I talk about the future in Spanish?”
I explained that an easy way to say “I am going to the bathroom” in Spanish is: “Voy a ir al baño”, and then continued to share a few basic tools to talk about the future in Spanish during lunch.
Today, we will review a few of the tools I shared with him that day, as well as additional ones that have been very useful for my students over the years.
In this article, we will review a few conversational shortcuts that will be useful for beginners who want to talk about the future in Spanish without having to memorize lots of conjugations.
Continue reading Easy Ways to Talk about the Future in Spanish
“At one point, I thought I was not going to be able to learn Spanish. There just seemed to be so many words and so many things to learn. I didn’t know how to get started” said Sonia one day while we were having lunch.
Then I asked: “Remember when we reviewed the past tenses in Spanish?”
She replied: “Yes, the way you explained it helped me get unstuck. Before, I used to think the past tense was completely random and illogical and difficult to memorize. But after understanding the patterns I could use; it was much easier. It made sense.”
Then, we continued to have lunch and had a few laughs as she told me a few fun stories about her unusual coworkers. Good times! =)
What’s this about?
In this article, we will cover some of the main tools that helped Sonia (as well as other students) so she could talk about the past in Spanish quickly, without having to memorize dozens of difficult conjugations.
Continue reading Easy Ways to Talk about the Past in Spanish