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Spanish word of the week: claro

This week's Spanish word of the week is claro. Claro is a word you’ll very often hear in conversation. The more you use it appropriately in your own conversation, the more natural your Spanish will sound. Read More

Spanish word of the week: dirigir

This week’s Spanish word of the week is dirigir. Dirigir has several basic meanings. The one that looks obvious, to direct, is rather less common than some of its other meanings. First, to manage, or to run something: Read More

Spanish word of the week: hecho

This week’s Spanish word of the week is el hecho NOUN fact Apart from being the past participle of hacer, hecho is also a noun, and the commonest way of expressing the idea of a fact: Es… Read More

Spanish word of the week: motivo

This week’s Spanish word of the week is el motivo NOUN reason; motive Motivo is one of the many Spanish words which have one meaning like their English equivalent and another which is different. It’s a very common word for the reason for something: Dejó… Read More

Spanish word of the week: mismo

This week’s Spanish word of the week is mismo ADJECTIVE, ADVERB same; right When you need to compare things and say they’re the same, mismo is the word you need: Nos gustan los mismos libros. We like the same books. When you want to say one thing is the… Read More

Spanish word of the week: gracias

This week’s Spanish word of the week is  las gracias PLURAL NOUN thanks Of course, as an exclamation gracias is one of the first words you learn in Spanish: Te lo doy, si te gusta tanto – ¡Gracias! I’ll give it to you if you like it so… Read More

Spanish word of the week: reyes

This week’s Spanish word of the week is  los reyes PL NOUN kings; king and queen Los reyes is the Spanish plural form of el rey: Descienden de emperadores y reyes. They are the descendants of emperors and kings. The king is el rey and the queen is… Read More

Spanish word of the week: alma

This week’s Spanish word of the week is  el alma NOUN soul The basic meaning of alma is your soul in a spiritual sense: La cara es el espejo del alma. The face is the mirror of the soul. una oración por su alma a prayer for his soul… Read More

Spanish word of the week: chimenea

This week’s Spanish word of the week is  la chimenea NOUN chimney; fireplace Una chimenea can mean either a chimney or a fireplace. The context will generally show which meaning is intended: Sale humo por la chimenea. There’s smoke coming out of the chimney. una hermosa perspectiva de tejados… Read More