Learning Spanish

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

Spanish word of the week: contento

This week’s Spanish word of the week is contento ADJECTIVE happy; pleased When you are happy or pleased about something, contento is the word you need. It sounds like the English adjective content, but unlike the English is not formal. Remember that you use it with estar, and not… Read More

Spanish word of the week: venta

This week’s Spanish word of the week is venta NOUN sale Venta is the noun from the verb vender, to sell, and refers to any action of selling something: Yo no tuve nada que ver en la venta del terreno. I had nothing to do with the sale of the land. Han… Read More

Spanish word of the week: fuerte

This week’s Spanish word of the week is fuerte ADJECTIVE strong; loud; intense Fuerte is very common in Spanish. The commonest words in any language tend to have very many meanings, and fuerte is no exception. Today we’re looking at three of its major meanings, strong, loud and… Read More

Spanish word of the week: sanidad

This week’s Spanish word of the week is la sanidad NOUN (public) health Though ultimately coming from the same root as English ‘sanity’, sanidad has a very different meaning. It refers to different aspects of  health: ¿Qué ofrecemos para resolver problemas que le importan a… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: miedo

This week’s Spanish word of the week is el miedo NOUN fear Most of us have a fear of something, be it spiders, water, the dark, or whatever. Miedo is the word to convey that idea: su miedo infantil a la oscuridad his childish fear… Read More