Learning Spanish

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¡Hola! Meeting and greeting in Spanish

Conversational Spanish In our next few blog articles, we’re going to be looking at some very common words and phrases which will help you to improve the Spanish you use on a day-to-day basis, making you sound more natural. Each blog article will look at a different area of conversation,… Read More
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Understanding Spanish verb tenses

One of the most challenging parts of learning a foreign language is getting to grips with all the different verb tenses. Verb tenses explain when events happen, whether in the past, present or future. In this short article we will explain and provide some examples of the most common tenses… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: broma

broma NOUN joke Una broma is the most common word for a joke. Esto no es ninguna broma, es una situación muy seria. This is no joke, it’s a very serious situation. To play a joke on someone is hacer una broma a alguien, and a practical… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: esperar

esperar VERB to wait, to wait for; to expect; to hope “You can’t always get what you want”, at least not immediately, and so you might have to wait for it. If so, you need the verb esperar. Estamos esperando más noticias. We’re waiting for further… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: claro

claro ADVERB sure; of course Claro is a word you’ll hear very, very often in conversation. The more you use it appropriately when speaking, the more natural your Spanish will sound. In one meaning it’s just a way of saying sure when somebody asks you something:… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: alegría

la alegría NOUN happiness, joy Alegría is a great quality to have, and is the noun deriving from the adjective alegre – happy – which you probably already know. Es un motivo grande de alegría. It’s a great cause for happiness. Alegría is sometimes translated as… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: madrugar

madrugar VERB to get up early Whether you have to get up early for a special reason or are an early bird, this is the word you need. No soporto madrugar. I can’t stand getting up early.Usted debe de madrugar mucho. You must be an… Read More
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Verb Tables for the 50 Most Common Spanish Verbs

CollinsDictionary.com now has full verb conjugation tables for over 5,000 Spanish verbs. There are links below to Verb conjugation tables for 50 of the most common Spanish verbs, or you can search all Spanish verb tables here:- Enter the root form of the verb, for example abrir The 50… Read More