Learning Spanish

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Spanish word of the week: campo

el campo NOUN country; countryside; field The main meanings of the Spanish word campo are country, countryside and field: Prefiero vivir en el campo. I prefer living in the country. El campo se pone verde en primavera. The countryside turns green in springtime. un campo de… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: caso

el caso NOUN case Caso is a frequent word which comes into a lot of idiomatic phrases. Here we’ll look at some of them. First of all, its basic meaning, case: En casos así es mejor callarse. In cases like this it’s better to keep quiet. In… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: en cambio

en cambio ADVERB but, however, whereas One thing you may need to do in Spanish is to contrast and connect different ideas or pieces of information. The most common way to do this is with pero, but, but you can also use the phrase en cambio: Lo… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: aburrirse

aburrirse VERB to get bored If you want to say that you’re bored in Spanish, use the expression estar aburrido, to be bored. But to say ‘get bored’ you need to use the verb aburrir (to bore) and put se on the end to make it reflexive. Read More
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Spanish word of the week: cambio

el cambio NOUN change; (small) change; exchange; bureau de change Cambio is a common word with several meanings. In one meaning, it’s change in general: un brusco de temperatura a sudden change in temperature el cambio climático climate change You can also use cambio in the same way that… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: asunto

el asunto NOUN matter; affair In its broadest sense, asunto means matter: Es un asunto muy delicado. It’s a very delicate matter. But it’s also used to mean your personal affairs or business: Eso no es asunto suyo. That’s none of your business. Eso es asunto… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: conseguir

conseguir VERB to get, to obtain; to achieve; to manage Conseguir is a frequent and very versatile verb, with lots of different translations, depending on the context. Remember that conseguir has forms exactly like seguir. No se consiguen entradas. You can’t get tickets. Mi tío me consiguió el trabajo. Read More
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Spanish word of the week: recordar

recordar VERB to remember; to remind Recordar is interesting because it covers two related English meanings: to remember and to remind. Remember that the –or– changes to –uer– in some cases. No recuerdo dónde lo puse. I can’t remember where I put it. Conviene recordar que… Read More
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Spanish word of the week: ropa

la ropa NOUN clothes You’ll already know ropa in the meaning of clothes: Voy a cambiarme de ropa. I’m going to change my clothes. Ropa has other meanings as well: la ropa interior underwear la ropa deportiva sportswear las mejores marcas de ropa deportiva the best sportswear… Read More