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How to Master the 20 Most Common Irregular Spanish Verbs


Let’s hear it for the outcasts.

The weirdos.

The totally, proudly irregular.

There’s a certain charm to being different—to playing by your own rules.

Even when it comes to Spanish verbs.

Right now, like a lot of Spanish …

Tense Troubles? Here are 8 Spanish Conjugation Apps to Help You Master Verbs


I remember when a friend of mine, just starting out in Spanish, told a Venezuelan bread shop owner, “quieres pan.”

He said, “you want bread,” to a man who clearly had plenty of bread already.

He’s hardly the only Spanish …

Insider Tips on Learning Spanish in Mexico


I first fell in love with Mexico because of its alebrijes—handicraft creatures made of wood or paper mache, and decorated with bold colors and incredibly intricate patterns.

Each one is bursting with imagination in its own distinct way.

There’s …

Press Play! 7 Awesome YouTube Channels for Spanish Lessons


Wouldn’t it be cool to have an on-demand Spanish tutor right in your home?

Whenever you have a nagging grammar question or don’t know how to pronounce a new word, you could just turn to your tutor and get exactly …

The Kindle Method of Studying Spanish in 4 Steps


The first book I read in Spanish was Che Guevara’s diary “Diarios de motocicleta: notas de viaje por América Latina” (The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey).

I chose it because I thought it would be a fun

Become a Master: The Top 12 Websites to Learn Spanish


How well-rounded is your Spanish language diet?

The best way to learn any language is with a healthy combination of online and offline learning.

This means mixing together websites, apps and Skype conversations with real-life immersion in the street and …

10 Websites to Practice Your Spanish Listening Skills


Get your Spanish listening practice en vivo!

En vivo, for the uninitiated, means “live.”

And as you’ll see—and hear!—if you use these news sites, listening to live sources to practice your Spanish skills can be even more rewarding than using …