Author Archive | brittanytackett

One and Done: The Singularly Awesome Guide to Using Acabar


Acabar can be a challenging verb for beginners learning Spanish—at first.

However, once you’ve finished learning all about it here, it’ll be one of your favorites!

It’s so versatile, and it can be a handy tool for crafting smooth …

All the Spanish Vocabulary Any Cinco de Mayo Party-goer Needs to Know


Cinco de Mayo, America’s favorite yet most misunderstood Mexican holiday, is right around the corner.

Many people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Grito de Dolores, Mexico’s Independence Day which is celebrated on September 16th.

Cinco de Mayo marks the celebration …

Let’s Talk Pascua: The Spanish Learner’s Complete Guide to Easter in Spain

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With more than 70% of Spain’s population identifying themselves as Catholic, Pascua (Easter) is Spain’s most celebrated holiday.

Almost every Spaniard will take part in the festivities in some way.

During Semana Santa, the entire country is transformed.

8 Spanish Christmas Movies You Don’t Want to Miss This Holiday Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The time when everything from television and radio to shopping malls become dazzled with Christmas music and decorations.

If you’re like us, you always get super excited for Christmas movies and holiday …

How to Speak Spanish with Confidence in 16 Stress-free Steps

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Cat got your tongue?

You just want to relax, have a good time and chat with Spanish-speaking friends—but you get hopelessly tongue-tied.

That’s the xenoglossophobia acting up.

Did that sound even worse than you imagined? Well, don’t worry—that’s not …

6 Great Reads for Learning Advanced Spanish and Contemplating Life’s Big Questions

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Ser o no ser? To be or not to be?

We all know that contemplating life’s big questions can be mind-boggling.

Getting philosophical in a second language takes learning to an entirely different level.

Well, prepare for some serious learning