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The 12 Most Common ER Verbs in Spanish, and How to Conjugate Them


Inquiring minds want to know…

Why are ER verbs so frustrating?

I bet you want to scream every time you hear, “Oh yeah, that verb is irregular.”


You’ll hear that a lot when it comes to ER verbs, so …

The Cutest Spanish Phrases! 30 Adorable Sayings You’ll Love


Many words are easily forgotten—but not when they’re cute!

The Spanish phrases here will have you saying “awww” all day long.

You’ll have your conversation partners wanting to pinch your cheeks.

Plus, there’s no better way to make your

Me Gusta! 14 Spanish Verbs That Copycat Gustar’s Style of Conjugation

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Oh, gustar.

You use it to express that you like things—but chances are very slim that you’ll ever use gustar to say that you like gustar. 

Heck, it’s just so darn tricky to figure out how to use it.…

Rain or Shine! 70+ Spanish Weather Expressions That Will Never Fail You

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Just like you can’t control the rain, you can’t possibly control every conversation your Spanish language journey may lead you into.

You can, however, bring an umbrella.

Over the past two years of my time abroad in Spain, there …

Is Love Blind? Here’s What the Spanish Think, Plus 32 More Proverbs About Love

spanish proverbs about love

No matter how old you get, you can always benefit from a little advice when it comes to el amor.

So how about some advice on love in Spanish?

Even better—some of what the Spanish language has to say

Move Beyond Dictionaries: 25 Intermediate Spanish Phrases to Help You Speak Smoothly

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Alright, I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you.

Okay, bad news first: If you want to become fluent in Spanish you’ve got to do more than just learn grammar and vocabulary. Practicing speaking what you’ve …

How to Speak Spanish Fluently: Just Watch Out for These 5 Common Mistakes

how to speak spanish fluently

As the Spanish say, “los idiomas se aprenden en la cuna o en la cama”—languages are learned in the crib or in the bed.

But for those of us who aren’t lucky enough to have been raised bilingual from