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No-nonsense Spanish: How to Study Up in a Straightforward and Sensible Way

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Uh oh.

That big test is just around the corner and your maestra (teacher) expects an A+.

Or maybe you are trying to learn Spanish on your own and are starting to think it’s gosh darn near impossible.

There are …

Cue Cards: 3 Sets of Easy Spanish Sample Conversations to Learn From

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One of the greatest things about learning a language is getting to talk to new people.

You get to learn all about their lives, their culture and any crazy random subjects that might pop up.

However, getting into conversation with …

Speak Like a True Spaniard: 14 Spanish Slang Phrases You’d Be Crazy Not to Know

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Spanish in Latin America and Spanish in Spain are about as different as apples and oranges.

Okay maybe I’m exaggerating, we’ll say more like lemons and limes.

They look similar and taste similar, but Latin Spanish and Castilian Spanish …

Spanish Vocabulary Around the House: 100+ Words and Phrases for Everyday Use

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So you want to learn Spanish. Where do you begin?

Deciding how to proceed can be overwhelming.

Do you start with verbs? Or nouns? Maybe some basic phrases?

It’s like standing in the cereal aisle and only being …

YouTube Your Way to Better Spanish with 12 Spanish Videos for Beginners

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What do videos of dancing cats and people hurting themselves have in common with Spanish learning?

It’s all on YouTube.

YouTube, oh YouTube, what a fantastic place full of amazing videos. It’s easy to get distracted from your

The Simple Guide to Untangling Irregular Spanish Verbs

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Learning Spanish is like walking through a museum.

You’re entranced by the colors, the image, the emotions and the creativity.

Many of the Spanish language elements you’ll encounter in this linguistic museums are rather straightforward—Spanish is really great at not 

34 Uniquely Untranslatable Spanish Words You’ve Gotta Know

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It’s right there—right on the tip of your tongue.

What the heck was that silly word you were thinking of?

Have you ever tried to describe something and been unable to find the right words for it?

Of course you …