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90+ Everyday Spanish Words and Phrases for Beginners Abroad

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Don’t want to be caught like a deer in the headlights on your next trip to Mexico, do you?

There are some essential words and phrases you’ll need to know the next time you find yourself away from home.

How to Use Spanish Poems as Powerful Learning Tools

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Poetry is a powerful literary style.

Spanish is a naturally lovely, graceful and romantic language which easily lends itself to excellent poetry.

But when I say “poetry,” you’re probably imagining something way too simple or way too complex.

People …

Advanced Spanish Vocabulary to Propel You to Fluency

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Vocabulary is the best part of learning a new language.

Taking something in your hand and giving it a new word is exciting!

Just like a house, your Spanish vocabulary is organized in different rooms or boxes.

A box for …

10 Brain-teasing Spanish Riddles That Serve up Delicious Lessons

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A box without hinges, key or lid—yet golden treasure inside is hid.

What’s the answer?

An egg!

Liked that? We have even more delicious, food-themed riddles for your entertainment and educational pleasure.

Unlike this riddle, they’re all in (you …

11 Punny Spanish Jokes to Learn While You LOL

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Have you ever tried to eat a clock?

It’s very time consuming.

Get it? Har har.

In my house (and, apparently, on the internet) we call these “dad jokes.” My dad has tons of jokes like this up his …

11 Fun Spanish Phrases That’ll Knock Your Socks Off

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You’re the bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas.

You’re all that and a bag of chips.

It’s raining cats and dogs.

Sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.


To someone who isn’t a native English speaker, these phrases are …

How to Start Reading Spanish as Easy as ABC

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Reading Spanish can be daunting.

You have strange new words, accents and symbols that you’ve never seen in English.

It can look like a monster growling at you.

Well no fear, I am here to help you and encourage …