Author Archive | Francisco J. Vare

The Grammar Guide to Spanish Colors: Speak the Rainbow!


Did you know that color is just an illusion?

No, I have not gone crazy. The truth is that color does not really exist!

Color is just the way our brains try to make sense of light.

Imagine a …

Small but Mighty: The 4 Spanish Indefinite Articles and How to Wield ‘Em Right


Did you know the word “a” is the fifth most commonly used word in English?

You are probably not surprised.

It is hard to get through a sentence without using it.

“A” is called an indefinite article in English, …

The Spanish Progressive Tense Guide for All Your Time-traveling Needs


I can travel in time.

Here is a little secret: so can you.

It is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is use the progressive tense.

Okay, so maybe I did not mean it literally. But you …

60 Spanish Transportation Vocabulary Terms to Send You Full Throttle Towards Fluency


A few decades ago it would take you around five days to travel from Spain to Russia.

From London to South America? A month and a half!

Fast-forward to the present and you are able to cross Europe in …

Blast Off! The 11 Best iPhone Apps to Learn Spanish at Light Speed


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore space?

What if I told you that you are about to do it?

Not for real, of course… unfortunately, I am still working on building my spaceship.

For now, …

Spanish Punctuation Leaving You with Question Marks? Here’s Your Guide


Punctuation is more important than you might think.

Sometimes it can save lives.

Let me show you this with an example, which is famous among grammar nerds:

¡Vamos a comer, niños! (Let’s eat, kids!)

¡Vamos a comer niños! (Let’s eat …

Let’s Play! 9 Awesome Games to Learn Spanish Vocabulary Online


It may not be roller-coaster-at-a-theme-park kind of entertainment, but learning Spanish is fun.

It has to be fun if you really want to continue studying.

You might be thinking about all those Spanish grammar posts, and you’re wondering if I’ve …