Author Archive | Francisco J. Vare

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 …

Use Spanish Descriptive Adjectives to Add a Pinch of Flavor and Spice to Your Speech


Is your Spanish getting a bit bland?

If so, then you need to add some spice to your speech!

And one of the best ways to add some spice and variety to your Spanish is to use some descriptive adjectives.…

17 Spanish Idioms You Should Know But Don’t


Has a Spanish speaker ever told you that you are from the year of the pear?

If yes, how rude of them!

Has one of your Spanish-speaking friends confessed to being without white? Or in leathers?

Don’t …

10 Amazing Famous Singers Who Can Teach You Spanish


Did you know Spotify and iTunes offer more than 25 million songs each?

Supposing the average song length is 3 minutes, it would take us well over 100 years to listen to all of them if we didn’t take a …

7 Spanish Relative Pronouns That You’ve Gotta Stop Hiding From


Spanish without relative pronouns is like Snow White without the Seven Dwarfs.

It’s like an extended family get-together without your human relatives.

In other words, it’s boring.

If you don’t believe me, take a look at the paragraph below.