Author Archive | Francisco J. Vare

17 Spanish Learning Tools That Should Be in Every Learner’s Toolbelt


It is easy to find Spanish learning tools and resources online these days.

The real struggle is choosing the ones that are actually good.

The stress is real, guys. First world problems, galore!

But stress no more, my friends.

After …

Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns in Spanish, or How to Sound Like a Native


Imagine if someone said the following:

“I bought a car. The car is very fast. The car was red but I had the car painted yellow.”

This tells you two things: 1. The speaker now has a yellow car and …

Transformation Complete! When Adjectives Act as Nouns in Spanish


Do you believe in magic?

Did you know there are words in Spanish that can magically transform into a different part of speech?

This post will teach you how to take a Spanish adjective, do some hocus-pocus and …

80 Financial Terms in Spanish to Know Whether You Use or Work in a Bank


They say el dinero mueve montañas (money makes the world go round, literally: “money moves mountains”).

I like to believe it is love that moves the world but still, money and finances are in our lives every single day.

Not …

16 Spanish Adverbs of Frequency for Advancing to Fantastic Fluency

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How often do you call your mother? Sit down to study? Floss?

To answer any of these dreaded questions, you will need to dip into the parts of speech jar and pull out a few adverbs of frequency. 

With these …

Learn Spanish: The Guide to Go from Absolute Beginner to Near-native Speaker

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There are 572 million Spanish speakers worldwide.

This number is expected to grow to over 750 million by the year 2060.

There are 21 countries around the world where Spanish is the official language (or one of them).

What …

Time Flies: Hacer Time Expressions to “Make” Time Clear as Day


Most of the time, the Spanish verb hacer means “to do” or “to make.”

But there is much more to it than that.

SpanishDict includes over 30 different meanings for this verb, which may tell you about its importance for …