Author Archive | Francisco J. Vare

Let’s Get… Impersonal? Common Spanish Impersonal Expressions with the Subjunctive and More

spanish impersonal expressions

Being impersonal in society might come across as cold and lacking humanity.

But being impersonal in grammar is perfectly acceptable!

You probably know plenty of ways of expressing yourself in Spanish.

Most probably, you have already started flirting with …

Ña, Ñe, Ñi, Ño, Ñu! 23 Spanish Words That Start with Ñ You Never Knew Existed

spanish words that start with ñ

If Nyan Cat were a Spanish creation, would we spell it Ñan Cat? Well.. yes, actually!

After all, the palabrasque.com search option lists 13,589 Spanish words containing the letter ñ.

Plus, over 350 of them actually start with this …

The Spanish Tan vs. Tanto: Master Comparisons of Equality Like a Poet

tan vs tanto

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

No?

Shall I teach you how to make comparisons in Spanish so that you do not have any more problems with tan and tanto?

Great!

Then sit down and relax. It …

Let’s Clear Up the Confusion! Vaya, Valla and Baya as Easy as Spanish Pie

vaya valla baya

Are you wondering if you should use b or v?

Are you hungry, but you don’t know if that valla is edible?

Are you unclear as to whether you could jump over it or not?

If these are …

Happy Birthday! Celebrate in Spanish with Songs, Phrases and Fun Facts

happy-birthday-in-spanish

Did your Uruguayan crush just invite you to their birthday party?

Did your Spanish co-worker show up to the office today with a big cake?

Or maybe you’re turning one year older while on vacation in a Spanish-speaking country?…

Si No vs. Sino: Demystifying the Spanish Word Pair Even Native Speakers Mess Up

si-no-vs-sino

Close your eyes.

Visualize your ultimate Spanish-learning dream.

“I want to speak Spanish like a native speaker.”

Come on, dream bigger. You can do it!

“I want to speak Spanish better than a native speaker.”

Now we’re talking!

Native

Unravel The Mystery! Allá, Haya, Halla and Aya as Clear as Day

allá haya halla

Is Spanish spelling your public enemy number one?

Do you get hung up on h’s that are silent, j’s that sound like h’s and double l’s that are pronounced as ya?

Are the words allá, haya, halla and aya