Author Archive | Francisco J. Vare

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 …

The Cheat-sheet to Pronominal Verbs in Spanish

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The Instituto de Verbología Hispánica (Hispanic Verbology Institute) includes in its online database a whopping 100,700 different Spanish verbs.

That is a lot of verbs!

On the other side of the coin, the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española

The Guide to the Spanish Pluperfect Tense You Had Been Wishing For


Did you know that there are over 50 thousand kanji in the Chinese language?

Or that the chance of winning the National Lottery jackpot is one in over 50 million?

Have you heard that there are 22.4 trillion digits