Author Archive | Francisco J. Vare

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


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


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!


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 

A One Word Game Changer: 19 Ways to Use Así in Spanish

asi spanish

Did you know that mastering one simple word in Spanish can greatly improve your language abilities?

Yes, that’s right, one word!

I haven’t made any mistakes here. I am really talking about one single word.

That word is the …

We Need to Talk: 150+ Beginner Expressions, Questions and Sentences to Master Spanish Conversation


You have a lot of things to say.

In Spanish.

But you’re just starting this language learning journey, and you don’t know how.

Or maybe you’re shy.

As a language learner myself, I’ve been there plenty of times, and it …

Spanish Word Lists for Your Learning Bucket List


Before you can have a house, you need to start with the individual bricks.

In the same way, before you can have Spanish fluency, you need to start with the individual words.

Introducing the wonderful world of Spanish word lists!…

The Very Good Guide to the Spanish Bien and Bueno


Do you “cook good”?

Or you are “well at cooking”?

If the two sentences above make you cringe, then you should know that is how it sounds when bien (well) and bueno (good) are mixed up in Spanish, too.

If …