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SpanishPod101 Review: It's More Than Just Podcasts

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Imagine this all-too-common language-learning scenario:

You’re traveling to Latin America for the first time. You took a few years of high-school Spanish way back when and you’re confident you’ll be able to muddle your way through a basic Spanish conversation

Choosing Between Subjunctive vs. Indicative Spanish to Set the Right Mood

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Make a wish!

Now do it in Spanish. Not sure how? I was once like you.

Let me tell you a little story.

When I was in high school, I felt pretty confident about my Spanish verb conjugating ability.

I …

The Best Netflix Spanish Series for Language Learners (Europe and Latin America)

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Ever tried to catch a bus in Spanish?

Depending on where you are, you might need to ask for a combi, a micro, a colectivo, a guagua, a bondi, a camión, an autobús… or just a bus!

These regional

Anyone Can Make the Spanish rr Sound (And Here’s How You Can, Too)

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When you ask English speakers what the hardest part of learning Spanish is, you’ll get a few responses over and over again:

Verb tenses. The subjunctive mood. The two forms of “to be” (ser and estar).

But …

Tener and Venir Made Easy: How to Master These 2 Important Irregulars

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Learning Spanish can have many surprises and challenges.

You might find yourself asking some questions at your bewildered textbook:

Why are there so many verb conjugations?

How am I ever supposed to learn them all?

And why are some of

Read This, Y’all! Vosotros Commands Made Easy

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¡Escuchad! (Listen!)

¡Prestad atención! (Pay attention!)

Do I have your attention now?

Look closely at the commands above. Do they seem unfamiliar or strange to you?

If you learned Spanish in the Americas, it’s likely that they do, since those …

The Spanish “How Are You?” and 8 More Ways to Say It

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“Hey, what’s up?”

“How’s it going?”

“How have you been?”

In our everyday encounters with other people, we use these phrases over and over.

They aren’t just simple questions—in fact, sometimes they aren’t really questions at all—but variations on a …