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18 Commonly Used Spanish Stem-changing Verbs

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All of the following sentences have two things in common.

See if you can spot ’em.

“Can you help me, please?”

“How much does this cost?”

“Repeat that, please.”

“I want to go home!”

First, they are all very useful …

Wicked Weird: Do You Know These 10 Odd Spanish Words?

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Although I have been learning Spanish for years, I still frequently rely on hand gestures and charades when I just can’t find that perfect vocabulary word.

For example, one day I came home from my job as an …

33 Spanish Sayings for When You’re Feeling Thrilled, Angry, Surprised, Bored and More

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Are you sick of expressing all of your opinions through smiles, nods and incomprehensible grunts?

Are  and no your go-to words when talking with native Spanish speakers?

Or are you past the basics, and looking for advanced ways …

Beautiful Yet Laughable: 9 Spanish Pick-up Lines to Try Out on Your Next Crush

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“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”

“I want to live in your socks so I could be with you every step of the way.”

“If you were a vegetable, you’d be a cute-cumber!”

Oh, pick-up lines. They …

The Jumpstart You Need to Totally Master Spanish Commands

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For many years, I had a strange mental block when it came to learning the rules for Spanish commands.

The mandato (command) form was one of those grammar topics we routinely learned throughout middle and high school, but every year …

6 DIY Hacks to Greatly Improve Your Spanish Accent

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A few months ago, I was talking to a Spanish friend in a bar in my home city of Cáceres, Spain.

My friend asked me to explain what an American southern accent sounded like.

As I clumsily attempted to describe …

How to Learn Spanish While Abroad: 6 Insider Tips for Getting Immersed

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Learning Spanish can involve some trial by fire.

Moments of confusion, embarrassment, learning and realization are inevitable when you immerse yourself in a second language.

The first time I ever immersed myself in Spanish, I spent a month in Costa …