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Tricks to Tackle the Top 10 Hardest Spanish Words to Pronounce

It’s the ugliest lemon of a car you’ve ever seen. You’ve just got to point it out to your friend. “Qué caro!” you exclaim, pointing across the street. “…What are you talking about?” your friend replies. Ah, language barrier misunderstandings. …

The Nifty, Slightly Nutty Guide to Spanish Mnemonics

Do you use Never Eat Soggy Waffles to remember the cardinal directions? Or perhaps you’re like me, and make an L shape with your hands to remember which one is the left one? As you may already know, these little …

How to Use the 20 Most Common Irregular Spanish Verbs

Let’s hear it for the outcasts. The weirdos. The totally, proudly irregular. There’s a certain charm to being different—to playing by your own rules. Even when it comes to Spanish verbs. Right now, like a lot of Spanish …

Insider Tips on Learning Spanish in Mexico

I first fell in love with Mexico because of its alebrijes—handicraft creatures made of wood or paper mache, and decorated with bold colors and incredibly intricate patterns. Each one is bursting with imagination in its own distinct way. There’s …

The Kindle Method of Studying Spanish in 4 Steps

The first book I read in Spanish was Che Guevara’s diary “Diarios de motocicleta: notas de viaje por América Latina” (The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey). I chose it because I thought it would be a fun …

The 22 Best Spanish Learning Websites for Language Mastery

How well-rounded is your Spanish language diet? The best way to learn any language is with a healthy combination of online and offline learning. This means mixing together websites, apps and Skype conversations with real-life immersion in the street and …

10 Websites to Practice Your Spanish Listening Skills

Get your Spanish listening practice en vivo! En vivo, for the uninitiated, means “live.” And as you’ll see—and hear!—if you use these news sites, listening to live sources to practice your Spanish skills can be even more rewarding than using …