Archive | Spanish Vocab and Grammar

10 Insider Tips to Help You Survive in Salvadoran Spanish


What do salvisguanacos and cerotes have in common?

I’ll give you a hint.

They all come from one small, explosive country known as the “land of volcanoes.”

That’s right. All of the above are words that Salvadorans use …

Vamos! 20 Spanish Dog Commands to Teach Your Pupper


I adopted my dog in Ecuador.

He’s a weirdly large and muscular chihuahua named Frodo.

Fifteen pounds of fury, baby.

He’s also a smart, bilingual pup who knows his commands in Spanish and English.

Through the process of training …

All Aboard! Important Vocabulary for Spanish Train Travel


I’ve always found train travel to be a delight.

Whether I’m rolling along the Costa Brava on a small cercanías (local suburban train) and gazing at the waves, or hurtling between the cosmopolitan heartthrobs Barcelona and Madrid on an AVE

Spanish Conversation Topics: 7 Ways to Break the Ice


“What’s your name?”

“How are you?”

“Where are you from?”

Conversation exchanges are a great way to practice speaking Spanish.

But sometimes, especially in a group setting, you might find yourself repeating the same basic information over and over: …

Spanish Sports Vocabulary: 66 Words and Phrases Every Athlete Needs to Know


When it comes to sports, the Spanish-speaking world is truly in a league of its own.

Spain and Latin America are famous worldwide for their legendary soccer teams.

Spanish speakers also dominate in a variety of other sports, ranging …

Beyond Nice: 30 Precise Spanish Personality Adjectives to Really Describe People


You’re bound to meet lots of cool, interesting people in your lifetime.

With big, bright personalities that strike you the second you meet them.

Especially when you’re learning Spanish or traveling in Spanish-speaking countries.

But have you ever tried …

Spanish Punctuation Leaving You with Question Marks? Here’s Your Guide


Punctuation is more important than you might think.

Sometimes it can save lives.

Let me show you this with an example, which is famous among grammar nerds:

¡Vamos a comer, niños! (Let’s eat, kids!)

¡Vamos a comer niños! (Let’s eat …