Archive | Spanish Vocab and Grammar

Spanish Colors: The Red-hot, Blue-ribbon Guide to Speaking in Rainbows


Did you know that color is just an illusion?

No, I have not gone crazy. The truth is that color does not really exist!

Color is just the way our brains try to make sense of light.

Imagine a …

The Ultimate Spanish Indefinite Article User's Manual


Did you know the word “a” is the fifth most commonly used word in English?

You are probably not surprised.

It is hard to get through a sentence without using it.

“A” is called an indefinite article in English, …

Nasal Novice? How to Pronounce Ñ in Spanish Like a Native


“What the heck is that funny little squiggle?”

It’s a question most novice Spanish speakers ask the first time they see the letter “ñ.”

But that squiggle isn’t just some stray notation. It represents one of the signature sounds of …

Jump-start Your Nicaraguan Spanish with These 8 Slang Terms


Do you hear it? Nicaragua calling out to you?

Visit to catch a glimpse of some beautiful but globally-threatened birds or gorgeous volcanoes.

Dine on the national food staple, gallo pinto (beans and rice—though, literally, it means something …

What’s in a Name? 10 Spanish Names and Meanings


I’m throwing down a challenge.

Right here, right now.

The challenge is a simple one.

Take a minute and think of as many things as you can that have layers.

That’s right: layers.

Go on. Consider all the things …

The Spanish Progressive Tense Guide for All Your Time-traveling Needs


I can travel in time.

Here is a little secret: so can you.

It is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is use the progressive tense.

Okay, so maybe I did not mean it literally. But you …

¡Cataplún! Crash into the Onomatopoeia in Spanish with These 30 Comic Book SFX


Did you know people used to think comic books were bad news?

That’s right. Dr. Fredric Wertham wrote an entire book claiming comic books were too violent and dangerous for kids to read!

Luckily, we’ve come a long way since …