How to reply? Subjunctive vs. Indicative?

How and when to use the subjunctive in Spanish How do you use the subjunctive in Spanish? The transcript for this videopodcast is here. This might be an issue when learning about subjunctive mood vs. indicative mood. So far you have been using the indicative mood, right? «It was not so bad after all, Carmen». …

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How to apologize in Spanish (I)

apologize- different ways to say sorry

Apologizing Feeling regretful of your mistake, or sorry for someone is not a fun feeling, and it won’t be a time you want to pull out your translator! How to be prepared to say the right words? What to say when you have hurt someone like a friend or a partner? This is not a …

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How to apologize in Spanish (II)

Apologize - Sorry Mistakes in Spanish

Apologize in Spanish Feeling regretful of your mistake, or sorry for someone is not a fun feeling, and it won’t be a time you want to pull out your translator! How to be prepared to say the right words? What to say when you have hurt someone like a friend or a partner? This is …

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How to say excuse me in Spanish – How to apologize in Spanish (III)

How to say excuse me in Spanish

Excuse me “Excuse me!” In English, we use this phrase in so many different contexts with various tones of voice. Some probably sounded more polite than others, even though their meaning was the same. Take a moment and I bet you can remember three times you have used it recently for different purposes. Maybe you …

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9 Spanish Phrases to Sound Natural – Master Spanish Conversation

9 Spanish Phrases to Sound Natural

Spanish phrases Every student who wants to keep progressing to the next level wants to sound natural. Here I am talking about sentences my students find in videos, series, and movies, and got lost when they listened to them or read them in the subtitles. The problem is the literal translation does not work with …

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The influence of English on Spanish

Anglicism - influence english spanish

Anglicisms What’s an anglicism? It is a word we adopt from English and we use it in the middle of a Spanish sentence. Sometimes it is hilarious. Think about the fact we pronounce them with Spanish sounds. Here I am making you a list of them, and the actual word we have in our language …

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Rincón vs Esquina – The Two Words for «Corner» in Spanish

how to use the word corner

Corner? Which corner? “La esquina” or “el rincón”? Do you know the difference between “esquina” and “rincón”? Both are translated into English as the word, “corner” but in Spanish they are not used the same way! This is an important distinction to make if you want to talk to your students in the classroom, or …

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