Spanish in the World. Spanish is the official language of 21 countries around the world and one of the three tongues generally considered as official working languages by many international organizations. Curious to learn some interesting figures about the Spanish language?
¡Qué bien! ¡Por fin! ¡Menos mal! Expressing Satisfaction in Spanish. How do you feel today? Are you happy, satisfied, pleased? Here is a list of 5 phrases you can use to show happiness in Spanish and impress native speakers.
Spanish food idioms. Would you like to test your knowledge of Spanish food idioms? The Spanish language is full of them. These are some of my favorites.
Vaya vaya, aquí no hay playa. Expressing emotions in Spanish. What does “vaya vaya” mean? A popular Spanish song of the 80s helps you find the answer…
No seas cabezota. Spanish Idiomatic Expressions with Head. Spanish idiomatic expressions. Do you want to increase your vocabulary? In order to help you find your way through the jungle of words and idioms related to “head”, we have tried to select the most commonly heard and most frequently used.
8 Spanische Wörter, die Deutsch-sprachige Studenten verwirren. Falsche Freunde. Kürzlich habe ich es wieder erlebt – ich habe mich mit einer deutschen Freundin auf Spanisch unterhalten. Und nachdem ich mich eine Weile mit ihr über die Unterschiede im deutschen und spanischen Schulsystem unterhalten habe, sagte sie zu mir, dass sie auf ein „gimnasio de ciencias“ […]
8 Spanish False Friends You Need to Watch Out for. Spanish false friends. “False friends” are words that look similar in two languages, but have quite different meanings. For example, “carpeta” is not a heavy fabric for covering floors, but a file folder. Can you think of other false friends between Spanish and English?
Internet terms in Spanish. Computer jargon contains a lot of anglicisms. Many of these English words have appropriate Spanish alternatives so they can be better understood in Spanish-speaking countries. The word choice may depend on the region and the preference of the individual speaker. However, the Foundation of Emerging Spanish (Fundéu) warns us that there […]
Spanish smartphone terms. Are you a Smartphone user? Are you familiar with the vocabulary of mobiles in Spanish? Here are some terms that will be useful to you.
Asking questions in Spanish. A big part of learning any language is asking questions. Just read on to learn the main ways of asking questions in Spanish.
Spanish body related idioms. Idioms are very common among native speakers of Spanish. If you want to communicate more like a native speaker, try using these idioms in your conversations.
Are You Making These 5 Common Writing Mistakes in Spanish? Common errors writing in Spanish. Although Spanish is a relatively easy language to learn, sometimes language learners confuse some Spanish words. Here are some tricky ones.
Spanish vacation vocabulary. This is the time of year when many people will be coming back from their vacation. Talking about your vacation and asking your friends or colleagues about their vacation is a great way to build connection. Here are some phrases you can use in your next conversation.
Spanish speaking basics for Spanish speaking beginners. Below you´ll find some phrases and expressions which you can use in everyday conversation. Test these expressions out on your next trip or your next conversation with a native Spanish speaker and see!
How Well Do You Understand Popular Spanish Sayings? Common Spanish idioms. Test yourself: How well do you understand popular Spanish sayings? Every language has its own collection of smart sayings. These sayings (or idioms) have a meaning that is not obvious from the individual meanings of the words. The usage of idiomatic expressions by non-native […]
Important diversity terms in Spanish. The variety of differences between people in an organization promotes acceptance, respect and teamwork. Part of an organization’s success depends upon its ability to embrace diversity.
11 Spanish Phrases You´ll Find Useful While Shopping. Shopping phrases in Spanish. Going shopping in Spain? Whether you’re looking for some elegant shirts for yourself or a souvenir for your mother-in-law, you will need some easy sentences and shopping vocabulary in Spanish. Below are 11 useful Spanish phrases.
7 Extraordinarily Useful Spanish Words. Here are 7 of the most useful everyday words in Spanish. They can make your Spanish sound more natural, more colloquial and even more fluent.
There are many ways of asking for permission in Spanish. Some expressions sound more formal than others. Would you like to have look at the most common ones?
The Spanish You Need to Know if You´re at the Airport. Travelling abroad? Are you planning to fly to Spain or Latin America? Learn these essential words and expressions you will need when you are at the airport.