It’s two-for-one day here on How to Learn Spanish! We’re going to cover two phrases in one Learn Spanish for Real post, primarily because they both mean the same thing: something is really far away. For the curious, this is from the Sochi Winter Olympics,... Read more
Literally, it means “this is an armed robbery”, or more colloquially, “this is a stick-up”. An “atraco” is a robbery or hold-up, “mano” as you likely know means “hand” (but note that it’s feminine, so... Read more
The tool in question is ReadLang, it works with any website in a variety of languages, and makes the process of learning new words from online text much easier than it was before, saving you massive amounts of time and effort. You click the word you don’t know,... Read more
Spanish MOOC is a supplementary beginner’s Spanish course that I’m really impressed with, especially given that it’s completely free. It’s centered around popular Spanish-language YouTube videos like music videos from Shakira and Juanes, and... Read more
My first in-person language exchange was superb, if you can find a native speaker in your area to work with I can’t recommend it enough. First face to face language exchange in Spain. A video posted by Andrew Tracey (@andrewhasacamera) on Sep 8, 2015 at... Read more
I’m going to cover 3 things in this article today: Why the verb conjugations in Spanish are so important and you should learn start learning them immediately and devote a good deal of time to doing so. Which ones are the most important, which ones you should... Read more
I’ve got an excellent guest post for you today very much in line with my methods and previous posts, enjoy. -Andrew Watching Spanish-language TV series and movies is one of the best ways to improve your Spanish. First, you’ll be engaged and entertained, which... Read more
Very quickly I just wanted to share with you four free Spanish readers I found thanks to a reader (Ron) e-mailing me about one of them and that led me to find three more. What’s a “Reader”? It’s a book specifically designed to help foreign... Read more
Many people have asked me if there was a search engine or software or app or something that would give you contextual examples of any Spanish word you wanted being used, like if you just learned a new word and you’d like to see some actual examples... Read more
Just wanted to write a very short post today to introduce you to this fantastic free resource I discovered a while back and forgot about: LyricsTraining.com. Here’s how it works, it’s very simple… They have music videos in various languages from... Read more
This is the first in a new series of posts I’m going to be doing called “Learn Spanish for Real” where I’ll teach the sort of Spanish that’s commonly used, that you need to know in order to be able to speak like and with a native, but... Read more
I’ve talked about (here) how I think language exchanges are probably the single most valuable thing you can do to learn a language because that’s where you’re actually talking to – and being corrected by – a native speaker, that’s... Read more
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