The present simple is the first verb that you usually learn when you start with your Spanish lessons. Conjugation is something that students find difficult, boring and annoying, but it is necessary if you want to speak and be understood. Here you have the information you need to learn how to conjugate the present simple of the regular verbs. Includes a free infographic to download.
Today is the first Sunday of May and in Spain that means Mother's day! It is a family day that it is celebrated in all the country. It's a day of family lunches, presents, visits to other family members and more. Read in Spanish a bit more about this day. Also, practice your listening with the podcast.
The Holy Week is a celebration that begins on Palm Sunday. The main days of the Holy Week are Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. During the Holy Week the streets of many towns and cities are filled with processions of "nazarenos" and beautiful religious floats carried proudly by float bearers. Read the entry and learn much more!
Tapas are dishes served to share with the rest of the party, but also a small plate for just one person. You can find them in every corner of Spain, presented in manifold ways but always tasty. "Ensaladilla rusa" is a very traditional tapa. However, every region has its own ensaladilla recipe, as well as every family.
Father's Day is the day when we honour our fathers. In Spain, it is celebrated on March 19. Read this text to learn a bit more about this date and listen to the podcast to practice your listening skills.
Students always mix up the verbs “quedar” and “quedarse” when talking or writing in Spanish. There are several reasons for this. The normal and reflexive forms are confusing for students when they are used differently in their own languages. In addition, these verbs have quite a lot of different meanings. Confusion and questions are bound to arise!
Valentine's Day is coming on February 14th. Like in many countries, here in Spain we commemorate it as well. It is not a bank holiday but it is quite popular among people to celebrate it the sane day or later on during the following weekend. Read & listen more in Spanish about this day!
You may have noticed that Spanish names are quite long as they have more words than in other cultures. The reason are not middle names, as in Spain they are not really common, but it is due to our double surnames.
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