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Common mistakes made when learning or using Spanish.

La diferencia entre EL final y LA final en español. The difference between EL final and LA final in Spanish.

EL final or LA final

The World Cup is in its last stages and your country is in the Final. Of course, you naturally want to write about this in Spanish. 🙂 Do you say your team is in EL final or LA final ? You quickly google both words and they both appear. So which one is correct and why? In […]

Woodward Spanish on Instagram

Woodward Spanish on Instagram

This is to let you know that you can now find Woodward Spanish on Instagram. Yes, we will now add any new charts and images that we create onto Instagram for those that like spending time there. Eventually we will also add some of the charts we have already created too. So remember, follow us there: Woodward Spanish on Instagram Have […]

La diferencia entre Botar y Votar - The difference between Botar and Votar

Botar vs Votar

A common mistake I see in written Spanish are with the verbs BOTAR and VOTAR and how sometimes a person writes Botar instead of Votar and vice versa. This is common among native speakers. Why is this? According to the Real Academia Española, the letters B and V are pronounced exactly the same in all […]

The Spanish Verb GUSTAR and how to say that you like something in Spanish

How to say LIKE in Spanish – Gustar

Saying that you LIKE something in Spanish can sometimes be difficult for an English speaker because the rules for conjugating (changing) the verb, in this case GUSTAR, are different from your normal rules. That is why we have just created a new page all about the verb GUSTAR in Spanish. (How to say you like […]

The difference between Muy and Mucho in Spanish

Muy vs. Mucho

A common mistake students make when learning Spanish is when to use MUY and when to use MUCHO. Well, we have just created some new pages covering this topic along with some games too. Muy vs Mucho (the difference explained in English) Muy vs Mucho (Una explicación en español) Once you have learned these rules, […]

A common mistake in Spanish about using embarazada instead of avergonzada

Are you embarrassed or pregnant?

A common mistake for English speakers using Spanish is that they say they are embarazada (or embarazado) when they are embarrassed. Well, be careful because embarazada is a false friend and doesn’t mean embarrassed (yes, even though they looks similar). In fact, it means you are pregnant instead of embarrassed. So, you can imagine the […]

Vocabulario de Internet en español

¿El Internet or La Internet?

  According to the RAE (Real Academia Española)… Internet is a feminine noun HOWEVER it normally appears without the article LA. Also the first letter of the word is a capital letter. No tengo acceso a Internet (- No “a la” internet) Uso Internet para estudiar otros idiomas. ¿Cómo será la Internet del futuro?   […]

The difference between Ves y Vez

Diferencia entre Ves y Vez

  A common mistake for native speakers of Spanish is when to use Ves instead of Vez in a written sentence. We just created a new page about the difference between Ves and Vez if you would like to know why and how to avoid making the same mistake. There is also a game to […]

Do you put tildes on capital letters in Spanish

Tildes on Capital Letters in Spanish

Tildes on Capital Letters in Spanish A number of people have told me that in Spanish you don’t put the tilde (accent mark) above a letter that is written as a capital letter. THIS IS INCORRECT. According to the Real Academia Española (RAE), you MUST put the tilde above capital letters. I investigated a little […]

Tú vs Tu Difference in Spanish

The difference between Tú and Tu

  NEW: The difference between Tú and Tu in Spanish. This is a common mistake in Spanish and it pays to learn when to write Tú and Tu at the right time. Check out the notes we made about them and also the game we have there to practice this difference.