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,...

The RR sound in Spanish

The RR sound in Spanish The letter R in Spanish can be pronounced two ways: as a single R sound or a rolling RR sound. The double R (or RR) sound is one that does not appear in English. The RR in Spanish is a rolling sound where you tongue vibrates (or trills) on the...

How to type Spanish letters and accents on your keyboard

¿Dónde está el ñandú? Ever wondered how you could type that on a normal English keyboard? How do you make the inverted question mark (¿) without having to turn your screen upside down? Those special letters with the accents don’t appear anywhere, do they? And how...

Compass Points in Spanish

How do you say the points of a compass in Spanish? The four main cardinal points of the compass are: norte (north) este (east) sur (south) oeste (west) Oeste (west) and Este (east) are very similar in spelling so can understandably be confused at the beginning....

¿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...