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...

Spanish Present Tense

Here is our latest chart showing how to conjugate (= change the form of) regular Spanish verbs in the Present Tense: Notice how the ending of the verb changes for each subject. Read our explanation of how to conjugate Spanish verbs in the Present Tense (including some...

Los Planetas – Planets in Spanish

The image above is from a new page we created to help people learn about the planets in Spanish. Spanish Vocabulary: El sistema solar y los planetas – Here we have included facts about each planet in our solar system (and the sun). Random fact: Did you know that...

Spanish-speaking countries

How many Spanish-speaking countries are there in the world? Well, there are 21 countries that have Spanish as an official language. These countries in alphabetical order are: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El...

Days of the week in Spanish

One of the first things you come across when learning languages are the Days of the Week. List of Days of the week in Spanish Notice how the Spanish days of the week do NOT start with a capital letter. lunes (Monday) martes (Tuesday) miércoles (Wednesday) jueves...

Sports in Spanish

This is the new cartoon chart we have created. Of course it only contains a small number of sports though it is a good start. We have some vocabulary notes that are completely in Spanish: Los deportes And another page where the Spanish vocabulary is explained in...

Agreeing and disagreeing in Spanish

One of the easiest ways to agree with someone in Spanish is by using TAMBIÉN or TAMPOCO. También normally means TOO (and sometimes ALSO) whereas Tampoco means NEITHER or EITHER Tengo hambre. (I’m hungry) Yo también. (Me too) No tengo hambre. (I’m not...

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...

Family Members in Spanish – La Familia

Most students know the Padre is Father in Spanish and Madre is Mother. But how do you say great grandfather in Spanish? Or how about Mother-in-law in Spanish, and no, it’s not bruja …. yet you may hear this occasionally, though just not in front of her. 🙂...

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