Spanish-English False Friends: Be Careful When Using These Spanish Words!

Spanish-English false friends are words that sound or look similar, even though they mean very different things in English and Spanish. This makes them harder to learn as you need to remember that although they sound similar to other words they are not similar in meaning, and memorize the actual meanings for them. Learning to …

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“Dovere” Conjugation in Italian: All You Need to Know

If you feel you have to learn Italian before your long-awaited trip to Rome, or to talk to your Italian friends, you might as well start with the verb dovere, which literally means “to have to”, “to be obligated to” and must; depending on the conjugation, it also encompasses the meanings of “should”, “be supposed …

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Think About It: A Guide to “Pensar” Conjugation in Spanish

What kind of thinker are you? Are you very logical, always thinking of practical solutions to problems? Or do you find yourself daydreaming a lot, reenacting situations in your head until you come up with a plan? What about languages: what language do you think in? In my case, I always think either in English …

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How Perfect is Your Spanish Present Perfect Tense?

We know Spanish tenses are plentiful and complicated. They all take some time to learn, which is why, in this article, we’ll be focusing on one particular form that didn’t get much attention yet: the pretérito perfecto compuesto, antepresente or present perfect. This indicative mood tense is used to talk about the past and, below, …

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Getting to Know You: A Guide to the “Conocer” Conjugation in Spanish

What would you do if you met the love of your life, but couldn’t speak their language? How would you know what to say to them, or what to do when you met their family or their friends? Don’t panic! In today’s guide, we’re going to go over the Spanish verb “conocer”, meaning “to meet” …

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