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100 Spanish Words You Need To Know
Spanish words you need to know, 100 of them and then some.
15 Ways To Greet Someone in Spanish
Learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself in Spanish.
How To Say 'I Love You' in Spanish
Is 'te amo' or 'te quiero' the best way to say 'I love you' in Spanish?
10 Mistakes To Avoid While Learning Spanish
Following these tips will help you get beyond the beginning level of Spanish and also prevent you from sounding less intelligent than you are.
End Your Confusion Over the Spanish "Porqu&eacu...
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How To Write Letters or Email in Spanish
How to use greetings and salutations in personal and business letters in Spanish.
Type Spanish Characters on Your Mac
If you're writing in Spanish with a Mac computer and need to type an accented letter or an upside-down question mark, here's how.
3 Types of Punctuation Spanish Uses for...
Spanish has three types of punctuation it uses to mark quotations.
The Spanish Alphabet: English Plus One
Learn the Spanish alphabet, including how the letters are pronounced and how words are placed in alphabetical order.
How To Count in Spanish to Millions and Beyond
Learn how to count and how to form large numbers in Spanish.
Enjoy the 4 Seasons in Spanish
Here are the names of the four seasons in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used.
What's the Difference Between "Qué" and...
Learn the difference between 'qué' and 'cuál' in Spanish.
What Are the Verb Tenses in Spanish?
In the basic sense, the verb tenses are past, present and future. But when learning a foreign language, including Spanish, it's seldom that simple.
What Do They Call the @ Symbol in Spanish?
Learn how the @ symbol used in e-mail is referred to in Spanish.
Learn the Months of the Year in Spanish, and...
Here is a list of the months of the year in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used in sentences.
How To Use Prepositions in Spanish
Prepositions function much the same way in English as they do in Spanish. However, it is not always easy to know which preposition to use.
53 Nationalities in Spanish
Here are the names of nationalities for many countries in Spanish.
What Do You Call Your Relatives in Spanish?
Learn how to refer to the members of your family in Spanish.
5 Quick Steps To Telling Time in Spanish
Learn how to tell time in Spanish.
Count to 10 in Spanish
Count to 10 in Spanish. Spanish Language.
To Be or Not To Be: That's the Question for...
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End Your Confusion over "Por" and "Para" in...
The English 'for' can usually be translated to Spanish as 'por' or 'para.' Which one should you use?
23 Sentences Showing You How To Use the...
A lesson on when the subjunctive mood should be used in Spanish, complete with translated examples.
Why Does Spanish Use EE. UU. as the Abbreviatio...
Why is the abbreviation for 'Estados Unidos' in Spanish 'EE. UU' instead of 'E. U.'?
How Does Spanish Use Upside-Down Punctuation?
Spanish was the first language to use upside-down question and exclamation marks.
23 Colors and What They're Called in Spanish
A quick lesson on colors and the way they're used in Spanish.
If I learned Latin American Spanish, Will I Be...
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
How To Use the Two Simple Past Tenses of Spanish.
Unlike English, Spanish has two simple past tenses, the preterite and the imperfect. Although they may often be translated the same way to English, they seldom are interchangeable.
10 Facts About Spanish You'd Like To Know
A collection of basic but interesting facts about the world's No. 2 language.
Did a Royal Edict Give Spaniards a Lisp?
Is it true royal edict that gave Spaniards a 'lisp' in their pronunciation?
HowTo Write What Day It Is in Spanish
Dates written in Spanish typically follow the day-month-year pattern.
9 Rules for Capitalization in Spanish
English often capitalizes words in instances where Spanish does not. Learn how the two languages differ in that regard.
Which Past Tense of "Ser" Should I Use?
Discussion on the differences between the imperfect and preterite forms of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
How To Get Your Punctuation Straight in Spanish
An overview of how punctuation is used in Spanish and how it is different than English punctuation.
Do Spanish Adjectives Go Before or After the...
You may have heard that descriptive adjectives in Spanish are placed after nouns they refer to. In real life, however, that often isn't true.
Find Out What You Wear in Spanish
List of the Spanish words for common articles of clothing.
5 Ways of Saying "You" in Spanish
This lesson explains the different words that Spanish uses for 'you.' It includes an explanation of formal and informal usage.
Why is Diego the Spanish Name for James?
The Spanish equivalent of James is usually given as Diego, yet the two names don't seem at all alike. Here's why.
7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Verb "Ser"
'Ser' is one of the Spanish verbs for 'to be.' This lesson, aimed at beginning Spanish students, explains its most common uses and gives examples with English translations.
How To Conjugate Your Favorite Spanish Verb
If you're want to know how to conjugate a verb in Spanish, you've come to the right place.
Don't Count on Computerized Translations
Five online translators are put to the test by About.com's Guide to the Spanish Language.
87 Cellphone Abbreviations You Can Use To Text...
Quickly send text messages in Spanish using this list of popular abbreviations.
Keep It Short: 47 Spanish Abbreviations
List of the common Spanish abbreviations.
7 Ways of Using "Lo" in Spanish
'Lo' is one of those Spanish words words that doesn't always have a clear definition — and it can function in at least three different ways.
What You Need To Know About Miguel de Cervantes
Miguel de Cervantes is known best for writing 'Don Quijote,' one of the world's most famous novels.
Spanish Names for 49 Fruits You'd Enjoy
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.
37 Spanish Words That Don't Mean What You Think...
False friends are words in two languages that are similar in appearance and/or pronunciation but have different meanings. Here is a list of some of the most common Spanish-English false friends.
Quiz for Spanish Students: The Preterite and...
Find out what you know about the past tenses, from your About.com Guide
If Only I Could Say "If" in Spanish
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4 Ways of Using the Spanish Pronoun "Se"
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What's the Difference Between Spanish and...
Sometimes Spanish is known as Castilian. This article explains why there are two names for the language and what the differences are between the two terms.
How To Conjugate the Common Spanish Verb "Haber"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
Give Your Baby Girl a Spanish Name
This is a list of dozens of Spanish names that can be given for baby girls, along with their English equivalents and original meanings.
How To Conjugate the Spanish 'Ir'
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18 Examples of Conjugating Regular Verbs in...
Lesson for beginners on conjugating the most common of verb tenses, the present indicative.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Ser"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
47 Lessons for Boosting Your Spanish Vocabulary
This collection of lessons and other resources is designed to help Spanish students increase the number of words in their vocabulary.
5 Ways of Saying "That" in Spanish
Lesson on how to translate 'that' to Spanish, with an explanation of how the English word is used as various parts of speech.
How To Conjugate the Spanish "Ver"
Chart showing how to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'ver' and related verbs such as 'prever.'
What's the Difference Between Spanish "Tan" and...
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
21 Ways To Talk Like Animals in Spanish
Here are the sounds that the animals make in Spanish. They aren't necessarily the same as they make in English.
This and That in Spanish
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) in Spanish.
How To Make New Spanish Words Using Suffixes
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
Name That Body Part — in Spanish!
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body.
First, Second, Third — Say Them in Spanish
Ordinal numbers are those such as 'first,' 'second' and 'third' in English, or 'primero,' 'segundo' and 'tercero' in Spanish.
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Tener"
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3 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Haber"
Learn about using 'haber,' a common verb in Spanish that is used as an auxiliary and also to mean 'there is' or 'there are.'
It Is True That English Has More Words Than...
Spanish may have fewer words, but that doesn't make it inferior.
5 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Estar"
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29 Lessons on Spanish Pronunciation
Overview of Spanish pronunciation with links to lessons on each letter of the alphabet.
Name Your Baby Boy in Spanish
This is a list of dozens of Spanish names that can be given for baby boys, along with their English equivalents and original meanings.
Interactive Quiz About Spanish Prepositions
Spanish Prepositions Quiz on the Basics and More Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
How Do You Ask Questions in Spanish?
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Tener"
Conjugation of the irregular Spanish verb 'tener.'
Conjugation of oír - Spanish Language
Want to know how to conjugate oír? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
41 Words You Can Use in Spanish To Say What's...
Spanish words for rooms around the house as well as for appliances and furniture.
2 Ways To Say "But" in Spanish
Learn the differences between the Spanish conjunctions 'pero' and 'sino,' both of which can be translated as 'but.'
Spanish Word of the Day — Learn a New...
Spanish Word of the Day, a new vocabulary word each day from About.com with definition and pronunciation guide
How To Compare Things in Spanish That Are Similar
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2-minute Lesson on Introducing Yourself in...
Quick lesson for beginners on introducing yourself in Spanish.
How To Use Reflexive Pronouns in Spanish
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
What Is the Conditional Tense in Spanish and...
A description of the conditional tense in Spanish with examples and their translations.
How To Tell Someone What To Do in Spanish
If you want to tell someone what to do, in Spanish you use the imperative mood.
13 Ways You Can Use the Spanish Word "Ya"
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Did Chevrolet Blunder in Marketing the Nova in...
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73 Computer-Related Terms in Spanish You Can...
Spanish-English glossary of common terms involving computers and the Internet.
31 Spanish Proverbs To Challenge Your...
A month's worth of Spanish proverbs with English translations/. Page 2.
New to Spanish? Learn About Conjugation
Understand the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
9 Ways of Thanking Someone in Spanish
Learn several ways of saying thanks or expressing appreciation in Spanish.
7 Reasons for Using Diminutive Suffixes in...
Learn how Spanish diminutive suffixes can be used to indicate not only the size of objects but also the speaker's feelings toward them.
The Subjunctive: A Quiz - Spanish Language
Do you know the rules of written Spanish? Find out with this self-correcting quiz, from your About.com Guide
Lost? Here's How To Ask for Directions in Spanis
Learn how to ask for directions in Spanish.
What's Your Job? Say It in Spanish
List of common occupation names in Spanish with an explanation of the gender rules that apply to them.
8 Reasons for Using the Definite Article in...
Definite articles are often used in Spanish where they're omitted in English. The definite article in English is 'the,' but Spanish has four definite articles.
Maybe You Can Say "Maybe" in Spanish.
How to say 'maybe' or 'perhaps' in Spanish, with examples and their translations.
How Spanish-speaking people pass on their...
Did you know that people in Spanish-speaking countries have surnames that come from both the father and the mother?
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Decir"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'decir.'
How To Pronounce B and V in Spanish
A thorough explanation of how to pronounce the letters B and V in Spanish, along with an audio version of the lesson.
5 Ways You Can Politely Ask People To Do Things...
How to be polite when telling people what to do in Spanish.
How To Use Possessive Adjectives in Spanish
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How To Conjugate the Preterite Tense of Spanish
The conjugation for preterite verbs in Spanish is essential to learn, as it is used to talk about events that happened in the past.
6 Reasons To Use the Spanish Preposition "A"
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What Is the Best iOS App for People Learning...
Update: Readers' Choice Awards winners.Of the three software categories for this year's About.com Spanish Language Readers' Choice Awards, this was the most
33 Words for Types of Stores in Spanish
The names of many types of stores and shops in Spanish can be formed by using the suffix '-ería.' Here are some of the most common examples.
Get To Like the Spanish Verb "Gustar"
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Grammar Tip: Direct vs. Indirect Objects
A regularly updated page with advice and tips for people who wish to improve their abilities to use and appreciate Spanish.
Don't Confuse "Derecho" With "Derecha" in Spanish
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How To Use the Personal "A" in Spanish
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Learn the Connection Between English "Grace"...
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Know Your Vegetables in Spanish
Here are the names of many common vegetables in Spanish, and some uncommon ones as well.
37 Words That Break the Main Gender Rule of...
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Names of 53 Zoo Animals in Spanish
Learn the Spanish names for many of the animals you'll see at a zoo.
11 Examples of Using "Aun" and "Aún" in...
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10 Spanish-Language Movies You Can Watch on...
Improve your Spanish listening skills with this diverse set of Spanish-language films available for streaming on Netflix.
121 Words We Stole From Spanish, and Then Some...
English has dozens of words that it adopted from Spanish. Here is a list of many of them.
5 Spanish Words You Can Use for "What"
The English word 'what' can be translated numerous ways into Spanish.
13 Ways To Order Words in Spanish
An explanation of how Spanish is more flexible than is English in terms of word order.
What Kind of Money Do I Use in Spanish-Speaking...
Names, symbol and subdivisions of currency of the countries where Spanish is an official language.
33 Spanish Verbs With Irregular Past Participles
Here is a list of some of the most common irregular past participles of Spanish.
3 Tips for Picking the Right Tense of the...
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How "Más Que" and "Más De" Don't...
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7 Ways You Can Use the Spanish Verb "Poder"
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7 Things You Should Know About Reflexive Verbs...
An introduction to reflexive verbs as they are used in Spanish.
How To Successfully Guess a Spanish Word's...
Even if a Spanish noun doesn't end in 'a' or 'o,' you can often determine whether it is probably masculine or feminine.
What You Need To Know About Objective Pronouns...
How to use direct-object and indirect-object pronouns in Spanish.
3 Spanish Adverbs for Saying Where Something Is
In English, things are here or there, but in Spanish they can be here, there or over there.
7 Ways of Using the Spanish Preposition "Por"
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The 8 Direct-Object Pronouns You Need To Know...
Learn what direct-object pronouns are and how they are used in Spanish.
11 Examples of Using Subject Pronouns in Spanish
Introduction to subject pronouns in Spanish, including the differences between the formal and familiar pronouns for 'you.'
14 Examples of Using Possessive Pronouns in...
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What Is the Subjunctive Mood in Spanish?
A quick look for beginning Spanish students at how the subjunctive mood is used.
When To Use the Subjunctive Mood After "Cuando"...
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2 Ways of Asking Why in Spanish
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How To Use Present Participles in Spanish
Learn how present participles, also known as gerunds, are used in Spanish. They typically are the equivalent of '-ing' verbs in English.
Here's Looking at You: Using the Spanish Verbs...
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How Do You Say "It" in Spanish?
How do you say 'it' in Spanish? This lesson explains.
Learn How To Use the Future Tense of Spanish
Learn the usages and conjugation of the future tense in Spanish.
13 Prepositional Pronouns You Can Use in Spanish
Learn which Spanish pronouns are used after prepositions.
14 Spanish-Language Movies That Have Been...
Descriptions of the most popular Spanish-language movies for U.S. audiences.
3 Ways in Which Stress Can Be Placed on Spanish...
Learn which syllable of a Spanish word receives the stress and how that can be modified through the use of diacritical marks known as accents.
7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition "De"
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How To Use "Que" and Other Relative Pronouns in...
Relative pronouns are often used differently in Spanish than in English. Here's an explanation along with examples and their translations.
How To Use Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use.
Why "O" and "Y" Can Become "U" and "E" in Spanish
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Spanish Verb "Pensar" Is Something To Think About
This brief lesson explains the uses of 'pensar,' the Spanish verb that typically means 'to think.'
How To Say Something Is the Best in Spanish
An explanation of how comparatives and superlatives are formed in Spanish.
10 Grammatical Mistakes To Avoid When Speaking...
Here are 10 grammatical mistakes native English speakers learning Spanish often make.
Here's an Easy Way To Make Spanish Adverbs
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Where Did the Spanish Names for the Days of the...
Planets and Roman gods inspired the names of the days of the week in Spanish and English.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Saber"
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