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A list of Spanish words you need to know, 100 of them and then some.
Learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself in Spanish.
Is 'te amo' or 'te quiero' the best way to say 'I love you' in Spanish? Native speakers and others offer their advice and observations.
Learn the Spanish alphabet, including how the letters are pronounced and how words are placed in alphabetical order.
An overview of the greetings and salutations used in personal and business letters in Spanish.
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 an explanation of how to do it.
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.
The Spanish prepositions 'por' and 'para' are a source of much confusion for English speakers learning Spanish, since they both can be translated as 'for.'
Learn how to count and how to form large numbers in Spanish.
Learn about the use of 'porque,' 'por qué,' 'por que' and 'porqué' in Spanish.
The Spanish verbs 'ser' and 'estar' can confuse because those both mean 'to be.' Here's a quick guide to help you know which one to use.
Learn how the @ symbol used in e-mail is referred to in Spanish.
a simple how-to on counting to 10 in Spanish
This Spanish lesson lists the Spanish words for basic colors and, for intermediate students, describes the ways in which numerous nouns can be used as names for colors.
This is a list of dozens of Spanish names that can be given for baby girls, along with their English equivalents and original meanings.
Learn how to refer to the members of your family 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.
Learn the difference between 'qué' and 'cuál' in Spanish.
Here is a list of the months of the year in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used in sentences.
In Spanish, which verb tense to use following 'si' (the word for 'if') depends on the likelihood of the condition happening.
'Ir' is a highly irregular verb in Spanish. This chart shows all the simple conjugations.
Learn how to tell time in Spanish.
A lesson on when the subjunctive mood should be used in Spanish. Complete with translated examples.
Lesson for beginners on conjugating the most common of verb tenses, the present indicative.
Some people believe that it was royal edict that gave Spaniards a 'lisp' in their pronunciation.
Holy Week, which ends with Easter, is celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Join in by singing this favorite Easter hymn in Spanish.
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
This lesson explains the different words that Spanish uses for 'you.' It includes an explanation of formal and informal usage.
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
Chart showing how to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'ver' and related verbs such as 'prever.'
Dates written in Spanish typically follow the day-month-year pattern.
A look at the Day of the Dead or Día de los muertos in Mexico.
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.
Want to know how to conjugate oír? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body.
Here are the names of the four seasons in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used.
Conjugation of the irregular Spanish verb 'tener.'
Five online translators are put to the test by About.com's Guide to the Spanish Language.
How to use the Spanish verb 'tener,' which usually means 'to have.'
Although websites presumably are speaking to strangers, their use of 'tú' is quite common.
Spanish Word of the Day, a new vocabulary word each day from About.com with definition and pronunciation guide
List of the common Spanish abbreviations.
'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.
The Spanish equivalent of James is usually given as Diego, yet the two names don't seem at all alike. Here's why.
Learn about the various uses of the Spanish pronoun 'se.' It is used most often in reflexive sentences, although such sentences aren't always translated that way to English.
A description of the conditional tense in Spanish with examples and their translations.
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
Answer to the question: What's the deal with the upside-down question marks and exclamation points in Spanish?
Learn several ways of saying thanks or expressing appreciation in Spanish.
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) in Spanish.
If you want to tell someone what to do, in Spanish you use the imperative mood. Here is an explanation of how imperative verbs are used.
Are you thinking about learning Spanish? This lesson provides in introduction to one of the world's great languages.
A collection of basic but interesting facts about the world's No. 2 language.
Learn how present participles, also known as gerunds, are used in Spanish. They typically are the equivalent of '-ing' verbs in English.
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.
Learn how the Spanish verb 'estar,' usually translated as 'to be,' is used.
Ordinal numbers are those such as 'first,' 'second' and 'third' in English, or 'primero,' 'segundo' and 'tercero' in Spanish.
Spanish words for rooms around the house as well as for appliances an furniture.
What have been the most popular Spanish-language movies? They're listed here along with information on buying them.
'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, as a subject pronoun, object pronoun or definite article. When you run across the word in a sentence and don't know what it means, you often need to figure out first how it is being used
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'decir.'
English often capitalizes words in instances where Spanish does not. Learn how the two languages differ in that regard.
This lesson explains how to use direct-object and indirect-object pronouns in Spanish.
Why is the abbreviation for 'Estados Unidos' in Spanish 'EE. UU' instead of 'E. U.'?
Learn the usages and conjugation of the future tense in Spanish.
Discussion on the differences between the imperfect and preterite forms of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish
Here are the names of nationalities for many countries in Spanish.
An overview of how punctuation is used in Spanish and how it is different than English punctuation.
Learn the differences between the Spanish conjunctions 'pero' and 'sino,' both of which can be translated as 'but.'
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
The Spanish verb 'querer' is one of the most irregularly conjugated. This chart shows its conjugated forms along with English translations.
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.
List of the Spanish words for common articles of clothing.
How to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'dormir,' which usually means 'to sleep.'
Learn about using 'haber,' a common verb in Spanish that is used as an auxiliary and also to mean 'there is' or 'there are.'
Conjugation for all the simple tenses of 'dar,' a Spanish word usually translated as 'to give.'
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.
An introduction to reflexive verbs as they are used in Spanish.
How to say 'maybe' or 'perhaps' in Spanish, with examples and their translations.
This is a simple lesson it will take less than a minute — on saying 'I love you' in Spanish.
An explanation of how the Spanish adverb 'ya' is used, complete with numerous examples.
It's a problam most learners of a foreign language face: How can I crease the number of words I know? Here, language students share what has worked for them.
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
Find out what you know about the past tenses, from your About.com Guide
Here are the sounds that the animals make in Spanish. They aren't necessarily the same as they make in English.
Did you know that people in Spanish-speaking countries have surnames that come from both the father and the mother?
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'saber.'
The conjugation for preterite verbs in Spanish is essential to learn, as it is used to talk about events that happened in the past.
Want to know how to conjugate creer? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
The full conjugation of 'seguir,' a common Spanish verb that usually means to follow or to continue
Spanish has two verbs that are commonly translated as 'to know.' Since they're not interchangeable, here is an explanation of the differences.
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use in sentences.
The full conjugation of the Spanish verb 'hacer,' which usually means 'to do' or 'to make.'
Spanish has three types of punctuation used to indicate quotation marks. One of them not familiar to English speakers is the angular quote mark.
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'poder.'
Learn how to use the Spanish verb 'gustar,' which is used to say that someone likes something.
Conjugation of 'conocer,' an irregular Spanish verb.
Are you thinking about going to a foreign country to study Spanish? Here are some details you may want to consider as you plan your studies.
Want to know how to conjugate volver? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
Do you know the rules of written Spanish? Find out with this self-correcting quiz, from your About.com Guide
The Spanish words 'derecho' and 'derecha' are easily confused. Here's a quick guide to using these common words correctly.
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.
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'estar.'
Glossary definiton of 'diacritical mark' with an explanation of how it is used in English and Spanish.
Relative pronouns are often used differently in Spanish than in English. Here's an explanation along with examples and their translations.
Learn the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
Lesson on the use of Spanish possessive adjectives, also called determiners. These are the equivalent of word such as 'his,' 'her' and 'my.'
The Spanish preposition 'por' can be confusing for people new to the language, partly because it has a variety of uses that are translated different ways in Spanish. Here are some guides for its use.
Spanish participles are sometimes used as nouns. This is illustrated by a sentence from a book about drug trafficking.
Learn how indirect-object pronouns are used in Spanish. This lesson includes examples with translations and is aimed at beginning to intermediate students.
Learn more about the present tense in this lesson for people beginning to learn Spanish.
List of some of the most common abbreviations used in cell phone text in Spanish.
The English word 'what' can be translated numerous ways into Spanish.
Learn how various types of pronouns function in Spanish. Lesson includes examples as well as links to more advanced lessons.
This is a list of the irregular past participles in Spanish.
The Spanish verb 'poder' is usually translated as 'can' or 'to be able,' but it also has other uses.
Learn what direct-object pronouns are and how they are used in Spanish.
The indefinite articles ('a' and 'an' in English) are used less often in Spanish than they are in English. Here's a guide to how.
If you're want to know how to conjugate a verb in Spanish, you've come to the right place.
A phrase such as 'tan ... como' is typically used in Spanish to mean the same thing as 'as ... as.'
This is a list of many of the most common job names in Spanish, along with an explanation of how gender is used when referring to people who hold those occucations.
Interrogative pronouns are those commonly used in questions. In this lesson for Spanish students, you will learn the interrogative pronouns and see examples of how they are used in sentences.
An explanation, with examples, of the differences between the Spanish adverbs 'aún' and 'aun.'
Spanish conjugation for regular verbs, and some common irregular ones, for the indicative future tense.
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'poner': del indicativo imperfect subjunctive preterite pusi spanish conjugation
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
Learn which syllable of Spanish word receives the stress and how that can be modified through the use of diacritical marks known as accents.
Want to know how to conjugate morir? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
Conjugation of imperfect indicative verbs in Spanish along with examples of their use in sentences.
The Spanish auxiliary verb is used to form the perfect tenses, which indicate completed action. This lesson explains the use of this important and very common verb.
Want to know how to conjugate jugar? This page shows how.
A thorough explanation of how to pronounce the letters B and V in Spanish, along with an audio version of the lesson.
Las orígenes de la fiesta del cinco de mayo
n Spanish, adverbs of place can be used to give a location or explain where something is happening.
If you're learning Spanish on your own, or if you with to use supplementary material to give you a different perspective from what your learning in class, these books can help.
The Spanish preposition 'para' can be confusing for people new to the language. Here are some guides for its use.
How to conjugate the Spanish verb salir and other verbs that follow its pattern.
How to conjugate the regular verbs of Spanish in the various tenses of the subjunctive mood.
If you study Spanish, sooner or later you'll need to use the subjunctive mood. Although the subjunctive mood is often optional in English, it is an essential feature of Spanish.
If you're writing in Spanish, here are instructions for typing accents and Spanish punctuation using the Windows XP or Windows Vista. This page describes how to install the international keyboard software that is part of Windows.
An explanation of how Spanish is more flexible than is English in terms of word order.
Learn how to use the possessive pronouns of Spanish. They are the equivalent of the English possessive pronouns such as 'his,' 'hers' and 'theirs.'
The Spanish preposition 'a' is used in a way that often isn't translated to English.
Past participles are words, common in both Spanish and English, that have characteristics of verbs and adjectives.
Sometimes we get a better reception if we ask people to do things rather than telling them. This lesson explains how to do that in Spanish.
How to pronounce the vowels of Spanish.
Introduction to subject pronouns in Spanish, including the differences between the formal and familiar pronouns for 'you.'