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Spanish Language: Most Popular Articles

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100 Spanish Words You Need To Know
Spanish words you need to know, 100 of them and then some.
How To Say 'I Love You' in Spanish
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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.
End Your Confusion Over the Spanish "Porqu&eacu...
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53 Nationalities in Spanish
Here are the names of nationalities for many countries in Spanish.
What's the Difference Between "Qué" and...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Qué and cuál form
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.
¿Cómo Está? 15 Ways To...
Learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself in Spanish.
What Do They Call the @ or "At" Symbol in...
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How To Type Spanish Characters and Accented...
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.
Why Does Spanish Use EE. UU. as the Abbreviatio...
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10 Facts About Spanish You'd Like To Know
A collection of basic but interesting facts about the world's No. 2 language.
5 Quick Steps To Telling Time in Spanish
Learn how to tell time in Spanish with complete instructions and 27 sample sentences.
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 Write What Day It Is in Spanish
Learn how native Spanish speakers write dates from the calendar.
Enjoy the 4 Seasons in Spanish
Here are the names of the four seasons in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used.
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.
What You Need To Know About Spanish Prepositions
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.
Count to 10 in Spanish
Count to 10 in Spanish. Spanish Language.
7 Ways of Using "Lo" in Spanish
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To Be or Not To Be: That's the Question for...
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How Does Spanish Use Upside-Down Punctuation?
Spanish was the first language to use upside-down question and exclamation marks.
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.
Which Past Tense of "Ser" Should I Use?
Discussion on the differences between the imperfect and preterite forms of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
Keep It Short: 47 Spanish Abbreviations
Here is a list of the most common Spanish abbreviations that you can use in correspondence and all types of writing.
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.
Which Letters Are in the Spanish Alphabet?
Learn the Spanish alphabet, with background on pronunciation and how the alphabet has changed over the centuries.
Did a Royal Edict Give Spaniards a Lisp?
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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.
End Your Confusion Over "Por" and "Para" in...
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3 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Haber"
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87 Cellphone Abbreviations You Can Use To Text...
Quickly send text messages in Spanish on your cellphone using this list of popular abbreviations.
How To Count in Spanish to Millions and Beyond
Learn how to count and how to form large numbers in Spanish.
What's the Difference Between Spanish "Tan" and...
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
What Do You Call Your Relatives in Spanish?
Learn how to refer to the members of your family in Spanish.
It Is True That English Has More Words Than...
Spanish may have fewer words, but that doesn't make it inferior.
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Tener"
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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.
3 Types of Punctuation Spanish Uses for...
Spanish has three types of punctuation it uses to mark quotations.
Did Chevrolet Blunder in Marketing the Nova in...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" >no va " means "it doesn't go" in Spanish,
29 Lessons on Spanish Pronunciation
Overview of Spanish pronunciation with links to lessons on each letter of the alphabet.
47 Words That Break the Main Gender Rule of...
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El Ahorcado - Play Hangman and Learn Spanish -...
Here is a collection of hangman games you can play to have fun and to increase your Spanish vocabulary.
If I Learn Latin American Spanish, Will I Be...
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
23 Sentences Showing You How To Use the...
A lesson on when the subjunctive mood should be used in Spanish, complete with translated examples.
7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Verb "Ser"
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23 Colors and What They're Called in Spanish
A quick lesson on colors, their names and the way they're used in Spanish.
How Do You Ask Questions in Spanish?
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish
2-minute Lesson on Introducing Yourself in...
Quick lesson for beginners on introducing yourself in Spanish.
5 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Estar"
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Spanish Names for 49 Fruits You'd Enjoy
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.
11 Examples of Using "Aun" and "Aún" in...
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How To Make New Spanish Words Using Suffixes
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
8 Reasons for Using the Definite Article in...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The word "the"
77 Words for Talking About Football in Spanish
Glossary of U.S. football terms in Spanish.
241 Spanish Baby Names You Can Give to a Girl
Here are dozens of Spanish baby names that can be given for girls, along with their English equivalents and original meanings.
18 Examples of Conjugating Regular Verbs in...
Lesson for beginners on conjugating the most common of verb tenses, the present indicative.
12 Pronouns You Can Use in Spanish Questions
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.
How To Use the 2 Simple Past Tenses of Spanish
English has one simple past tense, but Spanish has two, the preterite and the imperfect. This lesson explains the differences.
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.
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.
31 Country and City Names That Use the Definite...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Question: Why
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.
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.
13 Ways To Order Words in Spanish
An explanation of how Spanish is more flexible than is English in terms of word order.
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.
4 Ways of Using the Spanish Pronoun "Se"
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31 Spanish Proverbs To Challenge Your...
A month's worth of Spanish proverbs with English translations/. Page 2.
What You Should Know About a Spanish-Speaking...
This bilingual feature for Black History Month tells Estevanico, the African explorer who was the first non-native to see New Mexico and Arizona.
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Haber"
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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.
This and That in Spanish
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) in Spanish.
7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition...
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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.
Why That Squiggly Mark Over the Spanish Ñ?
The letter Ñ is the only letter of the Spanish alphabet that is specifically of Spanish origin. This articles tells you were it came from.
41 Words and Phrases You Can Use To Talk About...
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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.
What Are the Names in Spanish for Body Parts?
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body and how the use of those words is different than in English.
How To Use Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use.
Quiz for Spanish Students: The Preterite and...
Find out what you know about the past tenses, from your About.com Guide
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.
New to Spanish? Learn What Conjugation Is and...
Understand the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
How To Compare Things in Spanish That Are Similar
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Find Out What You Wear in Spanish
List of the Spanish words for common articles of clothing.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Querer"
The Spanish verb 'querer' is one of the most irregularly conjugated. This chart shows its conjugated forms along with English translations.
67 Words for Talking About Basketball in Spanish
Spanish words for basketball terms vary from country to country, and often the English terms are used.
When To Use the Subjunctive Mood After "Cuando"...
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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.
Get To Like the Spanish Verb "Gustar"
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How To Conjugate the Spanish "Ver"
Chart showing how to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'ver' and related verbs such as 'prever.'
How To Make Spanish Add Up
Here are the basic terms of arithmetic as used in Spanish.
3 Differences Between Spanish and English...
An introductory look at the differences in how Spanish and English punctuate sentences.
10 Facts About Spanish Prepositions
Facts about Spanish prepositions with links to lessons on how this essential part of speech is used.
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.
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.'
Don't Count on Computerized Translations
Five online translators are put to the test by About.com's Guide to the Spanish Language.
7 Ways of Using the Spanish Preposition "Por"
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12 Ways of Saying in Spanish Why Something...
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How Did Cristóbal Colón Become...
Find out why the Spanish name and the English name of Christopher Columbus are so different.
How To Use Reflexive Pronouns in Spanish
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
13 Ways You Can Use the Spanish Word "Ya"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Question: Could
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.
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.
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
How To Make Spanish Accents and Punctuation in...
If you're writing in Spanish using the Ubuntu distribution of Linux and need to type an accented letter or an upside-down question mark, here's an explanation of how to do it. The steps taken here should work also with any flavor of Linux using the Gnome desktop and should be helpful with other varieties of Linux as well.
How To Type in Spanish Using Windows
Microsoft Windows provides three methods for typing the accented letters and special punctuation of Spanish. Here are instructions to type in Spanish for any Windows-equipped PC.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Ser"
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The Spanish You Need To Know if You're...
Here's what you should know if you're traveling in a Spanish-speaking country and can't find someone who speaks English.
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.
73 Computer-Related Terms in Spanish You Can...
Spanish-English glossary of common terms involving computers and the Internet.
37 Compound Prepositions You Can Use in Spanish
Learn how prepositional phrases are used 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.
10 Types of Spanish Pronouns
Learn how various types of pronouns function in Spanish. Lesson includes examples as well as links to advanced lessons.
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.
How To Make Spanish Adjectives Agree With Nouns
In Spanish, adjectives must match the nouns they describe in both number and gender.
How To Use the Personal "A" in Spanish
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >In English, there's
What Is the Conditional Tense in Spanish and...
A description of the conditional tense in Spanish with examples and their translations.
Conjugation of oír - Spanish Language
Want to know how to conjugate oír? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
How "Más Que" and "Más De" Don't...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Both más que and
33 Spanish Nouns Whose Meanings Change With...
Spanish nouns whose meanings vary on whether they are masculine or feminine.
How Gender and Sex Aren't the Same in Spanish
In Spanish, nouns can be classified into two categories, masculine and feminine. This lesson explains the concept of grammatical gender and gives examples of what difference it makes.
Why Is Spanish "Usted" Abbreviated as "Vd."?
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How To Start Learning Spanish
Are you thinking about learning Spanish? Here's an introduction to one of the world's great languages.
5 Ways You Can Politely Ask People To Do Things...
How to be polite when telling people what to do in Spanish.
51 Spanish Words That Sound Exactly Like Other...
List of Spanish homophones and homonyms, words that sound alike and can easily be confused.
6 Reasons To Use the Spanish Preposition "A"
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How To Conjugate the Common Spanish Verb "Haber"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
Names of 53 Zoo Animals in Spanish
Learn the Spanish names for many of the animals you'll see at a zoo.
6 Reasons You Should Learn Spanish
Do you need a reason for studying Spanish? Here are several in addition to the fact that it's one of the world's most widely spoken languages.
19 Useful Phrases Using the Spanish Verb "Tener"
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27 Prefixes You Can Use To Expand Your Spanish...
Spanish and English share many prefixes. Understanding them can help you expand your vocabulary more quickly.
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.
2 Ways of Asking Why in Spanish
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How Word Order Is More Flexible in Spanish
As you read or listen to everyday Spanish, you will notice that many sentences don't follow the usual subject-comes-first pattern.
Maybe You Can Say "Maybe" in Spanish.
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How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Tener"
Conjugation of the irregular Spanish verb 'tener.'
The 6 Indirect-Object Pronouns You Need To...
Learn how indirect-object pronouns are used in Spanish.
5 Spanish Words or Phrases You Can Use for "What"
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12 Spanish Indefinite Pronouns You Can Learn
An explanation of how to use indefinite pronouns, which don't refer to a particular person or thing, in Spanish.
What You Need To Know About Object Pronouns in...
How to know the difference between direct-object and indirect-object pronouns in Spanish and why that can make a difference.
3 Reasons You Might Put an Adjective Before a...
Why do some adjectives in Spanish come before the nouns instead of after?
If Only I Could Say "If" in Spanish
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Although the rules
How Do You Say "There Is" or "There Are" in...
How to say 'there is' and 'there are' in Spanish. Either 'estar' or 'haber' can be used as the verb, depending on the meaning.
13 Prepositional Pronouns You Can Use in Spanish
Learn which Spanish pronouns are used after prepositions.
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.
Being Bad in Spanish: "Malo" and Related Words
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Malo is a common
13 Spanish Consonants You Should Learn To...
How to pronounce the consonants of Spanish that are quite different from their English counterparts. Lesson includes links to more detailed lessons and audio files.
10 Facts You Need To Know About Spanish Nouns
10 facts about Spanish nouns with links to lessons for beginning and intermediate Spanish students.
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?
23 Spanish Words You Can Use for Lent, Holy...
This glossary lists the common terms used in Spain and Latin America to discuss the period that begins with Lent and ends with Easter.

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