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100 Spanish Words You Need To Know
Spanish words you need to know, 100 of them and then some.
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.
15 Ways To Greet Someone in Spanish
Learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself in Spanish.
The Spanish Alphabet: English Plus One
Learn the Spanish alphabet, including how the letters are pronounced and how words are placed in alphabetical order.
5 Quick Steps To Telling Time in Spanish
Learn how to tell time in Spanish.
53 Nationalities in Spanish
Here are the names of nationalities for many countries 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?
Learn To Count in Spanish to Millions and Beyond
Learn how to count and how to form large numbers 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 an explanation of how to do it.
Enjoy the 4 Seasons in Spanish
Here are the names of the four seasons in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used.
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.
To Be or Not To Be: That's the Question for...
The Spanish verbs 'ser' and 'estar' can confuse because they both mean 'to be.' Here's a quick guide so you know which one to use.
23 Colors and What They're Called in Spanish
A quick lesson on colors and the way they're used in Spanish.
How To Write Letters or Email in Spanish
How to use greetings and salutations in personal and business letters in Spanish.
HowTo Write What Day It Is in Spanish
Dates written in Spanish typically follow the day-month-year pattern.
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.
End Your Confusion Over the Spanish "Porqu&eacu...
Confused? Understand the differences between 'porque,' 'por qué,' 'por que' and 'porqué' in Spanish.
What Do You Call Your Relatives in Spanish?
Learn how to refer to the members of your family in Spanish.
Count to 10 in Spanish
Count to 10 in Spanish. Spanish Language.
What's the Difference Between "Qué" and...
Learn the difference between 'qué' and 'cuál' in Spanish.
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.
Name That Body Part — in Spanish!
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body.
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.
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.
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.
What Do They Call the @ Symbol in Spanish?
Learn how the @ symbol used in e-mail is referred to 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.'
Day of the Dead Isn't the Same as Halloween
A look at the Day of the Dead or Día de los muertos in Mexico.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Ser"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
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.
18 Examples of Conjugating Regular Verbs in...
Lesson for beginners on conjugating the most common of verb tenses, the present indicative.
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?
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.
How Do You Ask Questions in Spanish?
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish
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.
How Does Spanish Use Upside-Down Punctuation?
What's the deal with the upside-down question marks and exclamation points in Spanish?
How To Conjugate the Spanish "Ver"
Chart showing how to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'ver' and related verbs such as 'prever.'
Conjugation of oír - Spanish Language
Want to know how to conjugate oír? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
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.
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Tener"
How to use the Spanish verb 'tener,' which usually means 'to have.'
How To Conjugate the Spanish 'Ir'
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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.
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.
37 Words That Break the Main Gender Rule of...
As a general rule, Spanish words that end in 'a' are feminine and those that end in 'o' are masculine. Here's a list of the most common exceptions.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Tener"
Conjugation of the irregular Spanish verb 'tener.'
If I learned Latin American Spanish, Will I Be...
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
Get To Like the Spanish Verb "Gustar"
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What Is a Cognate?
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2-minute Lesson on Introducing Yourself in...
Quick lesson for beginners on introducing yourself in Spanish.
Where Do Spanish Adjectives Go?
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.
How To Use Reflexive Pronouns in Spanish
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
Spanish Names for 49 Fruits You'd Enjoy
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.
Keep It Short: 47 Spanish Abbreviations
List of the common Spanish abbreviations.
3 Ways in Which Stress Can Be Placed on Spanish...
Learn which syllable of Spanish word receives the stress and how that can be modified through the use of diacritical marks known as accents.
Know the Difference Between "Saber" and "Conocer"
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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.
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.
5 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Estar"
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Why Does Spanish Use EE. UU. as the Abbreviatio...
Why is the abbreviation for 'Estados Unidos' in Spanish 'EE. UU' instead of 'E. U.'?
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.
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.
Did a Royal Edict Give Spaniards a Lisp?
Is it true royal edict that gave Spaniards a 'lisp' in their pronunciation?
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 Conjugate the Common Spanish Verb "Haber"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
23 Sentences Showing You How To Use the...
A lesson on when the subjunctive mood should be used in Spanish, complete with translated examples.
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.
4 Ways of Using the Spanish Pronoun "Se"
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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.
31 Sentences That Show You How To Use Spanish...
Learn how infinitives are used immediately following conjugated verbs in Spanish.
This and That in Spanish
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) in Spanish.
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.
If Only I Could Say "If" in Spanish
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Lost? Here's How To Ask for Directions in Spanis
Learn how to ask for directions in Spanish.
6 Reasons Why You Should Be Studying 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.
How To Make Spanish Words Plural
Here are the rules for making words plural in Spanish.
9 Ways of Thanking Someone in Spanish
Learn several ways of saying thanks or expressing appreciation in Spanish.
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.'
Find Out What You Wear in Spanish
List of the Spanish words for common articles of clothing.
How To Use "Un" and "Una" in Spanish (or Leave...
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.
What's the Difference Between Spanish "Tan" and...
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
Using Your Keyboard To Make Spanish Accents and...
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.
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.
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.
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.
1-Minute Lesson on Saying "I Love You" in Spanish
This is a simple lesson — it will take less than a minute — on saying 'I love you' in Spanish.
New to Spanish? Learn About Conjugation
Understand the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
7 Things You Should Know About Reflexive Verbs...
An introduction to reflexive verbs as they are used in Spanish.
How Did Cristóbal Colón Become...
Find out why the Spanish name and the English name of Christopher Columbus are so different.
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.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Dar"
Conjugation for all the simple tenses of 'dar,' a Spanish word usually translated as 'to give.'
Learn How To Pronounce Spanish Vowels
Most Spanish vowels have only a single sound to learn.
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 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.
Names of 53 Zoo Animals in Spanish
Learn the Spanish names for many of the animals you'll see at a zoo.
How To Make Spanish Adjectives Agree With Nouns
In Spanish, adjectives must match the nouns they describe in both number and gender.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Saber"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'saber.'
What Is an Infinitive in Spanish or English?
Glossary definition of 'infinitive' with examples in Spanish and English.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Decir"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'decir.'
Using the Spanish 'No'
The Spanish word 'no' is similar in meaning to the English 'no,' but the two words aren't used exactly the same.
What's Your Job? Say It in Spanish
List of occupation names in Spanish with an explanation of the gender rules apply to them.
The 6 Indirect-Object Pronouns You Need To...
Learn how indirect-object pronouns are used in Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How To Make New Spanish Words Using Suffixes
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
Interactive Quiz About Spanish Adjectives
Spanish Adjectives Quiz on the Basics and More Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
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How To Use Possessive Adjectives in Spanish
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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.'
What Is the Conditional Tense in Spanish and...
A description of the conditional tense in Spanish with examples and their translations.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Estar"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'estar.'
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.
14 Spanish-Language Movies That Have Been...
Descriptions of the most popular Spanish-language movies for U.S. audiences.
Online Quizzes for Spanish Students
Collection of online quizzes for people learning Spanish.
31 Country and City Names That Use the Definite...
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47 Spanish Words You Can Use To Talk About the...
Expand your Spanish vocabulary with this list of weather terms and an explanation of how to use related verbs.
How To Compare Things in Spanish That Are Similar
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3 Types of Punctuation Spanish Uses for...
Spanish has three types of punctuation it uses to mark quotations.
Learn When To Use "El" With Feminine Nouns in...
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How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Poder"
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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
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?
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
7 Ways of Using the Spanish Preposition "Por"
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Conjugation of Hacer - Spanish Grammar
The full conjugation of the Spanish verb 'hacer,' which usually means 'to do' or 'to make.'
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.
The 8 Direct-Object Pronouns You Need To Know...
Learn what direct-object pronouns are and how they are used in Spanish.
Conjugation of Seguir - Spanish Grammar
The full conjugation of 'seguir,' a common Spanish verb that usually means to follow or to continue
Quiz for Spanish Students: The Preterite and...
Find out what you know about the past tenses, from your About.com Guide
How To Make Spanish Add Up
Here are the basic terms of arithmetic as used in Spanish.
Conjugation of Dormir — Spanish Language
How to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'dormir,' which usually means 'to sleep.'
The Mexican National Anthem (Translation)
El himno nacional mexicano: the Mexican national anthem in Spanish, with an English translation and links for those learning Spanish. Page 2.
Conjugation of the Spanish Verb Salir
How to conjugate the Spanish verb salir and other verbs that follow its pattern.
5 Ways of Translating "-ing" Words to Spanish
When translating to Spanish, you can't translate all English words ending in '-ing' the same way.
Here's Looking at You: Using the Spanish Verbs...
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How To Use Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use in sentences.
Quiz in First-Year Spanish Vocabulary
First-Year Spanish Vocabulary Quiz on Words You Might Know Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have
3 Tips for Picking the Right Tense of the...
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When Do Spanish Vowels Combine Into One syllable?
Spanish vowels can be classifed as strong or weak, something that's important to know when syllables matter.
Did Chevrolet Blunder in Marketing the Nova in...
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You'll Be Suprised by the Spanish Words That...
Thousands of Spanish words come from the Arabic language. Here is a list of the most common.
Interactive Quiz About Spanish Verb Conjugation...
Conjugation of Everyday Spanish Verbs Verb Forms You Need To Know Sorry, but this quiz requires that
14 Examples of Using Possessive Pronouns in...
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Conjugation of conocer - Spanish verbs
Conjugation of 'conocer,' an irregular Spanish verb.
Learn How To Pronounce the G and J in Spanish
A brief lesson in pronouncing the G and J of Spanish. Read a description of the sounds and hear them spoken by native speakers.
11 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Hacer"
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