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100 Spanish Words You Need To Know
Spanish words you need to know, 100 of them and then some.
17 Christmas Classics You Can Sing in Spanish
Spanish lyrics for your favorite Christmas songs. Many of the songs include a translation or vocabulary guide to help you understand what you're singing.
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?
Noche de Paz
Sing the popular classic Christmas carol 'Silent Night' in Spanish. Bonus for Spanish students: grammar and vocabulary notes.
How To Write Letters or Email in Spanish
How to use greetings and salutations in personal and business letters in Spanish.
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.
End Your Confusion Over the Spanish "Porqu&eacu...
Confused? Understand the differences between 'porque,' 'por qué,' 'por que' and 'porqué' 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.
5 Quick Steps To Telling Time in Spanish
Learn how to tell time in Spanish.
To Be or Not To Be: That's the Question for...
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The Spanish Alphabet: English Plus One
Learn the Spanish alphabet, including how the letters are pronounced and how words are placed in alphabetical order.
Los doce días de Navidad
'The 12 Days of Christmas' in Spanish, with a grammar and vocabulary guide for classroom use or personal study.
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 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.
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?
Learn 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 "Qué" and...
Learn the difference between 'qué' and 'cuál' in Spanish.
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.
23 Colors and What They're Called in Spanish
A quick lesson on colors and the way they're used in Spanish.
Los peces en el río
This traditional Spanish-language Christmas carol is one of the most popular in Spain and Latin America. Included on this set of pages are the original Spanish lyrics along with a literal English translation and an original, singlable English version.
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.
What Do They Call the @ Symbol in Spanish?
Learn how the @ symbol used in e-mail is referred to in Spanish.
How Does Spanish Use Upside-Down Punctuation?
What's the deal with the upside-down question marks and exclamation points in Spanish?
18 Examples of Conjugating Regular Verbs in...
Lesson for beginners on conjugating the most common of verb tenses, the present indicative.
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.
Ya llegó la Navidad
Spanish-language version of 'Deck the Halls,' the popular Christmas song.
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.
If I learned Latin American Spanish, Will I Be...
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
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.
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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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.
What's the Difference Between Spanish "Tan" and...
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
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.
Jingle Bells in Spanish
'Jingle Bells' in Spanish with a translation into English and an explanation of the song's title.
This and That in Spanish
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) in Spanish.
Count to 10 in Spanish
Count to 10 in Spanish. Spanish Language.
How To Use Reflexive Pronouns in Spanish
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
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.'
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.
23 Sentences Showing You How To Use the...
A lesson on when the subjunctive mood should be used in Spanish, complete with translated examples.
Keep It Short: 47 Spanish Abbreviations
List of the common Spanish abbreviations.
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 To Sing "O Holy Night" in Spanish
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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.
Sing "O Come All Ye Faithful" in Spanish
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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.
Sing "Away in a Manger" in Spanish
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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 "Ser"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
How To Conjugate the Spanish "Ver"
Chart showing how to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'ver' and related verbs such as 'prever.'
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Tener"
How to use the Spanish verb 'tener,' which usually means 'to have.'
Which Past Tense of "Ser" Should I Use?
Discussion on the differences between the imperfect and preterite forms of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
¡Regocijad! Jesús nació
A Spanish verion of 'Joy to the World'
10 Facts About Spanish You'd Like To Know
A collection of basic but interesting facts about the world's No. 2 language.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Tener"
Conjugation of the irregular Spanish verb 'tener.'
How To Conjugate the Spanish 'Ir'
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Did a Royal Edict Give Spaniards a Lisp?
Is it true royal edict that gave Spaniards a 'lisp' in their pronunciation?
Name That Body Part — in Spanish!
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body.
Get To Like the Spanish Verb "Gustar"
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The First Noel in Spanish
A Spanish version of 'The First Noel,' a popular Christmas song.
How To Conjugate the Common Spanish Verb "Haber"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
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.
5 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Estar"
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Don't Count on Computerized Translations
Five online translators are put to the test by About.com's Guide to the Spanish Language.
How Do You Ask Questions in Spanish?
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish
What Is an Infinitive in Spanish or English?
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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.
How To Compare Things in Spanish That Are Similar
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Spanish Names for 49 Fruits You'd Enjoy
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.
Know the Difference Between "Saber" and "Conocer"
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Online Translation - Spanish Language
Two years ago we reviewed the one major online translating service available, and it was seriously lacking. Now, more than two years later, there at least half a dozen Web sites that provide online translation. But they still do a poor job.
87 Cellphone Abbreviations You Can Use To Text...
Quickly send text messages in Spanish using this list of popular abbreviations.
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.'
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.
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.
Conjugation of oír - Spanish Language
Want to know how to conjugate oír? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
3 Types of Punctuation Spanish Uses for...
Spanish has three types of punctuation it uses to mark quotations.
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.
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.
O Christmas Tree in Spanish
Spanish lyrics for the holiday song 'O Christmas Tree'
How To Make New Spanish Words Using Suffixes
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
7 Things You Should Know About Reflexive Verbs...
An introduction to reflexive verbs as they are used in Spanish.
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
What Is a Cognate?
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9 Ways of Thanking Someone in Spanish
Learn several ways of saying thanks or expressing appreciation in Spanish.
2-minute Lesson on Introducing Yourself in...
Quick lesson for beginners on introducing yourself 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 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.
15 Challenging Spanish Words Beginning With "C"
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33 Spanish Verbs With Irregular Past Participles
Here is a list of some of the most common irregular past participles of Spanish.
What's Your Job? Say It in Spanish
List of occupation names in Spanish with an explanation of the gender rules apply to them.
It Is True That English Has More Words Than...
Spanish may have fewer words, but that doesn't make it inferior.
Let's Eat Where They Speak Spanish!
Here is a basic vocabulary to use while dining out in an area where Spanish is spoken.
Escuchad el son triunfal
Spanish version of 'Hark, the Herald Angels Sing' with grammar and vocabulary notes on a separate page.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Decir"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'decir.'
31 Sentences That Show You How To Use Spanish...
Learn how infinitives are used immediately following conjugated verbs in Spanish.
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 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.
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.
The 8 Direct-Object Pronouns You Need To Know...
Learn what direct-object pronouns are and how they are used in Spanish.
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
29 Lessons on Spanish Pronunciation
Overview of Spanish pronunciation with links to lessons on each letter of the alphabet.
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.
How To Use Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use.
How To Use a Possessive Adjective After the...
Unlike English, Spanish has two forms of possessive adjectives, a short form that is used before nouns, and a long form that is used after nouns. This lesson explains the long form.
Christmas Quiz - Spanish Language
Do you know the vocabulary of Christmas in Spanish? Find out by taking this self-scoring quiz.
How To Make Spanish Adjectives Agree With Nouns
In Spanish, adjectives must match the nouns they describe in both number and gender.
What You Need To Know About Objective Pronouns...
How to use direct-object and indirect-object pronouns in Spanish.
Angels We Have Heard on High in Spanish —...
Spanish-language version of the popular Christmas carol, with translation
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear in Spanish
Spanish translation of the christmas carol 'It Came Upon the Midnight Clear' with a translation of the words to English
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.
How To Use Possessive Adjectives in Spanish
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7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition...
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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.
¿Qué niño es éste?...
Los 12 días de Navidad ('The 12 Days of Christmas' in Spanish.
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.
Interactive Quiz About Spanish Prepositions
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New to Spanish? Learn About Conjugation
Understand the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
37 Words That Break the Main Gender Rule of...
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How To Use the Personal "A" in Spanish
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How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Dar"
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How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Saber"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Infinitive (infinitivo):
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.
14 Examples of Using Possessive Pronouns in...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >If you've already
Learn How To Use the Future Tense of Spanish
Learn the usages and conjugation of the future tense in Spanish.
6 Reasons To Use the Spanish Preposition "A"
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5 Ways You Can Politely Ask People To Do Things...
How to be polite when telling people what to do in Spanish.
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.
What Is the Conditional Tense in Spanish and...
A description of the conditional tense in Spanish with examples and their translations.
7 Ways of Using the Spanish Preposition "Por"
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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.
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.
The Fishes in the River
Spanish Language. Page 2.
11 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Hacer"
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Maybe You Can Say "Maybe" in Spanish.
How to say 'maybe' or 'perhaps' in Spanish, with examples and their translations.
7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition "De"
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Top Spanish-English Dictionaries
Collection of Spanish-English dictionaries available for purchase
The 6 Indirect-Object Pronouns You Need To...
Learn how indirect-object pronouns are used in Spanish.
Did Chevrolet Blunder in Marketing the Nova in...
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Conjugation of conocer - Spanish verbs
Conjugation of 'conocer,' an irregular Spanish verb.
13 Ways To Order Words in Spanish
An explanation of how Spanish is more flexible than is English in terms of word order.
¡Oh ven!, ¡Oh ven, Emanuel!
This is the Spanish translation of the 'Veni, Emmanuel,' the Christmas hymn that has come to be known as 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel' in English. Included are translation notes for Spanish students. A printer-friendly version can be used for classroom and choral singing.
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.
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