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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?
33 Spanish Words To Learn for Thanksgiving
Learn the Spanish words related to Thanksgiving, also known as el Día de Acción de Gracias.
How To Write Letters or Email in Spanish
How to use greetings and salutations in personal and business letters 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.
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 how to do it.
5 Quick Steps To Telling Time in Spanish
Learn how to tell time in Spanish.
Learn To Count in Spanish to Millions and Beyond
Learn how to count and how to form large numbers in Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy the 4 Seasons in Spanish
Here are the names of the four seasons in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used.
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?
Spanish Christmas Songs!
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.
23 Colors and What They're Called in Spanish
A quick lesson on colors and the way they're used in Spanish.
What's the Difference Between "Qué" and...
Learn the difference between 'qué' and 'cuál' in Spanish.
What Do They Call the @ Symbol in Spanish?
Learn how the @ symbol used in e-mail is referred to in Spanish.
Count to 10 in Spanish
Count to 10 in Spanish. Spanish Language.
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 Does Spanish Use Upside-Down Punctuation?
What's the deal with the upside-down question marks and exclamation points in Spanish?
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.
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.
If I learned Latin American Spanish, Will I Be...
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
9 Ways of Thanking Someone in Spanish
Learn several ways of saying thanks or expressing appreciation in Spanish.
Why Does Spanish Use EE. UU. as the Abbreviatio...
Why is the abbreviation for 'Estados Unidos' in Spanish 'EE. UU' instead of 'E. U.'?
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.
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.
HowTo Write What Day It Is in Spanish
Dates written in Spanish typically follow the day-month-year pattern.
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.
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.
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
Name That Body Part — in Spanish!
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body.
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Tener"
How to use the Spanish verb 'tener,' which usually means 'to have.'
Find Out What You Wear in Spanish
List of the Spanish words for common articles of clothing.
Noche de Paz
Sing the popular classic Christmas carol 'Silent Night' in Spanish. Bonus for Spanish students: grammar and vocabulary notes.
Keep It Short: 47 Spanish Abbreviations
List of the common Spanish abbreviations.
18 Examples of Conjugating Regular Verbs in...
Lesson for beginners on conjugating the most common of verb tenses, the present indicative.
Which Past Tense of "Ser" Should I Use?
Discussion on the differences between the imperfect and preterite forms of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
10 Facts About Spanish You'd Like To Know
A collection of basic but interesting facts about the world's No. 2 language.
What's the Difference Between Spanish "Tan" and...
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
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 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.
This and That in Spanish
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) in Spanish.
87 Cellphone Abbreviations You Can Use To Text...
Quickly send text messages in Spanish using this list of popular abbreviations.
If Only I Could Say "If" in Spanish
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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.'
Spanish Names for 49 Fruits You'd Enjoy
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Tener"
Conjugation of the irregular Spanish verb 'tener.'
Did a Royal Edict Give Spaniards a Lisp?
Is it true royal edict that gave Spaniards a 'lisp' in their pronunciation?
How To Conjugate the Common Spanish Verb "Haber"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
How To Conjugate the Spanish 'Ir'
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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.
Don't Count on Computerized Translations
Five online translators are put to the test by About.com's Guide to the Spanish Language.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Ser"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
How To Use Reflexive Pronouns in Spanish
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
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.
4 Ways of Using the Spanish Pronoun "Se"
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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.
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.
3 Types of Punctuation Spanish Uses for...
Spanish has three types of punctuation it uses to mark quotations.
How Do You Ask Questions in Spanish?
Learn how to ask questions 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.'
5 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Estar"
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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.
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 Compare Things in Spanish That Are Similar
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Interactive Quiz About Spanish Prepositions
Spanish Prepositions Quiz on the Basics and More Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
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.
Conjugation of oír - Spanish Language
Want to know how to conjugate oír? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
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.'
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 Your Job? Say It in Spanish
List of occupation names in Spanish with an explanation of the gender rules apply to them.
2-minute Lesson on Introducing Yourself in...
Quick lesson for beginners on introducing yourself in Spanish.
How To Make New Spanish Words Using Suffixes
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
Get To Like the Spanish Verb "Gustar"
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Los doce días de Navidad
'The 12 Days of Christmas' in Spanish, with a grammar and vocabulary guide for classroom use or personal study.
Learn the Connection Between English "Grace"...
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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.
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.'
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.
Know the Difference Between "Saber" and "Conocer"
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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.
Day of the Dead Isn't the Same as Halloween
A look at the Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos in Mexico.
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.
What You Need To Know About Objective Pronouns...
How to use direct-object and indirect-object pronouns in Spanish.
The 8 Direct-Object Pronouns You Need To Know...
Learn what direct-object pronouns are and how they are used in Spanish.
7 Ways of Using the Spanish Preposition "Por"
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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.
How To Use Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use.
7 Things You Should Know About Reflexive Verbs...
An introduction to reflexive verbs as they are used in Spanish.
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.
What Is an Infinitive in Spanish or English?
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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.
New to Spanish? Learn About Conjugation
Understand the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
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.
How To Use Possessive Adjectives in Spanish
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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.
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.
It Is True That English Has More Words Than...
Spanish may have fewer words, but that doesn't make it inferior.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Decir"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'decir.'
Lost? Here's How To Ask for Directions in Spanis
Learn how to ask for directions in Spanish.
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.
29 Lessons on Spanish Pronunciation
Overview of Spanish pronunciation with links to lessons on each letter of the alphabet.
14 Spanish-Language Movies That Have Been...
Descriptions of the most popular Spanish-language movies for U.S. audiences.
What Is the Conditional Tense in Spanish and...
A description of the conditional tense in Spanish with examples and their translations.
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.
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.
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.
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 Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Dar"
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37 Words That Break the Main Gender Rule of...
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6 Reasons To Use the Spanish Preposition "A"
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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.
31 Sentences That Show You How To Use Spanish...
Learn how infinitives are used immediately following conjugated verbs in Spanish.
5 Ways You Can Politely Ask People To Do Things...
How to be polite when telling people what to do in Spanish.
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 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.
73 Computer-Related Terms in Spanish You Can...
Spanish-English glossary of common terms involving computers and the Internet.
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.
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
Double Negatives? They're OK in Spanish
Double negatives are considered substandard in English. But in Spanish they are often required. This lesson explains how.
How To Use the Personal "A" in Spanish
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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.
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.
11 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Hacer"
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13 Ways You Can Use the Spanish Word "Ya"
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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.
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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13 Ways To Order Words in Spanish
An explanation of how Spanish is more flexible than is English in terms of word order.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Poder"
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77 Words for Talking About Football in Spanish
Glossary of U.S. football terms in Spanish.
Learn How To Use the Future Tense of Spanish
Learn the usages and conjugation of the future tense in Spanish.
6 Pairs of Spanish Verbs That Are Easy to Confuse
These pairs of Spanish verbs are often translated alike, yet their meanings are different.
Here's Looking at You: Using the Spanish Verbs...
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Conjugation of conocer - Spanish verbs
Conjugation of 'conocer,' an irregular Spanish verb.
What Is a Cognate?
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7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition "De"
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Maybe You Can Say "Maybe" in Spanish.
How to say 'maybe' or 'perhaps' in Spanish, with examples and their translations.
Did Chevrolet Blunder in Marketing the Nova in...
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Top Spanish-English Dictionaries
Collection of Spanish-English dictionaries available for purchase
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.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Estar"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'estar.'
How Do You Say "It" in Spanish?
How do you say 'it' in Spanish? This lesson explains.
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