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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
Is 'te amo' or 'te quiero' the best way to say 'I love you' in Spanish?
End Your Confusion Over the Spanish "Porqu&eacu...
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15 Ways To Greet Someone in Spanish
Learn how to greet someone and introduce yourself in Spanish.
How To Write Letters or Email in Spanish
How to use greetings and salutations in personal and business letters in Spanish.
What Do They Call the @ Symbol in Spanish?
Learn how the @ symbol used in e-mail is referred to 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.'?
How To Count in Spanish to Millions and Beyond
Learn how to count and how to form large numbers 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.
What's the Difference Between "Qué" and...
Learn the difference between 'qué' and 'cuál' 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.
Count to 10 in Spanish
Count to 10 in Spanish. Spanish Language.
Did a Royal Edict Give Spaniards a Lisp?
Is it true royal edict that gave Spaniards a 'lisp' in their pronunciation?
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?
Spanish was the first language to use upside-down question and exclamation marks.
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.
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.
4 Ways of Using the Spanish Pronoun "Se"
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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.
7 Ways of Using "Lo" in Spanish
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How Do You Ask Questions in Spanish?
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish
10 Facts About Spanish Pronouns
What you need to learn about pronouns if you're learning Spanish.
10 Facts About Spanish You'd Like To Know
A collection of basic but interesting facts about the world's No. 2 language.
To Be or Not To Be: That's the Question for...
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53 Nationalities in Spanish
Here are the names of nationalities for many countries in Spanish.
If I Learn Latin American Spanish, Will I Be...
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
23 Colors and What They're Called in Spanish
A quick lesson on colors and the way they're used in Spanish.
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.
Spanish Names for 49 Fruits You'd Enjoy
Spanish words for the common fruits as well as some uncommon ones.
What Do You Call Your Relatives in Spanish?
Learn how to refer to the members of your family in Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
29 Lessons on Mood and Voice of Spanish Verbs
An overview of the three verb moods and the two verb voices in Spanish along with comparisons of the same in English and sample sentences.
What Is the Subjunctive Mood in Spanish?
A quick look for beginning Spanish students at how the subjunctive mood is used.
47 Words That Break the Main Gender Rule of...
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87 Cellphone Abbreviations You Can Use To Text...
Quickly send text messages in Spanish using this list of popular abbreviations.
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?
5 Quick Steps To Telling Time in Spanish
Learn how to tell time 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.
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.
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.
Don't Count on Computerized Translations
Five online translators are put to the test by About.com's Guide to the Spanish Language.
31 Spanish Proverbs To Challenge Your...
A month's worth of Spanish proverbs with English translations/. Page 2.
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.
It Is True That English Has More Words Than...
Spanish may have fewer words, but that doesn't make it inferior.
Enjoy the 4 Seasons in Spanish
Here are the names of the four seasons in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used.
10 Types of Spanish Pronouns
Learn how various types of pronouns function in Spanish. Lesson includes examples as well as links to more advanced lessons.
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
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.'
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.
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.
Name That Body Part — in Spanish!
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body.
Which Past Tense of "Ser" Should I Use?
Discussion on the differences between the imperfect and preterite forms of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
2-minute Lesson on Introducing Yourself in...
Quick lesson for beginners on introducing yourself in Spanish.
How Are Subject Pronouns in Spanish Like...
Learn the subject pronouns in Spanish and find out when they can be omitted from sentences.
How Do You Say "It" in Spanish?
How do you say 'it' in Spanish? This lesson explains.
13 Ways You Can Use the Spanish Word "Ya"
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HowTo Write What Day It Is in Spanish
Dates written in Spanish typically follow the day-month-year pattern.
29 Lessons on Spanish Pronunciation
Overview of Spanish pronunciation with links to lessons on each letter of the alphabet.
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.
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.
9 Ways of Thanking Someone in Spanish
Learn several ways of saying thanks or expressing appreciation 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 Make New Spanish Words Using Suffixes
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
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.
5 Ways You Can Politely Ask People To Do Things...
How to be polite when telling people what to do in Spanish.
Maybe You Can Say "Maybe" in Spanish.
How to say 'maybe' or 'perhaps' in Spanish, with examples and their translations.
This and That in Spanish
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) in Spanish.
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.
Don't Confuse "Derecho" With "Derecha" in Spanish
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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.
What You Need To Know About Objective Pronouns...
How to use direct-object and indirect-object pronouns in Spanish.
11 Examples of Using "Aun" and "Aún" in...
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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.'
3 Types of Punctuation Spanish Uses for...
Spanish has three types of punctuation it uses to mark quotations.
How To Start Learning Spanish
Are you thinking about learning Spanish? Here's an introduction to one of the world's great languages.
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.
73 Computer-Related Terms in Spanish You Can...
Spanish-English glossary of common terms involving computers and the Internet.
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Tener"
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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
Did Chevrolet Blunder in Marketing the Nova in...
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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.
7 Ways To Use the Spanish "No"
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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?
Learn the Connection Between English "Grace"...
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What's the Difference Between Spanish "Tan" and...
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
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.
13 Ways To Order Words in Spanish
An explanation of how Spanish is more flexible than is English in terms of word order.
4 Tenses for Using the Spanish Subjunctive
A guide to deciding which tense to use in the subjunctive mood of Spanish.
7 Ways of Using the Spanish Preposition "Por"
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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
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.
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.
6 Reasons To Use the Spanish Preposition "A"
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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 "Que" and Other Relative Pronouns in...
Relative pronouns are often used differently in Spanish than in English. Here's an explanation along with examples and their translations.
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.
5 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Estar"
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15 Rules for Using the Definite Article in...
Learn when Spanish uses or omits the definite article.
Know Your Vegetables in Spanish
Here are the names of many common vegetables in Spanish, and some uncommon ones as well.
Clearly, "Claro" Is a Spanish Word You'd Want...
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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.
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.
How To Use Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use.
5 Spanish Words You Can Use for "What"
The English word 'what' can be translated numerous ways into 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.
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.
2 Ways of Asking Why in Spanish
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When To Use the Subjunctive Mood After "Cuando"...
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If Only I Could Say "If" in Spanish
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Being Bad in Spanish: "Malo" and Related Words
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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.
Find Out What You Wear in Spanish
List of the Spanish words for common articles of clothing.
14 Spanish-Language Movies That Have Been...
Descriptions of the most popular Spanish-language movies for U.S. audiences.
How To Use Reflexive Pronouns in Spanish
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
How Do You Decide Which Word To Use When...
Translating words from one language to another isn't simply a matter of looking them up in the dictionary.
Lost? Here's How To Ask for Directions in Spanis
Learn how to ask for directions in Spanish.
7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition "De"
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7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition...
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In Spanish, Is a Girl a "Muchacha" or a "Chica"?
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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.
10 Facts About Spanish Adjectives You Need To...
10 useful things you should know about adjectives if you're trying to learn Spanish.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Ser"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
Top Spanish-English Dictionaries
Collection of Spanish-English dictionaries available for purchase
Names of 53 Zoo Animals in Spanish
Learn the Spanish names for many of the animals you'll see at a zoo.
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.
Here's Looking at You: Using the Spanish Verbs...
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How To Conjugate the Common Spanish Verb "Haber"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
17 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Llevar"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Once upon a time,
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 Personal "A" in Spanish
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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 Use Present Participles in Spanish
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Learn How To Pronounce Spanish Vowels
Most Spanish vowels have only a single sound to learn.
How To Make Spanish Add Up
Here are the basic terms of arithmetic as used in Spanish.
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.
51 Spanish Words That Sound Exactly Like Other...
List of Spanish homophones and homonyms, words that sound alike and can easily be confused.
"Detrás" vs. "Atrás": Which One...
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3 Tips for Picking the Right Tense of the...
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5 Tips for Pronouncing the Spanish R
The Spanish 'r' can be a challenge for some people when learning pronunciation.
Day of the Dead Isn't the Same as Halloween
A look at the Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos in Mexico.
How To Use the Spanish Verbs "Comprender" and...
Brief explanation of the differences between 'entender' and 'comprender.'
New to Spanish? Learn About Conjugation
Understand the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
What Is a Cognate?
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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.

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