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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
Is 'te amo' or 'te quiero' the best way to say 'I love you' in Spanish?
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.
3 Types of Punctuation Spanish Uses for...
Spanish has three types of punctuation it uses to mark quotations.
End Your Confusion Over the Spanish "Porqu&eacu...
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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.
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 Do They Call the @ Symbol in Spanish?
Learn how the @ symbol used in e-mail is referred to in Spanish.
What's the Difference Between "Qué" and...
Learn the difference between 'qué' and 'cuál' 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.
How To Count in Spanish to Millions and Beyond
Learn how to count and how to form large numbers in Spanish.
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?
Why Does Spanish Use EE. UU. as the Abbreviatio...
Why is the abbreviation for 'Estados Unidos' in Spanish 'EE. UU' instead of 'E. U.'?
15 Challenging Spanish Words Beginning With "E"
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Learners of Spanish
Enjoy the 4 Seasons in Spanish
Here are the names of the four seasons in Spanish and an explanation of how they are used.
If I Learn Latin American Spanish, Will I Be...
What are the differences between Latin American Spanish and the Spanish of Spain?
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.
23 Colors and What They're Called in Spanish
A quick lesson on colors and the way they're used in Spanish.
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.
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 Does Spanish Use Upside-Down Punctuation?
Spanish was the first language to use upside-down question and exclamation marks.
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.
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.
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 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.
5 Quick Steps To Telling Time in Spanish
Learn how to tell time in Spanish.
HowTo Write What Day It Is in Spanish
Dates written in Spanish typically follow the day-month-year pattern.
10 Facts About Spanish You'd Like To Know
A collection of basic but interesting facts about the world's No. 2 language.
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.
Which Past Tense of "Ser" Should I Use?
Discussion on the differences between the imperfect and preterite forms of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
If Only I Could Say "If" in Spanish
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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.
Did a Royal Edict Give Spaniards a Lisp?
Is it true royal edict that gave Spaniards a 'lisp' in their pronunciation?
Find Out What You Wear in Spanish
List of the Spanish words for common articles of clothing.
Quiz for Spanish Students: The Preterite and...
Find out what you know about the past tenses, from your About.com Guide
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.
18 Examples of Conjugating Regular Verbs in...
Lesson for beginners on conjugating the most common of verb tenses, the present indicative.
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.
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.
¿Por qué celebran el Cinco de Mayo?
Las orígenes de la fiesta del cinco de mayo
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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What's the Difference Between Spanish "Tan" and...
Learn the differences between the Spanish words 'tan' and 'tanto.'
Name That Body Part — in Spanish!
Learn the Spanish words for the parts of the body.
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.
Don't Count on Computerized Translations
Five online translators are put to the test by About.com's Guide to the Spanish Language.
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.
This and That in Spanish
A lesson for beginners in the use of demonstrative adjectives (this, that, these, those) 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 Spanish "Ver"
Chart showing how to conjugate the irregular Spanish verb 'ver' and related verbs such as 'prever.'
How To Make New Spanish Words Using Suffixes
Suffixes and how to use them in Spanish, with examples.
87 Cellphone Abbreviations You Can Use To Text...
Quickly send text messages in Spanish using this list of popular abbreviations.
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.
How To Conjugate the Common Spanish Verb "Haber"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'haber'
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.
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 "O" and "Y" Can Become "U" and "E" in Spanish
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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.
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 Conjugate the Spanish 'Ir'
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How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Ser"
Complete conjugation of the Spanish verb 'ser.'
What Is the Conditional Tense in Spanish and...
A description of the conditional tense in Spanish with examples and their translations.
How Do You Ask Questions in Spanish?
Learn how to ask questions in Spanish
3 Tips for Pronouncing the Spanish Vowel E
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The Spanish vowel
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.
Interactive Quiz About Spanish Prepositions
Spanish Prepositions Quiz on the Basics and More Sorry, but this quiz requires that you have javascript
5 Ways of Using the Spanish Verb "Estar"
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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.'
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Tener"
Conjugation of the irregular Spanish verb 'tener.'
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.
It Is True That English Has More Words Than...
Spanish may have fewer words, but that doesn't make it inferior.
Conjugation of oír - Spanish Language
Want to know how to conjugate oír? Here's how, from your About.com Guide
29 Lessons on Spanish Pronunciation
Overview of Spanish pronunciation with links to lessons on each letter of the alphabet.
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.
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.
How To Use the Spanish Verb "Tener"
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73 Computer-Related Terms in Spanish You Can...
Spanish-English glossary of common terms involving computers and the Internet.
13 Ways You Can Use the Spanish Word "Ya"
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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.
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.
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.
2-minute Lesson on Introducing Yourself in...
Quick lesson for beginners on introducing yourself in Spanish.
How To Use "Haber" To Form the Spanish Perfect...
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Just by learning
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 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 Reflexive Pronouns in Spanish
Learn how reflexive pronouns are used in Spanish. Example sentences are included.
How To Conjugate the Spanish Verb "Decir"
Conjugation of the Spanish verb 'decir.'
9 Ways of Thanking Someone in Spanish
Learn several ways of saying thanks or expressing appreciation in Spanish.
Maybe You Can Say "Maybe" in Spanish.
How to say 'maybe' or 'perhaps' in Spanish, with examples and their translations.
How To Use Present Participles in Spanish
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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.
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.
Did Chevrolet Blunder in Marketing the Nova in...
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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.
37 Words That Break the Main Gender Rule of...
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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.
Know the Difference Between "Saber" and "Conocer"
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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?
Know Your Vegetables in Spanish
Here are the names of many common vegetables in Spanish, and some uncommon ones as well.
How To Compare Things in Spanish That Are Similar
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How To Say Something Is the Best in Spanish
An explanation of how comparatives and superlatives are formed in Spanish.
31 Spanish Proverbs To Challenge Your...
A month's worth of Spanish proverbs with English translations/. Page 2.
How "Más Que" and "Más De" Don't...
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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 Use Possessive Adjectives in Spanish
class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Possessive adjectives
Names of 53 Zoo Animals in Spanish
Learn the Spanish names for many of the animals you'll see at a zoo.
6 Reasons To Use the Spanish Preposition "A"
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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.
New to Spanish? Learn About Conjugation
Understand the concept of verb conjugation as it is used in Spanish and English.
How To Use Exclamations in Spanish
Two dozen examples of how exclamations or exclamatory sentences 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.
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
11 Examples of Using "Aun" and "Aún" in...
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How To Use the Personal "A" in Spanish
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Get To Like the Spanish Verb "Gustar"
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14 Spanish-Language Movies That Have Been...
Descriptions of the most popular Spanish-language movies for U.S. audiences.
How To Use Demonstrative Pronouns in Spanish
An explanation and complete list of the demonstrative pronouns of Spanish with examples of their use.
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
The 8 Direct-Object Pronouns You Need To Know...
Learn what direct-object pronouns are and how they are used in Spanish.
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.
When To Use the Subjunctive Mood After "Cuando"...
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14 Examples of Using Possessive Pronouns in...
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7 Ways of Using the Spanish Preposition "Por"
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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.
Here's an Easy Way To Make Spanish Adverbs
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What You Need To Know About Objective Pronouns...
How to use direct-object and indirect-object pronouns in Spanish.
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.
Learn How To Use the Future Tense of Spanish
Learn the usages and conjugation of the future tense in Spanish.
Don't Confuse "Derecho" With "Derecha" in Spanish
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7 Reasons for Using the Spanish Preposition...
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6 Ways of Saying "Then" in Spanish
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Conjugation of conocer - Spanish verbs
Conjugation of 'conocer,' an irregular Spanish verb.
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 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 Spanish Words You Can Use for "What"
The English word 'what' can be translated numerous ways into Spanish.
3 Tips for Picking the Right Tense of the...
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7 Things You Should Know About Reflexive Verbs...
An introduction to reflexive verbs as they are used in Spanish.
2 Ways of Asking Why in Spanish
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How To Use "Se" in Spanish for a Passive Voice
Spanish often uses reflexive verbs as a way of indicating that some sort of action is done without indicating who or what performed the action.
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.
Learn How To Conjugate Spanish Verbs in the...
Conjugation of imperfect indicative verbs in Spanish along with examples of their use in sentences.
How Past Participles Can Be Verbs or Adjectives
Past participles are words, common in both Spanish and English, that have characteristics of verbs and adjectives.
How To Conjugate the Future Tense of Spanish
Spanish conjugation for regular verbs, and some common irregular ones, for the indicative future tense.
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 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.
Lost? Here's How To Ask for Directions in Spanis
Learn how to ask for directions in Spanish.

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