Really and Actually in Spanish Finally Explained

Is “actually” actualmente in Spanish? Is “really” real? These are two common questions we get from our students. A lot of Spanish learners struggle with “actually”, “really?”, and “really” in Spanish because these words don’t have a literal translation to Spanish.  If you use an online translator, chances are it won’t get the meaning you … Read more

The ABCs of Introducing Yourself in Spanish

When you meet a Spanish-speaker, the first thing they’ll ask you is: ¿Cómo te llamas? ¿De dónde eres? ¿Cuántos años tienes? ¿A qué te dedicas? And a hundred more questions about yourself. People in the Spanish-speaking world are very friendly and love to meet foreigners learning Spanish, just like you! The answer to these questions … Read more

A Simple Guide to Master Ya and Todavía in Spanish

When should I use “ya”? And what about “todavía”? Telling the difference between these two Spanish adverbs might be challenging for some learners, especially because literal translations into Spanish aren’t always correct.  As similar as they can be, learning the difference between these two words is crucial for having fluent conversations in everyday Spanish. And, … Read more

5 Useful Tips to Talk About Borrowing and Lending in Spanish

Have you ever found yourself not knowing how to ask your Spanish-speaking friend to let you borrow their pen? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! And that’s because talking about “lending” and “borrowing” in Spanish is a little challenging, since there’s only one verb to express these two different ideas, and that is: “prestar”.  Even … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Por vs Para in Spanish

Do your Spanish-speaking friends constantly correct you when you try using “por” and “para”? Don’t worry, they mean no harm! This is a very common weak spot among Spanish learners. But you’re different because you were lucky enough to find this article, so keep on reading to finally master these two Spanish prepositions! “Por” and … Read more

5 Uses of Perder in Spanish: How to Talk about Losing, Missing, and More

The verb “perder” has many different uses in Spanish. Its uses can go from losing an object, some cash or a soccer match, to wasting time or missing something. And it can even be used to talk about rotten food! That’s… kind of confusing, huh?  Before panic gets to you, take a deep breath and … Read more

A Simple Guide to Master Ya and Todavía in Spanish

Learn the difference between the Spanish adverbs “ya” and “todavía”, as well as how to correctly use them in Spanish. Telling the difference between these two Spanish adverbs might be challenging for some learners, especially because literal translations into Spanish aren’t always correct. As similar as they can be, learning the difference between these two … Read more