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

Greetings in Spanish: Learn More Than Just “Hola”

Have you ever come across a native Spanish speaker and run out of words? Learning how to say hello and goodbye in Spanish is the first thing you need to know in order to communicate with anybody! So, if you are a beginner in Spanish and want to take your first step towards fluent conversations … 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