How You Can Learn Spanish WITHOUT Speaking it! AKA The Silent Period in Spanish

How You Can Learn Spanish WITHOUT Speaking it! AKA The Silent Period in Spanish

Some polyglots use a technique called the “silent period” to make massive progress learning a language WITHOUT speaking it at all! ¡Y dicen que es la clave de su éxito! (And they say it’s the key to their success!)  So if you’re afraid of speaking Spanish or don’t feel ready yet, no te preocupes (don’t…

15 Spanish Last Names English Speakers Say WRONG (You Too?)

15 Spanish Last Names English Speakers Say WRONG (You Too?)

I’m Juan Rojas. Not Rohas, not Rohas (with English r). Rojas. And today you’re also going to learn how to stop butchering 10 other Spanish last names, and pronounce them all correctly! Let’s see if you can pronounce this one: 1. Rodríguez Sí, lo sé (Yes, I know): Rolling your Spanish ‘r’ can be difficult,…

9 ways native speakers express anger in Spanish!

9 ways native speakers express anger in Spanish!

Hola amigos, yo soy Juan, and today you’ll learn how to… Epa, estás moviendo la cámara (Hey, you’re moving the camera). Está bien, tranqui. Vamos de nuevo. (That’s okay, easy. Let’s go again.) Hola amigos, yo soy Juan and tod… Pero bueno ¿y entonces? Otra vez. (So, now what? Again.) Hola amigos, yo soy J-…

Spanish references that’ll make you an insider when speaking with Latinos

Spanish references that’ll make you an insider when speaking with Latinos

Amigos, when you’re talking to a Latino friend or people in your community, you’ll often hear them make weird references you don’t understand at all: ACTOR 1Estábamos en la fiesta y cuando el tío Alberto empezó a poner Vicente Fernández, ahí supe que era hora de irse. ¿Me entiendes?(We were at the party, and when…

Why you aren’t having success with your language classes

Why you aren’t having success with your language classes

Have you been taking dozens of Spanish classes, but you’re still struggling with speaking and understanding Spanish?  No eres el único (you’re not the only one): millions of people learning languages feel this way all the time.  Why does that happen? And how can you finally have success with your Spanish classes and speak Spanish…

Saber vs Conocer

Saber vs Conocer

¿Conoces el idioma español? Seguro que sí. Ahora, ¿Sabes el idioma español? ¡Mucho mejor entonces! (Do you know the Spanish Language? I’m sure you do. Now, do you know  the Spanish language? Even better then!)  Whaaaaaat, so I asked “do you know” twice and in Spanish first I said “conoces” and then “sabes”? Así es…

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