Preterito Spanish: Learn with Chunks for Singular & Plural (Examples)

Preterito Spanish: Learn with Chunks for Singular & Plural (Examples)

Mis queridos alumnos (My dear students), today you’re going to learn the preterite, or pretérito Spanish, the most used past tense in Mexico and most other Latin-American countries.  It is also known as pretérito indefinido and pretérito perfecto simple, but this is jargon. Let’s stick to pretérito alone, since that’s how most people call it…

Is Spanish Easy to Learn? 5 Reasons Why It’s Good for English Native Speakers

If you’ve ever been scared by the thought of getting fluent in Spanish and all the work it takes, este video renovará tu motivación (this video will give you renewed motivation). Is Spanish easy to learn? Find out! Because listen up: if you’re an English native speaker, en realidad te será MÁS SENCILLO aprender español (Spanish…

Don’t Say This in Mexico: 8 Spanish Words That Offend Mexicans

Don’t Say This in Mexico: 8 Spanish Words That Offend Mexicans

Did you know there are some Spanish words that you might be hearing or using sometimes, but are actually offensive to Mexicans? In this lesson, you’re going to discover 8 Spanish words you should NEVER use when talking to a Mexican! I’m teacher Mariana, from Spring Spanish, a proud Mexican, and here’s the first offensive…

DON’T Learn the Past Tense in Spanish with Conjugation Tables!

DON’T Learn the Past Tense in Spanish with Conjugation Tables!

Hello, my dear students! I’m Mariana, head of grammar at Spring Spanish, and today I’m going to show you how you can always use the past tense in Spanish correctly while speaking in conversations… without having to think about conjugation tables!  We’re going to use our very own Conversation Based Chunking method to help you…

DON’T Learn the Spanish Present Tense Conjugation Table!

DON’T Learn the Spanish Present Tense Conjugation Table!

So, you’re in a conversation in Spanish, you’ve been listening to your conversation partner, and now you’re getting ready to say something… BUT suddenly you’ve forgotten the correct conjugation… You start rattling off the verb conjugation table in your head (yo, tú, él, nosotros…).  People are waiting for you to finish your sentence and that…

Hay vs Había vs Hubo: Try 1 Simple Trick to Always Use Spanish Haber Correctly

Hay vs Había vs Hubo: Try 1 Simple Trick to Always Use Spanish Haber Correctly

Today, you’re going to finally master the verb haber and the 3 ways it’s most often used: hay vs había vs hubo. Ya sé (I know), there are a lot of explanations out there on the Internet about the verb haber, but if you’ve ever thought “I understand the rules, but I never remember them…

How Many Tenses Spanish Has: A Complete Overview of the Spanish Tenses

How Many Tenses Spanish Has: A Complete Overview of the Spanish Tenses

Admítelo (Admit it): we’ve all tried to memorize Spanish verb tenses, only to end up in an actual conversation thinking “should I use pretérito now or pretérito perfecto… or what’s the difference again?” Even like: how many tenses Spanish has really? And then, you haven’t even started conjugating the verb!  Result: brain meltdown, and you’re…

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