DON’T Say PERDON, say THESE 5 Alternatives Instead!

DON’T Say PERDON, say THESE 5 Alternatives Instead!

AMANDAMaura, sabes…(Maura, you know…) MAURA¡Aaaah! Me asustaste, pensé que no estabas.(Aaaah! You scared me, I thought you were gone.) AMANDAAy, perdón. Lo siento, ¿me disculpas?(Oh, sorry. I’m sorry, will you forgive me?) So, sweet Amanda here is very dramatic and basically apologized in every way possible. It is useful for us though, since we are…

Trouble with COMER? Learn it with CHUNKS, never forget it again (Conjugation)

Trouble with COMER? Learn it with CHUNKS, never forget it again (Conjugation)

MAURA¿Comemos en casa o comemos fuera?(Do we eat at home or eat out?) CARLAComo no hicimos mercado, mejor comemos fuera.(Since we didn’t go to the market, we’d better eat out.) MAURAVale, pero vamos ya que tengo tanta hambre que me comería un elefante.(Okay, but let’s go because I’m so hungry I could eat an elephant.)…

Trouble with LLEVAR? Learn it with CHUNKS, never forget it again!

Trouble with LLEVAR? Learn it with CHUNKS, never forget it again!

MAURA¿Llevas la navaja por si acaso?(Do you carry your pocket knife with you just in case?) CARLA¡Sí, claro! Por cierto, Amanda preguntó si la podíamos llevar.(Yes, of course! By the way, Amanda asked if we could take her.) MAURAUff, vamos a decirle a Mauricio porque en nuestro carro va Alejandra y sabes que ellas no…

DON’T Say INCREIBLE, say THESE 9 Alternatives Instead!

DON’T Say INCREIBLE, say THESE 9 Alternatives Instead!

CARLA¡Hola, hola! No te imaginas lo increíble que estuvo el viaje a Galicia.(Hello, hello! You can’t imagine how amazing the trip to Galicia was.) MAURA¿Sí? ¿La pasaron increíble?(Yeah? Did you have a wonderful time?) CARLAIncreíble es poco. Todo estuvo perfecto. Ahora te muestro fotos.(Wonderful is an understatement. Everything was perfect. I will show you some…

How and When to Use the Spanish IMPERFECTO (Learn through Chunking)

How and When to Use the Spanish IMPERFECTO (Learn through Chunking)

Holis, soy Maura de Spring Spanish (Hello, I’m Maura from Spring Spanish), and today you’re going to learn the Spanish imperfecto (imperfect). One of the tenses used in Spanish to speak about the past… but we’re going to do it as always, meaning, without having to memorize a conjugation table! To do so, I decided…

Conjugating Querer in Spanish: It’s NOT the same as “to want”

Conjugating Querer in Spanish: It’s NOT the same as “to want”

¿Qué quieres? Ahh, estoy segura que quieres aprender como utilizar el verbo querer. (What do you want? Ohh, I’m sure you want to learn how to use the verb “to want”.) The Spanish verb querer is tricky. It means “to want”, but is not always used exactly the same way as its English equivalent… AND…

SUBJUNTIVO vs INDICATIVO: Don’t ever confuse these again!

SUBJUNTIVO vs INDICATIVO: Don’t ever confuse these again!

Which one is correct? “Espero que estés bien.” o “Espero que estás bien.” (I hope you are well.) First, I said “Espero que estés bien”” in the subjuntivo (subjunctive) and then in the indicativo (indicative). Which one was correct? If you know, leave a comment. Solution at the end! I’m Spring Spanish teacher, Maura, and…

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