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Spanish AR verbs: presente tense – Episode 58

In this lesson, you’re going to learn how to build the six forms of the regular -AR verbs in the present tense.

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5 common Spanish idioms with animals – Episode 57

Richard sent me a message saying: “I want to learn some colloquial Spanish. Are there any easy idioms that natives use frequently?” Here are five!

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Spanish pronunciation: how to say the letter A – Episode 56

Laura asked me a few days ago whether the letter A in Spanish has different sounds, the way it does in English. Let’s find out.

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10 Spanish false friends: describing words – Episode 55

James said: “The other day I came across the word ‘largo’ and the translation the book gave me was: ‘long’. Is it not ‘large’?”

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3 things I wish someone had told me when I was first learning languages – Episode 54

Tim sent me a message saying: “Is there anything you wish you had known when you started learning languages? Anything that would have made it easier?”

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Spanish pronunciation: difficult everyday words – Episode 53

Many short everyday Spanish words are difficult to pronounce, like: hecho, elegir, llover … Let’s practise saying them correctly.

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Spanish verbs: Difference between IR & VENIR – Episode 52

In my experience as a Spanish teacher, even advanced students find it difficult to tell the difference between IR & VENIR. Let’s practise them.

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3 things successful Spanish learners do differently – Episode 51

People who become fluent in Spanish, what do they do that the rest of us don’t? What’s the secret to their success? Let me show you.

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10 common Spanish verbs that express motion – Episode 50

I’ve made a list of ten very common Spanish verbs that express motion. With this lesson, you’re going to master those ten words.

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When is the Spanish letter U silent? – Pronunciation lesson – Episode 49

Is the Spanish letter U ever silent? Let me give you some very handy Spanish pronunciation rules to get the U always right.

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10 Spanish words you’ve always known – Episode 48

Master saying and understanding 10 Spanish words that look identical in English and Spanish. But, do they sound the same?

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Clothes in Spanish – Everyday Spanish words – Episode 47

Henrietta sent me this message: “I’m going to Spain on vacation, and I’d like to buy some clothes there. Could you do an episode on clothes?”

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