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Month: July 2017

Conjugate Spanish Verbs Effortlessly

Conjugate Spanish Verbs Effortlessly

Conjugate Spanish Verbs Effortlessly Do all conjugations blend together and are you looking to master your conversational Spanish? As mentioned in the last post, using Pareto’s law is a great tool towards fluency  and will help you conjugate Spanish verbs effortlessly. With this principle, you’ll be able to have fluid conversations only using major words. For example, some verbs such as tener and llevar are used frequently. More complex verbs are also composed of these root verbs. The word, obtener…

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Common Spanish words that have multiple meanings

Common Spanish words that have multiple meanings

Do you find it easy to mix up different words in Spanish? It’s pretty easy to do, as similar spelled words have different meanings. However, the Spanish language has many words that have multiple meanings depending on context. Some of these words are verbs and others are nouns, but luckily many of these words are commonly used in Spanish. One common tip that has helped me along with other Spanish learners is to use Pareto’s law. Pareto’s law means that…

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Unique Spanish Sports

Unique Spanish Sports

Unique Spanish Sports Does it seem like the only sport of any significance in Hispanic countries is soccer, or fútbol? I can imagine, as it would seem every Spanish language television channel has a match on. However, there are many unique Spanish sports. For example, the Mayans played Pitz also known as Pok-ta-tok , a ball game with the objective of hitting the Tlachtli, or ball, through stone hoops. In fact, these ancient courts can still be found in central american…

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What is “Mexican Time”?

What is “Mexican Time”?

Do you have Hispanic friends and have you heard the phrase, he/ or she’s on Mexican time? You might be thinking to yourself about the time change between Mexico/Central America and your location, but it has a different meaning. If you’re from the USA, Canada, or most northern European cultures, you’re likely used to the phrase “time is money.” In these societies, time has a different perception than many Hispanic countries. In many Hispanic countries including Mexico and Spain, time…

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