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Spanish Cardinal Numbers: 100 through 1000

December 5, 2016

In this lesson, we’re going to cover the Spanish cardinals, the numbers used for counting, from 100 through 1000. This lesson builds on the previous two lessons on Spanish numbers, …

Spanish Cardinal Numbers: 20 through 99

November 28, 2016

In our last lesson, we looked at the first ten Spanish ordinals, the numbers used to indicate position in a sequence. We also looked at the first twenty cardinals, the …

Spanish Words That Don’t Translate Into English

September 28, 2016

Some words just don’t translate well into other languages. Usually, these are words that have very precise, nuanced meanings, making literal translations nearly impossible. Spanish is no exception in this …

Spanish Idioms

August 15, 2016

In this lesson, we’re going to examine the meanings behind fifteen Spanish idioms. Knowing basic idiomatic expressions can increase your understanding of any language, not to mention your degree of …

Spanish Subjunctive Mood

June 14, 2016

The Spanish subjunctive mood is used to express doubt in whether an action will indeed take place. It can also express how a person feels about an action, a wish, …

Portuguese Language

Spanish Comparatives

June 7, 2016

In English, comparisons can take two forms: synthetic (smarter, lesser, etc.) and compound (more talented, less interesting, etc.). Spanish, however, has three comparative forms: superior, inferior, and equal.   Superiority …

Portuguese Language

Spanish Superlatives

June 1, 2016

In Spanish, the comparative is used to express the relative value of two things. The superlative, however, makes no direct comparison. Instead, one thing is said to show some extreme, …