30 September

Top 10 Favorite False Friends

This week we’re going to revisit my personal favorite false friends from French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. These false friends have stuck with me because the potential misunderstandings they could …

10 February

Portuguese-Spanish False Friends

Portuguese and Spanish are closely-related. The languages share a similar structure and many words have similar meanings. These similarities make watching out for false friends between the languages especially important. …

08 February

Commonly-Confused Spanish Words

This week we’re going to look at some easily-confused Spanish words. While Spanish doesn’t have as many of these types of words as English does, it does possess enough that …

26 January

Commonly-Confused Spanish Words

This week we’re going to look at some easily-confused Spanish words. While Spanish doesn’t have as many of these types of words as English does, it does possess enough that …

22 December

Spanish Vocabulary Quiz Round Three

Test your Spanish vocabulary with this new matching exercise containing an additional twenty-six words. Match each Spanish word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. Check the …

05 October

Spanish Adverbs

English adverbs are usually distinguished from their adjectival counterparts by the addition an -ly ending. “Normal” and “frequent” are adjectives, while “normally” and “frequently” are adverbs. The construction of most …

30 September

Spanish Present Participles

Spanish present particles, or gerunds, are the equivalent of English –ing verb forms. Present participles are used less often in Spanish than they are in English and are used somewhat …

23 September

Spanish Past Participles

Spanish past participles are similar in origin, form, and function to English past participles. As in English, Spanish participles can function as both parts of verbs and on their own …

27 July

Spanish Vocabulary Quiz Round 2

Test your Spanish vocabulary with this new matching exercise containing an additional twenty-six words. Match each Spanish word on the left with its English equivalent on the right. Check the …