Restaurant Spanish: How to order food in Spanish

Order Food in Spanish: A Simple Guide to Restaurants

When you order food in Spanish, you don’t use the same phrases or sentence structures you would in English. Get a crash course in Restaurant Spanish to sound more like a loca

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How to talk about being vegetarian or vegan in Spanish

Vegetarian & Vegan in Spanish: A Complete Guide

Like many places, dishes in Spanish speaking countries feature plenty of animal products. If you avoid meat and/or dairy and you’re learning Spanish, you’ve come to the right place. By getting familiar with some plant-based vocabulary in Spanish, you’ll have a simpler time getting around when in a Spanish-speaking country.  Fortunately, explaining that you’re vegetarian … Read More

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Learn to Roll your Rs in Spanish

Why You Can’t Roll Your R’s (and How To Learn, Step by Step)

Can’t roll your R in Spanish? You’re not alone. “I tried to learn Spanish but my kids made fun of my accent so I quit” “I stopped learning because I can’t roll the double rr” These are real comments from Spanish learners on my social media. Don’t let that happen to you! Rolling your R’s … Read More

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How to use Vale la pena in Spanish

Vale la Pena in Spanish: Meaning & How to Use it

Meaning: Vale la pena means “it’s worth it”. You might also translate it as “to be worth your while”, “to be worth the trouble”, “to pay off”, or “to be worthwhile”. Read on to learn how to use this phrase in different situations, and alternatives to it.  What does vale la pena mean literally?  Una … Read More

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I'll be right back in Spanish

I’ll be right back in Spanish (Formal, Informal, & Slang)

There are lots of good ways to say I’ll be right back in Spanish. In this article, you’ll learn the most popular ways, the verbs you need, and some slang/regional options.  Expressions using Ya Ya is an extremely versatile word in Spanish. It can mean now, already, soon, and more, and it’s used in tons … Read More

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Por qué vs porque vs porqué vs por que in Spanish

Por qué vs Porque vs Por que vs Porqué: A Simplified Guide

Let’s call them “the porques”. In Spanish, there is Por qué, porque, por que, and porqué.  They all sound the same but are used in 4 different ways. Luckily, since they sound the same, you don’t need to worry about them while speaking.  In fact, it’s a confusing topic even for native speakers.  So as … Read More

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How to use Saludos in Spanish

How to Use Saludos in Spanish Like a Native Speaker

You’ve probably heard it by now: Spanish speakers use “saludos” all the time.  But its usage can be tricky. So in this article, you’re going to learn the meaning, clear examples for how to use it, and pronunciation mistakes to avoid. (Prefer video? Check out my short explanation below). ¡Vamos! What does saludos mean in … Read More

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How to use vos in Spanish

Vos in Spanish: Understand and Use the ‘Voseo’ Easily

As speakers of modern English, we’re blessed with a simple one-word solution to addressing someone:  You.  But languages aren’t like that — including Spanish.  In Spanish, we have multiple ways to address a person. This changes based on situation, geography, and the respect or formality you want to show. Vos is one such pronoun in Spanish. … Read More

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Which Spanish dialect should I learn?

Which Spanish Dialect Should You Learn? Latin America vs. Spain

Choose which Spanish you learn based on your goals . Depending on whether you expect to spend more time with Latin Americans or Spaniards, you can start with either one.  In the end, though, it doesn’t really matter. All varieties are mutually intelligible. And as you progress, you will naturally learn more of some varieties … Read More

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Desde vs de in Spanish: two maps, one with 1 pin, the other with 2 pins

Desde vs De: The Best Way to Say “From” in Spanish

Desde and de can be a confusing pair — even for native speakers of Spanish. In many cases, the two prepositions can be used interchangeably. Let’s take a look at the differences between desde vs. de, and the best way to say “From” in Spanish depending on the situation.  When to use desde vs de A … Read More

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