Un momento or uno momento? Which one do you say in Spanish?

Un momento or Uno momento? Which One is Right in Spanish?

In Spanish, the phrase uno momento is incorrect. Instead, un momento is used. This is because when “uno” precedes a masculine noun like el momento, it always loses the “o”. Saying uno momento rather than un momento is one of the most common grammar mistakes I hear from people who’ve studied a little Spanish in … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.

Is it hard to learn Spanish in San Juan, Puerto Rico?

Is it Hard to Learn Spanish? 3 Key Factors to Know

Is it hard to learn Spanish? If your goal is to make yourself understood in simple interactions, the answer is no. In a relatively short period of time, you can learn enough to get by on a trip to Nicaragua or Argentina. If your goal is to express yourself fully with friends, family, or coworkers, … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.

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15 Hard Words to Pronounce in Spanish & How To Pronounce Them (+ Video)

Want to know how to pronounce the trickiest, longest words in Spanish? Words like internacionalización and ornitorrinco, or even tongue twisters like tres tristes tigres tragan trigo en un trigal? There are some genuinely hard words to pronounce in Spanish. Here’s my breakdown of 15 of the hardest words in my experience, both teaching and … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.

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How to Be Polite in Spanish: 24 Useful Expressions

Being polite in Spanish isn’t too challenging. Let’s learn how. Imagine you are on the Metro and Mexico city. You need to get by all the people, so that you can get off. How do you politely What’s the best way to say, “Excuse me, I need to get by”? Or what if you want to … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.

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How to develop the four key skills in Spanish (Listening, speaking, reading & writing)

If you’re learning Spanish as an adult, you can do whatever you want. There’s no curriculum or rules you have to follow. That means when you’re looking at the four basic language skills — listening, speaking, reading, and writing — you can choose what to learn based on your goals and available time. If you … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.

How do you learn Spanish faster? Here are 10 tips

How to Learn Spanish Faster: 10 tips (from my experience)

What’s the fastest way to learn Spanish? The short answer: immersion + focused daily effort. But immersion doesn’t have to mean moving to Colombia. Tons of people move abroad, find an English-speaking bubble, and live there for months or years without graduating from Spanish 1.  Living in a Spanish-speaking country can help, but it does … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.

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The best way to learn Spanish [step-by-step guide]

This is a guide designed to simplify learning Spanish. It’s meant primarily for beginners, but the principles can apply to anyone learning, regardless of level. In this guide, you’ll find my step-by-step approach to language learning. If you follow the steps, you’ll save time, have more fun learning, and make faster progress. In this guide, … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.

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Why you should learn a new language

Learning a foreign language has little to do with how smart you are and a lot to do with how consistent you are, how good your reasons are, and how you choose to learn. The premise of this blog is that languages are worth learning and using because they are a tool for good. Good … Read More

Connor Kane, Spanish coach

Thanks for reading! I'm Connor Kane, the Spanish coach and creator behind Breakthrough Spanish. I'm not a native Spanish speaker — which means I know exactly what it's like to learn Spanish from scratch, like you. Breakthrough Spanish helps you save time, get focused, and speak confident Spanish faster.