A beach in Vieques. No worries in Spanish is no hay problema.

No Worries in Spanish: 15 Great Ways to Say No Problem

The simplest, most common way to say “no problem” or “no worries” in Spanish is “no hay problema.” Other common ways include no te preocupes, no pasa nada, and de nada. Let’s take a look at these and other ways to express the same idea. Click the audio next to each expression to hear a … Read More

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

I don't know in Spanish

“I don’t know” in Spanish: How Native Speakers Say It

No sé and no lo sé are the most common ways to say I don’t know in Spanish. They come from the verb saber (which means to know). When you’re learning Spanish, not knowing is an experience you have often. So to make it crystal clear, let’s break down this expression, and take a look … Read More

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

A woman jumping out of excitement

I Can’t Wait in Spanish: Express Excitement like a Native Speaker

In English, it’s common to say “I can’t wait” to express excitement. Trouble is, “I can’t wait” is an idiom. And you can’t always translate idioms literally into Spanish. In fact, there are a range of translations for I can’t wait in Spanish. Let’s break down the most natural ways to express this idea (don’t … Read More

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

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

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

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

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

Guy trying to figure out how to pronounce something

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

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

Downtown buenos aires

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

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

Northern chile

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

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

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

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.

Motivation in language learning

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

Hey there, I'm Connor. I help motivated learners speak Spanish without slogging through grammar books or tapping through every new app. I started Breakthrough Spanish to give more people the confidence and focus to learn effectively Spanish from home. Learn more about me here.