Haber in Spanish: A clear guide + video

Master Haber in Spanish: Hay, He, Hay Que & More + Video

Haber is a Spanish verb with a lot of uses. But we don’t usually see it in that plain dictionary form — “haber”.   Most of the time, we see haber in forms like hay, había, hubo, habrá, hay que, he, hemos and more.  In this article, we’ll cover the most important uses of haber in … Read More

Why do you say "que tengas un buen día"?

Que tengas: why do phrases with Que + Verb use the subjunctive?

Que tengas un buen día is a shortened version of an implied fuller expression: [espero] que tengas un buen día — [I hope] that you have a good day. With verbs like esperar, which carry uncertainty, we use a verb form called the subjunctive.  Verbs like desear or querer could theoretically also precede “Que tengas … Read More

Spanish Learning Habits: 7 habits that effective learners use

7 (Easy) Habits of Highly Effective Spanish Learners

Some people learn Spanish faster and more effectively than others.  Why is that? What makes someone an effective Spanish learner?  In my experience, it’s nothing too hard — it boils down to their habits. Here’s something I say often: Learning Spanish has less to do with how smart you are, and more to do with how consistently … Read More

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

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