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What does YA mean? Read this.

Here it is! The most important 2 letter word (it’s at least in the top 10, if not #1): Ya Maybe you’ve heard it hundreds of times, but you can’t quite pin down what it means? Check out the graphic below for the meanings and some example...

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SER vs. ESTAR

Watch the SER vs. ESTAR video here! SER is for identity, characteristics. Hour, time, date Occupation Place of origin Nationality Religious and political affiliations Possession Material something is made out of Relationship of one person to another Essential qualities,...

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Qué vs. Cuál

If you’ve taken any any basic Spanish course (including ours), you will have learned that aside from ¿Cómo te llamas? (how do you call yourself?) another way to ask for someone’s name is ¿Cuál es tu nombre? (Which is your name?) Hmm… “which” is your name. That’s a little weird. So when do we...

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How to Speak Spanish More Naturally

“Las muletas” are “crutches”. “Las muletillas” are verbal crutches. We use verbal crutches all. the. time. when we speak in English. (Record one of your casual conversations and count how many times you say words like, uh, well, I mean…, right when you hesitate, rephrase or begin or end a...

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