Some of our students who have been studying the language for years still have problems with using gustar in Spanish.
And it’s really no wonder!
It takes a few attempts at it before you can really get to grips with how it works. In this lesson we’re going to take a real in-depth look at this most useful verb gustar and help you feel much more at ease with using it.
Let us show you how to take control of a conversation. When talking with Spanish speakers, this is a must!
“Un huevo” of additional information and guidance on gustar can be found in the comprehensive Spanish worksheets.
Many students of the Spanish language shy away from counting in Spanish because they feel that numbers are too difficult. This is far from the case and the truth is that learning numbers is as important as any other aspect of the Spanish language. Especially when it comes down to money!
There are a number of common errors that Spanish students make when using Spanish numbers and in this Spanish podcast for beginners we assist you in learning how to avoid them from the beginning and pronounce like a Spanish person. It’s as easy as ¡Uno, dos y tres!
This intermediate Spanish lesson is all about “mascotas”, or, in English, pets. We all love our pets and none more so than the Spanish. Because many Spanish people live in “pisos” or what we call apartments or flats, they tend to limit themselves to small dogs and so, at any time of the day you can see many Spanish people “paseando a su perrito en la calle”.
En los “chalets” (villas) however, in the countryside, it’s much more common to have large dogs that have the responsibility of guarding the house from “los ladrones”.
In this podcast, we talk about a range of pets that we’ve had in the past. Although Gordon hasn’t had a great deal of pets in the past, it’s vital that you listen into the incredible list of animals that have shared a house with Cynthia. Come and join us as she gives some surprising insights into the range of pets that she has taken in. ¡Su madre tiene que ser una santa!
All the additional information and guidance can be found, as it always can be, in the comprehensive help-sheets that have been designed to give you the listener a deeper learning in terms of vocabulary and grammar.
This free Spanish audio should get your toes tapping because today we’re talking about la musica.
One of the downfalls of living in the UK for us is that the music that gets played on the radio is only either English or American. Once in a while there appears a novelty song from another country, but in general the radio stations never stray from music of their own language.
This is a real shame, given that the music from Spain and from Latin America is some of the best in the world! There is such a variation of style, rhythm and genre that a listener could well be overwhelmed by it.
Now, we are lucky to have the Internet and therefore can access music every day through mediums such as Youtube and Spotify, among many others. We now can immerse ourselves completely in Spanish music.
But why should we do that? Well, quite literally, listening to Spanish music will drive your Spanish forward at a much faster rate. Of course, learning with music has been around for centuries. Parents have always done it with their children and every country teaches its children nursery rhymes that are remembered for the rest of their lives.
Listen in as we talk about music and list some of the important artists in the Spanish speaking world.
The transcription and translation of this podcast along with a host of additional information and guidance can be found in the comprehensive Spanish language help-sheets written and designed with you, our learner, in mind.
Tener is one of the most used and valuable Spanish verbs to know and, it’s for this reason, that we’re taking an in-depth look at this word in this intermediate Spanish lesson.
The verb tener is no normal verb in Spanish. In fact, it works very hard in so many areas of the Spanish language that, unless you have a full grasp of what it can do, you simply won’t get the benefit out of it.
Join us to learn how to tell someone you are in a hurry, or what you’ve got to do. You just have to know this!
We also help you be offering a wealth of additional information and guidance which can be found in our comprehensive Spanish worksheets.