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7 Ways to Reply to ‘mucho gusto’

If you meet someone new in Spanish and introduce yourself it’s usual for people to reply “it’s a pleasure.” In most Spanish-speaking countries you should reply politely as cultural differences can make you seem rude if you don’t.  Using alternate expressions shows you care about your Spanish skills. So, here are seven ways to reply …

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20 Ways to Say “How was your day” in Spanish

The phrase ‘How was your day?’ is fantastically versatile. You can use it with acquaintances as an ice breaker, with friends to express an interest and with romantic partners to show you care. So, if you want to know how to check in with your Spanish speaking friends, without repeating the same sentences over and …

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25 Slick Ways to Respond to “Cómo estás”

Inevitably you will hear the words ‘¿Cómo estás?’ in Spanish. It means “how are you?” Sometimes you may want to tell someone you are “so-so” and other times say “I miss you” So, if you want to broaden your vocabulary so you can express yourself better, keep reading. This post teaches you 25 interesting ways …

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14 Ways to Say “You’re Welcome” in Spanish

Thanking someone when they do something for you is a grand gesture. In Latin America, there is an expectation of politeness.  So if you want to learn how to express your gratitude in Spanish without repeating the same sentence, keep reading because today you’re learning how to say “you’re welcome in 14 ways.”   14 …

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9 Ways to Ask “What are you doing” in Spanish with Examples

When speaking Spanish, you want people to know you spend time learning alternative ways to say things.  Repeating yourself can become boring and lead to a dull conversation. It can also seem that you’re not trying to communicate well.  In today’s article, we’ll look at different ways to say “What are you doing?” in Spanish, …

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Échale ganas — Meaning, Context & Examples

Slang is an integral part of any language. Every country, no matter what language they speak, has unique slang and expressions. Generation after generation, Mexicans have created tons of expressions to refer to many different situations and life lessons.  “Échale ganas” is an expression commonly used in the country, and while at times it may …

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10 Slick Ways to Say “Where are you from” in Spanish

If you want to speak Spanish like a native, you need to use many expressions. Saying the same sentences multiple times can become boring. Asking someone where they are from is an important conversation starter. So if you want to know how to ask this and get it right, keep reading.    How to Ask …

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When to Use “le” in Spanish — Grammar Guide

Spanish has a lot of quirks that make it difficult for native English speakers. One of these quirks is choosing le or lo in a sentence.  When choosing ‘le’ or ‘lo’ we can feel confused because of how similar they sound. The difference between these two comes down to simple grammar.  Let’s outline common situations …

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Soy vs. Estoy in Spanish — Here’s the Difference

Spanish has lots of pairs of words that have similar meanings (or, when translating into English, are the same word) but which are slightly different.  These pesky pairs include ‘saber’ and ‘conocer’ (to know), ‘ir’ and ‘irse’ (to go and to leave) and ‘pedir’ and ‘preguntar’ (to ask.) One of the first pesky pairs we …

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“Buenas días”: A Myth-Busting Discussion

You are spending some of your spare finances and leave credits on a nice, solo trip to Barcelona, Spain. Apparently, you have already done some research on basic Spanish greetings to get your way around the city. While you’re buying a few bottles of wine as souvenirs, you attempt to show some respect to the …

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How to Type Spanish Accents and Letters — The Ultimate Guide

With over 400 million native speakers, Spanish is the 4th most spoken language in the world. The fact that it’s the national language of more than 20 countries across Europe and the Americas makes it a popular language people want to learn.  Being able to speak and write Spanish is one thing, but being able …

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The Meaning of “Qué haces” in English — Explained in Detail!

Any language is full of near synonyms. In Spanish, you have to watch out not just for similarly spelled words but for the differences implied by the use of diacritics.   What does «¿Qué haces?» mean in English? The phrase ¿Qué haces? is a question with two meanings. First, it can be a general question …

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The 53 Best Spanish TV Series on Netflix — Nr. 7 Is Just WOW

In recent years, Latin American and Spanish soap operas have taken the spotlight in the world-famous streaming app. So, if you’re looking for a refreshing twist to your weekend (or your daily dose of binge-watching), then you’ve certainly come to the right place. After all, Spanish TV shows are not only extremely fun to watch …

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Here’s The Difference between Spanish “Tomate” & “Jitomate”

We’ve all seen and most probably eaten a tomato at some point of our lives, it is an important part of many popular dishes, and an essential element in basically every salad out there. The big, round, red fruit with a juicy interior has been available around the world for centuries, and everywhere you find …

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What is the Meaning of Spanish “ponte las pilas”?

Idioms are sayings where the real meaning and the literal meaning don’t match up. In English, for example, we have phrases like “raining cats and dogs” and “break a leg.” Nobody thinks these mean that animals are falling from the sky or that we wish somebody harm. Spanish also has plenty of idioms. One such …

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