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How to Type Spanish Accent Marks on any device

How to Type Spanish Accent Marks

Spanish accent marks prove that big things come in small packages. These little lines, dots, and squiggles, also known as diacritical marks, may look ornamental and unassuming, but they can drastically change the meaning of written — and typed — Spanish. Words change meanings, verbs go from the past to the uncertain future, questions become …

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To Learn Spanish Fast Practice with a Tutor

To Learn Spanish Fast, Practice with a Tutor

Over the past several years, I’ve tutored and taught Spanish to dozens of students of every age and skill level, from young campers learning their very first words to adults striving to connect to their Spanish-speaking family, friends, and communities. More recently, I’ve also been on the other side of the pedagogical equation as I’ve …

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Language Educators Share Tips and Tactics on Becoming Bilingual

6 Language Educators Share Their Tips & Tactics On How to Become Bilingual

Becoming bilingual can change your life. Having a second language under your belt massively widens your field of opportunity, giving you the chance to meet new people and experience the world through a dazzling array of unique perspectives. And it’s never too late to start learning. Wherever you are in life, you can start your …

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All About Adverbs in Spanish

Los Adverbios: All About Adverbs in Spanish

Adverbs, or los adverbios in Spanish, are notoriously challenging compared to other parts of speech. Spanish has a few different ways to express adverbs, and they all tell how, when, how often, and where an action (a verb) takes place. Adverbs help you to be more precise when describing things in Spanish. In this article, …

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How Spanish Adjectives Work

A Crash Course in How Adjectives Work in Spanish Language

When you first learn Spanish, los adjetivos (adjectives) may seem superfluous, ornamental, and just plain unimportant compared to nouns and verbs. All they accomplish is describe nouns, giving them detail and pizzazz. This couldn’t be further from the truth: adjectives are useful, versatile, and necessary to communicate effectively and circumlocute, or speak around what you …

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6 Reasons to Learn Spanish as a Second Language

6 Reasons to Learn Spanish as a Second Language

If you clicked on this article, it’s safe to assume that you’re an English speaker beginning your language-learning journey. Maybe you already know English and other languages and you’re embarking on your third, fourth, or fifth language. In any case, I’m here to answer the frequently asked question “Why should I learn Spanish?” with a …

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Language Learning Advice from 5 folks fluent in Spanish

Language Learning Advice from 5 Folks Fluent in Spanish

Over 572 million people speak Spanish, and that number is expected to grow to 754 million by 2050. To join the ranks of Spanish speakers, there are a number of ways to kick-off your Spanish language learning. To give you some ideas and inspire you to get started, here are stories from five Spanish speakers …

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The INcredible Ways Spanish Is Spoken All Over The World

The Incredible Ways Spanish Is Spoken Differently All Over the World

If you’re an English speaker learning Spanish, you probably understand that Spanish is a different language from English, and both are distinct from Japanese, Arabic, and other world languages — duh! What you may not have considered during your language-learning journey, however, is the dialects of Spanish, or variations within the Spanish language. Dialect definition …

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How to Achieve Spanish Immersion without Buying a plane ticket

How to Achieve Spanish Immersion Without Buying a Plane Ticket

If you’re someone with serious plans to learn Spanish quickly, and have already begun your linguistic journey, you may have heard others respond with, “The only way to become fluent is to immerse yourself” or “You have to live in a foreign country to speak another language fluently.” But what if you’re not in a …

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Spanish Grammar Basics and Fundamentals

Spanish Grammar Basics & Fundamentals

While Spanish grammar is similar to English grammar, making it relatively easy for English speakers to learn, it can feel intimidating to get started. In this article, you’ll learn about beginner Spanish grammar, including some key similarities and differences between English and Spanish grammar, how grammatical gender and verb conjugations work, and how lessons with …

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