Hot Spanish Language & Culture How-Tos

How To: Use the antes de and despues de verbs in Spanish

In this tutorial, we learn how to speak Spanish: Antes de / despues de + verb. If you want to say "I eat breakfast before I go to school" you will say "yo desayuno antes de ir a la escuela". You will change a verb in the phrase depending on where it is placed in the sentence. If you change this same example sentence around, it will sound different in the Spanish version of the same exact sentence than the original. To express the opposite idea, you will change the end of the verb to state the...

How To: Compliment a person's cooking in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to complement someone's cooking in perfect Spanish: "El comida esta delisiosa." Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Say the numbers 1-15 in Spanish

Check out this Spanish language tutorial that demonstrates how to pronounce the numbers oen through fifteen in Spanish. In this language lesson, learn how to say the numbers 1-15 in Spanish. Practice your Spanish language skills with this instructional video and improve your understanding of the numbers 1-15 in Spanish.

How To: Ask someone how they are doing in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask how someone is in perfect Spanish: "¿Cómo estás?" Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Talk about your daily routine in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to talk about your daily routine in Spanish. First, you need to learn common expressions about doing things. The key verbs that talk about your typical routine include: "despertarse" (to wake up), "levantarse" (to get up), "banarse" (to bathe), and "ducharse" (to shower). These are just a few of the verbs you can use for your daily routine. Other activities include: "estudiar" (study), "cenar" (to have dinner), and "acostarse" (to go to bed). Make sure if you are u...

How To: Say "excuse me" in perfect Spanish ("Perdon")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to beg someone's pardon in Spanish: "Perdon." Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Ask how much something costs in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask how much something costs in perfect Spanish. Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Say the numbers 0-39 in Spanish

Check out this Spanish language video that shows you how to say the numbers zero through thirty-nine. In this language lesson, review the numbers 1-15 in Spanish from the prior video and then add the numbers 0 and 16-39. Forgive the repetition in this video, but that's the best way to learn a new language. So practice your Spanish language skills and improve your understanding of the numbers 0-39 in Spanish.

How To: Use the formal vs. informal "you" in Spanish

Check out this Spanish language tutorial that demonstrates how to use the formal and informal version of the word "you" in Spanish. This instructional language video reviews the basic conversation from Lesson 1 and covers Tú and Usted, which both mean 'you', but differ in usage -- one is informal and the other is more formal, respectively. Watch this Spanish language video to learn the difference between the two forms and when to use them.

How To: Use the subjunctive with verbs of volition in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: Subjunctive with verbs of volition. Volition is requests when someone asks, needs, or wants something. To form these, you must first take the "yo" form and remove the final "o". Then, you will add in the opposite vowel endings. For example, with "yo hablo" you would say, "yo hable" or "hables". This will change if you are talking about a group of people, one person, or a formal group of people. A verb with the "er" ending will change to "a" or "es...

How To: Use the phrase "I like" or "me gusta" in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish: "me gusta" (I like). First, you will need to learn how to form sentences. After saying "me gusta", you will need to say a verb that you like to do. These include: "nadar" (to swim), "practicar deportes" (to practice sports), and "estudiar" (to study). These are just a few of the many words you can use for verbs. An example of a sentence would be "me gusta tocar la guitarra" (I like to play guitar). If you would like to say you don't like to do som...

How To: Tell someone what your name is in Spanish ("Me llamo")

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to introduce yourself to someone in perfect Spanish: "Me llamo ..." Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Ask where the bathroom is in Spanish

If you're going to know any one phrase in a foreign language, "Where's the bathroom?" might be among the most useful. In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask where you can find a toilet: "¿Dónde está el baño?" For more information, including a full overview of the proper rhythm and pronunciation, and to get started using this handy phrase yourself, watch this Spanish tutorial.

How To: Use the Spanish words "muy" and "mucho" properly

Learning to differentiate between common nearly synonymous words in a foreign language is one of the biggest challenges inherent in learning another language. Here, Spanish instructor Professor Jason breaks down the difference between the Spanish words "muy" and "mucho". While these both seem like they mean "more" to many English speakers, one is actually an adverb and the other an adjective, so using them interchangeably can be a major mistake. Many examples and a quiz are included in the vi...

How To: Describe and express personality in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish by describing personality. There are many words to express personality and how you are. Some of these words include "generoso" (generous), "simpatico" (nice), and "ordenado" (organized). The most common ending to words is "o", which can be used to describe yourself. Only a few words will end in "r", "e", or "a". The end of the word is important because it tells us the gender of the word. This means the adjectives will change depending on who they a...

How To: Say that something or someone is "good" in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to say and properly pronounce the Spanish word for "good." Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Ask for the time in Spanish

In this video, we learn how to speak Spanish by asking what time. The phrase, "a que hora" translates to "at what time" in English. The word "termina" means "it ends" ad "empieza" means it begins. You can ask questions using these words, such as what time a concert starts, what time school starts, what time a party begins, etc. Practice learning how to say the hours of the day in Spanish so you can respond to someone when they ask you what time it is. When answering this question, you will st...

How To: Tell someone that it's nice to meet them in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask how to tell someone that it's nice to meet him or her. Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

How To: Ask someone what his or her name is in Spanish

In this free video language lesson, you'll learn how to ask how someone what his or her name is in perfect Spanish. Interested in learning Spanish but haven't got the time to take a weekly class? No problemo! The Internet is awash in free, high-quality video lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started using this phrase yourself, watch this helpful video guide for Spanish students.

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