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Sing along and learn Spanish

June 21, 2018

For me, listening to Spanish music has been one of the best ways to pick up new vocabulary and grammar. Every time I hear a good Spanish song, I look up the lyrics immediately to be able to sing along the next time I hear it. This is a method I can truly recommend, because by singing along, you don’t only learn vocabulary and grammar, but also lots of things about the local culture and colloquial language. Para bailar la…

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Colloquial expressions

June 21, 2018

Knowing the basics of language is, naturally, the foundation of good speaking skills. But after you’ve learned to communicate in the new language to some extent, you can start working on some useful colloquial expressions to make you sound even more natural and fluent. Start by listening Listening to native speakers is an excellent way to pick up common colloquial expressions. Try to actively memorize repeating structures and phrases and rehearse them later by yourself. Imitate a native speaker Imitation…

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It’s love that makes the world go round

June 15, 2018

Languages bring different cultures together, also when looking at the matter from a romantic viewpoint. International romances and relationships are being established constantly. Internet forums offer a great place to find the One, who may be living on the other side of the world. A holiday trip, an assignment in a foreign country or exchange studies might end up lasting much longer when you meet someone who makes your world go round. Maybe instead of making your way back home…

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Surviving a Spanish conversation

June 15, 2018

If you want to take part in a Spanish conversation, you need to be brave and fast. Especially in a group, volumes tend to go up when people interrupt and talk on top of each other. Spanish conversations are usually so eventful that for a foreigner, it might feel difficult to get in. Bursts of laughter follow each other and the subject of the conversation changes before you have even had a chance to formulate and voice your comment to…

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Focus on learning what matters

June 8, 2018

Do you sometimes feel that even though you study really hard, you still don’t learn anything? The reason might be that you study too much and too extensively. If you try to focus on too many new matters at a time, learning new things may become more difficult. The most important thing is to focus on only one thing at a time, and only move forward when that thing goes smoothly. We have gathered some tips on how you can…

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Daily dose of grammar for a beginner: forming easy sentences in Spanish

June 8, 2018

To be able to form simple sentences in Spanish, you need to know a few nouns, verbs, pronouns (I, you, he/she…) and common prepositions to help you indicate things like place and time. All these you can learn with WordDive. When you start learning Spanish, one of the first things you’ll notice will probably be that – surprise, surprise – Spanish nouns have a gender. And learning genders might feel like a mission impossible, especially for those whose mother tongue…

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