Express Spanish lessons
With these express Spanish lessons you will be able to learn different topics related to Spanish and its particularities.
Tomar el pelo
On this occasion, we would like to explain to you the meaning of the Spanish expression “tomar el pelo” (taking the piss). Synonyms of the expression «Tomar el pelo»: chancear, guasearse, mofarse, pitorrearse, cachondearse, burlarse, chacotear, bufonear, chirigotear, rechiflarse, coñearse, chasquear, chufletear, reírse, chunguearse…
Diferences between “allá”, “haya”, “halla” in Spanish
“Allá”, “haya”, “halla”, surely, you have read or heard some words in Spanish that sound the same but have a completely different meaning. This is the case with these three words that are very similar but very distinct at the same time. Of these three words, “allá” is the easiest to distinguish, because of its […]
Spanish idioms related to LECHE
You all know what “leche” means in Spanish, but what other meanings can it have in a conversation? SER LA LECHE:*We use it when we want to express admiration for something or someone:-Este ordenador es la leche, es el mejor que he probado nunca. *Although it can also mean indignation or anger:-¡Eres la leche, siempre […]
When do we use the Pretérito perfecto or indefinido in Spanish?
One of the common mistakes made by students is the difference between the Pretérito Perfecto and the Indefinido. We will show you how to use both tenses. PRETÉRITO PERFECTO We use the“Pretérito Perfecto” when we are talking about actions or things that are related to the present: the day, the week, the month, Christmas. For […]
Spanish idioms: Meter la pata
Meter la pata means to make a mistake or say something inappropriate. Synonyms of the expression «meter la pata«: equivocarse, errar, desacertar, fallar, confundirse, marrar, patinar Origin of the expression «meter la pata«: the most likely explanation, although there is some other, is that this expression is related to the world of hunting. In Spanish, […]
Imperative mood in Spanish
The imperative mood (imperativo) is used to give commands or orders, instructions and give advice. Giving orders: “Roberto, pon la mesa, por favor”.Giving instructions: “Primero introduzca la moneda, después marque el número”.Offering: “Coge más tarta”.Giving advise: “Si bebes, no conduzcas”. Forms of the imperative mood Regular verbs HABLARCORRERVIVIR(tú)HablaCorreVive(vosotros)HabladCorredVivid(usted)HableCorraViva(ustedes)HablenCorranVivan Irregular verbs A) Verbs with la same […]
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