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…
Spanish idioms, HOMBRE
Taronja Spanish School explains some Spanish idioms related with the word “hombre“. The word “hombre” in Spain not only serves to refer to an adult male but in many expressions, it is used to emphasize different meanings. If we are talking to a woman, we can replace the word “hombre” with “mujer”. Although it’s not […]
In Spanish you can’t say UN OTRO
A very common mistake among students of Spanish is to say UN OTRO. With this explanation you will not make this mistake again. In Spanish, before the adjective OTRO, OTRA, OTROS, OTRAS we can neverput in indefinite article(un, una, unos, unas). This is a mistake that all students of Spanish make very often and that […]
The Spanish verb DOLER. How is it used?
The verb doler has a particular usage that confuses many students of Spanish. Here we explain its use. The main thing is to know that this verb behaves just like GUSTAR. The person is not the subject, but the thing. Let’s explain. For example: (A mí) ME GUSTA el chocolate / (A vosotros) OS DUELE […]
Spanish idioms: CAÑA
The word “caña” is the stem of a type of plant: it is elongated and hollow inside, like that of bamboo; although the word “caña” also has other meanings… ¡UNA CAÑA POR FAVOR! ¡NO, MEJOR DOS!When we go to a bar and in Spain, and we want a beer we can order it in a […]
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