105 Common Spanish Phrases To Learn Before Traveling

Niall Quinn in Travel. Get our free email course, Shortcut to Conversational. Have conversations faster, understand people when they speak fast, and other tested tips to …


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Unlimited Spanish Tutoring

At BaseLang, you get unlimited one-on-one Spanish tutoring with professional teachers, over Zoom, for just $149 a month. We focus on getting you from zero to conversationally fluent, so you can: • travel or live in Spain or Latin America without living in Google Translate. • join the Spanish conversations your latino coworkers, friends, or


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Frequently Asked Questions: Grammarless Online

Your motivation for learning Spanish (travel, work, romantic etc) If you have a preference for the type of teacher you want (age, gender, teaching style etc) If you prefer to take the intensive 1-month option (4hrs/day) or semi-intensive 2 month option (2hrs/day) Your preferred schedule (start date, days of the week you want classes on, hours )


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Por vs Para: The Only Explanation You Need

In order to travel with you to the Dominican Republic, I need to save money – Para viajar con ustedes a República Dominicana, necesito ahorrar dinero. He is learning how to make cakes, because he wants to make one for his grandmother’s birthday – Él está aprendiendo a hacer tortas, porque quiere hacer una para el cumpleaños de su abuela.


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What is Voseo in Spanish And How Can I Use It

You will travel tomorrow (as mentioned, the two exceptions to this rule are: simple present conjugation and imperative mood conjugation) Irregular verbs conjugated in vos form have more of regular verbs conjugation, since the stem doesn’t always change as it does with the verb conjugated in tú .


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Explained: The Impersonal SE in Spanish

Examples: It became very complicated to travel as a backpacker – Se volvió muy complicado viajar como mochilero Being in that Spa is very good – Se está muy bien en ese spa Looks like an old painting – Se parece a una pintura vieja In winter it gets dark very fast – En invierno se pone oscuro muy rápido; You do what you can – Se hace lo que se puede


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Explained: Beginner Friendly Guide To Spanish Adverbs

I have everything ready to travel. – Tengo todo listo para viajar; I feel something’s missing – Siento que algo me hace falta; I will eat only a little bit of fruit – Comeré solamente un poco de fruta; You’ll also come across adverbs of quantity which use the suffix -mente (-ly), similar to what we saw in the last section.


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Spanish Imperfect Tense: Easy Guide For Beginners

María could not travel by plane as a child – María no podía viajar en avión cuando era niña; We had to drive carefully -Nosotros teníamos que manejar con cuidado; I knew a lot about that story -Yo sabía bastante sobre esa historia; Diego didn’t use to go out when he …


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Costa Rican Slang: 30 Words To Talk Like A Real Tico

If Costa Rica isn’t on your travel bucket list, then we recommend reevaluating that list and adding a country where you can find incredible coffee, diverse wildlife, fantastic weather and generally pleasant locals who will greet you with a smile – especially if you know a little bit of Costa Rican slang.


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Learning Spanish to Travel Latin America #BaseLangStories

To travel Latin America or Spain; To live in a Spanish speaking country; To converse with Latino coworkers, friends, or family members ; To date Spanish speakers; To increase career opportunities ; The list goes on. If you want to learn Spanish, then it’s likely that we have helped someone in a similar position to you become conversational in


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The 47 best Chilean Slang Words You Need To Learn

When you travel abroad, there are two ways to almost guarantee a better experience 1) learn the local language 2) know some local slang terms. In the post, we are going to cover the latter, so if you ever find yourself in the bustling city of Santiago, or hiking in Patagonia, you have enough Chilean slang to make an impression with the locals.


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Essential Spanish Health Vocabulary To Handle Medical

Planning to travel to a Spanish speaking country?If so, then it’s always a good idea to learn the most common Spanish health vocabulary, should you find yourself in a situation where you need to speak to a doctor, or require some kind of medical assistance.


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The 44 Most Important AR Verbs in Spanish

15. To travel / Viajar. We travel on every vacations – Nosotros viajamos en todas las vacaciones; 16. To visit / Visitar. Claudia visits her family every weekend – Claudia visita su familia cada fin de semana; 17. To rest / Descansar. José rests after each class – José descansa después de cada clase; 18. To study / …


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Spanish Words That Change in Spain and Latin America

If you plan to travel to a Spanish speaking country, then in addition to learning some travel phrases, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the below words that change from country to country. In this post, we’ll list the most common words that change, depending on where you are.


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Dominican Republic Slang; 29 Words You Need To Know

15) En olla. This Dominican Republic slang translates as “in the pot”, but is used to say that you don’t have any money, or you’re broke. No puedo comprar esos zapatos ahora, estoy en olla – I can’t buy those shoes right now, I’m broke.


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Argentine Slang: 28 Spanish Words You'll Hear From A Local

In this post, we’re going to cover the most common Argentine slang that you should know whether it’s for travel purposes, to impress a friend from Buenos Aires, or simply for your curiosity. This post is our part of our series where we list the most popular Spanish slang, including. Mexican slang; Colombian slang; Venezuelan slang


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30 Popular Spanish Proverbs To Live Your Life By

15. Más sabe el diablo por viejo que por diablo – The devil knows more due to being old than by being the devil. You cannot compete with the value of experience. 16. No hay mal que dure 100 años – There is no evil that lasts 100 years. No matter how bad a situation is, it will not last forever. 17.


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How to Express Possession in Spanish: A Simple Guide

(Leonardo couldn’t travel with his friends.) Él contó su vida en un libro. (He told (the story of) his life in a book.) Her in Spanish: Su, sus. Sarah está casada, su esposo trabaja conmigo. (Sarah is married, her husband works with me.) Mariana se arregló para la fiesta, su vestido era hermoso.


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Venezuelan Slang: 40 Words To Sound Like A True Venezolano

Niall Quinn in Travel. Get our free email course, Shortcut to Conversational. Have conversations faster, understand people when they speak fast, and other tested tips to learn faster. More info. Before I dive into Venezuelan slang, you should be aware that Venezuela was a …


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30 Puerto Rican Slang Terms That Only Make Sense In The

2. Boricua. The name given to people born in Puerto Rico. El nació en Puerto Rico, es Boricua – He was born in Puerto Rico, he is Boricua. 3. Hanguiar. Puerto Rican slang or spanglish for “hang out”. Vamos a hanguiar un rato esta tarde – Let’s hang out for a while this afternoon. 4.


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Bolivian Slang: 28 Terms You Might Hear On The Streets of

If you travel to Bolivia and fall deeply in love with a local, this someone will probably use this slang on you, as being camote means that you are crazy in love. Estoy camote de una chica que estudia conmigo, creo que es amor a primera vista. – I am in love with a girl that studies with me, I think it’s love at first sight; 11) Estar kh


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Vocabulary: How To Talk About Hobbies In Spanish

When you talk about your hobbies in Spanish, you can use infinitive verbs with the below formula. Mi pasatiempo favorito es + infinitive verb + complement. (My favorite hobby is + Infinitive verb + complement ) Here are some examples of this formula in action. My favorite hobby is going to the gym – Mi pasatiempo favorito es ir al gimnasio.


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Conditional Tense Spanish: The Ultimate Guide For Beginners

If I was a millionaire, I would travel the world – Si yo fuera millonaria, viajaría por el mundo; If I eat all the cake, I would get a stomachache – Si me como toda la torta, yo tendría dolor de barriga; Now that you know where you can use the conditional, we’re going to explain how to speak in the three forms that we previously mentioned.


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Spanish Grammar: How To Stop Confusing Tener Vs Haber

I have planned to travel to Spain next year – Tengo planeado viajar a España el año que viene She has approved all classes – Ella tiene aprobadas todas las clases If you look closely, in the examples, the verb in the past participle and the complement respect the gender and number.


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Expert Reveals How to Learn Spanish Fast in 2021

So for whatever reason – travel, speaking to family or friends, work, or love – you’ve decided that 2021 is the year to finally learn Spanish. That you are tired of waiting. That you want to finally be able to actually communicate. You want to prove to yourself and everyone around you …


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I'm moving to Mexico #BaseLangStories

I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who has a passion for learning Spanish or anyone who feels the need to learn Spanish for the “real world”, whether it be work, travel, or speaking with Spanish speakers in your community. Outside of traveling and living in a Spanish speaking country, this is the next best resource.


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DON'T Learn the Future Tense: Use This Spanish Hack Instead

By using “I’m going to”, instead of “I will”, we cut out learning an entire tense. You should still eventually learn “I will”, but not until the upper intermediate stage. By learning “voy a”, you’re basically unlocking the future tense of every verb for almost no work.”. Connor, BaseLang CEO. If you don’t want to dig in


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Things To Do In Medellin: 5 Free Activities To Add To Your

Things To Do In Medellin: 5 Free Activities To Add To Your List. Niall Quinn in Medellin. Get our free email course, Shortcut to Conversational. Have conversations faster, understand people when they speak fast, and other tested tips to learn faster. More info.


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Irregular Preterite Verbs: Past Tense Spanish Made Simple

In other words, they are completely irregular as they do not follow any pattern whatsoever. Ser (to be) Ir (to go) Dar (to give) Hacer (to do) Ver (to see). These five verbs are probably the most commonly used irregular verbs in the preterite, and so it’s important to memorize the conjugations by heart. Let’s dive in.


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Spanish Past Participle: The Only Guide You Need To Read

Forming the past participle of a verb is not as confusing as you might think. For regular verbs, all you need to do is drop the ending (-ar, -er or -ir) from the infinitive verb and add –ado or –ido, depending on the verb. Verbs ending in -ar verbs receive the ending -ado. Verbs ending in -ir or -er receive the ending …


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Present Subjunctive Spanish: A Simple Explanation

Recommended: How to Learn Spanish Fast in 2021. The present subjunctive mood is normally used when speaking about a thought, belief, expectation or assumption – and despite the name, this form can be used to speak about a future action (as well as a present action). I hope you are fine – Espero que estés bien (present)


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Si Clauses in Spanish: 5 minute Guide to The Hypothetical

If you want to travel, save money → Si quieres viajar, ahorra dinero; 4. Si clauses formed with subjunctive mood and conditional. If something happened in the past, it will cause an action in the future to be carried out. Formula: (Si + verb in past imperfect subjunctive + simple conditional)


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"After a few weeks, my confidence improved exponentially

My name is Sarah and I am 24 years old. I live in London, England, and have been working in politics for the last 3 years. In normal times I like to travel to new countries and experience different cultures. I joined BaseLang as a Real World student in June 2020 and after completing this course I moved onto the DELE* program at the start of 2021.


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Double Negatives In Spanish: Explained in 5 minutes

However, double negatives in Spanish are not only common among native speakers, but unlike English, they are actually grammatically correct. In Spanish, there are two ways to create negative sentences. The first way is to put the word NO before a verb, along with the rest of the sentence, which will explain the action that is being denied


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List of Teachers Who Can Teach Spain-Specific Grammar

We know many students are learning to travel or live in Spain, so we have a few teachers that can help you with this, outside of the core BaseLang materials. This is the list of those teachers: Program


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How To Express New Year's Resolutions In Spanish

Vanessa and her husband are planning to travel to Costa Rica on their next wedding anniversary – Vanessa y su esposo están planeando viajar a Costa Rica en su próximo aniversario de bodas By the end of 2020 I will have visited many South American countries – Para finales del año 2020 habré visitado muchos países sudamericanos


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Spanish Subjunctive Simplified For Beginners

If I had more money, I would travel around the world… My sister wants to spend the summer with me: Mi hermana quiere pasar el verano conmigo: Mi hermana quería que pasáramos el verano juntas. My sister wanted us to spend the summer together. She wants to live 95 years, to tell her stories to everyone.


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Future Tense Spanish: 3 Ways To Speak About The Future

2. Ir a + Infinitive Verb (Going to) The second way to speak about the future in Spanish is the same structure that we (Engish speakers) use on a daily basis. In both English and Spanish, you can use “going to + action” to indicate plans and talk about actions that are meant to occur in the near future.


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BaseLang's Spanish School in Medellin

BaseLang was an online school for years before we ever opened our first in-person school. As a member of our Medellin Spanish School, you’ll get free access to all of our online teachers too, so you can continue with your unlimited classes even outside of the local school’s hours. Our online platform makes it easy to track your progress


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The Confidence Onion: The Truth About Spanish Speaking

The Confidence Onion. It’s the same thing with learning Spanish. Confidence is not an on/off switch – it’s not something you have or don’t have. No, confidence is like an onion. When you first start learning, you have no confidence in anything. But after a short period of time, you’re pretty confident at greetings – because you’ve


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Spanish Commands: The Imperative Mood Made Simple

The Imperative (imperativo) is used in Spanish to give suggestions, commands or orders in a direct way.The imperative is known as a mood (rather than tense) because it is used to express a want or desire, and always refers to the exact moment in which it is used.. If you ever visit a Spanish speaking country, then will notice the imperative being used from the moment you arrive.


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36 Basic Spanish Sentences To Learn On The Plane

36 Basic Spanish Sentences You Could Probably Memorize On The Plane. Get our free email course, Shortcut to Conversational. Have conversations faster, understand people when they speak fast, and other tested tips to learn faster. Let’s imagine that you are on a plane, heading to a Spanish speaking country (why not Colombia ?) and at this


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The Most Used Adjectives In Spanish: How To Use Them

Mastering adjectives in Spanish is a key part of becoming a well rounded, fluent-like speaker. Adjectives are what allow you to describe the world around you by giving characteristics to a noun be it information about its color, shape, size, quantity, distance, position and much more.


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