Spanish Slang: ¡Que barbaridad! 6 tips to speak Spanish like a local.

Spanish Slang

Why do textbooks never teach us Spanish Slang? If you ever traveled to Latin America or watched Narcos, you may have noticed that the Spanish spoken by natives is slightly different than what you were taught in a traditional Spanish class. You may have memorized how to say “Donde está el baño, por favor?” but what if you just want to say “¡Voy a hacerme encima!” (I’m going to pee myself!)? Slang is part of everyday speech around the world, […]

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100 most common Spanish Verbs

Hola! Check out our list of the 100 most common Spanish verbs: Learn this list of the 100 most common Spanish verbs and you will be well on your way to fluency! aceptar = to accept permitir/dejar = to allow preguntar = to ask creer = to believe prestar = to borrow romper = to break traer = to bring comprar = to buy poder = to can/be able cancelar = to cancel cambiar = to change limpiar = to […]

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100 most frequently used Spanish words – Challenge!

100 most frequently used Spanish words Challenge! Over the next 100 days we will be tweeting 100 of the most commonly used Spanish words. We challenge you to learn them! You can follow our Twitter account: (just for Spanish) or our Facebook here for the challenge! Learn the top 100 Spanish words below. By learning the 100 most frequently used Spanish words you will open the keys to getting to Strommen level 2 or 3. The 100 most frequently used Spanish words below […]

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The 5 most common Mistakes in Spanish

Jorge teaches us the 5 most common mistakes in Spanish. Are you hot? Are you embarrassed? Be careful how you say these expressions in Spanish as you may make an uncomfortable mistake!

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Inspirational Quotes – learning a language sayings

Inspirational Quotes - learning a language sayings

Below are some great learning a language sayings and inspirational quotes.  ❝To have another language is to possess a second soul.❞ ‒Charlemagne ❝If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.❞ ‒Nelson Mandela ❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith ❝The limits of my language are the […]

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Best Cinco De Mayo in Los Angeles

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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Looking for the Best Cinco De Mayo experience in Los Angeles? We are here to help. Ok, first of all since at Strommen we care about culture, a little clarification is needed: Cinco de Mayo is not a celebration of Mexican independence, that holiday is celebrated on September 16th. Like most holidays it is an amalgam of many things: Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States[1] and in Mexico, […]

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Learn Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French at the same time. Lesson #1

I want to become fluent in 4 languages. I invite you to join me. Let’s learn Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French. Working at Strommen I come into a lot of contact with different languages and cultures. Over the last 7 years of teaching Italian, studying Spanish and practicing my broken French, I began noticing that Portuguese was also starting to make sense. I noticed a sort of snow-ball effect with all 4 languages. The reason for this can surely be […]

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Yerba Mate – Explained by Fernando

Fernando explains how to make Yerba Mate and discusses the history.

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