Spanish Grammar Zone

Here you’ll find Spanish grammar tips, explanations, and exercises. This section of the site is ever expanding as we include additional material for all levels of Spanish learner. The articles here are designed to support the podcasts, and where we cover certain areas in a podcast we’ll provide links so that you can listen to that podcast to reinforce what you’ve already learnt (and vice versa).

Spanish Grammar Blog Posts

Infographic: Spanish Gender

One of the first things that we're taught in Spanish is about gender, and it's also one of the last things we'll actually get right. The concept of gender is pretty alien to us English speakers, as it seems strange ...
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Saying you like things in Spanish, and other verbs

“Gustar” is a funny verb. When we first learn it, we equate “me gusta” with “I like” – “me gusta la pizza” means “I like pizza”. Simple enough. However, this verb, and many others like it, are profoundly different to ...
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The Spanish Subjunctive Made Easy

Few parts of Spanish grammar instil such dread in Spanish learners as the subjunctive. Entire books have been devoted to the treatment of the subjunctive, and as English speakers we are constantly baffled by it. However, by bearing a few ...
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Ser and Estar: The Definitive Guide

Few verbs have attracted as much attention and hours of study as the two "copular" verbs in Spanish: Ser and Estar. To an English native speaker, it seems bizarre to have two verbs which both mean "to be", and distinguishing ...
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Common Spanish Mistakes

Mistakes by we English speakers when we speak Spanish instantly mark us out as foreign, and the consequences range from sounding a bit more foreign, to saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or completely embarrassing yourself (look up ...
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Top Spanish Grammar Tips: Avoid going insane

Learning grammar seems like the necessary evil to learning a language; we treat it as though it’s a time consuming process we just have to get through. It’s also seen as boring and difficult, and tends to be what people ...
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