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How to Pronounce the Letters B and V in Spanish

Language Learning

Confused about how to pronounce the letters B and V in Spanish? In this post, you'll learn the difference and how to pronounce each one. Watch in YouTube In Spanish, the letters "b" and "v" can be confusing to us native English-speakers. They sound very similar and can confuse even fluent Spanish speakers. To help [...]

When Do I Use the Spanish Tú or Usted?

Expat Hacks, Language Learning

When do I use the Spanish tú or usted? This a very common question that comes up among expats learning Spanish. Both tú and usted are Spanish for the word: you. Unlike in English, the word "you" in Spanish comes in two varieties: tú (informal) and usted (formal). And while the rules might seem straight forward, it won't be intuitive [...]

How to Say the Letters and Sounds in Spanish

Expat Hacks, Language Learning

Curious about how to say the letters and sounds in Spanish? Grab a coffee and lets learn this right now! This video will teach you the basic Spanish letters and sounds in less than 12 minutes. This is both a great introduction and review. Something I love about Spanish, is that the pronunciation is always [...]

If you're learning Spanish, you've probably heard of Madrigal's Magic Key To Spanish. It's our readers favorite Spanish learning book. We've seen 600+ purchases just from mentioning this book in an overview post. The week we arrived in Ecuador, someone loaned us their copy because they said it was the best book to get us started. It's the [...]

How's your Spanish? No doubt you have heard about the Pimsleur Spanish course. The Pimsleur Method (developed by Dr. Paul Pimsleur) is popular among travelers, expats and business people - and is my favorite way to learn Spanish. When we first moved to Ecuador I was really struggling with learning the language. Some friends told [...]

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