Talking About Fall in Spanish: Vocabulary, Poems and Songs

Fall is here, so let’s look at some vocabulary that will come in handy for talking about fall in Spanish, otoño en español. Colores (Colors) One of the first things…

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Les couleurs de l’automne (The Colors of Fall)

Fall is here, so let’s look at some vocabulary that will come in handy for talking about the colors of fall in French, les couleurs de l’automne (m.) Les couleurs…

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Talking About Fall in Italian

Fall is here, so let’s look at some vocabulary that will come in handy for talking about fall in Italian, l’autunno in italiano. Colori (Colors) One of the first things…

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What’s the Difference between Ser and Estar?

Remember that there are two verbs in Spanish that mean to be, ser and estar. The difference between the two isn’t terribly difficult to grasp, but it takes some time…

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Italian indefinite articles: un, una, un’ and uno

Italian indefinite articles (a, an) come in the forms un, una, un’, and uno. These forms change depending on the gender of the noun – whether it’s masculine or feminine…

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¿Te gusta…? Saying What You Like in Spanish

Me gusta el/la… To say what you like in Spanish, use me gusta el/la or me gustan los/las…  The thing you like is the subject, and you are me (to…

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Go Running, Go Out for a Run: Activities with Go

A lot of English activity verbs use go and the -ing gerund. These are activities that you have to leave the house to do, so most examples are sports and…

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See, Look at, or Watch?

These three verbs all mean to use your sense of vision, but there are differences in how they’re used that can be confusing even to advanced learners of English. In…

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Gimme Some of That: Using du, de la, de l’, and des in French

The Shapeshifter de When you study French, you learn very early a few things about the preposition de. It’s usually translated as of: le livre de Jeanne (the book of…

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Spanish Letters: Call Them by Their (New) Names

¿Cómo se escribe? How do you spell…? Nine years ago, the Real Academia de la Lengua Española published its latest and updated manual of Ortografía, the official conventional spelling system…

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I Like The Cheese: Using Le, La, and Les in French

Not sure when to use le/la/les in French? You’re not alone! One of the difficult things students of French have to learn is how and when to use the articles…

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8 Little Words That Make Your French Sound More Natural

French has its own fillers that, um, er, uh, like, you know… make speech sound more natural. These little words add emotional flavor, they soften or reinforce an arguments, or…

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The Different Shades of Love: The French Verb ‘Aimer’

  Je t’aime or Je vous aime (I love you) is one of the best known phrases in French. But, contrary to many languages that have verbs like ‘like’ and…

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Do you drink your coffee solo or sólo?

Sólo or solo? Traditionally Spanish distinguished the adverb sólo (only/just) from the adjective solo (alone) by using the accent for the adverb. So, if you wanted to say: –At breakfast…

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6 Tips for Learning a New Language

There’s work involved in learning a new language, but a lot of it can be unnecessary. If you have unrealistic expectations about your language, or yourself, you’re going to waste…

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6 Easy Ways to Memorize Vocabulary

We’ve already talked about how you learn vocabulary during your lesson, with your instructor. If you haven’t read that post, check it out here. Now let’s look at the six…

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Making Vocabulary Stick During Your Lesson

A big part of language learning is the simple act of memorizing words – lots and lots of words. Since Language Garage uses blended learning – part live instruction, part…

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