In every language, a major aspect of conversation, written or spoken, is stating your opinion. As a Spanish learner it’ll be one of the first things you want to learn to say. This is why we have created a super helpful worksheet all about stating your opinion! Using these standard phrases, it becomes a simple structure.
In this worksheet we have listed a series of eight sentence starters. They can be followed by any opinion you may have, to help you sound more fluent and grammatically correct. Also, many of the concepts are structured very similarly to the English language, so they shouldn’t be too hard to grasp!
As well as reading the worksheet, try writing out sentences that include all these phrases, so you can get to grips with using them in written conversation. Furthermore, practice with a friend, using all these given structures, by speaking aloud about all your favourite things and dislikes! Then your spoken language skills will be equally as improved.
Afterwards, if you want to get more great Spanish-learning help, visit our website for a whole host of infographics like this one!
Or, read more of our blog to learn more about some fun ways to learn really useful Spanish phrases… Why not read all about what to say and do when going to a restaurant in Spain here!
Whether you are here for a weekend on holiday, a semester abroad at university, or you’re lucky enough to live here permanently, it is almost guaranteed that you will be going to a restaurant at some point. Madrid is a culinary hub of amazing restaurants, so there are hundreds of choices to try out some great food. Although they can cater for tourists, many of the restuarants will appreciate your efforts to communicate in Spanish. This is why we have made this helpful cheatsheet for what to say when going to a restaurant!
Can we change table? Have you got a children’s menu? The bill, please? Do you have a reservation? These are the questions you will hear flying about in any restaurant. Simply remember how to say them, and you will be comfortable communicating with your waiter or waitress with no confusion!
Next read our article on how to say numbers in Spanish so you can also cover your bill easily! Then you will be fully prepared for an unforgettable Madrileño feast.
After that, why not check out our website. There you will find more Spanish exercises and cheat-sheets to make your language learning that much quicker and easier…
Learning Spanish can seem overwhelming when there is a whole dictionary of new vocabulary to remember. This is why we have created a cheat-sheet that offers some helpful clues to figuring out what words could be in Spanish. Often you will be able to work out the word you need by translating from English. Just follow these rules!
But be careful! Whilst these structures do apply frequently, as with learning any language there are always exceptions to the rule. To be safe it is always best to double check your findings against a dictionary. However, for on the spot translation help we guarantee that you’ll find these tricks helpful!
As an A1 Spanish speaking beginner, you will be comforted to see that many of the word endings are very similar to those of the English language. Translating from English makes picking up new languages stress-free. This familiarity should make recalling the Spanish versions much easier!
If you want more cheats to learning Spanish, why not read our next article about how to say numbers?
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If you want to improve your fluency, as well as sounding like a local, you need to be learning numbers in Spanish! This exercise is really useful for shopping, giving quantities, and expressing dates, as it teaches you how to structure large numbers in Spanish. For example, to find out how much something costs in a shop, or to ask for a weight of food at a market, you need to be confident expressing large numbers. Repeat the phrases over and over and soon they will be easy! You will be surprised how useful this activity is, and how often you find yourself reciting these numbers…
You will soon be singing these number tongue-twisters in your sleep… Also, here’s an idea! Once you have learnt how to say all the numbers with 3’s, it is easy to pick up other numbers. The structure is the same, you just have to tweak it slightly!
Learning numbers has never been so easy! If you want more infographics like this to improve your Spanish speaking skills, head to our website, where you will find activities for every ability!
Are you away from home and not feeling yourself? Don’t let an illness ruin your travels! We understand it can be daunting to feel unwell in a foreign country. We’re aware that getting help may seem like a big challenge. This is especially the case if the medical staff you approach can’t speak English. However, the most important thing is that you can accurately describe your symptoms. This will ensure you receive the appropriate medical assistance. Therefore, if you know the right health vocabulary, it’s easy to get the care that you need!
In Spanish, the structures for expressing illnesses and cures are relatively straightforward and similar to in English. If you can remember the health vocabulary we have listed below, you will be confident visiting Spanish medical services. Remember, the medical staff are wanting to understand you and willing help you!
Has this health vocabulary made you feel more confident communicating with Spanish locals? Similarly, why not check out this article next on how to express portion sizes. That way, you can shop and eat hassle-free too!
If you want to continue improving your Spanish skills, take a look at the infographics of different levels that we have on our Language Resources page.
When telling a story it is always important to explain when things happened. Often we use the phrases ‘before…’ and ‘after…’ to help give an idea of a timeline of events. In english it is a relatively straightforward structure, however in spanish it gets a little more complicated. Follow the examples used below to learn how to use the subjunctive to make your stories even better!
Now that you have learnt about the rules for ‘before’ and ‘after’, you should head to our website to find more infographics to help your spanish language!
And now that you have learnt about ‘before’ and ‘after’, check out this article about Flamenco vocabulary and how to use it, you will love it!
In every country, in every language, there are different ways of naming containers and portions, like a pint of beer or a glass of wine. You will need to spend a lot of time in Spain if you want to learn how to order specifically what you are looking for in a bar, pub, or a restaurant. However, we might have something that will help you get started and became a master in containers and portions in Spanish.
Would you know how to order a good glass of wine in Spanish in one of those amazing taverns? “Copa de vino“, that’s an easy one, but the names of other containers and portions in Spanish may be a headache, because not only drinks are sizeable, food is too. So, here is a little quiz to help you out.
Match the containers and portions in Spanish with their corresponding pictures and memorize them or… take them wherever you go!
Do you want to continue your Spanish learning? Check out the infographics of different levels that we have in our Learning resources section page.
If you want to know even more about sizes and amounts, you should check out this post about amounts in Spanish.
Every language has been influenced by other languages, and Spanish is no different. We have a lot of words that come from English called anglicism, such as relax, marketing, backstage, and on and on. English has had an incredible influence around the world since it´s the most used language internationally. But the English language is not the only one that has had an influence on Spanish language; Japanese words in Spanish are influential too!
There are certain words that you will already know come from Japanese, such as sushi. But there are a few that you will probably use without thinking twice about, that also come from Japanese. It is true that Japanese words in Spanish language are quite recognizable since their structure is quite distinctive. But we assure you that there will be a few words that you have used without even realising.
Here are some examples of Japanese words that Spanish people include as common use:
Now that you have learned that when you say “karaoke” you are actually using a word that came from Japan, you should check out our other infographics on our website.
And now that you have started learning about words from another language, you might want to learn words that are generally used in our “Flamenco” shows, which are really important in our country and they have their own way of expressing themselves.
There are many different ways to express yourself in Spanish language. Some of them include direct comparisons with animals. These animals are normally native within Spain. Which animal is Spain’s most representative, not because of its food providing, but because of the shows they offer? They “see red” and are picturised as often being quite angry! Indeed, we are talking about bulls, and especially, expressions related to bullfighting.
In Spanish, there are some expressions that involve certain items related to bullfighting, like “capote”; or that directly involve the bull itself. One common sentence we use, translated literally, is: “catch the bull by the horns”. This usually means confronting some kind of problems with initiative.
In this image you will be able to see other expressions related to bullfighting:
If you are thirsty for more knowledge about Spanish and our very curious ways of talking and expressing ourselves, take a look at the infographic section on our website. You will find many great mini-lessons, for all abilities, to help you get better at speaking Spanish!
We have a lot of different articles about Spanish that you can find interesting. For instance, if follow the link you will find out how to order drinks in Spanish, which is very useful if you go out at night in Spain.
Have you ever tried to cook something with your Spanish friends and misunderstood how much ingredient to add? Or have you been in a Spanish cooking class but have no idea about how to say amounts in Spanish? Do not worry, because with this post you will master your next Spanish cooking session!
The little amounts are the most difficult ones, so we have given you some ways to express them in Spanish, like “una pizca de…” or “un pelín de…“. But, of course, you not only can use them when cooking. Wrong! You can also use them in some expressions like the two we’ve shown you below. Can you think of any other expressions with these amounts in Spanish?
Hungry for more knowledge? Do you want to continue your Spanish learning? Check out the infographics of different levels that we have in our Learning resources section page on our website. We have exercise for all abilities, so whether you are a beginner or an expert, there will be something for you!
Do you want to further expand your Spanish vocabulary library? We recommend you read this post about the Top 1000 most used words in Spanish. You are guaranteed to learn something new!