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  • Express hopes and wishes in Spanish
    In today's lesson, we will learn how to express wishes and hopes in Spanish. This lesson also covers common verbs used to express wish and desire!

    Verbs to express wishes and hopes in Spanish
    • wish - desear
    • prefer - preferir
    • request - pedir
    • need - necesitar
    • hope, expect - esperar
    • want - querer
    • look for - buscar
    • insist - insistir
    • demand - exigir
    • order - mandar
    • to be grateful - agradecer
    The above verbs are often used in conjunction with the word "que."

    For examples:

    Esperamos que cocines bien - We hope that you cook well
    Quiero salir con un hombre que me compre flores - I want to date a guy who buys me flowers
    Me gustaría reservar una habitación, por favor - I would like to book a room, please
    Yo espero que Juan los traiga - I hope that John brings them

    There are two more authentic ways to express a wish

    1. Subjunctive form preceded by "que" (that)
    For examples:
    Quiero que vengas conmigo al cine
    Soñamos con que nos toque la lotería
    Mi sueño es que nuestros hijos sean felices
    2. A noun or infinitive form
    For examples:
    Tengo ganas de volver a verte otra vez
    Sueño con una vida tranquila
    Mi sueño es ser un gran artista

    Check out this website for Spanish dictionary!
    Posted Dec 8, 2017, 6:30 PM by jeremy cole
  • Names of sports in Spanish
    Below you will find a list of names of common sports in Spanish. Many of them are similar to their English relevants.  Let's find out!
    Names of sports in Spanish
    Names of sports in Spanish

    Deportes - Sports 
    Béisbol - Baseball
    Baloncesto - Basketball
    Ciclismo - Cycling
    Campamento - Camping
    Pesca - Fishing
    Fútbol - Football
    Correr - Running
    Kárate - Karate
    Maratón - Marathon
    Navegación - Sailing
    Salir a correr - Jogging
    Las Olimpiadas - Olympics
    Remo - Rowing
    Boxeo - Boxing
    Esquí - Skiing
    Gimnasia rítmica - Rhythmic gymnastics
    Hockey - Hockey
    Judo - Judo
    Halterofilia - Weightlifting
    Tenis - Tennis
    Voleibol - Volleyball
    Gimnasia artística - Artistic gymnastics
    Golf - Golf
    Scuba diving - buceo
    snorkeling - buzo superficial
    swimming - natación
    Atletismo - Athletics
    Get instant translation, more grammar, and vocabulary lessons at Spanish to English!
    Talking about Sports in Spanish
    Common expressions used when talking about sports in Spanish:
    • ¿Qué deporte practicas? - What sport do you practice?
    • ¿Practicas algún deporte? - Do you play any sports?
    • Me gusta bucear - I like to scuba-dive
    • Me gusta nadar - I like to swim
    Posted Sep 29, 2017, 7:27 PM by jeremy cole
  • Clothing vocabulary in Spanish
    Learn how to say names of common clothes. Learn how to say names of different types of clothes in Spanish through our list of words for clothing from Spanish to English and vice versa, from men's clothing to women's clothing. This list might come in handy when you go shopping in a Spanish-speaking country!
    Clothing vocabulary in Spanish
    coat - el abrigo
    shoelace - la agujeta
    socks - los calcetines
    bow tie - la pajarita
    trousers - los pantalones
    shirt - la camisa
    hat - el sombrero
    sweater - el suéter
    suit - el traje
    shoes - los zapatos
    Clothing vocabulary in Spanish
    Clothing vocabulary in Spanish
    pajama - la pijama
    blouse - la blusa
    handbag - la bolsa
    slip - el refajo
    sandals - las sandalias
    skirt - la falda
    gloves - los guantes
    dress - el vestido
    stockings - las medias
    high heels - los zapatos de tacón alto
    scraf - bufanda 

    Posted Jun 8, 2017, 8:43 PM by jeremy cole
  • List of drinks in Spanish
    Find out how to say names of different drinks in Spanish through our word list of drinks below. This vocabulary list may be useful if you want to order a drink or quench your thrist while traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. It's time to expand your Spanish to English vocabulary!
    Names of drinks in Spanish language
    la bebida  - Drink
    Milk (cold) - Leche fría
    Soft drink - Gaseosa
    Té - Tea
    Café - Coffee
    Jugo - Juice
    Jugo de fruta - Fruit juice
    Jugo de toronja - Grapefruit juice 
    Jugo de tomate - Tomato juice
    Jugo de manzana - Apple juice
    Jugo de naranja - Orange juice
    Coca cola - Coke
    Alcohol - Alcohol
    Cerveza - Beer
    Vino - Wine
    Vino blanco - White wine
    Vino tinto - Red wine
    Vino rosado - Rosé wine
    Champán, Champaña - Champagne
    Limonada - Lemonade 
    Yerba Mate - A herb tea 
    Chocolate caliente - Hot chocolate
    El café exprés - Espresso
    List of drinks in Spanish
    Names of common drinks in Spanish
    Posted Jun 1, 2017, 8:33 PM by jeremy cole
  • Talking about movie genres in Spanish
    Movie is one of the most common conversation topic. So it's necessary to know some words of movie genres from Spanish to English. In this article, we will show you a list of movie genres in Spanish. Hope that this list can help you expand your vocabulary and establish common ground with someone.
    Movie genres in Spanish
    Talking about movie genres in Spanish
    List of movie genres in Spanish
    Film/Movies/Cinema - Película/Cine/Cinema
    Film - Película
    Genre of a movie - Género de cine
    Horror - Terror
    Comedy - Comedia
    Romance - Romance
    Science fiction - Ciencia ficción
    Adventure - Aventura
    Action - Acción
    Animation - Animación
    Documentary - Documentario
    Science fiction - ciencia ficción
    Fantasy - Las películas de fantasía
    History - Las películas histórico
    Epic - Las películas Épico
    Zombie films - Las películas de zombis
    Musical - Las películas musical
    Other movie words and vocabulary
    Actor - Actor
    Actress - Actriz
    Scene - Escena
    Characters - Personajes
    Genre of a novel - Género de novela

    Posted May 26, 2017, 8:02 PM by jeremy cole
  • List of colors in Spanish
    The following Spanish to English vocabulary list contain names of colors in Spanish. Let's learn how to say names of different colors in Spanish.
    List of colors in Spanish
    1. Colors are ADJECTIVES. When they describe a NOUN, they must match its GENDER (masculine/feminine).
    Therefore, "red" is "rojo" but it becomes "roja" with a feminine noun.
    For example:
    la pelota roja - the red ball. Colours that follow this rule include:
    • rojo (masculine)/roja (feminine) - red 
    • negro (m)/negra (f) - black
    • blanco (m)/blanca (f) - white
    • amarillo (m)/amarilla (f) - yellow 
    • morado (m)/morada (f) - purple 
    2. Some colours don’t change their endings to match the GENDER. 
    For example:
    "Naranja" stays the same for both masculine and feminine nouns. 
    El coche naranja - the orange car (masculine). 
    La pelota naranja - the orange ball (feminine).
    These colours will be listed out below: 
    • orange - naranja
    • pink - rosa
    • brown - marrón
    • blue - azul
    • green - verde
    • grey - gris
    Colors in Spanish
    List of Colors in Spanish

    Posted May 26, 2017, 8:03 PM by jeremy cole
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  • Facts about English language
    We all know that English is the most popular language and most widely spoken in the world. English is great in terms of size, scope, and territories. However, do you know about its origin, or why it gets that popularity, etc? Then, the collection of facts about English language below will give you more information about this language as well as many other fun sides of its.
    English language facts

    Interesting facts about English language that you probably didnt't know
    1. “I am” is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
    2. "I" is the shortest, oldest, and most commonly used word in English
    3. Every two hours, a new word will be added into the dictionary. So this means that during the year, almost 4,000 new words are added. 
    3. "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is called a pangram sentence as it uses every letter of English language.
    4. There is a name for words that we repeat often
    Words that you use very often even though they add no meaning/value to a sentence are called crutch words. 
    5. "Swims will be swims even when turned upside down." The word "swims" in that sentence is called ambigrams
    6. "English is the language of the air" means that all pilots have to identify themselves and speak in English while flying, regardless of their origin.
    7. "E" is the most commonly used letter in English. About one in eight of all the letters written in English is "e".
    8. Another interesting facts about English language is that more English words begin with the letter "S" than any other letter of the English alphabet.
    9. The longest word in English is: "pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis". It has 45 letters. It is a type of lung disease caused by inhaling ash and sand dust.
    10. “Sixth sick sheik’s sixth sheep’s sick” is probably the most difficult tongue twister in English. Why don't you try to find out whether you can say it without making any mistake?
    Interesting and fun facts about English language

    11. It is interesting that "pronunciation" is one of the most mispronounced words in English.
    12. There was no word for the color orange in English until about 450 years ago.
    13. A lot of words that you think of as “English” were actually borrowed from other languages. 
    For example, “they,” “their” and “them” come from the Old Norse “þeir.” 
    14. As of right now, there are only three words in English that end in -gry including "hungry", "angry", and "hangry"
    15. English actually originates from what is now called north west Germany and the Netherlands.
    16. The phrase “long time no see” is believed to be a literal translation of a Native American or Chinese phrase since it isn't grammatically correct.
    17. Many English words have changed their meaning over time. And they even change to have opposite meaning.
    For instance, "awful" used to mean "inspiring wonder" and was a short version of "full of awe" while "nice" used to mean "silly".
    18. "Swims" will be still "swims" even when it was turned upside down.
    Follow our site for more Spanish to English jokes and vocabulary!

    Posted May 26, 2017, 8:04 PM by jeremy cole
  • Interesting facts about Spain
    Spain (the Kingdom of Spain), with an area of 505,990 square kilometres, is the second largest country in the European Union. It covers up to about 85 percent of the Iberian Peninsula. Some very first things that often comes to our mind when we talk about Spain is bull fighting, flamenco dancing, fiestas, and football match. 
    Here in this article, we will give you some interesting information about this country through a list of fun facts about Spain. Let's check out!

    Map of Spain

    Interesting facts about Spain - Spain facts

    1. Spanish language is the second most widely spoken language in the world 
    There are up to over 406 million people around the world speaking Spanish. It comes only after Chinese. 
    2. Nudity is legal in Spain 
    This country also had the youngest marrying age in Europe before it changed the legal age from 14 to 16 in 2015.
    3. The population is about 47 million
    According to the survery, about three quarter of population live in urban areas and around 6 million ones live in Madrid, 5 million in Barcelona. Another fact is that Madrid and Barcelona have more inhabitants than the total populations of New Zealand or Ireland.
    4. Of all the OECD countries, Spain has the fourth highest life expectancy 
    The average life expectancy of Spain is 82 years. It also ranks 15th in the world. Spanish women live longer than men: 85 to 79. The United Nations has foreseen that Spain may become the world's oldest country by the year of 2050, with about 40 percent of the population of 60 years old.
    5. 70 percent of Spain populations are Roman Catholic
    6. In 2015, Spain has the second highest rate of unemployment in Europe. 
    The youth emloyment rate is really high. Around half of 15 to 24 year-old ones are unemployed. 
    Interesting facts about Spain

    7. Spain has up to 44 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    8. Spain produces up to over half of the world's olive oil. Spain is also the third largest wine producer, just right after France and Italy.
    9. Wind power was one of the greatest source of electricity in Spain.
    10. Until 2013, the age of consent to have sex or marry in Spain was amongst the lowest in the world (13 for sex and 14 for marriage). The legal age for both is now 16 years old. This is in line with other European countries such as the UK, the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium.
    11. According to a report of OECD in 2013, Spanish spend about 16 out of every 24 hours to leisure, eating, drinking, and sleeping
    12. The European Social Survey in 2010 found that 80 percent of Spanish respondents agreed that gay and lesbians should be able to free to live their own lives
    13. Spain is the country of fiestas. There are hundreds of festivals taking place throughout the year. 
    14. Like the United Kingdom, Spain is also a constitutional monarchy.
    15. The currency used in Spain is the Euro.
    16. In Spain they drive on the right-hand side of the road.
    17. Madrid is the largest city and capital of Spain while Barcelona is the second largest city.

    Posted May 26, 2017, 8:04 PM by jeremy cole
  • Spanish to English jokes
    You feel bored with the traditional ways of learning language and get fed up with mesmorizing words and things? Here we rounded up with a collection of jokes in English and Spanish. Reading jokes is an entertaining way to widen your vocabulary as well as your grammar. All jokes come with both Spanish and English language. Let's check out to have some fun!

    Spanish to English jokes
    El doctor llama por teléfono a su paciente:

    -Vera, tengo una noticia buena y otra mala.

    -Bueno… dígame primero la buena.

    -Los resultados del análisis indican que le quedan 24 horas de vida.

    -Pero, bueno, ¿eso es la buena noticia? ¿Entonces cuál es la mala?

    -Que llevo intentando localizarle desde ayer.

    The doctor calls his patient by telephone:

    “Vera, I have good news and bad news...

    “Well then, . . . tell me the good news first.”

    “The results of the analysis indicate that you have 24 hours left to live.”

    “Well, that’s the good news? Then what’s the bad news?”

    “That I have been trying to reach you since yesterday!!!.”
    Intentaba escoger un champú y vi que casi todos decían "no se ha probado en animales".

    I was trying to choose a shampoo and I noticed that almost all of them said "has not been tested on animals."

    ¡Con razón he visto tantos animales con el pelo rebelde!

    No wonder I have seen so many animals with bad hair!
    ¿Has oído el caso de ese fugitivo que secuestró un autobús de turistas japoneses?

    Have you heard about the case of that fugitive who held hostage a busload of Japanese tourists?

    La policía tiene 5.000 fotos suyas.

    The police have 5,000 pictures of him.
    Un tío ingresa en un hospital para hacerse una pequeña operación.

    A guy enters a hospital to have a minor operation.

    Una enfermera empieza a tomarle los datos; el nombre, la compañía del seguro, etcétera.

    A nurse begans to take down his information: name, insurance company, etc.

    - En caso de emergencia, ¿a quién avisamos?

    "In case of emergency, whom should we notify?"

    - ¿Quiere decir si estoy a punto de morirme?

    "Do you mean if I am just about to die?"

    - Bueno... sí...

    "Well . . . yes . . ."

    - En ese caso, ¡llame corriendo a un doctor!

    "In that case, run and call a doctor!"
    Un policía detiene a un transeúnte y le dice:

    A policeman detains a transient and says to him:

    - A ver, usted, deme el nombre.

    "Let's see, you, give me your name."

    - ¡Sí, hombre! ¡Y entonces cómo me llamo?

    "Yeah, right! And then what would I call myself?!"
    - Doctor, doctor, el pelo se me está cayendo. ¿Me puede dar algo para conservarlo?

    "Doctor, doctor, my hair is falling out on me. Can you give me something to keep it?"

    - Sí, claro. Aquí tiene una caja de zapatos.

    "Yes, of course. Here's a shoe box."
    - Doctor, doctor, no puedo recordar nada.

    "Doctor, doctor, I can't remember anything."

    - Vaya, y desde cuando tiene usted este problema?

    "Wow, and how long have you had this problem?"

    - ¿Qué problema?

    "What problem?"

    Posted May 26, 2017, 8:05 PM by jeremy cole
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