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75 Most Helpful Spanish Cognates to Know [Infographic]

75 Most Helpful Spanish Cognates to Know [Infographic]

Did you know that cognates help make Spanish one of the easiest languages for English speakers to master? Spanish cognates are words that sound the same (or almost the same) in English and have the same meaning in both languages. Memorizing Spanish cognates is the fastest way to expand your vocabulary! Here, we'll share some of the easiest and most helpful cognates in Spanish to boost your conversational skills. All About Spanish Cognates Recognizing Cognates in Spanish By studying … Read More

75 Most Helpful Spanish Cognates to Know [Infographic]
Did you know that cognates help make Spanish one of the easiest languages for English speakers to master? Spanish cognates are words that sound the same (or almost the same) in English and have the same meaning in both languages. Memorizing Spanish cognates is the fastest way to expand your vocabulary! Here, we'll share some of the easiest and most helpful cognates in Spanish to boost your conversational skills. All About Spanish Cognates Recognizing Cognates in Spanish By studying
What Are The 5 Best iPhone and iPad Apps to Learn Spanish?
The best app to learn Spanish is often a debated topic, but in this article we'll share a few of the most popular choices and why thousands of language learners use them. If you want to learn Spanish, you must commit to practicing it continuously over a long period of time. This strengthens your “language muscle” so that speaking Spanish becomes a habit that requires little effort. Fortunately, mobile app technology is on your side. Smartphone and tablet apps making practicing a language c
French Grammar Rules: Reading Le Passé Simple
There is one French verb tense that you will likely only come across in literature, the passé simple. French tutor Carol Beth L. shows you how to recognize and understand this tense... The passé simple is a unique tense in the French language. Perhaps one or two centuries ago, it was commonly used like the simple past in English. For example: J'allai au magasin. I went to the store. Je couru deux kilometres. I ran two kilometers. The passé simple is similar to the simple past i
Ultimate Traveler’s Guide to Italian Customs and Etiquette: 30 Things You Need to Know
Are you planning a trip to Italy? Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, it’s important to be well prepared. And we're not just talking about making sure you have your passport and an extra pair of comfy shoes. Besides learning how to speak Italian, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with Italian customs and etiquette. After all, you don’t want to unknowingly offend anyone or get yourself into a sticky situation. Every country, including Italy, has its fair share of u
Italian Vocabulary: The Proper Way to Use the Four B’s
Are you confused about how to properly use the Italian vocabulary words, buono, bello, bravo, and bene? Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. explains the right way to use the four b's... Buono, bello, bravo, bene—the so-called four b’s—are very common words in the Italian language. Their exact usage, however, can be quite difficult for beginner Italian students to master. That’s because when translated to English these Italian vocabulary words all mean, “good.” Below are some tips and tric

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