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Two ways to play in Spanish

Did you know Spanish has a different word for playing an instrument as opposed to playing a sport?

In English we talk about playing sports and games and we also talk about playing music.

Spanish has a different verb for each one. To play a game or a sport the verb is jugar, for example:

Free Video #2: Spanish Life, Love and Music

I’m always excited to hear about my students using their Spanish in the real world. Here are some comments from my blog about making use of these Spanish lessons in real-life situations.

Instant Spanish Music Words

Lots of Spanish words about la música are instantly recognizable.

Por ejemplo los instrumentos (For example, the instruments):

Music unites us in Spanish

Can you imagine a world without music?

Life wouldn’t be the same. It doesn’t matter where you go in the world—music is something that unites us all.

It’s a great thing to talk about with your Spanish-speaking amigos too.

I’ve created a series of free video lessons that make it easy for you to speak about music in flowing sentences.

4 free fear busting Spanish video series

I’ve got a complete series of 4 videos for you. Están pagados por la casa (They are on the house).

I’ve had lots of great comments on the blog about these videos. My favorite was from Marianne

I want so much to speak fluently…but I think fear of mistakes holds me back…it becomes frustrating and makes me feel stupid. But this video was great! The pace was good…no fear! I learned!!

Bend it like Santamaria

When I was a kid playing soccer in high school I had my glory day.

I took a corner kick


The ball went into the net…

from the corner!

Scary Spanish subjunctive made easy

I specialize in making Spanish easy for anyone at any age.

You can speak Spanish quickly by starting with Spanish words and patterns that are easy for English speakers to use right away.

I always start with the familiar Spanish first.

As well as being faster to pick up it also […]

Unique little Spanish trick

Here is a unique little trick you can use right away to speak authentic Spanish.

Any time you want to express the idea “I am a/an…” in Spanish you can use soy, for example:

Soy australiano
I am an Australian

Soy profesor de español
I am a Spanish teacher

Soy católico
I am a catholic

Soy […]

13 Spanish-speaking countries going crazy

Starting today the citizens of 12 Spanish-speaking countries will have their eyes firmly gazed on the United States.

Fiebre de fútbol(football fever) is coming to the United States. Of the 16 finalists in La Copa de America 12 represent Spanish-speaking countries.

Passions will be ignited, countries will be unified and […]

Free Spanish Videos you’ll love

Whether you are a fanático del fútbol or not, the excitement will be hard to avoid over the next few weeks.

The Copa de America takes place this month. It’s a South American tournament, but this year it’s being held in the United States.

On the other side of the […]

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