Have you ever looked up a word in the dictionary only to find what you were trying to interpret still made no sense?

In fact, it made even less sense after you looked up the word.

It happens a lot and there is a very good reason for it.

You see there’s a part of the Spanish language that you’ll struggle to find in the dictionary.

Yet, walk down any street where Spanish is spoken and you’ll hear it all day, everyday.

What I am talking about is how words join together in collocations to create new meanings.

The best way to explain this is to show you some colocations that you already know well. Ones from English that you use and hear everyday.

Like these:

As far as I know
At the latest
Just in case
Don’t hesitate to call
The most important thing
In other words
Enough is enough!

Can you imagine hearing or using any of those in the next few days? They are common everyday language, aren’t they?

But how would you say them in Spanish?

And if someone spoke to you in Spanish using colocations would you understand them?

Do you know any of these?

Que sepa yo
A más tardar
Por si acaso
No dudes en llamar
Lo mas importante
Es decir
¡Basta ya!

Hint: They are the same as the English ones.

If you have ever found it hard to understand what Spanish speakers are saying to you, it’s a good bet you don’t know enough “collocations”.

How do you get to know them?

I have put together a series of free resources to help you get there, including:

An ebook “Más Alla Del Dicionario Español” (Beyond The Spanish Dictionary), with more than 100 of the most commonly used Spanish collocations.

I’m also making a series of audios and podcasts, so you can get to use this “other Spanish” when you speak to your amigos.

You can also get hints, tips and insights. You’ll discover how to speak with extra authenticity and clarity as well as understanding more of what Spanish speakers say to you… even when they speak really fast.

By the way, what I’ll show you are not rare examples. Once you know them, you’ll start noticing them everywhere.

And that will help you understand a whole lot more Spanish in ways that you’ll never find in a textbook, class or dictionary. Yet, you’ll hear it all the time in the cafés, streets and plazas.

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