Normal topics for enjoyable conversations with native Spanish speakers are as follows:




This month everything is different, there is only one subject. It trumps anything else.

Yes, it’s La Copa Mundial (The World Cup).

Hands down, it’s the liveliest conversation topic among Spanish speakers for the next 30 days.

Here are some important facts you need to know about this event.

Anfitrión: Rusia
Host: Russia

Campeón del último Mundial: Alemania.
Champion of the last World Cup: Germany.

Los favoritos para ganar el Mundial 2018: Alemania, Brasil, Portugal y Argentina.
The favorites to win the 2018 World Cup: Germany, Brazil, Portugal and Argentina.

Campeones anteriores: Brasil 5 Italia 4, Alemania 4. Argentina y Uruguay 2, Francia, España y Inglaterra 1.
Previous winners: Brazil 5, Italy 4, Germany 4, Argentina and Uruguay 2, France, Spain, and England 1.

Cinco países que no Clasificaron para el Mundial de 2018: Los Estados Unidos, Chile, Camerún, Países Bajos, Italia.
5 countries that didn’t qualify for the World cup of 2018: The United States, Chile, Cameroon, Netherlands, Italy.

Los países de habla hispana que clasificaron al mundial:
The Spanish Speaking Countries that qualified for the World Cup:

Costa Rica

Fecha de la final del Mundial: Julio 17
Date of the final of the World Cup: July 17

It takes less than a month to decide the winner of the World Cup.

By the time the champion is crowned, you could be getting by in Spanish.

I’m an Aussie but I can’t see the Socceroos going very far so I’m cheering for the Spanish Speaking counties above.

Imagine the excitement across the Spanish community if one of these countries wins. You too could be celebrating with them once you have picked up the 88,000 Spanish phrases available in Synergy Spanish.

Here’s the first video from Synergy Spanish to get you started.

A surefire Spanish conversation starter

Viva México
Viva España
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie