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There are two different ways to say “to know” in Spanish, “saber” and “conocer”. And there are a bunch of rules regulating when to use each one. But in this simple video, I share a little trick that’ll help you AVOID those rules, and still choose the right word every time.watch the video
This video is the continuation of my dinner in Merida, in Mexico. This features actual video of footage of all my interactions that night. This video gives you the chance to practice your Spanish listening skills (comprehension). And you get to see how Spanish is used in REAL LIFE.watch the video
In this video, we continue with the travel Spanish tricks. This time, at the bus and train station in Spain. You’ll learn 5 steps for handling all public transportation when you travel. And we’ll go over Step #1 in depth, with video examples from Spain.watch the video
This might sound weird, but we have no idea how words work. And this fact (our ignorance) causes a lot of problems when learning Spanish. At least it did/does for me. Have you ever had a problem with “saber” and “conocer”? Confused them with each other? They both supposedly mean “to know”. But that’s what I’m talking about! “Saber” and “conocer” DON’T both mean “to know”. Watch this video. When it’s done, you’ll know what I’m talking about. You’ll learn how words actually work in REAL LIFE. And most importantly, you’ll never have to worry about stuff like “saber” Vs. “conocer” again.watch the video
Cognates are free words basically. If you know a cognate in English, you already know that word in Spanish. There are literally 1000’s and 1000’s of cognates. So there are 1000’s of Spanish words you already know. You just don’t know that you know them. That’s where this video comes in. Lots of them belong to these groups, where they all follow the same pattern. Once you know how to translate one word in the group, you know how to translate them all. In this video, you’ll see the first cognate pattern, the TION to CIÓN words.watch the video
This Spanish Quickie covers another cognate group. Which means more free words! Remember, cognates are free words because they’re basically the same in both English and Spanish. Just knowing these words exist, really is way more than half the battle. They’re a good investment of your time, is my point. Watch the video. Peruse the Word List. Then get out there… and speak some Spanish!watch the video