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Learn Spanish online with free resources (audio/video, grammar, vocabulary, verbs, etc.)

My name is Jeff Blum (JB), another language learner like yourself. This site is a carefully selected collection of the best Spanish language learning resources I have found in my efforts to the learn the language. I started the site because I wanted to share a great novel written for Spanish learners (written by professors, not me). Over the years I have expanded the collection of resources bit by bit. I hope the idea of finding the best learning resources efficiently assembled and accessed in one place proves helpful to you.

Most Recent Content

  1. Doubts With Soccer in Spanish? The Linguistic Coach Has the Answers
    What the hell is a tiquitaca? Is it fúbol or futbol? How do you say MVP in Spanish?If you have doubts with soccer in Spanish you should follow the weekly boards of Fundéu’s linguistic coach. Yes, the Fundéu (Fundación de Español Urgente) publishes a weekly infographic called Jugada Lingüistica or Linguistic Play where they give valuable tips on how to use soccer terms in Spanish. The infographics are really nice (visually and content wise) because … [ Read more ]

  2. DonPotter.net
    Spanish teacher Don Potter has put together some helpful resources for learning Spanish. In particular, he offers a free PDF copy of Spanish Grammar by Eric. V. Greenfield along with accompanying audio. … [ Read more ]

  3. UVideos
    These days it isn't too difficult to find Spanish-language video, either on TV or online. UVideos is a Univision-sponsored site where you can discover, watch discuss and share the best of Hispanic programming anywhere, anytime and on any device. … [ Read more ]

  4. Ser and Estar
    One of the most stressful parts of learning Spanish for many language learners, other than the subjunctive and para vs. por, is knowing the difference between ser and estar. But it doesn´t have to be stressful! While both of these verbs mean "to be" and are used all the time in daily communication, the following simple rules should help you to differentiate between the two. … [ Read more ]

  5. Spanish Language Exercises
    This site presents a series of language exercises. They are a bit old-school (circa 2002 with Javascript validation) but function just fine. Exercises are available for: Adjectives Art Conjunctions Literature Numbers Object Pronouns Por/Para Relative Pronouns Syntax Verbs Videos Vocabulary … [ Read more ]

Most Popular Content

  1. Ser and Estar
    One of the most stressful parts of learning Spanish for many language learners, other than the subjunctive and para vs. por, is knowing the difference between ser and estar. But it doesn´t have to be stressful! While both of these verbs mean "to be" and are used all the time in daily communication, the following simple rules should help you to differentiate between the two. … [ Read more ]

  2. Notes from ¿Qué tal? - Weather/Seasons
    ¿Qué tiempo hace hoy?


    Here are some colorful expressions for commenting on the weather.
    Llueve a cãntaros. It's raining cats and dogs (lit., raining jugfuls). Estoy calado/a hasta los huesos. I'm soaking wet (lit., soaked to the bones). Hace un frio/calor de morirse. It's extremely cold/hot (lit., so cold/hot you could die). Hace un frio/calor espantoso. It's awfully (frightfully) cold/hot.


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  3. Noche Oscura en Lima - Chapter 1
    El reloj de la catedral de Lima[1] acababa de dar las siete. Aunque no era muy tarde, las calles de la ciudad ya estaban envueltas en las sombras de la noche. Era una noche oscura. El viento, lanzando gritos, cogía el polvo de las calles y lo arrojaba al aire. Arriba unas nubes negrísimas corrían rápidamente a través del cielo.

    Manuel Ramón echó una mirada hacia atrás y se dió prisa … [ Read more ]

  4. DonPotter.net
    Spanish teacher Don Potter has put together some helpful resources for learning Spanish. In particular, he offers a free PDF copy of Spanish Grammar by Eric. V. Greenfield along with accompanying audio. … [ Read more ]

  5. Spanish Verb Conjugator (123TeachMe)
    I have a link to another verb conjugator, but I just found this one and based on initial use it seems even better as it includes some basic information about the verb (including definition and common usage) along with some sample sentences. … [ Read more ]

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