They say practice makes perfect, so how can one of the most common Spanish past tenses be imperfect? In grammatical terms, "perfect" means "complete," so the Spanish imperfect tense is used to describe an incomplete or ongoing action or state of being, especially when it lasted for a long time.
A tiny Spanish challenge every day until Christmas – translate each seasonal term to reveal an image.
Learn how to talk about your entire family in Spanish, including step-family, family-in-law, adoptive family, and more.
Figuring out how to pronounce a new Spanish word is fairly easy, because there are consistent rules about how to pronounce each letter, and only two silent letters.
Learn about International Mountain Day, created in 2002 by the UN and observed every 11 December, in this video with transcript and translation.
A tiny Spanish challenge every day of Hanukkah – translate each seasonal term to reveal an image.
Several dozen verbs require a reflexive pronoun but are neither reflexive nor reciprocal. These verbs use the reflexive pronoun to create a meaning different from (though often related to) the meaning of their non-pronominal siblings.
Lessons and quizzes are great for improving your Spanish, but it’s always helpful and fun to add some variety. If you’re ready to try something different, check out the PwLS Weekend Workout. This weekly feature consists of a set themed exercises – one for each level, so there’s always something for everyone. Many subscribers say that this is their very favorite PwLS feature.