Spanish adjectives may be found before or after the nouns they modify, depending on various factors. Generally speaking, descriptive adjectives follow nouns, while limiting adjectives precede nouns.
Spanish pronunciation is phonemic, meaning that according to the pronunciation rules, in a given use, each letter is always pronounced a certain way. Many Spanish letters have only one pronunciation, making them especially easy to learn. But certain consonants have two pronunciations depending on where/how they are used. That's what this lesson is about. Take a look at this summary of "dual-pronunciation" letters, and then click on the individual letters for more in-depth explanations.
In Spanish, suffixes called augmentatives can be added to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and names to indicate bigness, as well as other ideas such as excessiveness, contempt, or disdain. In this way, you can say that something is big without adding an adjective like grande to indicate bigness or repugnante to indicate contempt.
Visit the Spanish city of Bilbao virtually with this video and bilingual article.
The use of capital letters (las mayúsculas) is far less common in Spanish than in English. Take a look at this summary of words that are capitalized in English but not in Spanish.
The history of Mexico’s holiday summarized in a cute, catchy song.
Learn about Mexican cuisine in this listening comprehension exercise with transcript and translation.
The conditional is a verb mood used for actions that are not guaranteed to occur, often because they are dependent on certain conditions. It is equivalent to "would" in English.
Practice your Spanish listening and reading comprehension with this 5-part series of audio articles with transcript, translation, and links to related grammar lessons.
Practice is the key to improving your Spanish, and just 15 minutes a day on some kind of Spanish activity can make a huge difference. Check out these ideas and draw up your own schedule.