Accidental Reflexive

Spanish accidental reflexiveThe reflexive construction, used mainly with pronominal verbs, can also be used passively to describe accidental and unplanned occurrences. This is called la voz media in Spanish.


Arabic Influence

Arabic influence in Spanish

Learn about the tremendous Moorish influence on Spanish language and culture in this video (with transcript and translation).



Compound Tenses

Spanish verb conjugations can be divided into two categories: simple tenses and compound tenses, and the latter can be further divided into two categories: progressive tenses and perfect tenses.


Conditional Perfect

Spanish conditional perfectTo talk about something that would, could, or should have happened—but didn’t—you need the conditional perfect, also known as the past conditional.


Conditional Progressive

Spanish conditional progressiveThe Spanish conditional progressive is very similar to its English counterpart (would be + -ing). In both languages, the conditional progressive expresses an action that would be in progress at a certain point in time.


Crimen perfecto

Un crimen perfecto

Practice your Spanish listening and reading comprehension with this 5-part series of audio articles with transcript, translation, and links to related grammar lessons.


Daily Practice Ideas

Daily Spanish practice ideasPractice 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.