Chores

Spanish chores
No one likes to do them, but everyone has to. Learn how to talk about common household chores in Spanish.

   

Christmas

Spanish Christmas vocabulary
Christmas is celebrated in many countries around the world, though the exact traditions and foods vary greatly. To help you celebrate, wherever you may be, here are some general Spanish Christmas terms. ¡Feliz Navidad!

   

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo vocabulary
Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over France during the Battle of Puebla in 1862, which stopped the French army’s advance into the country and unified Mexico.

   

   

Colors

Spanish colors
What do buying clothes, talking about art, and shopping for fruits and vegetables have in common? Color! If you want to make sure to buy red tomatoes and critique an artist’s use of green, you’ll need to know the Spanish colors.

   

Dates

Spanish datesIf you ever write letters, make plans, or request appointments, this lesson will be invaluable. There are a few little formulas to memorize in Spanish, but otherwise, dates are very easy to talk about.

   

Descriptions

Spanish descriptions
Setting up an online dating profile, talking to friends about someone you met, bragging about a new baby, and telling the police about a suspect have one thing in common: physical descriptions. Learn all the Spanish vocabulary you need to describe the most common physical characteristics.

   

Diminutives

Spanish diminutivesIn Spanish, suffixes called diminutives can be added to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and names to indicate smallness, as well as other ideas such as affection, humor, pity, irony, or ridicule. In this way, you can say that something is little without adding an adjective like pequeño to indicate smallness or querido to indicate affection.

   

   

Dishes and Silverware

Dishes and silverware in Spanish
When it’s your turn to set the table, you definitely need to know the difference between un plato and un platillo. Check out this lesson to learn the Spanish names for dishes, silverware, and pots and pans.