Category: SPANISH TIPS

POR vs PARA

POR vs PARA

Por vs Para Por vs Para. In English, the single word “for” is used in instances where Spanish speakers would need to choose between using either “para” or “por.” English speakers are not accustomed...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

SABER vs CONOCER

SABER vs CONOCER

SABER vs CONOCER The verbs CONOCER and SABER in Spanish frequently confuse English speakers since they both mean. To know, however, these verbs are NOT interchangeable since they have differente meaning and are used...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

PRETERITE vs IMPERFECT

PRETERITE vs IMPERFECT

Preterite vs imperfect When describing events or situations in the past, Spanish speakers must choose between the preterite and the imperfect. The choice depends on the aspect of the event or situation that the...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.

SER vs ESTAR

SER vs ESTAR

SER vs ESTAR  Sometimes two or more words in one language are expressed by a single word in another. For example, English to do and to make are both expressed by Spanish HACER. Likewise...

Rafael Castillo

I am Rafael Castillo. I am a Spanish teacher in Esteli Nicaragua. I have taught Spanish as a second language over 20 years. I enjoy teaching Spanish. For me every student is a pleasure to work with because they are unique.