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Winter Activities in Spanish

by Dave Clark January 27th, 2011 83 comments More

Winter Activities in Spanish – What do you like to do?


Spanish Lesson: Winter in Spanish

Come to Facebook Fiesta Friday this week and talk about what you like to do in the Winter.

Come join us at: http://www.facebook.com/visuallinkspanish

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

During the winter, I like to… Durante el invierno, me gusta…
…ice skate …patinar
…build snowmen … hacer hombres de nieve
..stay inside my house …quedarme en mi casa
…read a good book …leer un libro bueno
…sit by the fire …sentarme por el fuego
…play in the snow …jugar en la nieve
…ski …esquiar
…snowboard …surfear en nieve (snowboard)
I don’t like to… No me gusta…
…drive in the snow …manejar en la nieve
I live in Australia, it’s summer here. Vivo en Australia, es verano aquí.

There are plenty more free vocabulary, to help you with this topic, on our Spanish Time and Seasons page. As Jake always says, if have a positive attitude as you’re learning Spanish. You can have fun, especially as you talk about things you like to do in the winter. Remeber, on this website, there are tons of resources to help you learn a language.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

February 4, 2011 – Suggest a topic in the comments or on Facebook!

February 11, 2011 – Come talk about those you love around Valentine’s Day!

February 18, 2011 – Let’s see how creative you can get with suggestions for this day.

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Spanish Greetings

by Jake Beus January 20th, 2011 12 comments More

Spanish Greetings

Spanish Lesson: Greetings

Are you having trouble being able to speak Spanish with others? I’m talking about the real Spanish you would actually use, like “greetings”. This short will enable you to practice with others for Facebook Fiesta Friday and in real, person-to-person communication.

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

Hi, my name is_____. Hola, me llamo _____.
What’s your name? (formal) ¿Cómo se llama usted?
What’s your name? (informal) ¿Cómo te llamas?
How are you? (formal) ¿Cómo está usted?
How are you? (informal) ¿Cómo estás?
How are things? ¿Qué tal?
I am doing well, thanks, and you? (formal) Estoy bien, gracias. ¿y usted?
I am doing well, thanks, and you? (informal) Estoy bien, gracias. ¿y tú?
Good morning. Buenos días.
Good afternoon. Buenas tardes.
Good evening. Buenas noches.
Nice to meet you. Mucho gusto.
See you later. Hasta luego.

There are plenty more free Spanish greetings where that came from. It seems like I write this almost every time, but have a positive attitude as you learn Spanish. You can have fun, especially as you practice your Spanish greetings and meet new people. Believe it or not, meeting new people in a new language can be fun. I know from experience.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

January 28, 2011 – Favorite Winter Activity

February 4, 2011 – Suggest a topic in the comments or on Facebook!

January 11, 2011  – Suggest a topic in the comments or on Facebook!

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“I Never” in Spanish – Spanish “Present Perfect” or “Have” Tense

by Dave Clark January 13th, 2011 32 comments More

Come play “I never” on Facebook Fiesta Friday This Week! Learn how to say “I have” in Spanish.

Watch the video and learn how to say things you’ve never done in Spanish. (Basically, you can learn a whole verb tense in just a few minutes!!!) It is called the “present perfect” or “have” tense.

Please tell as many friends as you want on Facebook about our free site to help the world learn a language! Learn stuff you can share on Facebook Fiesta Friday. Come share your goals with us!

Check out all of our free Spanish words and learn a bunch of vocabulary and verbs! Be sure to tell all of your amigos about our free lessons on Learnalanguage.com.

Here is another great link that will help you learn more verbs for this week’s lesson: Spanish verbs

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

I have never Nunca he
For AR ending verbs ar –> ado
For ER/IR ending verbs er/ir –> ido
Example:Verb “to eat” (er ending) comer –> comido
Example:I have never eaten Nunca he comido
I have never eaten lamb Nunca he comido oveja
More examplesTo go (ir ending) ir –> ido
I have never gone… Nunca he ido…
I have never gone to the circus. Nunca he ido al circo.
An example of an “ar” verb.To speak Hablar
Change ending – take off “ar” Hablado
I have never spoken… Nunca he hablado.
I have never spoken with a millionaire. Nunca he hablado con un millonario.
“I have spoken with a millionaire” He hablado con un millonario.
Or “I haven’t spoken with a millionaire either” No he hablado con un millonario tampoco.
On our website http://www.learnalanguage.com/learn-spanish/spanish-verbs there are a ton of verbs and in-depth lessons on conjugation. Scroll down to Spanish Present Perfect Tense

Keep learning Spanish! It’s a great goal for 2011. In a few weeks I’ll be back to share information on winter activities in Spanish! Next week, Jake will help you practice Spanish greetings to practice getting to know others.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

January 21, 2011 – Greetings (come get to know more people and make more Facebook friends!)

January 28, 2011 – Favorite Winter Activity

February 4, 2011 – We would love to hear feedback about what you would like as a topic.

Learn Spanish Lesson - Facebook Fiesta Friday

New Year’s Resolutions Part 2

by Jake Beus January 6th, 2011 4 comments More

New Year’s Resolutions Part 2 in Spanish

Spanish Lesson: Talk about Your Goals and New Year’s Resolutions in Spanish

This Spanish lesson will teach you how to talk about your goals in Spanish (especially those about language learning. You’ll learn phrases to share on Facebook Fiesta Friday. Come share your goals with us!

Check out all of our free Spanish lessons and learn a bunch of vocabulary and verbs! Be sure to tell your family and friends about Learnalanguage.com. Our goal (meta) is to provide more and more lessons and games throughout the year so you can master the language (or 8 of them!)

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

Do you remember your goals? ¿Recuerdas tus metas?
Where did you write down your goals? ¿Dónde escribiste tus metas?
How are you going to remember your goals? ¿Cómo vas a recordar tus metas?
What are your goals for this year? ¿Cuáles son tus metas para este año?
No, I can’t remember my goals. No, no puedo recordar mis metas.
Yes, I remember all of them. Sí, las recuerdo todas.
I wrote them in my phone. Las escribí en mi teléfono.
I wrote them on my wall. Las escribí en mi pared.
I wrote them on my bathroom mirror. Las escribí en el espejo en mi baño.
I will remember them by… Voy a recordarlas por…
reading them everyday leerlas todos los días
reviewing them every week repasarlas cada semana
My goals for this year are… Mis metas para este año son…
to speak Spanish with confidence and have a more positive attitude. hablar español con confianza y tener una actitud más positiva.

Keep learning Spanish! It’s a great New Year’s Resolution. In a few weeks I’ll be back to teach you a game in Spanish (see below)!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

January 14, 2011 – “I never” – come play “I never” and learn to talk about things you’ve never done – in Spanish!

January 21, 2011 – Greetings (come get to know more people and make more Facebook friends!)

January 28, 2011  – Favorite Winter Activity

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New Year’s Resolutions

by Dave Clark December 30th, 2010 5 comments More

New Year’s Resolutions in Spanish

Spanish Lesson: Talk about Your Goals and New Year’s Resolutions in Spanish

This Spanish lesson will teach you how to talk about your goals in Spanish (especially those about language learning. You’ll learn phrases to share on Facebook Fiesta Friday. Come share your goals with us!

Check out all of our free Spanish lessons and learn a bunch of vocabulary and verbs! Be sure to tell your family and friends about Learnalanguage.com. Our goal (meta) is to provide more and more lessons and games throughout the year so you can master the language (or 8 of them!)

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

My goal for the year 2011 is… Mi meta para el año dos mil once es…
My goal for this year is… Mi meta para este año es…
My goal for next year is… Mi meta para el año que viene es…
…to get (become) rich …hacerme rico
…to lose weight …bajar de peso
…to become smarter …hacerme más inteligente
…to learn Spanish …aprender español
…to become more patient …hacerme más paciente
…to be on time (punctual) …ser puntual
…to learn French …aprender el francés
…to learn German …aprender el alemán
…to learn Japanese …aprender el japonés
…to learn Chinese …aprender el chino
…to learn Italian …aprender el italiano

Keep learning Spanish! It’s a great New Year’s Resolution. In a few weeks I’ll be back to teach you a game in Spanish (see below)!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

January 7, 2011 – Follow-up on Goals (metas)

January 14, 2011 – “I never” – come play “I never” and learn to talk about things you’ve never done – in Spanish!

January 21, 2011  – Greetings (come get to know more people and make more Facebook friends!)

Learn Spanish Lesson - Facebook Fiesta Friday

Christmas Traditions in Spanish Part 2

by Jake Beus December 22nd, 2010 3 comments More

Christmas and Holiday Traditions in Spanish Part 2

Spanish Lesson: How to Share Christmas and Holiday Traditions in Spanish

I hope you enjoyed the reading of the Night Before Christmas in Spanglish.  Please share your Christmas and holiday traditions with us on Facebook Fiesta Friday. We’d love to hear about your fun Christmas traditions!

Spanish comprehension is an important part of learning Spanish. Listening to Spanish music has helped many people understand native Spanish speakers better. Since it is the Christmas season, here are a few traditional Spanish Christmas songs for you to listen to.

Canciones Navideñas – Maria Judith Cortes – In this 11 minute video she sings a bunch of Christmas songs very beautifully.

Mi Burrito Sabanero” – A very popular children’s Spanish Christmas song.

Campana Sobre Campana” – Another traditional Spanish Christmas carol.

Navidad en el Perú” – A traditional Spanish carol with a different sound to it.

Tan Tan” – This carol comes from the Zaragoza Province in Spain.

Feliz Navidad” – This is a very popular Spanish-English Christmas carol.

There is also Spanish translation for a list of English Christmas carols you may be more familiar with. Now instead of singing them in English you can sing them in Spanish!

Next week Dave will be sharing a lesson about New Year’s resolutions, or goals for 2011. Since you’re reading this you probably want to include some sort of Spanish education in your goals, just an idea.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

December 31, 2010 – New Year’s Resolutions – What are your goals for 2011? Please share those with us in Spanish.

January 7, 2011 – Surprise Topic

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Christmas and Holiday Traditions in Spanish

by Dave Clark December 16th, 2010 5 comments More

Christmas and Holiday Traditions in Spanish

Spanish Lesson: How to Share Christmas and Holiday Traditions in Spanish

This Spanish lesson will teach you how to talk about Christmas and Holiday traditions in Spanish. You’ll learn phrases to share on Facebook Fiesta Friday. We’d love to hear about your fun Christmas traditions!

Come to our learn Spanish page for tons of free Spanish lessons – our Christmas gift to you! Check out our new look and notice we’ve changed the website from Visuallinklanguages.com to Learnalanguage.com. Be sure and let your friends know about our website and free lessons and games!

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

For Christmas, always… Para Navidad, siempre…
…we sing Christmas carols …cantamos cánticos navideños
…we eat turkey …comemos pavo
…we go to my grandma’s house …vamos a la casa de mi abuela
…we go to my parent’s house …vamos a la casa de mis padres
…everyone comes to our house …todos vienen a nuestra casa
…we open a present for Christmas Eve …abrimos un regalo para Noche Buena
…we open our presents Christmas Morning …abrimos nuestros regalos la mañana de Navidad
…we play in the snow …jugamos en la nieve
…we drink hot cocoa …tomamos chocolate caliente
…we go to the movies …vamos al cine
…we go to the theater …vamos al teatro
…Santa Claus comes …Santa Clos viene
…we dance a lot …bailamos mucho
…we launch fireworks …lanzamos juegos pirotécnicos

Keep learning Spanish! That’s a great New Year’s Resolution. In a few weeks I’ll be back to share a lesson with you about goals for the new year!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

December 24, 2010 – Merry Christmas Eve- Spanish-English version of “The Night Before Christmas”. Share how you’re celebrating.

December 31, 2010 – New Year’s Resolutions – What are your goals for 2011? Please share those with us in Spanish.

January 7, 2011 – Surprise Topic

Learn Spanish Lesson - Facebook Fiesta Friday

Embarrassing Moments While Learning Spanish

by Jake Beus December 10th, 2010 7 comments More

Embarrassing Moments in Spanish Video Lesson


Spanish Lesson: Embarrassing Moments

This Spanish lesson is about embarrassing moments and common mistakes, which will prepare you for Facebook Fiesta Friday. Share embarrassing moments you have had while learning Spanish on our Facebook page.

Also, be sure to visit our Spanish words and Spanish phrases pages to help prepare you to share on Facebook. Those pages will teach you more vocabulary.

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

Hello sir or mister. Hola señor.
Hello Madam. Hola señora.
I am pregnant. Estoy embarazado.
I am embarrassed. Estoy avergonzado.
he él
she ella
grandpa abuelo
grandma abuela
uncle tío
aunt tía
Dad papá
Mom mamá
girlfriend novia

As you are learning Spanish, you will surely make mistakes. You might as well share and laugh about them, and don’t forget to keep practicing Spanish.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

December 17, 2010 – Merry Christmas – Share your holiday traditions with us, in Spanish of course.

December 24, 2010 – Merry Christmas Eve- Spanish-English version of “The Night Before Christmas”. Share how you’re celebrating.

December 31, 2010 – New Year’s Resolutions – What are your goals for 2011? Please share those with us in Spanish.

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Pet Peeves in Spanish

by Jake Beus December 7th, 2010 15 comments More

Pet Peeves Spanish Video Lesson


Spanish Lesson: Pet Peeves

This Spanish lesson is about pet peeves, which will prepare you for Facebook Fiesta Friday. You will be able to talk about your pet peeves, or the things that bother you.

Join us for Facebook Fiesta Friday.

Also, be sure to visit our Spanish words and Spanish phrases pages to help prepare you to share on Facebook. Those pages will teach you more vocabulary.

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

What bothers you? ¿Qué te molesta?
What don’t you like? ¿Qué no te gusta?
What bothers me is… Lo que me molesta es…
What (really really) bothers me is… Lo que me fastidia es…
someone who takes the lid off the soda alguien que quite la tapa de la soda
someone who doesn’t have a sense of humor alguien que tenga un sentido de humor
crazy drivers manejadores locos
the smell of broccoli el olor de brócoli
feet pies
pets dressed like humans animales domésticos vestidos como humanos.
people who chew loudly personas que mastican ruidosamente
the smell of men el olor de los hombres
snakes serpientes

Life definitely isn’t perfect. Your journey to learn Spanish won’t be perfect either. Go ahead, indulge yourself and talk about your pet peeves.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

December 10, 2010 – Embarrassing Moments – Come share an embarrassing experience you have had while learning Spanish.

December 17, 2010 – Merry Christmas – Merry Christmas – Share your holiday traditions with us, in Spanish of course.

Learn Spanish Lesson - Facebook Fiesta Friday

Thanksgiving Spanish

by Jake Beus November 18th, 2010 17 comments More

Thanksgiving Spanish Video Lesson


Spanish Lesson: The Seasons

This Spanish lesson about the giving thanks, which will prepare you for Facebook Fiesta Friday. You will be able to share what you are thankful for and be able to say thanks to those around you, in Spanish of course.

Join us for Facebook Fiesta Friday.

Also, be sure to visit our Spanish words and Spanish phrases pages to help prepare you to share on Facebook. Those pages will teach you more vocabulary.

Here is a little vocabulary to get you started:

I’m thankful for… Estoy agradecido por…
my family mi familia
my friends mis amigos
my freedom mi libertad
God Dios
my health mi salud
Thanks or thank you for… Gracias por…
Thanks for your love and support. Gracias por tu amor y apoyo.
Thanks for helping me everyday. Gracias por ayudarme cada día.
Thanks for making me smile. Gracias por hacerme sonreír.
Thanks for making me laugh. Gracias por hacerme reír.
Thanks for everything you do. Gracias por todo lo que haces.
Thanks for feeding me (or giving me food to eat). Gracias por darme de comer.

Your journey to learn Spanish will be a happier time for everyone if you just remember to give thanks.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

December 3, 2010 – Things That Must Go – This is your chance to complain about things that bug you, but you have to explain in Spanish.

December 10, 2010 – Embarrassing Moments – Come share an embarrassing experience you have had while learning Spanish.

December 17, 2010 – Merry Christmas – Share your holiday traditions with us, in Spanish of course.

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