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March 20, 2020
Adverbs are the most difficult “part of speech” for me to identify. In this video, we look at what adverbs really are, and what they really do–so they’re easier to identify when we’re confused. Stuff mentioned in this video: How to Learn English: The 6 Parts of Speech (Part 1 of 8) How to Learn English: Nouns (Part 2 of 8) How to Learn English: Verbs (Part 3 of 8) How to Learn English: Adjectives (Part 4 of 8) Logical Spanish Subscribe on YouTube Follow on Facebook Follow on Instagram The Spanish Dude Newsletter
February 27, 2020
There are tons of words out there that we don’t think of as adjectives that ARE really adjectives. In this video, we go over some of the most common ones. Stuff mentioned in this video: How to Learn English: The 6 Parts of Speech (Part 1 of 8) How to Learn English: Nouns (Part 2 of 8) How to Learn English: Verbs (Part 3 of 8) Logical Spanish Subscribe on YouTube Follow on Facebook The Spanish Dude Newsletter
February 19, 2020
In this video, we talk about verbs–what they are and what they’re NOT. We go over what “the infinitive” and “conjugation” are, and what they look like. Then, we discuss the five forms of a verb–four of which DO NOT count as verbs. Stuff mentioned in this video: How to Learn English: The 6 Parts of Speech (Part 1 of 8) How to Learn English: Nouns (Part 2 of 8) The Spanish Dude Glossary Subscribe on YouTube The Spanish Dude Newsletter Logical Spanish (premium course)
February 13, 2020
What are nouns? What are the different roles that nouns serve in our sentences? Why does The Spanish Authority consider “pronouns” to be a separate part of speech? Pronouns are nouns, right? In this video, we talk about all that–and more. Stuff mentioned in this video: The Spanish Dude Newsletter The Spanish Battle Plans The 6 Parts of Speech, An Introduction (video) Logical Spanish (premium course)
February 12, 2020
In this video, the first in an 8-part series, we talk about what the “parts of speech” are, and how they work. Plus, I’ll show you the framework that every clause in every sentence adheres to in reality. Stuff mentioned in this video: The Spanish Dude Newsletter The Spanish Battle Plans The Spanish Dude Vs. The Spanish Authority (video) Logical Spanish (premium course)
February 11, 2020
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September 12, 2019
Hola! I saw a big, yellow school bus last week, and knew I had to get back to making Spanish videos for YouTube. I was going to start with a fancy video explaining where I’ve been these last 8-9 months, and what the plan is for the rest of the year. Then I realized, my weirdo therapist video records all our sessions–and I just went through the whole thing with him last week. So, this is a recording of my last therapy session. In this video, I explain where I’ve been and where we’re going. I’ll be back soon with another video. Hasta luego, Jordan The Spanish Dude Newsletter (get notified when a new video is posted) Logical Spanish (newest premium course) Lifetime Membership (every premium course for one price)
January 1, 2019
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September 7, 2018
In this video, we take a look at all those “weird” uses of “llevar”. Which turn out… not to be so weird. We actually say the same things in English a lot of the time–we simply don’t realize it. But after this video we do =) Download the Battle Plans: Download the FREE Spanish Battle Plans Now! Videos mentioned in this video: Ir & Venir Llevar & Traer That Extra LE, The Hangnail of Spanish
August 8, 2018
At first glance, “llevar” and “traer” seem exactly like “ir” and “venir”. They ARE like them. But not EXACTLY. When schools, books and courses present them in a simple manner, they’re kinda missing the part that actually confuses us lol. If YOU’VE ever been confused by the words “take” or “bring” — watch this video! Download the Battle Plans: Download the FREE Spanish Battle Plans Now! Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work Ir & Venir All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
July 25, 2018
It’s so close to the same! But the one difference is what makes “ir” and “venir” confusing. Spanish uses “venir” in only one context–and they’re very LOYAL to that context. English on the other hand, plays things a little looser. Watch this video to never be confused by “ir” and “venir” again. Download the Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work 3 Ways to SAVE in Spanish Dejar Vs. Dejar Vs. Dejar Ganar & Perder All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
May 25, 2018
I’ve got a problem. I can’t remember which “se” examples confused me before. None confuse me now! Of course, that makes me happy. But it also scares me. How do I know if I covered the hard ones? Please watch this video! Then tell me of any “se” example that STILL confuses you. Get a “Lifetime Pass” to Club Gringo for FREE — When You Become a Lifetime Member Before May 31st @ 11:59 PM EDT! When you become a Lifetime Member by June 1st, you’ll not only get all my premium courses (now and in the future) but you’ll also get a free “Lifetime Pass” to my new private, member-only “club” — Club Gringo (value $27/month). As of June 1st, it will cost $27 per month to be a member of Club Gringo. But with the free “Lifetime Pass” — you’ll be a member FOREVER! You’ll save $324 the first year alone! Become a Lifetime Member and get a “Lifetime Pass” to Club Gringo for FREE! Get more info on Club Gringo (including “video tour”) Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Related Videos: Se is a Monster! (Monsters Aren’t Real) All Pronouns Videos Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
April 12, 2018
“Se” is a monster! It’s so many things! It’s not just one thing. I used to say that too. But it’s NOT TRUE! When I finally looked closer, I saw with “se” what I see with most things: surprising simplicity. This video is all about “se”. Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns Double Object Pronouns Reflexive Object Pronouns Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
March 21, 2018
In this video, you’ll see the four most common ways “lo” is used in Spanish. And it’s way easier than most schools, courses and books make it seem. And oh yeah, I MIGHT go another one of my rants… Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: Direct Object Pronouns Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
March 7, 2018
Have you ever seen an extra “le” and wondered, “What is THAT for?” Me too! I wondered about that extra “le” for almost 20 years! But not anymore. I finally know the deal with that extra “le”. And you can too. Just watch this video! Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns Double Object Pronouns All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
March 2, 2018
We use “to save” three different ways in English. But in Spanish, they have a special verb for each of those ways! When you’re done watching this video, you’ll forever know how to choose the CORRECT “save”. Download the Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work Dejar Vs. Dejar Vs. Dejar Ganar & Perder All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 21, 2018
In this video, see how the many (seemingly unrelated) uses of “ganar” and “perder” are actually VERY related. Plus, learn from two of the cutest mistakes Spanish-speakers make in English. Other Videos You Might Like: Dejar Vs. Dejar Vs. Dejar Reflexive Verbs How Words Work Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 14, 2018
In this video, learn the most common uses of “dejar” (there are lots). Plus, I’ll show you how all of dejar’s meanings, are really the same! Other Videos You Might Like: All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 7, 2018
Spanish is Spanish–just like English is English. Even though most words are the same everywhere, SOME words are different from one country to the next. Like the words in THIS video! Other Videos You Might Like: All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 1, 2018
“Tener” is a very common and straightforward word. But it can get weird. And THAT’S what we’re looking at in this video. “Tener” at its weirdest. Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work Adjectives Adverbs Website Category: The Basics All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
January 24, 2018
Get the Three Enemigos Mini Course for FREE! Three Enemigos Mini Course (FREE) Related Videos The Three Enemigos (Present Tense) Ser Vs. Estar (Present Tense) Regular, Present AR Conjugation Regular, Present ER Conjugation Regular, Present IR Conjugation Premium Verb Courses Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Edition Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Edition Become Lifetime Member, get both verb courses for free… Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans
December 1, 2017
In this video, you’ll see the one way “introducir” and “presentar” are confusing AND get a rule of thumb for all the other ways. Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Blue, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, Hola T-shirt
October 25, 2017
In this video, hear how The Spanish Dude got started, and SEE (w/ real video clips from Spain) how to ask directions to any site in the world with three questions, made of seven words. Other Videos You Might Like: The Bare Minimum Method The Pharmacy The Bus & Train Station Ordering Food All Travel Spanish Videos (free) More Travel Spanish Videos! Get more info on the Travel Spanish Crash Course (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Black, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Black, Hola T-shirt
October 17, 2017
Both “volver” and “regresar” mean “to return”. But which “to return”? In English, there are at least three. In this video, you’ll learn when to use “volver” and “regresar”. And when you can use both! Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Black, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Black, Hola T-shirt
October 3, 2017
In this video, you’ll get the big picture, aerial view PLUS a rule of thumb that’ll help you choose correctly between the two Spanish past tenses 90% of the time. More Free Past Tense Videos: Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER/IR Conjugation Imperfect AR Conjugation Regular, Imperfect ER/IR Conjugation Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Life Lessons Preterite Vs. Imperfect, One More Thing More Premium Past Tense Verb Videos: Get more info on Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Edition The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Blue, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, Hola T-shirt
September 26, 2017
In this video, you’ll see how “de” and “desde” are the same–and how they’re different. When you can use either one. And when you can’t. Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work How Prepositions Work All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Red, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Red, Hola T-shirt
September 19, 2017
In this video, we’re going to talk about three words. With these three teeny words, you can say (and compare) a million different things! Didn’t understand something? Watch these: How Words Work The Sexualization of Nouns Plural Forms of Nouns Adjectives Adverbs All Spanish Tidbits More Fun with Words! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Green, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Green, Hola T-shirt
September 12, 2017
“About” can mean many things in English. In this video, you’ll see three different ways to say ONE of them: de, sobre & acerca de. More videos like this: How Words Work How Prepositions Work Por Vs. Par, An Introduction Prepositions with Verbs All Spanish Tidbits More Fun with Words! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Pink, Jamón T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Pink, Jamón T-shirt
September 5, 2017
“Recordar” and “Acordarse”. Two simple words. Yet they’re kind of confusing. In this video, we go over how they’re the same AND how they’re different. More videos like this: How Words Work Reflexive Verbs Indirect Object Pronouns All Spanish Tidbits More Fun with Words! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Pink, Jamón T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Pink, Jamón T-shirt
August 29, 2017
When they use “bajar” and “subir” like we use “go down” and “go up”–these are simple words. Things get weird when they use them totally differently! In this video, we talk about the weird stuff =) More videos like this: How Words Work How Prepositions Work Reflexive Verbs Deber is Weird Enviar Vs. Mandar Beber Vs. Tomar Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Blue, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, HOLA T-shirt
August 22, 2017
Do you know when to use “beber” and when to use “tomar”? It’s not JUST a regional difference. Watch this video to find out! More videos like this: How Words Work Deber is Weird Enviar Vs. Mandar Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Black, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Black, HOLA T-shirt
August 16, 2017
More videos like this: How Words Work Deber is Weird All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Red, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Red, HOLA T-shirt
August 10, 2017
More videos like this: How Words Work Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Blue, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, HOLA T-shirt
June 1, 2017
Get the First 2 Modules of BOTH Verb Courses Free! Get instant (and free) access to Module #1 and Module #2 of BOTH Verb Conjugation Boot Camps! IMPORTANT: Watch Part #1 First! How to Learn Spanish, Part #1 Strategy Videos The Flashcard Strategy The Conjugation Strategy The Bare Minimum Method The Puzzle Strategy The Song Strategy Premium Verb Courses Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Edition Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Edition Become Lifetime Member, get both verb courses for free… Tools for Capturing Mini Notebook Retractable Pen Sony Voice Recorder Other YouTube Channels & Websites Señor Jordan (YouTube channel) Butterfly Spanish (YouTube channel) Spanish with Paul (YouTube channel) StudySpanish.com (website) News in Slow Spanish (website, podcast) Extra en Español (YouTube show) italki (website) Books @ Amazon Ultimate Spanish Grammar Book Practice Makes Perfect Series (Spanish) Download the Battle Plans: Download the Battle Plans
May 18, 2017
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May 5, 2017
Hola! I just uploaded a quick video to make two announcements: Announcements: New Video Coming + All T-Shirts In Stock! In short: ANNOUNCEMENT #1: I’ll be uploading a new Spanish Quickie next Wednesday called “How to Learn Spanish”. The most common question I get is “What do I do first? Then what? How do I learn Spanish?” This video will be my best attempt to answer that question for you. ANNOUNCEMENT #2: All t-shirts are now in stock: Gringo Gear by The Spanish Dude If you’re subscribed to The Spanish Dude Newsletter, intead of paying $14.95 per shirt, you only pay $9.95 per shirt. Check your email inbox for the discount info or go here to sign up (you’ll get an email immediately with the discount): Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter I’ll see you next week! Hasta luego, Jordan
March 29, 2017
Hola! Another episode of Gringo on the Street is live! In last week’s episode, you saw how to order coffee in Spain–and that’s pretty much how you order EVERYTHING. Cool! Well this week, we’re going to PAY for all those coffees! And I’m not just talking about “la cuenta”–one of the first things we Gringos learn =) Because when we’re sitting or standing at a bar after a quick coffee (one of my favorite parts of Spain!) “la cuenta” is not the best thing to say. When you’re in an informal situation, with no bill (it’s usually verbal) you can go a few different routes. And you’ll see most of them in this video: Gringo on the Streets (all episodes) Hope you’re loving these new videos. Please leave a comment with any ideas you have for future videos. Hasta luego, Jordan
March 22, 2017
Hola! The long awaited new episode of Gringo on the Street is LIVE. This time we’re ordering coffee. If you watch this video, no doubt you’ll be able to order coffee in Spain without a problem. But you won’t JUST see me ordering coffee in this video. You’ll see something else. You’ll see that every time I order a coffee, the person quickly responds by making my coffee. Even with my “horrible” pronunciation and “so American” accent–as I’ve been told in YouTube comments =) But none of that matters. Language is a tool for communication–to carry a message from one brain to another. Once that’s achieved, it’s all ego after that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about speaking the best you can–I want to speak the best I can! But even when my sentences are riddled with mistakes or poor pronunciation of a word–I’m understood. I’m more than understood. I have wonderful conversations. I tell jokes. Just sometimes with lots of mistakes =) I’m still learning too! It’s a lifelong thing for me, I think. So watch this new video! See me order a *million* coffees. See me make mistakes and speak like a gringo. But still get all my coffees! Then you go do it! Next opportunity, get out there and order something in Spanish! But don’t compare yourself to perfect! Don’t beat yourself up for making mistakes or sounding “stupid”. Pat yourself on the back for doing the scariest thing, getting out there and speaking Spanish in real life. Even just the small phrases and sentences in this video–if you say them in real life, you’ll feel absolutely amazing! Hope you like the new video. I’ve got another one coming next week. Hasta luego, Jordan
February 16, 2017
The second I saw this commercial, I knew I had to share it. Not only is it hilarious, but the words are simple. So you can focus on hearing them. In this video, we take apart the commercial, analyze it, then put it back together. Free Practice Resources: Download the Commercial – Lola y La Nieta Related Videos: A & De Reflexive Verbs (and Pronouns)
February 8, 2017
Today, not only are you going to learn a very important lesson: what to do when you have TWO OBJECT PRONOUNS in the same sentence. But you’re going to witness… My worldwide… Singing debut! But seriously, this is a very important lesson. And once you’re done with this. I promise, no more pronouns for at least a month. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: Double Object Pronouns Answer Key: Double Object Pronouns Related Videos: Subject Pronouns Possessive Adjectives Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns Reflexive Verbs (and Pronouns)
February 1, 2017
Reflexive verbs are a little weird in Spanish. Not hard. Just weird. Do you even know what reflexive verbs are? Yeah, neither did I. We just don’t use them that much in English. And that’s the problem. Most Spanish courses and books don’t specifically compare what happens in Spanish to what happens in English. But that’s how we learn–CONTEXT! (how does this fit with everything I already know?) So the goal of this video is simple: show you what reflexive verbs are, and how and when to use them in both English and Spanish. But along the way, you’ll also see how they compare to direct and indirect object pronouns (the last two videos). There are lots of similarities–and lots of differences too (that’s part of the confusion). BONUS: The word “se” in Spanish is very confusing. Because it has many different uses and meanings. This video touches on one of them. “Ver” is the verb. “Verse” is the REFLEXIVE verb (same thing, just with “se” on the end). When you’re done, not only will you finally understand reflexive verbs and how to use them. But you’ll be one step closer to understanding that crazy word “se” also! Watch the video. Maybe twice. You’ll get it. I swear. And I’m here for questions, of course. Hasta luego! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/reflexive-verbs/?podcast
January 25, 2017
I either didn’t learn or don’t remember this from school (as humans, we often block out traumatic events): Indirect object pronouns. As opposed to direct object pronouns. But when I started learning Spanish, I noticed right away–the pronouns were really confusing! One problem is… What is a direct object? What is an indirect object? Then another problem is… In English, direct object pronouns are the same as indirect object pronouns. In Spanish, they’re not. So in this video, I’ll show you: 1) What direct and indirect objects even are (in English). 2) How what they do in Spanish is different than what we do in English. 3) The difference between direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns in Spanish (there’s no difference in English). If pronouns confuse you, watch this video. It’ll really clear things up. Hasta luego! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/indirect-object-pronouns/?podcast
January 19, 2017
Verb conjugation is an attention hog. Rarely do I have a conversation about learning Spanish without verb conjugation coming up. And with good reason. It’s not easy. Lots of tenses. So many patterns. Plus all those exceptions. But lurking in the shadows… perhaps even more confusing… are the pronouns! Me mi mí. Tú tu te ti. Él, lo, le. OMG!!!! The good news is, just like with verb conjugation, once you focus on ONE type of pronoun at a time, it’s really not that hard. It’s just confusing when you rush it, don’t practice enough, then can’t differentiate one from the other. Tú tu te ti? Come on. You’ve got to be kidding! Well this video… is all about helping you avoid that confusion! Start with one type of pronoun (direct object pronouns). Focus on them. Learn them. Practice them. When you’re done with this video, you’ll understand what direct object pronouns are, how they’re used in Spanish, and why they’re so tricky for us. And when you’re done with the Practice Worksheet on that page, you’ll start to FEEL how to use them. That’s how it’s done around here. Focus. Learn. Practice. Focus. Learn. Practice. Focus. Learn. Practice. Watch the video, do the Practice Worksheet. Then I think you’ll find, direct object pronouns, suddenly don’t seem so hard anymore. Suerte, Gringo! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/direct-object-pronouns/?podcast
October 6, 2016
In this lesson, I go over the whole masculine/feminine thing in Spanish. While not nearly as hard to “get” as all the verb conjugations, the sexuality of nouns still gives Spanish students a lot of trouble at the beginning. Or at least that’s how it was for me. Related Videos: Plural Forms of Nouns Definite & Indefinite Articles
October 3, 2016
In this lesson, I present “ser”, “estar” and “ir” together. Very few books present “ser” and “estar” together. I don’t know why. Probably because the people who make those books have no idea how our Gringo minds work. All links mentioned in this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/three-enemigos
September 26, 2016
“To be or not to be? That is the question.” I know very few lines from Shakespeare. But it’s no surprise to me that one of the few I do know, contains the verb “to be” twice. You see, I consider “to be” to be the mother of all verbs. I’d bet a lot of money that “to be” is the most frequently used verb in English and in Spanish. Anytime you say “is” “am” “are” “was” or “were”, you’re actually saying a conjugated form of “to be”. But here’s the thing. In Spanish, they have two different “to be’s”. All links mentioned in this episode can be found here: Ser Vs. Estar
September 14, 2016
One of the main reasons I failed Spanish my first time through is I was lost from the beginning. On the first day, the teacher starting using words like “conjugation” and “infinitive”. I didn’t even know what those words meant in English. Would’ve been nice of her to explain that, no? Free Practice Resources: Download the Word List for this video Related Videos: The Conjugation Strategy Personal Pronouns (Subject Pronouns) Formal Conjugation Put Your Pronouns In, Take Your Pronouns Out
September 14, 2016
In this video we continue with TRAVEL SPANISH. For me, traveling wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if the different countries didn’t have different foods. The food is one of the best parts for sure. In this video, we’re going to Order Food in Spanish! Another video you should watch: The Bare Minimum Method: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn Greetings & Being Polite, Part 1 Greetings & Being Polite, Part 2 Ask Directions in Spanish The Bus & Train Station in Spanish Free Bonus Video: Mistakes Are Good
August 24, 2016
In this video, we continue with the travel Spanish tricks. This time, at the bus and train station in Spain. You’ll learn 5 steps for handling all public transportation when you travel. And we’ll go over Step #1 in depth, with video examples from Spain. Another video you should watch: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn – The Bare Minimum Method Ask Directions in Spanish
August 11, 2016
In this video, not only will you hear how Gringo Español started, but you’ll SEE how to ask directions to any spot in the world with just three questions, made of seven simple words. This video features real video clips from Spain. Another video you should watch: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn – The Bare Minimum Method
July 28, 2016
In this video you’ll get three steps to learning Spanish like a kid learns Spanish. When you’re done with this video, you’ll literally be ready to speak Spanish today! No exaggeration. Another video you should watch: Beginner Spanish Fact: Pronunciation Doesn’t Matter
July 13, 2016
Get the Word List for this video here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/prepositions-with-verbs/?podcast.
June 15, 2016
Get the Free Practice Worksheets here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/por-para/
May 31, 2016
I made my first Spanish video three and a half years ago. It didn’t go well the first year. I made negative dollars. I switched gears in the second year, January of 2014. That’s when I started Gringo Español. In the beginning, I was just uploading free videos. And nobody was watching. But by the time the 6-month mark hit, I knew I had “something”. The crowd was starting to gather. In September of 2014, I released my second premium course. That’s when things really started to roll. Then finally, over the last eight months, with four premium courses, Gringo Español became a real business that provided me a nice income. But a few weeks ago, on May 3rd, Facebook deleted the Gringo Español Facebook page without explanation. And with it, they took half my business. This is my story. I assure you, I don’t do sad endings. P.S. Make sure to LIKE my new FB page if you don’t want to miss my videos: http://facebook.com/spanishdude
May 11, 2016
All the links mentioned in this video can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/prepositions-work-spanish/
April 27, 2016
Hola! This is a brand-new video. I’ve been meaning to make this one for a while. The Puzzle Strategy is the best strategy I’ve got for improving your Spanish fast. With The Puzzle Strategy, not only will you learn new words and grammar–and see how real Spanish sentences are formed… But when you do The Puzzle Strategy, you’ll identify specifically what you need to work on. However, The Puzzle Strategy isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re a beginner, it might make you cry. If you’re intermediate, it’ll make you sweat. Your job is to work through that pain. I have an adorable, 14-month-old niece. When she attempts to do something she can already do, she’s happy! But when she tries something she CAN’T already do–she gets flustered. She cries. Sometimes she quits. Don’t be like my 14-month-old niece. You can cry. But don’t quit. The reason most people don’t speak a foreign language is, it’s hard. They get frustrated. And they quit. If you want to speak Spanish for real… In real life… With real people… You need to persevere. So WATCH The Puzzle Strategy video. Then DO The Puzzle Strategy. Persevere. GRIT it out. You won’t be sorry. No pain, no gain. Thank you sir, may I have another? Have fun. Get your cry on. See ya next week! Jordan P.S. All the links mentioned in this video are listed here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/puzzle-strategy/?podcast
March 25, 2016
Reflexive verbs are a little weird in Spanish. Not hard. Just weird. Do you even know what reflexive verbs are? Yeah, neither did I. We just don’t use them that much in English. And that’s the problem. Most Spanish courses and books don’t specifically compare what happens in Spanish to what happens in English. But that’s how we learn–CONTEXT! (how does this fit with everything I already know?) So the goal of this video is simple: show you what reflexive verbs are, and how and when to use them in both English and Spanish. But along the way, you’ll also see how they compare to direct and indirect object pronouns (the last two videos). There are lots of similarities–and lots of differences too (that’s part of the confusion). BONUS: The word “se” in Spanish is very confusing. Because it has many different uses and meanings. This video touches on one of them. “Ver” is the verb. “Verse” is the REFLEXIVE verb (same thing, just with “se” on the end). When you’re done, not only will you finally understand reflexive verbs and how to use them. But you’ll be one step closer to understanding that crazy word “se” also! Watch the video. Maybe twice. You’ll get it. I swear. And I’m here for questions, of course. Hasta luego! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/reflexive-verbs/?podcast
March 24, 2016
I either didn’t learn or don’t remember this from school (as humans, we often block out traumatic events): Indirect object pronouns. As opposed to direct object pronouns. But when I started learning Spanish, I noticed right away–the pronouns were really confusing! One problem is… What is a direct object? What is an indirect object? Then another problem is… In English, direct object pronouns are the same as indirect object pronouns. In Spanish, they’re not. So in this video, I’ll show you: 1) What direct and indirect objects even are (in English). 2) How what they do in Spanish is different than what we do in English. 3) The difference between direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns in Spanish (there’s no difference in English). If pronouns confuse you, watch this video. It’ll really clear things up. Hasta luego! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/indirect-object-pronouns/?podcast
March 23, 2016
Verb conjugation is an attention hog. Rarely do I have a conversation about learning Spanish without verb conjugation coming up. And with good reason. It’s not easy. Lots of tenses. So many patterns. Plus all those exceptions. But lurking in the shadows… perhaps even more confusing… are the pronouns! Me mi mí. Tú tu te ti. Él, lo, le. OMG!!!! The good news is, just like with verb conjugation, once you focus on ONE type of pronoun at a time, it’s really not that hard. It’s just confusing when you rush it, don’t practice enough, then can’t differentiate one from the other. Tú tu te ti? Come on. You’ve got to be kidding! Well this video… is all about helping you avoid that confusion: Direct Object Pronouns Start with one type of pronoun (direct object pronouns). Focus on them. Learn them. Practice them. When you’re done with this video, you’ll understand what direct object pronouns are, how they’re used in Spanish, and why they’re so tricky for us. And when you’re done with the Practice Worksheet on that page, you’ll start to FEEL how to use them. That’s how it’s done around here. Focus. Learn. Practice. Focus. Learn. Practice. Focus. Learn. Practice. Watch the video, do the Practice Worksheet. Then I think you’ll find, direct object pronouns, suddenly don’t seem so hard anymore. Suerte, Gringo! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/direct-object-pronouns/?podcast
February 17, 2016
I recently heard a story of a French girl arguing with a Canadian guy about the meaning of “radical” for over an hour. But both their definitions were basically the same–just a little nuanced difference. Hahahahaha. They just don’t get it. That’s not how words work. The different uses of “radical” should be a fun, interesting conversation. Not a right/wrong debate or argument. Words don’t have set definitions. They stand for general ideas. It’s context that gives them their specific meanings. The word “radical” could be used one way in French, and another way in English. “Radical” could be used one way in Florida, and another way in New York. It could be used one way in one sentence, and another way in a second sentence. In my videos, I sometimes make mistakes (okay, lots of times). And on YouTube, there’s no shortage of people willing to correct my mistakes (I really do appreciate it!) But often, a native Spanish-speaker will INCORRECTLY correct me. How can this be? Easy. I’ve traveled a lot. I don’t speak Spanish from Spain or Spanish from Mexico or Spanish from Argentina. I just speak Spanish. Let’s say you grew up only hearing the word “soda” to describe a carbonated beverage. Does that mean “pop” is wrong? Just because you never heard it before? In this video, I answer one of the most common questions I’m asked: Do you teach Spanish from Spain or Latin America? Then you’ll learn about 17 different Spanish words. And when you’re all done with this video, you’ll know some of these words BETTER than most native Spanish-speakers! The Word Lists and other links for this video are here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/cognates-comercial-alarma/
February 10, 2016
Something different today… It’s different. And intense. Perhaps a little long. I’m pretty sure, it’s the most ADVANCED video I’ve made so far. But it’s important. Really important. For sure, you’ll learn a bunch of new words in this video. Or get to know words you already know, better. But more importantly, you’ll be practicing a vital, new skill. A skill you’ll need in real life if you want to understand Spanish when you read it, or when other people speak it… Watch this video to get the most out of future videos. Watch this video to learn Spanish faster and understand it better. Watch this video to be smarter. Get all resources and links from this video here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/cognates-ultimo-simple/
January 27, 2016
I like to talk fast. Maybe that’s why I don’t breathe or blink in my videos? It frustrates me when my mouth can’t keep up with my mind. I need to calm down. I’m working on that. But that doesn’t happen to me nearly as much in Spanish… for a couple reasons: #1 — My mind doesn’t work as fast in Spanish as it does in English =) #2 — We can often say stuff in Spanish with fewer words than in English. We’ve seen this before with subject pronouns: “We sleep” is “nosotros dormimos” or just “dormimos”–without “nosotros”. That’s faster. Well, in today’s video, you’ll see how to make a noun from any adjective you already know. And that allows you to say two different phrases in Spanish–without learning (or even saying) any more words! Faster! All links mentioned can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/adjectives-nouns-spanish/?podcast
January 21, 2016
If you spend just 15 minutes watching this video and perusing the Word List, you’ll know 50 words you didn’t know before. Fifty good, usable words! There are way more than 50 words that follow this pattern. I just picked out 50 of the most common ones. Watch the video. Use the words. It’s that simple. Get the free resources and all other links mentioned in this episode here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/cognates-ic-ico/?podcast
January 13, 2016
This Spanish Quickie covers another cognate group. Which means more free words! Remember, cognates are free words because they’re basically the same in both English and Spanish. Just knowing these words exist, really is way more than half the battle. They’re a good investment of your time, is my point. Watch the video. Peruse the Word List. Then get out there… and speak some Spanish! The resources for this episode are located here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/cognates-ate-ar/
January 8, 2016
And we’re back! Spanish Quickies, Season 3 starts… NOW! — Since the start of Gringo Español two years ago, we’ve mainly been focusing on grammar. But to use grammar, you need words. So for the next few videos, we’re going to focus on building up your vocabulary. But what words to learn? I say, learn words that are really easy to learn OR really common. And no words are easier to learn than cognates. Cognates are words that are the same in both English and Spanish. And when I say they’re the same, I mean they look the same–they have the same origin (and usually mean the same thing). Cognates are free words basically. If you know a cognate in English, you already know that word in Spanish. There are literally 1000’s and 1000’s of cognates. So there are 1000’s of Spanish words you already know. You just don’t know that you know them. And that’s where today’s video comes in. One thing that’s cool about cognates is, lots of them belong to these groups, where they all follow the same pattern. So once you know how to translate one word in the group, you know how to translate them all. When making my premium course, Fun with Words, I discovered about 30 different cognate patterns (and made a video for each one). So today, I’m going to show you the first cognate pattern, the TION to CIÓN words. Let’s do this! Click here for any links mentioned in this episode or for related episodes.
October 6, 2015
The biggest mistake I’ve made since starting Gringo Español is… swearing in my early videos. I always bleeped it out, but anybody with half a brain knew what I said. The truth is, I never imagined in a million years that real teachers would be showing my videos in their classes. Once I learned this (about a year ago) I ceased all swearing immediately. But now I’ve gone through every video, and for the ones with any swearing, I made CLEAN VERSIONS. All the videos (and audios) on the new Spanish Quickie Podcast contain only the clean versions. So the podcasts have absolutely zero swearing. Not even censored. https://spanishdude.com/podcast/ Now I’m going back and uploading one clean version at a time to YouTube and the website. Today’s video is one of the first videos I ever made. Back when I was still ironing letters on my shirt =) Even though I mistakenly call them “personal pronouns” several times, this video is all about subject pronouns specifically. Pronouns are actually pretty confusing in Spanish. Verb conjugation usually gets most of the attention. But I remember when I started, pronouns caused me way more stress. So before you get into the harder pronouns (direct/indirect/double/reflexive) it’s important you get off on the right foot. And that starts with…. subject pronouns. Click here for any links mentioned in this episode or for related episodes.
September 30, 2015
In today’s video, I’ll tell you about something that happened while I was away that really pissed me off! I probably haven’t stressed this enough. I said it, but I didn’t stress it. Pronunciation doesn’t matter. All the links mentioned in this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/pronunciation-doesnt-matter/
September 28, 2015
In this lesson, I present “ser”, “estar” and “ir” together. Very few books present “ser” and “estar” together. I don’t know why. Probably because the people who make those books have no idea how our Gringo minds work. All links mentioned in this episode can be found here: The Three Enemigos
September 24, 2015
“To be or not to be? That is the question.” I know very few lines from Shakespeare. But it’s no surprise to me that one of the few I do know, contains the verb “to be” twice. You see, I consider “to be” to be the mother of all verbs. I’d bet a lot of money that “to be” is the most frequently used verb in English and in Spanish. Anytime you say “is” “am” “are” “was” or “were”, you’re actually saying a conjugated form of “to be”. But here’s the thing. In Spanish, they have two different “to be’s”. All links mentioned in this episode can be found here: Ser Vs. Estar
September 21, 2015
I failed Spanish 2 the first time I took it. And I recently started getting a lot messages from high school kids taking Spanish 2 saying they were having the same problems I had. This is my “open letter” to anybody who’s having problems with verb conjugation or Spanish. All links mentioned in this episode can be found here: Mission Impossible: Verb Conjugation
September 16, 2015
This might sound weird, but we have no idea how words work. And this fact (our ignorance) causes a lot of problems when learning Spanish. At least it did/does for me. Have you ever had a problem with “saber” and “conocer”? Confused them with each other? They both supposedly mean “to know”. But that’s what I’m talking about! “Saber” and “conocer” DON’T both mean “to know”. Watch this video. When it’s done, you’ll know what I’m talking about. You’ll learn how words actually work in REAL LIFE. And most importantly, you’ll never have to worry about stuff like “saber” Vs. “conocer” again. All the links talked about in this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/how-words-work/
September 4, 2015
In this video we continue with TRAVEL SPANISH. For me, traveling wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if the different countries didn’t have different foods. The food is one of the best parts for sure. In this video, we’re going to Order Food in Spanish! Another video you should watch: The Bare Minimum Method: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn Greetings & Being Polite, Part 1 Greetings & Being Polite, Part 2 Ask Directions in Spanish The Bus & Train Station in Spanish Free Bonus Video: Mistakes Are Good
September 1, 2015
In this video, we continue with the travel Spanish tricks. This time, at the bus and train station in Spain. You’ll learn 5 steps for handling all public transportation when you travel. And we’ll go over Step #1 in depth, with video examples from Spain. Another video you should watch: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn – The Bare Minimum Method Ask Directions in Spanish
August 25, 2015
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August 21, 2015
In this video, not only will you hear how Gringo Español started, but you’ll SEE how to ask directions to any spot in the world with just three questions, made of seven simple words. This video features real video clips from Spain. Another video you should watch: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn – The Bare Minimum Method
August 13, 2015
In this video you’ll get three steps to learning Spanish like a kid learns Spanish. When you’re done with this video, you’ll literally be ready to speak Spanish today! No exaggeration. Another video you should watch: Beginner Spanish Fact: Pronunciation Doesn’t Matter
July 9, 2015
Watch this last video comparing the preterite tense and the imperfect tense. You’ll see quotes from Orange is the New Black to see how to use the two past tenses when things aren’t so clear! Related Videos: Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Rule of Thumb Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER & IR Conjugation Imperfect AR Conjugation Regular, Imperfect ER/IR Conjugation Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Life Lessons
July 5, 2015
In this video, we use Orange is the New Black quotes to learn when to use the preterite tense and when to use the imperfect tense. Related Videos: Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Rule of Thumb Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER & IR Conjugation Imperfect AR Conjugation Regular, Imperfect ER/IR Conjugation
June 25, 2015
This is the last past tense conjugation video. Watch this week’s video not only to learn imperfect ER/IR conjugation, but also so you can get the most out of the next video, where I’ll show you quotes from Orange is the New Black–how the past tense is used in real life. Related Videos: Preterite Vs. Imperfect, The Spanish Past Tense Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER & IR Conjugation Imperfect AR Conjugation
June 18, 2015
The past tense in Spanish can be tricky. But if you break it into the smallest parts possible, each individual part, really isn’t that hard. That’s what we’ve been doing, and continue to do in this video. After you know the preterite conjugations, it’s time to learn the imperfect conjugations. Starting with AR verbs. Related Videos: Put Your Pronouns In, Take Your Pronouns Out Preterite Vs. Imperfect, The Spanish Past Tense Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER & IR Conjugation
May 5, 2015
In this video, we begin the journey that is past tense conjugation. Learning it all together is impossible. It’s best to break it down into small groups and learn one conjugation pattern at a time. Starting with this video, the regular, preterite AR conjugations. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE PRACTICE RESOURCES Related Videos: The Infinitive & Conjugation The Flashcard Strategy The Conjugation Strategy Preterite Vs. Imperfect, The Spanish Past Tense Regular, Preterite ER/IR Conjugation Imperfect AR Conjugation Regular, Imperfect ER/IR Conjugation
April 15, 2015
This is the first past tense video I’ve created on this site. The past tense is a bit tricky for us English speakers because there are two past tenses–each with a full conjugation. This video is a big picture, aerial view of what’s going on, how it’s different than what we do in English, and why it gives us such troubles. Related Videos: Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER/IR Conjugation Imperfect AR Conjugation Regular, Imperfect ER/IR Conjugation
March 1, 2015
This video is the continuation of my dinner in Merida, in Mexico. This features actual video of footage of all my interactions that night. This video gives you the chance to practice your Spanish listening skills (comprehension). And you get to see how Spanish is used in REAL LIFE. Free Practice Resources: Raw Video From Mexico Spanish Transcript English Transcript Related Videos: Antojitos #1 (Food in Mexico) Antojitos #2 (Food in Mexico) Eat Dinner in Merida, Part 1 The Song Strategy More Comprehension Videos
February 15, 2015
The Flashcard Strategy is used to memorize new vocabulary words. The Conjugation Strategy is for learning all the different conjugations of verbs. In this video, present The Song Strategy. One of the best ways to practice Spanish COMPREHENSION. Free Practice Resources: Raw Video From Mexico Spanish Transcript English Transcript Related Videos: Antojitos #1 (Food in Mexico) Antojitos #2 (Food in Mexico) 3 Ways to Use Llevar
February 15, 2015
The Flashcard Strategy is used to memorize new vocabulary words. The Conjugation Strategy is for learning all the different conjugations of verbs. In this video, I present The Song Strategy. One of the best ways to practice Spanish COMPREHENSION. Some of my favorite songs for The Song Strategy: Sorry about the YouTube ads. I always turn off the ads on my videos, but I can’t control other people’s videos. Jarabe de Palo (Spain) Grita:  Video    Lyrics Hay Dos Días En La Vida:  Video    Lyrics Agua:  Video    Lyrics Maná (Mexico) En El Muelle De San Blás:  Video    Lyrics Ana:  Video    Lyrics Oye Mi Amor:  Video    Lyrics Shakira (Colombia) Octavo Día:  Video    Lyrics Estoy Aquí:  Video    Lyrics Oye Mi Amor:  Video    Lyrics Related Videos: The Flashcard Strategy The Conjugation Strategy
February 3, 2015
In this video, you’ll learn about four more “antojitos”–Mexican snacks (for lack of a better term). This Spanish Tidbit (and the last one too) is required viewing for this Spanish Quickie: Eating in Merida, Part #1. So make sure you watch this video in order to better understand (and fully appreciate) that Spanish Quickie. In that video, I filmed myself eating dinner in Mexico. So you’ll get to see and hear exactly what I saw and heard. I break the dialogue into small parts and analyze every word. Like the Lola video. Did you see that one? Lola y La Nieta Check out every Spanish Tidbit here: Spanish Tidbits
February 2, 2015
In this video, you’ll learn about some of the most common antojitos in Mexico. Antojitos are Mexican snacks like tacos, quesadillas and burritos. But there are way more than just that. Watch this video to learn more. This Spanish Tidbit (and the next one too) is required viewing for this Spanish Quickie: Eating in Merida, Part #1. So make sure you watch this video in order to better understand (and fully appreciate) that Spanish Quickie. In that video, I filmed myself eating dinner in Mexico. So you’ll get to see and hear exactly what I saw and heard. I break the dialogue into small parts and analyze every word. Like the Lola video. Did you see that one? Lola y La Nieta Check out every Spanish Tidbit here: Spanish Tidbits
January 21, 2015
I won’t shy away from the fact that I really like this lesson. It’s important. And not just for the vocab, though that too. “Faltar” is a close relative of “quedar” (featured in the last Spanish Tidbit)–in fact, it could be considered the opposite. But there’s something else going on in this video. One of the biggest hurdles Spanish learners face is simply a mindset problem. So in this video, not only are you going to learn some really useful uses (I guess all uses are useful by definition) of the Spanish word “faltar,” but you’re also going to see a good example of how words work. Words don’t mean words. Words mean ideas. Remember that. Watch the last Spanish Tidbit: Spanish Tidbit #3 If the conjugation is confusing, watch this Spanish Quickie: Verbs Like Gustar See all previous Spanish Tidbits here: Go here for every single Spanish Tidbit Make sure you’re signed up to the Gringo Español Newsletter, if you don’t want to miss out. You can’t depend on Facebook to tell you about every new video I post. Sign up now–it’s free!
January 18, 2015
This Spanish Tidbit is a good example of “life Spanish” Vs. “book Spanish”. When I traveled to a Spanish-speaking country for the first time, I already knew what “quedar” meant. But that didn’t really help me when I heard it being thrown around in other ways. In this video, you’ll learn the two most common uses of “quedar”. If any of the conjugation is confusing to you, please watch this video: http://youtu.be/ux7SeKCmYkE See all previous Spanish Tidbits here: Go here for every Spanish Tidbit Make sure you’re signed up to the Gringo Español Newsletter, if you don’t want to miss out. You can’t depend on Facebook to tell you about every new video I post. I’ll be posting Spanish Tidbits whenever I travel. Sign up now–it’s free!
January 16, 2015
In this video, you’ll learn how to say you’re going to eat a meal (hint: it’s different than in English) AND how these words differ around the world. Check out my new show: Spanish Tidbits
January 11, 2015
While I traveled through Mexico, there was tons of little stuff I was seeing that I wanted to share with you. In fact, if you’re walking the streets of any city in Mexico, virtually EVERYTHING is a real-life Spanish lesson. So during my six week trip, I shared several Spanish Tidbits. Little, teeny, bite-sized Spanish lessons. Subjects that don’t warrant an entire Spanish Quickie. Make sure you’re signed up to the Gringo Español Newsletter, if you don’t want to miss out. You can’t depend on Facebook to tell you about every new video I post. I’ll be posting these Spanish Tidbits again next time I travel. Sign up now–it’s free!
November 11, 2014
I failed Spanish 2 the first time I took it. And I recently started getting a lot messages from high school kids taking Spanish 2 saying they were having the same problems I had. This is my “open letter” to anybody who’s having problems with verb conjugation or Spanish. Related Videos: The Infinitive & Conjugation Subject Pronouns The Flashcard Strategy The Conjugation Strategy Verb Conjugation Boot Camp (Present Tense Edition)
October 17, 2014
In this video, we pick up where we left off last week–you’ll learn more ways to be polite when traveling. This video includes more real examples from Spain. Want to ask somebody politely to get out of your way? Or apologize for bumping into them? Or ask if you can take a picture? Watch this video!
October 10, 2014
In this video, we cover some different ways to say “hello” and “goodbye”. Not just “hola” and “adíos”. There are many other ways to say “hello” and “goodbye”. Most Spanish courses and books don’t teach the real ways, because they’re often not real words or phrases.
September 17, 2014
The second I saw this commercial, I knew I had to share it. Not only is it hilarious, but the words are simple. So you can focus on hearing them. In this video, we take apart the commercial, analyze it, then put it back together. Free Practice Resources: Download the Commercial – Lola y La Nieta Related Videos: A & De Reflexive Verbs (and Pronouns)
September 11, 2014
Today, not only are you going to learn a very important lesson: what to do when you have TWO OBJECT PRONOUNS in the same sentence. But you’re going to witness… My worldwide… Singing debut! But seriously, this is a very important lesson. And once you’re done with this. I promise, no more pronouns for at least a month. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: Double Object Pronouns Answer Key: Double Object Pronouns Related Videos: Subject Pronouns Possessive Adjectives Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns Reflexive Verbs (and Pronouns)
September 5, 2014
Reflexive verbs can be kind of tricky for we Gringos. We have them in English. But they’re not used nearly as much as they are in Spanish. Furthermore, using reflexive verbs means learning more pronouns. And pronouns were ALREADY confusing! This takes some getting used to. In this video, the goal is just to get familiar with reflexive verbs, their pronouns, and how they’re used. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: Reflexive Verbs Answer Key: Reflexive Verbs Related Videos: Subject Pronouns Possessive Adjectives Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns
August 27, 2014
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use words like “gustar” and “encantar”. Words that sure seem to work in the opposite way that most verbs do. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: Verbs Like Gustar Answer Key: Verbs Like Gustar Related Videos: Direct Object Pronouns The Personal A Indirect Object Pronouns
August 14, 2014
Once you know your direct object pronouns in English, you’re done. Direct and indirect object pronouns in English are exactly the same. But not in Spanish. Oh no. So… You can’t just say “him” or “her” or “them” when you’re talking. In today’s video, not only will I explain what the heck direct and indirect objects are (I had no idea either!) But you’ll quickly see how they’re different, so you can pick the right one. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: Indirect Object Pronouns Answer Key: Indirect Object Pronouns Related Videos: Direct Object Pronouns The Personal A Personal Pronouns (subject pronouns) Possessive Adjectives
August 6, 2014
The personal a has no English counterpart. It’s just something you have to get use to. In this quick video, you’ll not only see how to use the personal a. But when to use it. And when NOT to use it. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: The Personal A Answer Key: The Personal A Related Videos: Direct Object Pronouns 2 Magic Travel Spanish Word: A & De The Only Two Contractions In Spanish Speak in the Future Without More Conjugation
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