Mariel Lettier

Mariel is an English-Spanish translator and teacher from Uruguay. She has learned most of her English and pop culture references from listening to Lorelai in Gilmore Girls. She is passionate about language and travel and you can follow her adventures in her travel blog, runaways.uy.

Mariel Lettier

Spanish Conjugation Practice: Best Tips and Resources

Spanish conjugations can be quite tricky. As you may know, there are three types of conjugations depending on verb ending (-ar, –ir or-er). There are also three different moods—indicative, subjunctive and imperative—with 20 different tenses in total. Not to mention the three verbals—infinitive, gerund and participle! This is why, in this article, we’ve gathered plenty …

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Trying to Learn Spanish Vocabulary? Here Are Our Best Tips and Resources

Adding new vocabulary is very important to improve your language skills. A few hundred words are enough to interact with others while travelling, but you will need around 1,500 words if you want to reach a basic conversational level. Meanwhile, advanced users know 8,000 words, and 15,000 words make you as fluent as a native …

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How to Say “Thank You” in Spanish for Every Occasion

Just like there are a variety of different ways to say “thank you” in English, there are also a wide array of options for saying “thank you” in Spanish. This essential piece of vocabulary applies to every context of our daily lives, and it’s great to know the right expression for each occasion. Of course, …

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How Perfect is Your Spanish Present Perfect Tense?

We know Spanish tenses are plentiful and complicated. They all take some time to learn, which is why, in this article, we’ll be focusing on one particular form that didn’t get much attention yet: the pretérito perfecto compuesto, antepresente or present perfect. This indicative mood tense is used to talk about the past and, below, …

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