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Episode 162: 12 Questions to Keep Spanish Conversations Flowing

Episode 16212 Questions to Keep Spanish Conversations FlowingAfter you start a conversation, it can be difficult to keep it going--especially if you lack vocabulary and aren't sure what to say next.This can leave you struggling to keep a conversation...

Episode 161: Atomic Habits for Spanish Language Learners

Episode 161Atomic Habits for Spanish Language LearnersIt's time to set your Spanish goals, but you want to make sure you actually get them done this time around.Enter Atomic Habits by...

Episode 160: 5 Reasons Why You're Not Fluent in Spanish…Yet

Episode 1605 Reasons You're Not Fluent in Spanish YetHave you been learning Spanish for some time, but still aren't sure what it will take to get fluent?If so, this episode is for you.

Episode 159: Conversation Hacks For When You Don't Understand Native Speakers

Episode 159Conversation Hacks For When You Don't Understand Native SpeakersHave you ever been in a conversation with a native Spanish speaker and you have NO IDEA what they said to you?Then you ended up...

Episode 158: Learn Indirect Objects with Salsa Music: Aires de Navidad

Episode 158Learn Indirect Objects with Salsa Music: Aires de NavidadIn this episode, you'll learn some helpful shortcuts on when to use indirect objects in Spanish, while reviewing a few examples from the classic salsa song "Aires de Navidad"...

Episode 157: Conversaciones decembrinas de Colombia

Episode 157Conversaciones decembrinas de ColombiaDuring the fiestas decembrinas (winter holidays), Colombians have a special way of celebrating.  In this episode, you'll hear a conversation about making plans with family and all the tasty dishes made in a typical Colombian household.

Episode 156: Coquito y Parrandas: Celebrando Navidad en Puerto Rico

Episode 156Coquito y Parrandas: Celebrando Navidad en Puerto RicoIn this episode, you’ll learn how Puerto Ricans celebrate Christmas, and how they own the holidays by adding unique and traditional elements to make it fun and parrandera.Note:...

Episode 155: Learn Family Members in Spanish with Music

Episode 155Learn Family Members in Spanish with MusicAre you going to see extended family this holiday season? In this episode, we'll help you learn how to talk all about la familia política (in-laws) and other family...

Episode 153: Aprende español colombiano con la música: ‘Mi encanto' por Carlos Vives (parte 1)

Episode 153Aprende español colombiano con la música: 'Mi encanto' por Carlos Vives (parte 1)In this week's episode, you'll learn all about Colombian Spanish and culture through the country's music. Language Coach Maribel Zapata talks about music genres in Colombia from...

Episode 152: When Should You Change Your Approach to Learning Spanish? (Interview with Rebecca Kinsella)

Episode 152When Should You Change Your Approach to Learning Spanish? (Interview with Rebecca Kinsella)From countlessly learning formulated answers on Duolingo to consistently speaking Spanish every week and making measurable progress. This is Rebecca's story of how...

Episode 154: Aprende español colombiano con la música: ‘Mi encanto’ por Carlos Vives (parte 2)

Episode 154Aprende español colombiano con la música: ‘Mi encanto’ por Carlos Vives (parte 2)In this episode, we'll be reviewing a song by Carlos Vives from the Disney movie 'Encanto.' Spanish con Salsa Language Coach Maribel Zapata breaks down the song...
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Episode 151: How to Gain Confidence Speaking Spanish without Anxiety (Interview with Dani Dancing)

Episode 151How to Gain Confidence Speaking Spanish without Anxiety (Interview with Dani Dancing)Do you ever get nervous when someone asks you a question in Spanish?Has your mind ever gone completely blank when you're trying to respond,...

Episode 150: 7 Ways to Say YES in Spanish

Episode 1507 Ways to Say YES in SpanishI'm sure you already know how to say yes in Spanish, but nothing causes a conversation to fizzle faster than short, abrupt, one-word answers.When you are first...

Episode 149: 5 Things to Stop Saying in Your Spanish Conversations

Episode 1495 Things to Stop Saying in Your Spanish ConversationsThere are a few things that I used to say all the time when I started learning Spanish.However, with time and practice, I realized they were dead...

Episode 148: Exactly What I’d Do If I Was Learning Spanish From Scratch

Episode 148Exactly What I’d Do If I Was Learning Spanish From ScratchDo you ever question if your current approach to learning Spanish is really working?What should you focus on first? What should you learn next?
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Episode 146: Learn Spanish Numbers with Music [Conteo Regresivo]

Episode 146Learn Spanish Numbers with Music [Conteo Regresivo]Almost everyone knows to count from 1 to 10 in Spanish--before they even learned the language. In this episode, we'll review useful vocabulary related to numbers in Spanish with the salsa song Conteo Regresivo by Gilberto Santa Rosa.
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Episode 144: 5 Keys to Consistency for Conversational Fluency

Episode 1445 Keys to Consistency for Conversational FluencyLast week, I hosted a workshop on the 5 Simple Steps to Conversational Fluency. I asked those who attended what was keeping them from being fluent in Spanish, and the majority mentioned that they just aren't consistent with speaking Spanish.In the workshop, we talked about...

Episode 142: The Top 10 Episodes of 2021

Episode 142The Top 10 Episodes of 2021Can you believe the year is almost over?!In this week's episode, I'll be reviewing the 10 most popular episodes of the year 2021.Listen to find out if there's an...

Episode 138: Speaking Caribbean Spanish, Interview with Elle Charisse, Speaking Tongues

Episode 138Speaking Caribbean Spanish: Interview with Elle Charisse, Speaking TonguesIn this episode of the podcast, you'll get to hear an excerpt of my interview with Elle Charisse from the Speaking Tongues podcast.She asked me about my earliest experiences learning...

Episode 137: Why Living Abroad Won’t Help You Get Fluent: Andrea’s Story

Episode 137Why Living Abroad Won’t Help You Get Fluent: Andrea’s StoryAndrea traveled to Central and South America for over a decade and never got beyond speaking 'survival Spanish' -- even after living abroad and studying Spanish in university.She went from being overwhelmed learning Spanish on her own...

Episode 135: Do You Need a Language Teacher or Coach?

Episode 135Do You Need a Language Teacher or Coach?Right now, we're all watching the best athletes in the world compete at the Olympic games in Tokyo. And while we all know that Olympic athletes rely on coaches to perform at...

Episode 133: Learn Spanish Verbs with Music [Tu amor me hace bien]

Episode 133Learn Spanish Verbs with Music [Tu amor me hace bien]We're breaking down the lyrics to the song Tu amor me hace bien by singer Marc Anthony. I'm going to share some expressions with the verb hacer. Learn different ways to use the verb hacer,...

Episode 132: The Music-Lover’s Guide to Becoming Fluent in Spanish (Olly Richards Interview)

Episode 132The Music-Lover’s Guide to Becoming Fluent in Spanish (Olly Richards Interview)In this week's episode, I am actually going to be the interviewee so I will not be doing the interview this week but I'm giving you an opportunity to hear someone else...

Episode 130: Backpacking and Slow Travel in Ecuador and El Salvador (Part 2)

Episode 130Backpacking and Slow Travel in Ecuador and El Salvador (Part 2)This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Melissa Neacato from Traveling Wallet.In our conversation we talk about slow travel, her #1 travel hack to offset costs and get deals on airline tickets, and...

Episode 129: Backpacking and Slow Travel in Ecuador and El Salvador (Part 1)

Episode 129Backpacking and Slow Travel in Ecuador and El Salvador (Part 1)Imagine if you could spend 4 months traveling to ALL the countries on your bucket list. Our guest this week, Melissa Neacato, did just that with her family of four.Melissa, her husband, and 2 children took a...

Episode 127: 3 Things You Should Stop Doing at the Intermediate Level

Episode 1273 Things You Should Stop Doing at the Intermediate LevelAre you spending most of your time watching telenovelas or racking up points on a language app? If so, and you're no longer at the beginner level -- then you might...

Episode 126: Learning Spanish through Story (Interview with Olly Richards, StoryLearning)

Episode 126Learning Spanish through Story (Interview with Olly Richards, StoryLearning)Our guest this week is polyglot Olly Richards. He is a language educator and author from the UK who speaks 8 languages.Olly started a blog called I Will Teach You A Language, and since then he’s developed the StoryLearning®️ method...

Episode 125: Dancing for a Cause (Interview with Alex Morel and Desiree Godsell)

Episode 125Dancing for a Cause (Interview with Alex Morel and Desiree Godsell)Note: This episode is in English & Spanish. To get the full transcript and English translation, sign up to be a show supporter. Nuestros invitados de este episodio son Alex y Desiree, bailarines profesionales...

Episode 124: The Black Expat: Living in Puerto Rico (Interview with Tennay Davis Porter and Troy Porter)

Episode 124The Black Expat: Living in Puerto Rico (Interview with Tennay Davis Porter and Troy Porter)In this episode we continue the Black Expat series with an interview with Tennay Davis Porter and Troy Porter.In our conversation, Tennay and Troy explain how they started traveling and why they decided to move to Puerto Rico.They...

Episode 123: From Obsesión to Una Mentirita (Interview with Henry Santos)

Episode 123From Obsesión to Una Mentirita (Interview with Henry Santos)En este episodio, nuestro invitado es el bachatero Henry Santos. Nos comparte el significado de su nueva canción Una mentirita y su experiencia conociendo a su primo Romeo Santos y formando el grupo Aventura.En nuestra conversación, hablamos sobre su carrera como artista solista y emprendedor, las ventajas de...

Episode 122: Learning Mexican Spanish through Culture (Interview with Nayeli Mulato, Zaloa Languages)

Episode 122Learning Mexican Spanish through Culture (Interview with Nayeli Mulato, Zaloa Languages)En este episodio nuestra invitada es Nayeli Mulato, ella es mexicana y COO en Zaloa languages. Ella nos cuenta cómo fue que decidió aprender otros idiomas y a enseñarlos a las personas.Hablamos sobre las principales culturas indígenas de México, las diferentes lenguas...

Episode 121: Decoding ‘Despacito': An Oral History of Latin Music (Interview with Leila Cobo, Author and Vice President at Billboard)

Episode 121Decoding 'Despacito' (Interview with Leila Cobo, Author and Vice President at Billboard)Leila Cobo es la autora del libro La Fórmula Despacito y vicepresidenta y líder de la industria latina en Billboard. Ella comparte una mirada entre bastidores de algunos de los mayores éxitos latinos de los últimos cincuenta...

Episode 120: 7 Habits of Successful Language Learners

Episode 1207 Habits of Successful Language LearnersDo you feel like you will always be a beginner? Are you afraid to talk to a native Spanish speaker? Or have you been learning Spanish but are still embarrassed to speak it? In this episode, we'll give you some tips to help you...

Episode 119: 5 Tips to Prepare for Summer Travel to Spanish-Speaking Countries

Episode 1195 Tips to Prepare for Summer Travel to Spanish-Speaking CountriesIf you're thinking about traveling to a Spanish-speaking country this summer, I know you'll want to be able to chat with native speakers while you're there. There are specific tactics you can use to help you improve your Spanish so you'll be prepared to chat with the...

Episode 118: Learn 3 Ways to Say ‘To Have' in Spanish with Timba Music [Me Dicen Cuba]

Episode 118Learn 3 Ways to Say 'To Have' in Spanish with Timba Music [Me Dicen Cuba]In English, we use the verb ‘to have’ in many different ways -- from ‘I have a new job’ to ‘I have been there before’ or ‘I have to go.’ But in Spanish, there’s more than one verb for ‘to have’ -- and...

Episode 117: 10 Palabras españolas que sólo se escuchan en Cuba (Entrevista con Yohenia Irma Mengana: Parte 2)

Episode 11710 Palabras españolas que sólo se escuchan en Cuba (Entrevista con Yohenia Irma Mengana: Parte 2)En este episodio centramos nuestra conversación en cómo se habla el español en Cuba, que es de donde es Yohenia. Ella nos comparte 10 palabras y expresiones diferentes que son exclusivamente cubanas.Note: This episode is in Spanish. To get a copy...

Episode 116: Como Yohenia aprendió a hablar cinco idiomas en Cuba (Entrevista con Yohenia Irma Mengana: Parte 1)

Episode 116Como Yohenia aprendió a hablar cinco idiomas en Cuba (Entrevista con Yohenia Irma Mengana: Parte 1)Yohenia es una hablante nativa de español de Cuba que ha aprendido a hablar y hacer negocios en 5 idiomas diferentes, nos cuenta cómo aprendió a hablar cinco idiomas y habla sobre lo que la motivó a aprender idiomas y cómo...

Episode 115: Language Stories from One Year of Traveling Around Latin America

Episode 115Language Stories from One Year of Traveling Around Latin AmericaWhen Lindsay Williams decided to spend a year traveling throughout Latin America, she had a desire to connect with people and experience the real culture of every country she visited.Driven by a desire to learn the lyrics to her favorite Shakira song, Lindsay learned Spanish and talks...

Episode 114: Learn How to Use the Preposition ‘De' with Music [Medicina de amor]

Episode 114Learn How to Use the Preposition 'De' with Music [Medicina de amor]We're breaking down the lyrics to the song Medicina de Amor by Dominican singer Raulín Rodríguez. Learn different ways to use the Spanish preposition de, and how to recognize the future tense in Spanish.

Episode 113: The Black Expat: City Life in Mexico (Interview with Adalia Aborisade)

Episode 113The Black Expat: City Life in Mexico (Interview with Adalia Aborisade)Adalia Aborisade is not your typical expat. She left the US in 2016 and moved with her daughter and dog to Honduras. She has since settled in Mexico City, opting to retire to city life instead of white sand beaches. In our...

Episode 112: Celebrando el Día de la Independencia en República Dominicana

Episode 112Celebrating Independence Day in the Dominican RepublicEn este episodio, regresa Kesia Sosa para compartirnos como se celebra el día de la independencia en la República Dominicana.    Ella explica un poquito sobre la historia de República Dominicana y la relación complicada entre el país y su vecino Haiti que comparten la misma isla.Esucha temporada 2 del...

Episode 110: From Study Abroad Student to Entrepreneur (Interview with Latasha Moore, Tasha Teaches Spanish)

Episode 110From Study Abroad Student to Entrepreneur (Interview with Latasha Moore, Tasha Teaches Spanish)Latasha Moore went from waiting anxiously to finding out if she qualified for a study abroad program to applying for her first bilingual job, and finally starting her own business.Tasha obtained a BA in Spanish from Arkansas State University. After graduation she lived in Spain...

Episode 109: The Secret to Unlock Your Spanish Listening Skills (Interview with Daniel Raynaud, Jiveworld)

Episode 109The Secret to Unlock Your Spanish Listening Skills (Interview with Daniel Raynaud, Jiveworld)Daniel Raynaud is a linguist, techie, adventurer, and entrepreneur. He spent years traveling the world as a musician, living in different countries, and learning languages along the way.In 2016, Daniel packed up everything to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Medellín, Colombia. He...

Episode 108: How to Get Started as a Translator or Interpreter (Interview with Jamila Ball, Jamii Linguists)

Episode 108How to Get Started as a Translator or Interpreter: Interview with Jamila Ball, Jamii LinguistsIn this episode I interview Jamila Ball, founder and executive director of Jamii Linguists. Jamila is a Spanish linguist specializing in Black-centric language coaching that promotes intercultural connections in the African diaspora.In this interview, Jamila talks all about why your identity and...

Episode 107: Learn Spanish Verbs with Music [El día de mi suerte]

Learn Spanish Verbs with Music [El día de mi suerte]Episode 107Learn the lyrics to the salsa song El día de mi suerte by Hector Lavoe.  You'll learn how to easily identify Spanish verbs in the future tense and imperfect past tense.  Plus, there's some tricky grammar in the song that we'll help you identify and learn how to use in daily conversation.

Episode 106: The Black Expat: Finding Peace of Mind in the Dominican Republic (Interview with Kayla Rodriguez)

Episode 106The Black Expat: Finding Peace of Mind in the Dominican Republic (Interview with Kayla Rodriguez)In this episode we continue the Black Expat series with an interview with Kayla Rodriguez, a member of Spanish Con Salsa who started learning with us and has recently moved to the Dominican Republic.In this interview, Kayla talks all about why she...
Learn Spanish Con Salsa Podcast Episode 104: Commonly Confused Spanish Verbs [Baila esta cumbia by Selena]

Episode 104: Commonly Confused Spanish Verbs [Baila esta cumbia]

Episode 104Commonly Confused Spanish Verbs [Baila esta cumbia]Do you know the difference between quedar and quedarse? How about when to use sentir vs. sentirse?If you're not 100% sure, listen to this week's episode. I'll be breaking down the differences between some of this commonly confused Spanish verbs the the lyrics to the song Baila esta...
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Episode 103: Puerto Rican Spanish Greetings

Episode 103Puerto Rican Spanish GreetingsHave you ever wondered what 'wepa' means?Well, you're in luck. Spanish Con Salsa language coach Nahomy Irizarry is from Puerto Rico and she fills us in on the 2 ways this familiar phrase is used. She also shares common Puerto Rican Spanish greetings and how to respond like a native speaker.
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Episode 102: The Black Expat: Redefining a Successful Life in Colombia (Interview with Jamarr Black, Part 2)

Episode 102The Black Expat: Redefining a Successful Life in Colombia (Interview with Jamarr Black, Part 2)Can you imagine living on only $300 USD/month? That's exactly what Jamarr Black did when he first moved to Cali, Colombia. In part 2 of our conversation, Jamarr shares how much money you need to live comfortably in Cali--including the cost of...

Episode 101: The Black Expat: Spanish Language Immersion in Colombia (Interview with Jamarr Black, Part 1)

Episode 101The Black Expat: Spanish Language Immersion in Colombia (Interview with Jamarr Black, Part 1)The Black Expat series continues with a spotlight on Colombia. In my interview with Jamarr Black, he shares why he decided to leave his job as a technical writer in Washington, DC to move to Cali, Colombia and how he got there on a $5 flight.

Episode 100: Learn Spanish & Japanese with Music [Bachata en Fukuoka]

Episode 100Learn Spanish & Japanese with Music: Bachata en FukuokaThis week, we're celebrating our 100th episode! Our listeners share their favorite moments from the show, and we break down the lyrics to the song Bachata en Fukuoka by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra with a very special guest. Learn about the passive voice...

Episode 99: Balancing Business and Motherhood in a Multilingual Household (Interview with Errol de Jesus)

Episode 99Balancing Business and Motherhood in a Multilingual Household (Interview with Errol de Jesus)Interview with Errol de Jesus, a trilingual copywriter, author, and translator who speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese.Errol is the founder of Morenita Mommy, a blog where she shares her experiences as a Black mother raising a multicultural family. She's also the author of the new...

Episode 98: Learn Spanish with Salsa Music: El cura vs. La cura

Episode 98Learn Spanish with Salsa Music: El cura vs. La cura Learn about words that are both masculine AND feminine in Spanish with the salsa song La cura by Frankie Ruiz.  You'll also learn an easy hack for how to form adverbs--words that describe actions.

Episode 97: Learn the Spanish Future Tense with Music [Llorarás]

Episode 97Learn the Spanish Future Tense with Music: LlorarásLearn how to use the future tense in Spanish with the salsa song Llorarás by Oscar D'Leon. We'll also review some common phrases in the future tense from the song lyrics, and an opportunity for how you can take your Spanish learning further.

Episode 96: The Black Expat: Creating a New Life in Spain Part 2 (Interview with Kai Cesaire, Kai's Foreign Adventures)

Episode 96The Black Expat: Creating a New Life in Spain Part 2 (Interview with Kai Cesaire, Kai's Foreign Adventures)This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Kai Ceasire from the YouTube Channel Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find anything and everything you want to know about moving to Spain. We talk...

Episode 95: The Black Expat: Creating a New Life in Spain Part 1 (Interview with Kai Cesaire, Kai's Foreign Adventures)

Episode 95The Black Expat: Creating a New Life in Spain Part 1 (Interview with Kai Cesaire, Kai's Foreign Adventures)Do you dream about leaving everything behind and moving to a Spanish-speaking country? If you're thinking about taking the leap, then you'll want to hear Kai Cesaire's story. Kai runs a YouTube channel called Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find...

Episode 94: Exploring Afro-Latino Culture through Travel: Interview with Kim Haas (Part 2)

Episode 94Exploring Afro-Latino Culture through Travel: Interview with Kim HaasThis is part 2 of my conversation with Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. (Listen to part 1 here). Kim takes us behind the scenes of her travel series. She shares how it all got started, the history afro-descendants in Central...

Episode 93: Exploring Afro-Latino Culture through Travel: Interview with Kim Haas (Part 1)

Episode 93Exploring Afro-Latino Culture through Travel: Interview with Kim HaasKim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and South America...

Episode 92: Learn Puerto Rican Spanish with Music [Mi gente]

Episode 92Learn Puerto Rican Spanish with Music: Mi genteLearn Puerto Rican Spanish from the lyrics of an amazing salsa song by Héctor Lavoe. Spanish Con Salsa team member Nahomy Irizarry joins us to break down the meaning of the lyrics to Mi gente. She also gives us the meaning of the uniquely Puerto Rican...

Episode 91: Historias de viaje (parte 2): la turista accidental en Buenos Aires

Episode 91Historias de viaje parte 2: la turista accidental en Buenos AiresMy crazy travel story continues as I end up being rerouted to Argentina on my way to Brazil. To hear part 1 of the story, click here to listen to last week's episode.After being deported by federal police, I find myself in a city...

Episode 90: Historias de viaje: la fugitiva negringa en Rio [ENCORE]

Episode 90Travel Stories: La fugitiva negringa en Rio [ENCORE]This week, we're revisiting episode 25 in preparation for next week's show.This is part 1 of the new series: Historias de viaje (Travel Stories). I'm sharing my real life (crazy) travel stories. In this first installment, I talk about my trip to Rio de Janerio.

Episode 89: Learn Spanish with Salsa Music [Cali Pachanguero]

Episode 89Learn Spanish with Salsa Music [Cali Pachanguero]In this episode, you'll learn new vocabulary from the salsa song Cali Pachanguero by Alberto Barros. We'll explore a few uses of the subjunctive, and different ways to use the word "que" in Spanish.Get the full lyrics to the song, plus translation and quizzes, at https://yabla.com/salsa

Episode 87: ¿Para qué? vs. ¿Por qué? [Periódico de Ayer]

Episode 87¿Para qué? vs. ¿Por qué? con la canción Periódico de AyerYou probably learned there are 5 question words: who (quién), what (qué), where (dónde), when (cuándo), and why (por qué).But did you know that there are actually 2 ways to ask the question WHY in Spanish?In this episode, we'll explore when to...

Episode 86: Learn Spanish Reflexive Verbs with Music [No Hago Más Na']

Episode 86Learn Spanish Reflexive Verbs with Music: No Hago Más Na'Learn how to use reflexive verbs to describe your daily routine in Spanish with the lyrics to the song No Hago Más Na by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.Related Episodes

Episode 85: From Beginner to Conversational Fluency in 90 Days (Interview with Ryan Chindavong)

Episode 85From Beginner to Conversational Fluency in 90 Days (Interview with Ryan Chindavong)Do you freeze up when talking to a native Spanish speaker? Is it hard to find someone to speak to in Spanish where you live? If you're struggling to reach conversational fluency in Spanish, or feel nervous about talking to native speakers, this...

Episode 83: Dominican Spanish Greetings [Introducing the Dominican Spanish 101 Podcast]

Episode 83Dominican Spanish Greetings [Introducing the Dominican Spanish 101 Podcast]We're excited to feature the premiere episode of the Dominican Spanish 101 podcast. Tamara and Kesia will share common greetings you'll hear in the Dominican Republic (hint it's not ¿Cómo está usted?). You'll also learn a few phrases you can use to respond so you'll sound...

Episode 82: Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [La vida es un carnaval]

Episode 82Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [La vida es un carnaval]Learn how to use the word 'hay' in Spanish with the lyrics to the song La vida es un carnaval by Celia Cruz. We'll review several expressions that use hay from the song, and some ways you can incorporate them into your everyday conversations in Spanish.

Episode 81: How to Get Started Raising Bilingual Children, Interview with Dr. Kami Anderson (Bilingual Brown Babies)

Episode 81How to Get Started Raising Bilingual Children, Interview with Dr. Kami Anderson (Bilingual Brown Babies)If you're an adult learning Spanish, you might regret that you didn't start when you were younger. And if you have children of your own, you may want them to grow up bilingual so they have an advantage you might not have had.

Episode 79: 7 Cuban Expressions from the Telenovela Celia

Episode 797 Cuban Expressions from the Telenovela CeliaLearn 7 Cuban Expressions from the first episode of the telenovela about iconic Afro Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz. You'll also learn the lyrics to the opening song, and my best tips for learning Spanish with TV series and telenovelas like Celia.

Episode 78: 15 Africanismos en el idioma español

Episode 7815 Africanismos en el idioma español¿Sabías que hay palabras españolas que vienen de África? Y que, además, el español es un idioma oficial de Guinea Ecuatorial, que queda en la costa oeste de África. En el episodio de hoy, hablamos sobre los africanismos--palabras africanas que aparecen en el idioma español.

Episode 77: Un cubano con pasión por los viajes (entrevista con Andy Guitierraz de Arriba de la bola)

Episode 77Un cubano con pasión por los viajes (entrevista con Andy Guitierraz de Arriba de la bola)En este episodio, les traigo una entrevista con Andy Guitierraz.Él es Youtuber, tiene un canal llamado Arribadelabola, el cual tiene que ver con sus viajes por todo el mundo.Andy es de Cuba, así que hablamos sobre la...

Episode 76: Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [Valió la Pena]

Episode 76Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [Valió la Pena]Learn Spanish expressions with the salsa song Valió la Pena by Marc Anthony. This is an upbeat song that's fun to dance to, plus you'll learn some useful expressions you can use in daily conversation. I also give a few tips to understanding...

Episode 75: 5 Rookie Mistakes Spanish Beginners Should Avoid

Episode 755 Rookie Mistakes Spanish Beginners Should AvoidDo you feel like you'll always be a beginner? Or have you been learning Spanish but are still too embarrassed to speak Spanish?It may be because your current learning strategy is keeping you stuck at the dreaded beginner phase. In this episode, I explain...

Episode 74: Explore Latin American Culture through Stories Pt. II (Interview with Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos)

Episode 74Explore Latin American Culture through Stories Pt. II (Interview with Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos) In this episode, I interview Carolina Quiroga--storyteller, performer, author, and host of the bilingual podcast Tres Cuentos. Tres Cuentos explores historical and literary narratives of Latin America. Last year, the podcast was mentioned by Oprah magazine as one of the best Latino...

Episode 73: Explorando la cultura de América Latina a través de sus cuentos (entrevista con Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos)

Episode 73Explorando la cultura de América Latina a través de sus cuentos (entrevista con Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos) In this episode I interview Carolina Quiroga--storyteller, performer, author, and host of the bilingual podcast Tres Cuentos. Tres Cuentos explores historical and literary narratives of Latin America. Last year, the podcast was mentioned by Oprah magazine as...

Episode 71: How to Stop Mixing Up Masculine and Feminine Words

Episode 71How to Stop Mixing Up Masculine and Feminine WordsAre you confused when trying to decide the correct article, la or el, to precede a noun in Spanish? How do you decide which one to use?In Spanish, nouns are either masculine or feminine. It's easy to picture gender when we talk about...

Episode 70: 5 Quick Tips to Reboot Your Spanish Study Routine

Episode 705 Quick Tips to Reboot Your Spanish Study RoutineHave you been feeling that your motivation is decreasing recently? Maybe you feel as if your study routine has turned completely upside down these days and that makes you feel... bored.There's nothing to worry about. It is totally normal to feel a little...

Episode 69: 10 Tricky False Friends Every Spanish Learner Should Know

Episode 6910 Tricky False Friends Every Spanish Learner Should KnowHave you ever read or listened to a word in Spanish that sounds or seems really similar to a word in English? Have you also wondered if...

Episode 68: Learn Spanish and Travel the World (Interview with Jim and May from Spanish and Go)

Episode 68Learn Spanish and Travel the World (Interview with Jim & May from Spanish and Go)In this episode, I interview Jim and May from Spanish and Go. We talk about how they met, why they started Spanish and Go, and how they're adjusting to life since they moved to Puerto Rico. They also talk about the...

Episode 67: Aprende español con la música [Bajo la tormenta]

Episode 67Aprende español con la música: Bajo la tormentaLet's learn Spanish with an uplifting salsa song by Salsa Giants called Bajo la tormenta (Under the Storm).  We'll explore how to use el que in Spanish with the letra (lyrics) from the song's chorus.I'll also give a few phrases you can use in conversations with your language ...

Episode 66: Conversación: Las diferencias entre Colombia y Venezuela [Nivel intermedio]

Episode 66Conversación: Las diferencias entre Colombia y Venezuela [Nivel intermedio]In this episode, we're going to listen to a conversation between Laura (from Colombia) and Lino (from Venezuela). They talk about the differences between the culture, food, and life in the 2 countries. This conversation comes from our friends at Español en 3000.
Spanish in Latin America vs. Spain

Episode 65: What is the Difference Between Spanish in Latin America vs. Spain?

Episode 65What is the Difference Between Spanish in Latin America vs. Spain? In this episode, we're going to explore the differences between how Spanish is spoken in Spain and Latin America. Learn the pronunciation and vocabulary differences in this conversation with Carlos (from Colombia) and Xavi (from Barcelona).  Get...
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Episode 64: Aprende español con la música: pronombres posesivos con el tema musical de Narcos

Episode 64Aprende español con la música: pronombres posesivos con el tema musical de NarcosIf you're stuck in the house, now is the perfect time to improve your Spanish.  After you binge watch some Spanish-language shows on Netflix, check out this week's episode of the podcast where I break down the lyrics to one of the most addictive...

Episode 63: 3 Spanish Immersion Mini-Missions You Can Try at Home

Episode 633 Spanish Immersion Mini-Missions You Can Try at HomeDo you want to immerse your Spanish but you're afraid to travel because of the COVID-19 corona virus? Or maybe your budget and schedule just don't allow for a 3-month full immersion trip to Latin America right now. In this episode, I'll...
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Episode 61: Learn Spanish through Immersion (Interview with Jessica Taylor, For the Love of Bachata)

Episode 61Learn Spanish through ImmersionInterview with Jessica Taylor, For the Love of BachataDo you have to move to a Spanish-speaking country to achieve Spanish fluency? In this episode,  I sit down with Jessica Taylor, widely known as DJ Tay, who shares how immersion helped her improve her conversational Spanish fluency beyond formal education.   She...
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Episode 60: Learn Spanish with Reggaeton Music [Corazón]

Episode 60Learn Spanish with Reggaeton Music: Corazón Song Breakdown with Desta Haile, Languages through Music In this episode, we're translating the lyrics to a bilingual reggaeton hit with Desta Haile from Languages through Music.  We give you a breakdown of the meaning of the song Corazón by Maluma featuring Brazilian artist Nego do Borel. ...

Episode 59: Effective Language Learning Habits and Venezuelan Spanish

Episode 59Effective Language Learning Habits and Venezuelan SpanishInterview with Mari PolyglotIn this episode, I interview polyglot Mari Salvestrini.  Mari is originally from Venezuela and speaks Spanish, English, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, and German.  In our conversation, Mari shares her advice for...

Episode 58: Learn Spanish with Bachata Music [Vocales de Amor]

Episode 58Learn Spanish with Bachata Music Vocales de amorIn this episode, we'll be reviewing the lyrics of one of my favorite bachata songs by Joan Soriano: Vocales de amor (Vowels of Love). Learn how reflexive verbs are used in Spanish and the differences between the...

Episode 57: Learn Spanish with Merengue Music [Tu sonrisa]

Episode 57Learn Spanish with Merengue Music Tu sonrisa Learn how to use verbs like gustar and other Spanish expressions from the lyrics to the song Tu sonrisa by Elvis Crespo. You'll also learn about a different genre of Latin music from the Caribbean

Episode 56: Learn Spanish with Salsa Music [Todo tiene su final]

Episode 56Episode 56: Learn Spanish with Salsa Music Todo tiene su finalIn this episode, I'm sharing the lyrics to one of my favorite salsa songs: Todo tiene su final by Hector Lavoe and Willie Colón. You'll learn new vocabulary from the song lyrics and...

Episode 55: The Top 7 Funniest Stories of 2019 [One Year Anniversary Episode!]

Episode 55The Top 7 Funniest Stories of 2019 [One Year Anniversary Episode!]In this episode, we share this funniest stories from the podcast over the past year. Thanks for listening and subscribing to the show! We hope to continue bringing you more valuable...

Episode 51: El atajo para mejorar tu comprensión auditiva

Episode 51El atajo para mejorar tu comprensión auditivaThe Shortcut to Improve Your Listening ComprehensionThis episode is provided in both Spanish and EnglishMost Spanish learners struggle with listening comprehension.  It can be so difficult that it...
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Episode 50: Cómo convertirse en un maestro de conversación

Episode 50Cómo convertirse en un maestro de conversaciónHow to Become a Master ConversationalistThis episode is provided in both Spanish and EnglishHave you spent a considerable amount of time studying Spanish but you're...

Episode 47: Dominican Spanish Dialogue (Introducing a New Friend)

Episode 47Dominican Spanish Dialogue: Introducing a New FriendIn this episode we'll review a dialogue from the Dominican Spanish 101 course.   Maria introduces her friend Christian to her friend Lucia on the beach.  Watch the video below for a full transcript of the conversation...

Episode 46: Conversational Spanish (How to Ask for Directions)

Episode 46Conversational Spanish: How to Ask for DirectionsDo you want to improve your Spanish conversation skills?To help you build your Spanish conversation skills, in this episode we'll review a dialogue covering a common situation when you're traveling or even just going...

Episode 40: El mejor lugar para aprender español

Episode 40El mejor lugar para aprender españolEntrevista con Andrea Alger, Spanishland School (Parte 2)¿Quieres saber el mejor lugar para aprender español? En parte 2 de la conversación con Andrea Alger de Spanishland School, hablamos sobre los acentos de español y cual es...

Episode 39: 3 Claves para llegar al siguiente nivel de español

Episode 393 Claves para llegar al siguiente nivel de españolEntrevista con Andrea Alger, Spanishland School (Parte 1)¿Quieres mejorar tu español, pero te sientes estancado? En esta entrevista con Andrea Alger de Spanishland School, hablamos sobre las 3 claves para superar los obstáculos y...
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Episode 37: Aprende español con la música (Rebelión por Joe Arroyo)

Episode 37Aprende español con la música (Rebelión por Joe Arroyo) En este episodio, revisamos la letra de la canción Rebelión por Joe Arroyo. Aprende vocabulario nuevo, un poquito sobre la historia de Colombia, y como se usa el imperfecto en español.

Episode 36: From English-Speaking Latina to Confident Solo Traveler: Kayla's Story

Episode 36From English-Speaking Latina to Confident Solo Traveler: Kayla's StoryInterview with Kayla Rodriguez, Winner of Spanish Con Salsa Challenge Puerto Rico Vacation (Part 2)In this episode, we talk about a how Kayla went from responding in English to gaining the confidence to speak Spanish...

Episode 35: Are You Nervous Talking to Native Spanish Speakers?

Episode 35Are You Nervous Talking to Native Spanish Speakers?Interview with Kayla Rodriguez, Winner of Spanish Con Salsa Challenge Puerto Rico Vacation (Part 1)In this episode I'll be sharing a conversation with Kayla who joined the Spanish Con Salsa community and started our...

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