July 17, 2015

A conversation about time usually starts with “what time is it”?


But, how can you ask what time it is in Spanish and how can you tell someone what time it is?


Learn everything you need about asking and telling the time in just 8 easy steps!

Let´s see in this post the fi...

July 14, 2015

What is the origin of the Spanish language? Spanish or Castilian, as you well know, is a Romance language that originated in Spain. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, a language evolved from several dialects of common Latin in Iberia. Ov...

July 11, 2015

Here we go again! Your favorite Spanish  school online, SpanishSkype.org, brings you three new expressions. Today we will confirm how similar we all are. These three idioms are very similar in English and Spanish language so maybe you are going to discover the Spanish...

July 6, 2015



The festival of San Fermín in the city of Pamplona (Navarre, Spain), is a deeply rooted celebration held annually from 12:00, 6 July, when the opening of the party is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic chupinazo, to midnight 14 July, with the singing of the Pobre...

July 2, 2015



My cat is on the table.

Mi gato está encima de la mesa.

Mi gato está sobre la mesa. (watch out! You don´t need the preposition “de” if you use “sobre” instead “encima”)






DEBAJO DE: under

My cat is under the table.

Mi gato está debajo de la mesa.





June 29, 2015

Hailing from the Andalucian region of Southern Spain, this recipe is simple and delicious. Gazpacho is traditionally served in summer, when the tomatoes are at their best and chilled soups offer welcome relief from the heat. Though there are many versions of this soup,...

June 26, 2015

When summer arrives we all have a date, the “Noche de San Juan”. This magic night where superstition and tradition go together, has become one of the most fun nights all around the world.


La Víspera de San Juan o Noche de San Juan, que se celebra la noche del 23 de jun...

June 18, 2015

False friends are words in two languages that look or sound similar but have different meanings. Here are some more examples of the most common mistakes:


1. False friend: rendition

Correct meaning: interpretación (rendición = surrender)

Example: Su interpretación de la c...

June 15, 2015

The best beach in Spain according to the users of the known website Tripadvisor is, likewise, the second best beach of the whole Europe and the fifth one in the world ranking.


Efectivamente,  algo especial debe de tener la paradisíaca playa de Ses Illetes, en la isla B...

June 13, 2015

Do you know when you need to use “qué” or “cuál/cuáles”?


Qué and cuál can be confusing if you are starting to learn Spanish because both can be translated as the same words into English: what and which.




It´s usually closer to “what” and it is used when we ask for...

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