Spanish Quickies (Audio)

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Synopsis

If youve always wanted to learn Spanish, but didnt think it was possible because you were terrible at Spanish in high school, or you dont get sucked into Rosetta Stone-style hype--youve come to the right place. Im a normal person, not some big company and not some native Spanish speaker. Im not a natural language learner at all actually. My first brush with Spanish ended with me getting an F in high school! But somewhere along the way, I fell in love! Im not sure if I love Spanish because I love traveling, or I love traveling because I love Spanish (and food). But I love them both. Naturally, I want more people to love what I love, but I know that you probably dont see Spanish like I do... not yet! Thats the point of this podcast. I want to show you that there is ANOTHER WAY! That most of the strategies and tactics they used to teach us Spanish in high school are IGNORANT. They are ignorant to our plight. I know your mistakes. I understand why you make them. They were my mistakes too! I remember the pain and the agony of having to figure it all out myself because... lets just say... I was underwhelmed with the resources out there. Well, now with these Spanish Quickies, you dont have to waste the years I did, figuring this out on my own.

Episodes

  • Tratar, A 3-Part Rule of Thumb

    15/09/2021 Duration: 08min

    In this short video, I give you a 3-part rule of thumb for using “tratar” PLUS I reveal the central, core idea behind all the different uses of “tratar”. Related Videos & Links: WordReference.com, Tratar Spanish Tidbits, All Past Episodes Sign Up for Notifications of New Videos Follow me on Facebook Appear in a Future […]

  • Preguntar Vs. Pedir

    12/08/2021 Duration: 06min

    This used to really confuse me. I first learned that “preguntar” is how to say “to ask” in Spanish. But then, I started to see “pedir” used for “to ask”. What is going on? Well, in this short video, I explain what’s going on. I give you a quick and easy shortcut for knowing when […]

  • One Line at a Time #8

    14/07/2021 Duration: 06min

    Topics covered in this episode of One Line at a Time: — Reflexive Vs. Non-Reflexive — Preterite Vs. Imperfect — Por Vs. Para — Criar Stuff mentioned in this video: One Line at a Time, All Episodes PLAYLIST: Object Pronouns, Reflexive, Se PLAYLIST: Preterite Vs. Imperfect Sign Up for Updates

  • Conditional Tense Conjugation w/ Ser, Estar & Ir [Spanish Quickie]

    27/05/2021 Duration: 09min

    In this video, we talk about the last main verb tense–the conditional tense. The cool thing about the conditional tense is, it’s just as easy as the future tense (if not easier). There’s only one regular pattern for the whole tense. And, approximately 87% of the verbs out there, are regular in the conditional tense. […]

  • “To Play” in Spanish: JUGAR, TOCAR & SONAR

    13/05/2021 Duration: 07min

    The verbs “jugar,” “tocar” and “sonar” can all mean “to play”. In this video, I explain what the heck is going on. Stuff mentioned in this video: Spanish Tidbits, Past Episodes Sign Up for Notifications of New Videos The Only Two Contractions in Spanish Follow me on Facebook Appear in a Future Spanish Tidbit: Submit […]

  • One Line at a Time, Episode #7

    05/05/2021 Duration: 09min

    In this series, I dissect and analyze ONE LINE from the Netflix series, “The Good Place”. Topics covered in this episode include: Este/Esta/Esto, Ser Vs. Estar, Tu Vs. Tú, Mismatching Prepositions & Adjectives: Before or After? (Level: Beginner) Stuff mentioned in this video: One Line at a Time, All Episodes The Three Enemigos The Demonstratives […]

  • Spanish Tidbit: Conducir Vs. Manejar

    28/04/2021 Duration: 08min

    In this video, we compare the verbs “conducir” and “manejar”. These two verbs have different meanings, and can be used in completely different ways. But, the two meanings do have some overlap between them, so both verbs can be used as “to drive” (in Spain and Latin America, respectively). In this video, I show you some real-life examples (newspaper headlines) of exactly how and why that happens.

  • Spanish Quickie: Regular, Future Tense Conjugation

    22/04/2021 Duration: 10min

    In this video, I’ll show you how regular future tense conjugation works. The best part about the future tense is, there’s only ONE regular pattern for the whole tense–these regular endings are applied to AR, ER and IR verbs! PLUS, about 87% of all verbs are REGULAR in the future tense. In other words, watch […]

  • One Line at a Time, Episode #6 (The Good Place)

    08/07/2020 Duration: 11min

    In Spanish, why do they say “me amo” for “I love” sometimes, but other times, they say “me encanta” or “me encantan” for “I love”? And, why do they so often say “el,” “la,” “los” or “las” when we DON’T say “the”? In this video, we’ll address both of those questions. Stuff mentioned in this […]

  • One Line at a Time, Episode #5 (The Good Place)

    25/06/2020 Duration: 11min

    Topics covered in this episode of One Line at a Time include: Ser Vs. Estar, Por Vs. Para, Ese/Esa/Eso & Este/Esta/Esto (The Demonstratives), the Before/After Question (adjectives), why “podrían” — why the conditional tense? And, more! Stuff mentioned in this video: Lifetime Membership, Name Your Price! How English Works: The 6 Parts of Speech Series […]

  • How English Works: Within-Clause Conjunctions (Part 7 of 8)

    29/05/2020 Duration: 10min

    It’s time to talk about the sixth (and final) part of speech, conjunctions. In this video, though, we’re only talking about “within-clause conjunctions”. I’ll explain what they are, and the three big differences between conjunctions and prepositions. Stuff mentioned in this video: Logical Spanish Lifetime Membership, Name Your Price! How English Works: The 6 Parts […]

  • One Line at a Time, Episode #4 (The Good Place)

    19/05/2020 Duration: 13min

    In this episode of One Line at a Time, after discussing a few miscellaneous issues, we’ll tackle a tricky topic: the before/after question. When do we put a descriptive adjective before the noun, and when do we put it after the noun? When do we say “chicos buenos” — and when do we say “buenos […]

  • One Line at a Time, Episode #3 (The Good Place)

    29/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    In this episode of “One Line at a Time,” we’ll look at a few little things (vocab, prepositions, that stuff) before we get to the MAIN EVENT: Why they so often say “el” or “la” in Spanish when we don’t say “the” in English? Stuff mentioned in this video: Lifetime Membership, Name Your Price! How […]

  • One Line at a Time, Episode #2 (The Good Place)

    20/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    In this video, we look at another line from the TV show, The Good Place. Issues discussed in this episode: preterite tense Vs. imperfect tense, ser Vs. estar, why do they use an article in Spanish, but we don’t in English? and words don’t mean words. Stuff mentioned in this video: Lifetime Membership, Name Your […]

  • One Line at a Time, Episode #1 (The Good Place)

    14/04/2020 Duration: 05min

    This is the first episode of “One Line at a Time”. I pick one line from whatever TV show or movie I’m currently into on Netflix. I tell you what the character said in English, how the subtitlers translated it in Spanish, and I’ll point out anything that gets my attention–anything I find interesting or […]

  • How English Works: Prepositions (Part 6 of 8)

    07/04/2020 Duration: 21min

    It shocked me when I saw what prepositions really are and what they really do. So, in this video, my goal is to shock you too! I’m going to show you what prepositions really are and what they really do. Stuff mentioned in this video: How to Learn English: The 6 Parts of Speech (Part […]

  • Corona Virus Special: All My Premium Courses… YOU NAME THE PRICE!

    31/03/2020 Duration: 10min

    Hola! I made a video about what I’m going to do for “The Big C”. But, the short answer is: I’m going to make more videos and make my premium videos accessible to everybody. To name your price, go here: https://spanishdude.com/premium/lifetime/?podcast I need your help, though! Watch the video, then send me your Spanish questions, […]

  • How English Works: Adverbs (Part 5 of 8)

    20/03/2020 Duration: 11min

    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 […]

  • How English Works: Adjectives (Part 4 of 8)

    27/02/2020 Duration: 14min

    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 […]

  • How English Works: Verbs (Part 3 of 8)

    19/02/2020 Duration: 15min

    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 […]

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