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Accommodation While Studying Spanish
Questions about accommodation are some of the most common that come from prospective students. If you're curious about how you can find a place to stay while studying Spanish in Barcelona, this article is for you.   Does Speakeasy offer accommodation? Although Speakeasy does not have its own dormitory or building to house students, we do work with experienced host families as...
How to make comparisons in Spanish
Once you've mastered describing things in Spanish, what is the next step? Comparing the things you can describe! Luckily, making comparisons in Spanish is almost as easy and straightforward as making them in English. Read on to find out how to do it.   Comparisons A comparison is simply when we have 2 things, people or qualities that we are comparing. If...
Oranges in a Spanish courtyard in Sevilla
With almost 5,000km of coastline and diverse geographical features, each region of Spain offers something different. 17 regions and countless cities, towns and villages make it a country that offers endless opportunities for exploration. Read on to learn a little bit about each one.   1. Andalucía When most people think of Spain, their mind automatically goes to the typical images found...
The verb GUSTAR. How to use it.
  The verb gustar is a tricky one for new Spanish learners because of its unique structure. If you can use it correctly, a whole new world will open up for you. We'll go over how to use it, how to conjugate it, and give examples of verbs that use a similar structure.   How to use the verb gustar The verb gustar (and...
Shops we wish we knew when we first arrived in BCN
If you’ve recently moved to Barcelona, you might be wondering where all your favourite shops might be. Maybe they don’t even exist in this country! Sometimes you need something more elaborate than what you can find in your local shops. We’ve rounded up a few spots we wish we had known about when we first arrived. Wallapop to Buy or...
Order drinks and tapas like a local in Spain
The word tapear doesn't exist in Spanish, but it's easy to adapt to the Spanish art of eating and drinking. Whether you're in Barcelona, Madrid or Sevilla, asking for food and drinks in Spanish will help you feel more at home in Spain. And like a local! Not sure what dishes to order? Check out our blog post 12 Spanish Dishes You...
Flamingos on the Delta de l'Ebre
Catalonia, for many, is known only for its capital city - Barcelona. What many are unfamiliar with is the abundance of magnificent beauty to be found in the region. From spectacular crystal blue beaches and hidden coves to gigantic mountains and glacial lakes, Catalonia has everything to fulfill a nature lover's dream. Camí de Ronda The Cami de Ronda was a...
For English speakers, it can be hard to wrap your head around words having a gender. In Spanish, every noun is assigned as either masculine or feminine and there are articles and demonstratives to go along with them. Find out what they are in this post. What are articles and demonstratives? They are words that go with nouns to help identify...
The pretérito perfecto in Spanish is one of the easier tenses to learn because of its simple conjugation and few irregular verbs. This tense will help you speak about your experiences and events that have happened in the recent past. Read on to learn the uses, conjugations and see some examples. Use of pretérito perfecto The pretérito perfecto is similar in nature to the English...
The sunny Plaça Reial
One of the most appealing things about Barcelona is the diversity you can find in the city. Each barrio (neighbourhood) has its own energy, characteristics and charm. Read about the more well-known (and our favourite) neighbourhoods. Ciutat Vella Meaning “Old City” in English, this is the oldest district in Barcelona and is considered the centre of the city. This district is...