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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...
How can you make a suggestion, give advice or get someone to do something in Spanish? The imperativo, of course! It might not be as straightforward as in English, so studying the conjugations carefully will help you gain confidence with this tricky tense. When do we use the imperativo? The imperativo is used to: make suggestions or proposals give orders give...
The Cost of Living in Barcelona
So you've decided to move to Barcelona. Or maybe you're just thinking about it. Depending on where you're coming from, the cost of living in Barcelona can be more or less expensive than what you're used to. Let's break down the basic average costs of the day-to-day things that you will need to spend on in the Catalan capital. Cost...
Mastering the Spanish language can drive you crazy at times
There are some parts of the Spanish language that make it easy to learn. For example, the fact that it's a phonetic language - there is a direct connection between spelling and sound; some words are almost identical to the English language. Then, there are things that make you want to rip your hair out. We're counting down the...
Barcelona is well-known for many things. It may not be the biggest city in Europe, but it's surely one of the most popular to visit. Do you know the makeup of its population? How many museums there are? We're taking a look solely at the numbers behind the city in this article. Population of Barcelona in numbers Barcelona is the 17th...
Spanish expressions with colour
In English, we have expressions that use colour like "green with envy", "rose-coloured glasses" and "talk until you are blue in the face". Although some idioms have similar meanings in both English and Spanish, there are those that will be completely new to you. Read on to learn some new ways to colour your Spanish vocabulary. 1. Príncipe azul Prince Charming/...
A typical correfoc through the streets
With over 2000 years of history, Barcelona has much to offer. Its mix of rich culture and tradition and its dynamic population make it a go-to for cultural events and festivals. From music to food to architecture, there is something for everyone's tastes. Find out which festivals and events are our favourites. Carnaval Carnaval is like Spain's answer to Halloween, but...
Barcelona may not be as well known for shopping as Paris or Milan, but being the eclectic city that it is, there are still many options for those who are itching to pick up something new. From high street brands to tiny boutiques to top-end luxury shops, there is something for everyone in the city. Shopping Streets in Barcelona Passeig de...
Spanish Reflexive Verbs
The Spanish language can be complex, but once you understand how it works, it gets easier. Many new learners to Spanish who haven't studied other romance languages are confused by reflexive verbs. The infamous se or me before or after a verb. Read on to see that it's actually much easier than you think! What is a reflexive verb? A reflexive verb, simply...