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Spanish Lessons Online
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🇬🇧 English
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2019-03-28 07:52
last episode published
2016-05-24 17:45
publication frequency
22.15 days
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Gordon Smith author   owner  
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Number of Episodes
80
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24.05.2016

40 Early Intermediate Tú or Usted in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

¿Tú, or Usted in Spanish. The question of the use of Tú and Usted in Spanish rather reminds me of the other famous question that we all know: ‘How long is a piece of string?’ The reason I say that is that over the years I have realised that I should......
Gordon Smith author
24.05.2016

40 Early Intermediate Tú or Usted in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

¿Tú, or Usted in Spanish. The question of the use of Tú and Usted in Spanish rather reminds me of the other famous question that we all know: ‘How long is a piece of string?’ The reason I say that is that over the years I have realised that I should......
Gordon Smith-Duran author
17.05.2016

39 Early Intermediate Mí and Ti in Spanish. When do we use them?

Mí and Ti in Spanish. (Not to mention Sí) I often used to wonder what the rule was about when to use Mí and Ti in Spanish. I kind of knew when to do it because I had heard others using them. For example, in a restaurant I knew I... Read more »The post...
Gordon Smith author
17.05.2016

39 Early Intermediate Mí and Ti in Spanish. When do we use them?

Mí and Ti in Spanish. (Not to mention Sí) I often used to wonder what the rule was about when to use Mí and Ti in Spanish. I kind of knew when to do it because I had heard others using them. For example, in a restaurant I knew I... Read more » The pos...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
16.05.2016

38 Early Intermediate The Passive Voice in Spanish and how to avoid it!

The Passive voice in Spanish and the Active voice.   Once, whilst I was working in a college giving evening classes in Spanish I was asked to cover an ‘A’ level class for a teacher who was also a native speaker. In preparation for the class she talked ...
Gordon Smith author
16.05.2016

38 Early Intermediate The Passive Voice in Spanish and how to avoid it!

The Passive voice in Spanish and the Active voice.   Once, whilst I was working in a college giving evening classes in Spanish I was asked to cover an ‘A’ level class for a teacher who was also a native speaker. In preparation for the class she talked ...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
12.05.2016

37 Early Intermediate Haber in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

Haber in Spanish. Clearing up the mystery The strangest part of most students concerns about what we tend to call the Perfect tenses, which are those that take Haber in Spanish and the Past Participle (I have eaten/He comido) is that for every tense th...
Gordon Smith author
12.05.2016

37 Early Intermediate Haber in Spanish LightSpeed Spanish

Haber in Spanish. Clearing up the mystery The strangest part of most students concerns about what we tend to call the Perfect tenses, which are those that take Haber in Spanish and the Past Participle (I have eaten/He comido) is that for every tense th...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
11.05.2016

36 Early Intermediate Connecting words in Spanish

What are connecting words in Spanish? This podcast on the connecting words in Spanish has probably been one of the most popular in the range. Why? Well, from the feedback that we have received, it’s clear that what most students want is to be more flue...
Gordon Smith author
11.05.2016

36 Early Intermediate Connecting words in Spanish

What are connecting words in Spanish? This podcast on the connecting words in Spanish has probably been one of the most popular in the range. Why? Well, from the feedback that we have received, it’s clear that what most students want is to be more flue...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
9.05.2016

34 Early Intermediate Sentirse and Sentir in Spanish

Sentirse or Sentir in Spanish?   I recall feeling very confused about when to use Sentirse or Sentir in Spanish.  Cynthia would often correct me when I said things like, ‘Siento triste por…’. She would say: Eso no, Gordon. Es ‘Me siento triste…’ What w...
Gordon Smith author
9.05.2016

34 Early Intermediate Sentirse and Sentir in Spanish

Sentirse or Sentir in Spanish?   I recall feeling very confused about when to use Sentirse or Sentir in Spanish.  Cynthia would often correct me when I said things like, ‘Siento triste por…’. She would say: Eso no, Gordon. Es ‘Me siento triste…’ What w...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
16.12.2015

33 Early Intermediate Tardar and Llevar in Spanish To Take

How to use Tardar and Llevar in Spanish, well!  Well, I have to say that this podcast was, for me, very special (Gordon). Why? Because for whatever reason I had never got to grips with some of the uses of Llevar in Spanish. In fact, I had missed a fund...
Gordon Smith author
16.12.2015

33 Early Intermediate Tardar and Llevar in Spanish To Take

How to use Tardar and Llevar in Spanish, well!  Well, I have to say that this podcast was, for me, very special (Gordon). Why? Because for whatever reason I had never got to grips with some of the uses of Llevar in Spanish. In fact, I had missed a fund...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
29.11.2015

32 Early Intermediate Spanish Más, Mucho and Muy in Spanish

Mucho or Muy in Spanish? Over the years we have noticed that when faced with choosing between Mucho and Muy in Spanish, many students get very nervous and unsure.  If we’ve heard ‘Mucho grande’ once over the last 15 years, we’ve heard it a thousand tim...
Gordon Smith author
29.11.2015

32 Early Intermediate Spanish Más, Mucho and Muy in Spanish

Mucho or Muy in Spanish? Over the years we have noticed that when faced with choosing between Mucho and Muy in Spanish, many students get very nervous and unsure.  If we’ve heard ‘Mucho grande’ once over the last 15 years, we’ve heard it a thousand tim...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
25.09.2015

35 Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast Parecer in Spanish How to use it properly

Parecer in Spanish. To seem/look/appear like. Cynthia and I have often asked ourselves: What is it that makes this verb so confusing to so many students of the Spanish language? Perhaps it’s because, running alongside Parecer in Spanish is it’s close c...
Gordon Smith author
25.09.2015

35 Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast Parecer in Spanish How to use it properly

Parecer in Spanish. To seem/look/appear like. Cynthia and I have often asked ourselves: What is it that makes this verb so confusing to so many students of the Spanish language? Perhaps it’s because, running alongside Parecer in Spanish is it’s close c...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
6.03.2015

Early Intermediate Spanish 31 Mistakes with SE in Spanish

Se in Spanish…what’s it all about. We have already covered the multiple uses of SE in Spanish and the overwhelming amount of areas in which it appears. However, in this podcast we are focussing on the uses of SE in Spanish around Reflexive, Reciprocal ...
Gordon Smith author
6.03.2015

Early Intermediate Spanish 31 Mistakes with SE in Spanish

Se in Spanish…what’s it all about. We have already covered the multiple uses of SE in Spanish and the overwhelming amount of areas in which it appears. However, in this podcast we are focussing on the uses of SE in Spanish around Reflexive, Reciprocal ...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
14.04.2014

Early Intermediate Podcast 30– Spanish Test of Your Listening Skills

Spanish Test. We are calling this podcast a Spanish test because it brings together much of what we have covered up to now in the 30 previous podcasts of this level. If you have been paying attention (which we know you have, jeje) you should be able to...
Gordon Smith author
14.04.2014

Early Intermediate Podcast 30 – Spanish Test of Your Listening Skills

Spanish Test. We are calling this podcast a Spanish test because it brings together much of what we have covered up to now in the 30 previous podcasts of this level. If you have been paying attention (which we know you have, jeje) you should be able to...
Gordon Smith author
6.04.2014

Early Intermediate Podcast 29– Either Or in Spanish and Much More

Either Or in Spanish. = O O Maybe you’ve seen these words used before in your travels through your learning journey. They are strange because they appear as the same word and yet translate into English as different words. This is often what happens whe...
Gordon Smith author
6.04.2014

Early Intermediate Podcast 29 – Either Or in Spanish and Much More

Either Or in Spanish. = O O Maybe you’ve seen these words used before in your travels through your learning journey. They are strange because they appear as the same word and yet translate into English as different words. This is often what happens whe...
Gordon Smith author
30.03.2014

Early Intermediate Podcast 28– Haber in Spanish and its Uses

The Verb Haber in Spanish. This verb is probably one of the most important verbs in the Spanish language! Why? Because, it has a specific job to do in just about every tense that exists in Spanish. Firstly, you will have seen this verb mentioned in all...
Gordon Smith author
30.03.2014

Early Intermediate Podcast 28 – Haber in Spanish and its Uses

The Verb Haber in Spanish. This verb is probably one of the most important verbs in the Spanish language! Why? Because, it has a specific job to do in just about every tense that exists in Spanish. Firstly, you will have seen this verb mentioned in all...
Gordon Smith author
26.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 27– To Ask in Spanish. Pedir and Preguntar

To ask in Spanish. This may seem like a fairly straight forward subject for the more advanced student of the Spanish language, yet it should not be underestimated. There are a number of issues that come along with these two verbs and because of that, w...
Gordon Smith author
26.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 27 – To Ask in Spanish. Pedir and Preguntar

To ask in Spanish. This may seem like a fairly straight forward subject for the more advanced student of the Spanish language, yet it should not be underestimated. There are a number of issues that come along with these two verbs and because of that, w...
Gordon Smith author
15.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 26– Spanish Greetings Sending Your Regards

Spanish Greetings. It may seem like a small part of a vast language, but Spanish greetings could well be one of the most important parts of your Spanish speaking skill. Given that the majority of us are going to be visiting Spanish speaking countries, ...
Gordon Smith author
15.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 26 – Spanish Greetings Sending Your Regards

Spanish Greetings. It may seem like a small part of a vast language, but Spanish greetings could well be one of the most important parts of your Spanish speaking skill. Given that the majority of us are going to be visiting Spanish speaking countries, ...
Gordon Smith author
15.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 25– No Sólo, Sino in Spanish and Se Me Da Bien

Sino in Spanish Some years ago there was a T.V. programme here in the U.K. called,  “Not only but also.” which when it came out in Spanish was called, “No sólo, sino.” It’s this expression that we hear used such a lot when Spanish speakers want to desc...
Gordon Smith author
15.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 25 – No Sólo, Sino in Spanish and Se Me Da Bien

Sino in Spanish Some years ago there was a T.V. programme here in the U.K. called,  “Not only but also.” which when it came out in Spanish was called, “No sólo, sino.” It’s this expression that we hear used such a lot when Spanish speakers want to desc...
Gordon Smith author
8.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 24– Making Comparisons in Spanish

Comparisons in Spanish. The good news is that making comparisons in Spanish is very similar to English.  In fact, it’s almost identical! What is important, however, is understanding what we are doing when we make comparisons in Spanish and English. To ...
Gordon Smith author
8.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 24 – Making Comparisons in Spanish

Comparisons in Spanish. The good news is that making comparisons in Spanish is very similar to English.  In fact, it’s almost identical! What is important, however, is understanding what we are doing when we make comparisons in Spanish and English. To ...
Gordon Smith author
8.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 23– Saying Morning in Spanish and other Time Markers.

Morning in Spanish. Knowing how to say morning in Spanish is absolutely vital for any student of the Spanish language along with all of the other words that allow you to mark time within your sentences. The reason that it’s so important has been brough...
Gordon Smith author
8.12.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 23 – Saying Morning in Spanish and other Time Markers.

Morning in Spanish. Knowing how to say morning in Spanish is absolutely vital for any student of the Spanish language along with all of the other words that allow you to mark time within your sentences. The reason that it’s so important has been brough...
Gordon Smith author
23.11.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 22– The Weather in Spanish Present and Past

The Weather in Spanish. The weather in Spanish is an interesting subject to learn. That’s not to say that Spanish speakers are as obsessed about it as the English, for example. It is, however, a very nice conversation piece to use when you want to inst...
Gordon Smith author
23.11.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 22 – The Weather in Spanish Present and Past

The Weather in Spanish. The weather in Spanish is an interesting subject to learn. That’s not to say that Spanish speakers are as obsessed about it as the English, for example. It is, however, a very nice conversation piece to use when you want to inst...
Gordon Smith author
17.11.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 21– Spanish Relative Pronouns

Spanish Relative Pronouns. Here is a very interesting podcast that really gets into the meat of what are Spanish Relative Pronouns and how you can use them in your spoken and written Spanish. Of course, before you can use any aspect of Spanish grammar ...
Gordon Smith author
17.11.2013

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 21 – Spanish Relative Pronouns

Spanish Relative Pronouns. Here is a very interesting podcast that really gets into the meat of what are Spanish Relative Pronouns and how you can use them in your spoken and written Spanish. Of course, before you can use any aspect of Spanish grammar ...
Gordon Smith author
21.01.2012

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 20 – Putting It All Together

¡Qué guay! You reached the end of the first 20 free Spanish lessons online for this level. ¡Muy bien hecho! Come and join us now as we draw together all the previous podcasts into one conversation. Let’s see how much you can pick out. Maybe all of it! ...
Gordon Smith author
21.01.2012

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 20 – Putting It All Together

¡Qué guay! You reached the end of the first 20 free Spanish lessons online for this level. ¡Muy bien hecho! Come and join us now as we draw together all the previous podcasts into one conversation. Let’s see how much you can pick out. Maybe all of it! ...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
14.01.2012

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 19 – False Friends in Spanish

There are countless false friends in Spanish. Have you ever said someone was “enferma” (ill) when you really wanted to say: “enfermera” (nurse)? Or have you mistaken “embarazada” (pregnant) for “avergonzado” (embarrassed)? Don’t worry, you are not alon...
Gordon Smith author
14.01.2012

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 19 – False Friends in Spanish

There are countless false friends in Spanish. Have you ever said someone was “enferma” (ill) when you really wanted to say: “enfermera” (nurse)? Or have you mistaken “embarazada” (pregnant) for “avergonzado” (embarrassed)? Don’t worry, you are not alon...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
7.01.2012

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 18 – Meals and Times

Every culture is distinct, and none more so than the many and diverse ones found in the Spanish speaking world. Certainly, when it comes to eating, Spain has its very own rhythm. Listen in to yet another of our Spanish lessons online to see how yours c...
Gordon Smith author
7.01.2012

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 18 – Meals and Times

Every culture is distinct, and none more so than the many and diverse ones found in the Spanish speaking world. Certainly, when it comes to eating, Spain has its very own rhythm. Listen in to yet another of our Spanish lessons online to see how yours c...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
31.12.2011

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 17 – Daily Routine

We all like to talk about ourselves a little…and some more than just a little. In this free Spanish podcast we help you learn all the ways of doing this, as well as being able to ask others about what they do. After all, this is the basis of many... R...
Gordon Smith author
31.12.2011

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 17 – Daily Routine

We all like to talk about ourselves a little…and some more than just a little. In this free Spanish podcast we help you learn all the ways of doing this, as well as being able to ask others about what they do. After all, this is the basis of many... R...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
23.12.2011

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 16 – Inviting out in Spain

This podcast, the latest of our free spanish lessons online, focuses primarily on what happens in Spain when you, or someone else, invites a person out for a drink or something to eat. For anyone thinking of making some Spanish friends, then this podca...
Gordon Smith author
23.12.2011

Early Intermediate Spanish Podcast 16 – Inviting out in Spain

This podcast, the latest of our free spanish lessons online, focuses primarily on what happens in Spain when you, or someone else, invites a person out for a drink or something to eat. For anyone thinking of making some Spanish friends, then this podca...
Gordon Smith-Duran author