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Spanish Lessons Online
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-06-15 20:49
last episode published
2015-11-24 10:05
publication frequency
19.82 days
Contributors
Gordon Smith owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
80
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24.11.2015

40 Beginners Spanish Listening Test

Why check my Spanish listening skills? There really is something very strange about what happens to people when they embark on the task of learning Spanish. In our experience, the vast majority of students only want to read and write most of the time. ...
Gordon Smith author
24.11.2015

40 Beginners Spanish Listening Test

Why check my Spanish listening skills? There really is something very strange about what happens to people when they embark on the task of learning Spanish. In our experience, the vast majority of students only want to read and write most of the time. ...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
22.11.2015

39 Beginners Verbs that begin with DES in Spanish.

Des in Spanish. In this podcast Cynthia and I realised something very important. That was that the verbs with DES in Spanish don’t always have a logical explanation to them. Of course, we have the same kind of verbs in English, only in English they ten...
Gordon Smith author
22.11.2015

39 Beginners Verbs that begin with DES in Spanish.

Des in Spanish. In this podcast Cynthia and I realised something very important. That was that the verbs with DES in Spanish don’t always have a logical explanation to them. Of course, we have the same kind of verbs in English, only in English they ten...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
19.11.2015

38 Beginners Lo in Spanish and Lo Importante

Lo in Spanish. So, just what is Lo in Spanish and what does it mean? Well, to answer the first question, LO is what we call an indirect pronoun. What that means is that it is a shortened version of certain Spanish words and we use it to speed up... Re...
Gordon Smith author
19.11.2015

38 Beginners Lo in Spanish and Lo Importante

Lo in Spanish. So, just what is Lo in Spanish and what does it mean? Well, to answer the first question, LO is what we call an indirect pronoun. What that means is that it is a shortened version of certain Spanish words and we use it to speed up... Re...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
15.10.2015

37 Beginners The Verb Poder in Spanish Such an important verb!

What is so special about the verb Poder in Spanish? Well, that’s an interesting question. A more appropriate one, however, would be: What’s so special about the verb To Be Able in English? Because to be frank, it’s quite weird and very irregular in Eng...
Gordon Smith author
15.10.2015

37 Beginners The Verb Poder in Spanish Such an important verb!

What is so special about the verb Poder in Spanish? Well, that’s an interesting question. A more appropriate one, however, would be: What’s so special about the verb To Be Able in English? Because to be frank, it’s quite weird and very irregular in Eng...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
8.10.2015

36 Beginners Spanish The Definite Article in Spanish A Real Puzzle

What is the Definite article in Spanish? Good question. Before we start to talk about how to use it, we had better clear up just what on earth it is. Actually, when you think about what it’s called, for once the grammatical name that they’ve given it a...
Gordon Smith author
8.10.2015

36 Beginners Spanish The Definite Article in Spanish A Real Puzzle

What is the Definite article in Spanish? Good question. Before we start to talk about how to use it, we had better clear up just what on earth it is. Actually, when you think about what it’s called, for once the grammatical name that they’ve given it a...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
1.10.2015

35 Beginners Spanish Prepositions The small, important words.

Spanish Prepositions….What the devil are they? Basically, these words are the glue that sticks sentences together. They are words like: with, without, for, from, between, to, along with many, many more. They are the words we use in our own mother tongu...
Gordon Smith author
1.10.2015

35 Beginners Spanish Prepositions The small, important words.

Spanish Prepositions….What the devil are they? Basically, these words are the glue that sticks sentences together. They are words like: with, without, for, from, between, to, along with many, many more. They are the words we use in our own mother tongu...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
16.07.2015

34 Abs Beginners Spanish Culture Gestures

Spanish Culture and Gestures. I recall one of the very first times I went to Spain to visit my wife’s family and was introduced to her ‘tía Maribel’. Maribel was chatting animatedly with me and mid flow, without any warning she stuck her two fingers up...
Gordon Smith author
16.07.2015

34 Abs Beginners Spanish Culture Gestures

Spanish Culture and Gestures. I recall one of the very first times I went to Spain to visit my wife’s family and was introduced to her ‘tía Maribel’. Maribel was chatting animatedly with me and mid flow, without any warning she stuck her two fingers up...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
16.06.2015

33 Abs Beginners Saying ANY in Spanish Algunos/Unos

Let’s help you to know how to say ANY in Spanish.   What’s really interesting is the fact that in English we use ANY in a couple of ways. We have this way: 1, Do you have any glue in your workshop? and then there’s this kind of ‘any’: 2,... Read more ...
Gordon Smith author
16.06.2015

33 Abs Beginners Saying ANY in Spanish Algunos/Unos

Let’s help you to know how to say ANY in Spanish.   What’s really interesting is the fact that in English we use ANY in a couple of ways. We have this way: 1, Do you have any glue in your workshop? and then there’s this kind of ‘any’: 2,... Read more ...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
12.05.2015

32 Abs Beginners Spanish Test your Level The Mónica Naranjo Concert

Your Listening Spanish Test. In this Podcast we offer you a story about a concert that we went to in Barcelona. It was a show put on by Mónica Naranjo to celebrate her 40th birthday.  Mónica has probably the best, strongest voice in the whole of Spain ...
Gordon Smith author
12.05.2015

32 Abs Beginners Spanish Test your Level The Mónica Naranjo Concert

Your Listening Spanish Test. In this Podcast we offer you a story about a concert that we went to in Barcelona. It was a show put on by Mónica Naranjo to celebrate her 40th birthday.  Mónica has probably the best, strongest voice in the whole of Spain ...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
20.02.2015

Beginners Spanish Pronunciation 31 LL, Y, B, V. Let’s clear this up!

The confusion around Spanish Pronunciation One of the most confusing issues with Spanish pronunciation is knowing how we should pronounce the Y and the LL, closely followed by the B and the V. In this podcast we cover the correct way to pronounce these...
Gordon Smith author
20.02.2015

Beginners Spanish Pronunciation 31 LL, Y, B, V. Let’s clear this up!

The confusion around Spanish Pronunciation One of the most confusing issues with Spanish pronunciation is knowing how we should pronounce the Y and the LL, closely followed by the B and the V. In this podcast we cover the correct way to pronounce these...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
6.01.2014

Beginners Spanish Podcast 30– Test Your Listening Skills

Learning grammar is so important for any student of the Spanish language. In fact, it’s a vital part of building up your listening skill. However, there comes a time when the grammar needs to be put to one side and the real work of listening to a genui...
Gordon Smith author
6.01.2014

Beginners Spanish Podcast 30 – Test Your Listening Skills

Learning grammar is so important for any student of the Spanish language. In fact, it’s a vital part of building up your listening skill. However, there comes a time when the grammar needs to be put to one side and the real work of listening to a genui...
Gordon Smith author
31.12.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 29– Learning Spanish Conversation with Opinions

Learning Spanish Conversation In the past One of the most frequent reasons we hear for people learning Spanish is so that they can have “a chat” with the locals in their favourite holiday resort.  Naturally, “a chat” can mean many things to many people...
Gordon Smith author
31.12.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 29 – Learning Spanish Conversation with Opinions

Learning Spanish Conversation In the past One of the most frequent reasons we hear for people learning Spanish is so that they can have “a chat” with the locals in their favourite holiday resort.  Naturally, “a chat” can mean many things to many people...
Gordon Smith author
29.12.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 28– Easy Spanish Tips and Suggestions

Easy Spanish? This may sound like a cliché and let’s be clear, what we are saying here is NOT the following: Easy Spanish in one weekend! Easy Spanish with 300 words! Easy Spanish without verbs! or even Easy Spanish whilst you sleep! and the best we’ve...
Gordon Smith author
29.12.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 28 – Easy Spanish Tips and Suggestions

Easy Spanish? This may sound like a cliché and let’s be clear, what we are saying here is NOT the following: Easy Spanish in one weekend! Easy Spanish with 300 words! Easy Spanish without verbs! or even Easy Spanish whilst you sleep! and the best we’ve...
Gordon Smith author
30.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 27– The Spanish Conditional Tense

What is the Spanish Conditional Tense? The Spanish Conditional tense is a frequently used and important part of Spanish grammar. Its job, in essence, is to give a sense of what could be, what should be, or what would be possible. An old English teacher...
Gordon Smith author
30.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 27 – The Spanish Conditional Tense

What is the Spanish Conditional Tense? The Spanish Conditional tense is a frequently used and important part of Spanish grammar. Its job, in essence, is to give a sense of what could be, what should be, or what would be possible. An old English teacher...
Gordon Smith author
30.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 26– Spanish Adverbs

An Adverb? Before we look at what a Spanish adverb is, we had better examine just what an adverb is. These are probably one of the little understood parts of English grammar. In fact, so misunderstood are they that they are often omitted from spoken la...
Gordon Smith author
30.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 26 – Spanish Adverbs

An Adverb? Before we look at what a Spanish adverb is, we had better examine just what an adverb is. These are probably one of the little understood parts of English grammar. In fact, so misunderstood are they that they are often omitted from spoken la...
Gordon Smith author
14.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 25– Here and There in Spanish?

Here and There in Spanish. Have you ever been confused by the different words for Here and There in Spanish? There are certainly more than you might imagine. Perhaps you have heard a Spanish speaker say: “Ven aquí.” only to hear another say: “Ven para ...
Gordon Smith author
14.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 25 – Here and There in Spanish?

Here and There in Spanish. Have you ever been confused by the different words for Here and There in Spanish? There are certainly more than you might imagine. Perhaps you have heard a Spanish speaker say: “Ven aquí.” only to hear another say: “Ven para ...
Gordon Smith author
13.11.2013

Spanish Lesson Beginners 24– Saying AGO in Spanish

Have you wondered how to say, AGO in Spanish? Just as in English, in Spanish there is a specific way to say: “Ten years ago.” or, “Three weeks ago” At first, it might seem a little confusing, given that Spanish speakers put the “Ago” in a different pla...
Gordon Smith author
13.11.2013

Spanish Lesson Beginners 24 – Saying AGO in Spanish

Have you wondered how to say, AGO in Spanish? Just as in English, in Spanish there is a specific way to say: “Ten years ago.” or, “Three weeks ago” At first, it might seem a little confusing, given that Spanish speakers put the “Ago” in a different pla...
Gordon Smith author
10.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 23– Spanish Accents / MI or MÍ

Spanish Accents in Strange places. Maybe during your Spanish language learning journey you’ve noticed that there are some words that are spelled the same yet one of them has an accent or tilde and the other doesn’t. Many times the accent barely changes...
Gordon Smith author
10.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 23 – Spanish Accents / MI or MÍ

Spanish Accents in Strange places. Maybe during your Spanish language learning journey you’ve noticed that there are some words that are spelled the same yet one of them has an accent or tilde and the other doesn’t. Many times the accent barely changes...
Gordon Smith author
7.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 22– Spanish Pronunciation– The Nose Rule

Putting Emphasis on your Emphasis. A student of ours had some Spanish pronunciation problems when he once tried to buy some sugar in a shop in Spain and spent a good while repeating the same word over and over again with no success. Finally, defeated, ...
Gordon Smith author
7.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 22 – Spanish Pronunciation – The Nose Rule

Putting Emphasis on your Emphasis. A student of ours had some Spanish pronunciation problems when he once tried to buy some sugar in a shop in Spain and spent a good while repeating the same word over and over again with no success. Finally, defeated, ...
Gordon Smith author
4.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 21- Help with QUE in Spanish

For any serious student of the Spanish language, asking; “What does QUE in Spanish mean?” is probably one of the most fundamental questions that they seek answers to! Not long after you begin your learning journey, you begin to notice the worrying freq...
lightspeed author
4.11.2013

Beginners Spanish Podcast 21- Help with QUE in Spanish

For any serious student of the Spanish language, asking; “What does QUE in Spanish mean?” is probably one of the most fundamental questions that they seek answers to! Not long after you begin your learning journey, you begin to notice the worrying freq...
lightspeed author
22.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 20 – Important Verb Review

Now that you have these important verbs under your belt, so to speak, listen to us using them all in general conversation. This is your chance to get tuned in and develop your ‘ear’ for the Spanish language. ¡Buena suerte! Remember, a wealth of additio...
Gordon Smith author
22.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 20 – Important Verb Review

Now that you have these important verbs under your belt, so to speak, listen to us using them all in general conversation. This is your chance to get tuned in and develop your ‘ear’ for the Spanish language. ¡Buena suerte! Remember, a wealth of additio...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
15.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 19 – Four More Important Spanish Verbs

Did you know that there are more irregular Spanish verbs than there are regular? That’s why you must catch this podcast. Come and join us as we continue helping you to get to grips with four more vitally important verbs that will help you move your Spa...
Gordon Smith author
15.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 19 – Four More Important Spanish Verbs

Did you know that there are more irregular Spanish verbs than there are regular? That’s why you must catch this podcast. Come and join us as we continue helping you to get to grips with four more vitally important verbs that will help you move your Spa...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
8.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 18 – Four Important Spanish Verbs

In this Spanish lesson for beginners we help you learn four important Spanish verbs and their, at times, strange structures. You simply can’t get by without these ones! Listen in as we coach you step by step through their usage and help you become comf...
Gordon Smith author
8.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 18 – Four Important Spanish Verbs

In this Spanish lesson for beginners we help you learn four important Spanish verbs and their, at times, strange structures. You simply can’t get by without these ones! Listen in as we coach you step by step through their usage and help you become comf...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
1.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 17 – Review

If you’ve arrived this far…¡Enhorabuena! Now it’s time to review everything we’ve covered by putting it into conversation. Why not challenge yourself and see how much you can pick up the first time! Loads more information can be found, as always, in th...
Gordon Smith author
1.12.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 17 – Review

If you’ve arrived this far…¡Enhorabuena! Now it’s time to review everything we’ve covered by putting it into conversation. Why not challenge yourself and see how much you can pick up the first time! Loads more information can be found, as always, in th...
Gordon Smith-Duran author
24.11.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 16 – Spanish Question Words

Who? What? When? Where? How? Without these and all the other Spanish question words you simply cannot ask the questions that will lead you to a wonderful Spanish conversation. Join us for this Spanish podcast for beginners to hear some handy ways to co...
Gordon Smith author
24.11.2011

Beginners Spanish Podcast 16 – Spanish Question Words

Who? What? When? Where? How? Without these and all the other Spanish question words you simply cannot ask the questions that will lead you to a wonderful Spanish conversation. Join us for this Spanish podcast for beginners to hear some handy ways to co...
Gordon Smith-Duran author