Thursday, May 29, 2014

La Bandera The Flag

jueves, 29 de mayo de 2014
Thursday 29th of May 2014

La bandera = the flag.

Los Estados Unidos
The States United or as we say in the U.S. The United States.

La bandera de los Estados Unidos. The flag of the United States.
Bonus word país =country.
los países = the countries

Infographic Los Animales The Animals

Great infographic from This is los animales or the animals in Spanish. This is a really great list and a beautiful infographic !

Los animales the animals in spanish.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Food and Articles from Spanishdict.

viernes, 23 de mayo de 2014

Hola amigos !
Hello friends !
 Its Memorial Day weekend and I don't think I'm going to be posting here till Tuesday. I've got a lot of stuff I want to get caught up on this weekend and posting Spanish stuff ain't one of them :-) I may try and put together a few surprises for the next week. 

 I really don't have anything planned for today, so I thought I'd just embed the 3rd video from This video is about Food and Articles or in Espanol, Comida y Artículos. 
If you missed the last 2 lessons I posted from Spanishdict just click here. Or go to their website and sign up for the free course.

I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend.  Remember those fallen and enjoy your holiday weekend. Till next week.

Bye :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

La fecha the date

jueves, 22 de mayo de 2014

Hoy no hay imagen.
Today there is no image.

There is no image today. I had the blog set up in Spanish originally, so the date and everything else was written in Spanish. This seemed like a great idea at the time because the more you use Spanish the easier it becomes. So having a blog that posts the date, categories, and next buttons in Espanol helps you get more comfortable with the language. This is called immersion, or at least its my version of immersion. I also watch a lot of Spanish T.V. and try to read as much Spanish as possible.

This has really helped me learn and understand Spanish. The more I listen and use it the easier it becomes to understand. So, on paper, having the blog set up in Spanish seemed like a good idea, but for search engine reasons and marketing reasons I learned that it would probably be better to have the blog set up in English. So I changed it back to English format to help English speaking people who want to learn Spanish find it easier.

With that said, I want to start each post with the date in proper form. This helps us learn the days and months but also helps us to get use to using Spanish. Por ejemplo - for example:

Hoy es jueves, 22 de mayo de 2014
Today is Thursday, 22 of May of 2014

Hoy es jueves. 
Today is Thursday or Thorsday.

El mes es mayo. 
The month is May.

In Spanish you don't capitalize the day names or month names like you do in English. As in all languages and cultures there are multiple ways to do this. This is just one example and how I'll be doing it on the blog from here on out.

Want to learn more about the date or la fecha in Espanol. Check out these reference links.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Un caballo a horse.

Mi palabra del día es un caballo. 
My word of the day is a horse.

Los animales = animals.

Caballo = horse.
A horse caballo pulling an Amish cart. Seen this visiting mi tío my uncle in the country.

tío = uncle

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Las Frutas La Pera pear

Mi palabra del día es pera.
My word of the day is pear.

Las frutas = the fruits
fruta = fruit
la pera = pear
peral = pear tree

fruta = fruits

Monday, May 19, 2014

Took a few days off. Tareas del hogar.

Took off a few days for spring cleaning. Tareas del hogar = housework. I always give the house a good cleaning in the spring = primavera. We now return to our regularly scheduled programming !

Spring = primavera
housework = tareas del hogar

The Streetlight - La Farola

La farola = the streetlight.
La farola = The streetlight

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Una flor A flower

Mi palabra del día es una flor. 
My word of the day is a flower.

la flor =  the flower
una flor = a flower
las flores = the flowers
algunas flores = some flowers

La flor es hermosa. The flower is beautiful. Hermosa=beautiful.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Personal Descriptions from

This is the second lesson in the free spanishdict course. I add these about once a week. At the end of the video you can click on the link and complete the lesson on their website. You have to sign up, but it is free, and they have never tried to sell me anything. Great site for free spanish lessons.

If you missed last weeks lesson click here.

Learn Spanish - 1.2 - Personal Descriptions from SpanishDict on Vimeo.

Las Manzanas The Apples

Mi palabra del día es las manzanas
Todays word of the day is the apples. 

Las manzanas = the apples
una manzana = a apple
la manzana = the apple
Las manzanas verdes = the green apples.

las manzanas verdes = the green apples
las manzanas rojas = the red apples

Las manzanas son deliciosas = The apples are delicious.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day Feliz día de la madre

Feliz día de la madre
Happy Mother's Day !
Literal translation : Happy day of the mother
Feliz día de la madre

Feliz = happy
día = day
madre = mother

Saturday, May 10, 2014

La calle the road una granja a farm

Mi palabra del día es la calle.
The word of the day is the street.

la calle = the street

The picture also shows a granja or farm

Una granja = A farm

Una granja = a farm la calle = the street.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tecnología Computadora Portátil

Mi palabra del día es tecnología
My word of the day is technology.

Computadora Portátil  
Laptop Computer
literal translation : computer portable

You could also use ordenador portátil
same as above translation.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Mi Padre Con Su Perro - My Father With His Dog

La frase de la semana.
The phrase of the week. 
Mi padre con su perro. 
My father with his dog. 

padre = father.

perro = dog. 

perro de lanas = poodle
Mi padre con su perro. = My father with his dog.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Taza de café - Cup of Coffee

Hoy mi palabra del día es taza de café. 
Today my word of the day is cup of coffee.

taza = cup
de = of
café = coffee

Una taza de café.
A cup of coffee.

If ordering at a restaurant you could ask for.
Un café por favor. 
A coffee please.

When the waiter or waitress brings the coffee you would say.
gracias = thanks

taza de café = cup of coffee

Monday, May 5, 2014

Velero Sailboat.

Mi palabra del día es velero
My word of the day is sailboat.
Un velero - a sailboat.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

El Parque The Park

Mi palabra del dia, el parque.
My word of the day, the park.

el = the
parque = park.

El parque = The park.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 tutorial Spanish videos.

I just started doing these again. The is a really great free site to learn Spanish on. They offer flash cards, videos, and different ways to test your Spanish skills.

I'm going to try and add one of these a week along with a little review every Monday.

This is the first video in the series with basic greetings and introductions.

El Gato The Cat

El gato
The Cat

El gato - the cat

Gato = Cat