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If you have a passion for the Spanish language, Latin music, and travel, then this podcast is for you. Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with weekly conversations and fun, music-based Spanish lessons. If you want to be fluent in Spanish, the best way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in the culture. Learn Spanish fast that you can use in real world Spanish conversations and close your Spanish grammar textbooks. Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learne ...
 
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This week, we're celebrating our 100th episode! Our listeners share their favorite moments from the show, and we break down the lyrics to the song Bachata en Fukuoka by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra with a very special guest. Learn about the passive voice in Spanish plus a few Japanese phrases from this multilingual song. Show Notes: https://ww…
 
Interview with Errol de Jesus, a trilingual copywriter, author, and translator who speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese. Errol is the founder of Morenita Mommy, a blog where she shares her experiences as a Black mother raising a multicultural family. She's also the author of the new book Melanintro to Languages, a guide to multilingual parenting, …
 
Learn about words that are both masculine AND feminine in Spanish with the salsa song La cura by Frankie Ruiz. You'll also learn an easy hack for how to form adverbs--words that describe actions. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/98 Links Sign up to be a show supporter at learnspanishconsalsa.com/support and get transcripts and exclu…
 
Learn how to use the future tense in Spanish with the salsa song Llorarás by Oscar D'Leon. We'll also review some common phrases in the future tense from the song lyrics, and an opportunity for how you can take your Spanish learning further. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/97 Links Click here to register for Learn Spanish with Musi…
 
This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Kai Ceasire from the YouTube Channel Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find anything and everything you want to know about moving to Spain. We talk about how the lifestyle and Spanish spoken in the Canary islands differs from mainland Spain, including access to Wi-Fi and nightlife. Kai a…
 
Do you dream about leaving everything behind and moving to a Spanish-speaking country? If you're thinking about taking the leap, then you'll want to hear Kai Cesaire's story. Kai runs a YouTube channel called Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find out anything you need to know about moving to and living in Spain from the experience of an Afric…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
Learn Puerto Rican Spanish from the lyrics of an amazing salsa song by Héctor Lavoe. Spanish Con Salsa team member Nahomy Irizarry joins us to break down the meaning of the lyrics to Mi gente. She also gives us the meaning of the uniquely Puerto Rican Spanish words used in the song. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/92 Book a Lesson …
 
My crazy travel story continues as I end up being rerouted to Argentina on my way to Brazil. After being deported by federal police, I find myself in a city I'd never planned to visit with nowhere to say. Find out how my own blog and a chance encounter with a security guard and helped me survive my unexpected visit to Buenos Aires trying to get a v…
 
This is part 1 of the new series: Historias de viaje (Travel Stories). I’m sharing my real life (crazy) travel stories. In this first installment, I talk about my trip to Rio de Janerio. I wanted to go to Carnival, but I ended up taking an unexpected detour to another country after being detained by federal police in Brazil. Want to know how I avoi…
 
In this episode, you'll learn new vocabulary from the salsa song Cali Pachanguero by Alberto Barros. We'll explore a few uses of the subjunctive, and different ways to use the word "que" in Spanish. You can find the full lyrics to the song, plus translation and quizzes, at https://yabla.com/salsa (Sign up with this link to claim your 15-Day Free Tr…
 
Aprender cómo se usa el subjuntivo en español para expresar deseos. Vamos a ver ejemplos de la canción "Ojalá que llueva café" por Juan Luis Guerra. Escucha Ojalá que llueva café Show Notes: Ve a learnspanishconsalsa.com/13 para los apuntes de este episodio y la transcripción. *** Get Your 15-Day Free Trial of Yabla at https://yabla.com/salsa *** T…
 
You probably learned there are 5 question words: who (quién), what (qué), where (dónde), when (cuándo), and why (por qué). But did you know that there are actually 2 ways to ask the question WHY in Spanish? In this episode, we'll explore when to use ¿para qué? vs. ¿por qué? with the classic salsa song Periódico de Ayer by Héctor Lavoe. You'll also …
 
Learn how to use reflexive verbs to describe your daily routine in Spanish with the lyrics to the song No Hago Más Na by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Want to join the Spanish Con Salsa Fluency Club! Click here to sign up for the waiting list > https://www.spanishconsalsa.com/join Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/86 > LEAVE US A RAT…
 
Do you freeze up when talking to a native Spanish speaker? Is it hard to find someone to speak to in Spanish where you live? If you're struggling to reach conversational fluency in Spanish, or feel nervous about talking to native speakers, this episode is for you. Ryan shares his story about how he went from not knowing what to say during his first…
 
Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/84 This week, we'll be answering another listener question: what's the best way to spend my Spanish study time? Whether you have 10 hours a week or just 15 minutes a day, it's important to know the best way to use your Spanish study time effectively. Listen to find out the ideal study schedule for yo…
 
>> Subscribe to the Dominican Spanish 101 Podcast We're excited to feature the premiere episode of the Dominican Spanish 101 podcast. Tamara and Kesia will share common greetings you'll hear in the Dominican Republic (*hint* it's not ¿Cómo está usted?). You'll also learn a few phrases you can use to respond so you'll sound more natural speaking Spa…
 
Learn how to use the word 'hay' in Spanish with the lyrics to the song La vida es un carnaval by Celia Cruz. We'll review several expressions that use hay from the song, and some ways you can incorporate them into your everyday conversations in Spanish. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/82 Want to win a free 1-on-1 Spanish coaching s…
 
If you're an adult learning Spanish, you might regret that you didn't start when you were younger. And if you have children of your own, you may want them to grow up bilingual so they have an advantage you might not have had.⁣ ⁣ The good news is, there's no need to wait. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Kami Anderson, founder and CEO of Bilingual B…
 
In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to understand Spanish when it's spoken at a natural, conversational pace. I review the 6 stages of listening comprehension and what to expect during each phase. I also explain which strategies are the most effective for each stage to get you to the next level. ¡No te lo pierdas! Show Notes: ht…
 
Aprende 7 expresiones cubanas del primer episodio de la telenovela acerca de la icónica cantante de salsa afro- cubana Celia Cruz. También aprenderás la lírica de la canción del opening y mis mejores trucos para aprender español con series de televisión y telenovelas como Celia. Learn 7 Cuban Expressions from the first episode of the telenovela abo…
 
¿Sabías que hay palabras españolas que vienen de África? ⁣ ⁣ Y que, además, el español es el idioma oficial de Guinea Ecuatorial, que queda en la costa oeste de África. ⁣ ⁣ En el episodio de hoy, hablamos sobre los africanismos --palabras africanas que aparecen en el idioma español. ⁣ ⁣ Did you know there are Spanish words that come from Africa? ⁣ …
 
En este episodio, les traigo una entrevista con Andy Guitierraz. Él es Youtuber, tiene un canal llamado Arribadelabola, el cual tiene que ver con sus viajes por todo el mundo. Andy es de Cuba, así que hablamos sobre la situación en la isla, el racismo, y sus experiencias en otros países. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/77 > LEAVE U…
 
Learn Spanish expressions with the salsa song Valió la Pena by Marc Anthony. This is an upbeat song that's fun to dance to, plus you'll learn some useful expressions you can use in daily conversation. I also give a few tips to understanding Puerto Rican Spanish. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/76 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let …
 
Do you feel like you'll always be a beginner? Or have you been learning Spanish but are still too embarrassed to speak Spanish? It may be because your current learning strategy is keeping you stuck at the dreaded beginner phase. In this episode, I explain 5 common mistakes Spanish beginners make and, more importantly, how to avoid them. I also give…
 
In this episode I interview Carolina Quiroga--storyteller, performer, author, and host of the bilingual podcast Tres Cuentos. Tres Cuentos explores historical and literary narratives of Latin America. Last year, the podcast was mentioned by Oprah magazine as one of the best Latino and Spanish podcasts for learning and laughing. In our conversation,…
 
In this episode I interview Carolina Quiroga--storyteller, performer, author, and host of the bilingual podcast Tres Cuentos. Tres Cuentos explores historical and literary narratives of Latin America. Last year, the podcast was mentioned by Oprah magazine as one of the best Latino and Spanish podcasts for learning and laughing. In our conversation,…
 
In Learn Spanish Con Salsa Podcast, our listeners' useful questions are always welcome. They can also help other listeners learn even more about Spanish. In this espisode, I focus on an interesting question from Alice. She asks: "I am wondering if you might explain how and when vaya (ir)and sea (ser) are used in sentences. I know they're are impera…
 
Is it a bit confusing choosing either the right article "la" or "el" to preceed a noun is Spanish? How do you identify and decide which one to use? In Spanish, nouns are either masculine or feminine. It is easy to picture gender when we talk about animals or animated objects, but inanimated objects have gender as well. So, how do we identify one fr…
 
Have you been feeling that your motivation is decreasing recently? Maybe you feel as if your study routine has turned completely upside down these days and that makes you feel... bored. There's nothing to worry about. It is totally normal to feel a little stressed out, a bit anxious or energyless in the situation we are all currently facing. But it…
 
Have you ever read or listened to a word in Spanish that sounds or seems really similar to a word in English? Have you also wondered if that word means actually the same thing in both languages? Well, sometimes they do, but sometimes... they differ significantly in meaning. In this episode, I'm sharing some of those "false friends" so you can avoid…
 
In this episode, I interview Jim and May from Spanish and Go. We talk about how they met, why they started Spanish and Go, and how they're adjusting to life since they moved to Puerto Rico. They also talk about the differences between Mexican and Puerto Rican Spanish, and the most beautiful place they've visited in Latin America that you should def…
 
Let's learn Spanish with an uplifting salsa song by Salsa Giants called Bajo la tormenta (Under the Storm). We'll explore how to use el que in Spanish with the letra (lyrics) from the song's chorus. I'll also give a few phrases you can use in conversations with your language exchange partners as we're all dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen …
 
In this episode, we're going to listen to a conversation between Laura (from Colombia) and Lino (from Venezuela). They talk about the differences between the culture, food, and life in the 2 countries. This conversation comes from our friends at Español en 3000. Listen to the full conversation at learnspanishconsalsa.com/3000 and sign up the course…
 
In this episode, we're going to explore the differences between how Spanish is spoken in Spain and Latin America. Learn the pronunciation and vocabulary differences in this conversation with Carlos (from Colombia) and Xavi (from Barcelona). Get the full transcript of their conversation at yabla.com/salsa (sign up for a 15-day free trial). Show Note…
 
If you’re stuck in the house, now is the perfect time to improve your Spanish. After you binge watch some Spanish-language shows on Netflix, check out this week’s episode of the podcast where I break down the lyrics to one of the most addictive theme songs for a Netflix series: Tuyo by Rodrigo Amarante. Plus, you’ll learn all about possessive prono…
 
Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/63 Links Mentioned in this Episode: Cocina Dominicana (Dominican Kitchen): Bilingual Latin American Recipes Recipes: Sancocho Vegano, Sancocho Dominicano de Siete Carnes > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave us a rating & review in iTunes or Stitcher, and we'll g…
 
Are you stuck in a rut with your language learning? Not sure what to do next? In this episode, I give 4 steps to get unstuck and start making real progress towards Spanish fluency. Related Links: Bachata Paradise (Save with Discount Code SCS4, SCS7, or SCS10 for 4-day, 7-day, and 10-day event packages) Episode 52: The Easiest Way to Learn Spanish G…
 
Do you have to move to a Spanish-speaking country to achieve fluency? In this episode, I sit down with Jessica Taylor, widely known as DJ Tay, who shares how immersion helped her improve her conversational Spanish fluency beyond formal education. Jessica is the founder of For the Love of Bachata, known for its wildly popular dance festivals. She sh…
 
In this episode, we're translating the lyrics to a bilingual reggaeton hit with Desta Haile from Languages through Music. We give you a breakdown of the meaning of the song Corazón by Maluma featuring Brazilian artist Nego do Borel. You'll also learn Spanish vocabulary related to relationships. Official Video: Corazón by Maluma ft. Nego do Borel Ge…
 
In this episode, I interview polyglot Mari Salvestrini. Mari is originally from Venezuela and speaks Spanish, English, Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, and German. In our conversation, Mari shares her advice for creating effective habits for language learning and enjoy the learning process. She also shares some Spanish words and expressions you'll only …
 
In this episode, we'll be reviewing the lyrics of one of my favorite bachata songs by Joan Soriano: Vocales de amor (Vowels of Love). Learn how reflexive verbs are used in Spanish and the differences between the present continuous in both languages. Show Notes: http://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/58 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know how we…
 
Learn how to use verbs like gustar and other Spanish expressions from the lyrics to the song Tu sonrisa by Elvis Crespo. You'll also learn about a different genre of Latin music from the Caribbean. Show Notes: http://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/57 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave us a rating & review in i…
 
In this episode, I'm sharing the lyrics to one of my favorite salsa songs: Todo tiene su final by Hector Lavoe and Willie Colón. You'll learn new vocabulary from the song lyrics and how to use possessives in Spanish. Enjoy! Show Notes: http://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/56 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave…
 
It's our anniversary! And to celebrate, we're sharing the 7 funniest moments from the show in 2019. Show Notes: http://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/55 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave us a rating & review in iTunes or Stitcher, and we'll give you a shout out on a future episode. > JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST < To …
 
In this episode, I'm answering a listener question about how to think in Spanish and stop translating in your head. I also give advice on how to find people to practice Spanish with and share some resources to learn Dominican Spanish. Links and Resources Sign up for the Speak Spanish Now 5-Day Challenge Episode 48: Cómo establecer metas efectivas d…
 
In this episode, I'm answering a listener question about how to pick the right approach and resources for you to learn Spanish. I also address how to keep up with conversations and improve your Spanish fluency when you're in a relationship with a native Spanish speaker. Lastly, I give some advice on how to stop trying to conjugate verbs in your hea…
 
In this final episode of the goal-setting series, we’re going to tackle the topic of grammar. I know Spanish grammar can be very confusing. Although it might be complicated, there is a way to master Spanish grammar easily without giving yourself a headache trying to memorize massive verb conjugation charts. In this episode I share 5 hacks you can u…
 
Most Spanish learners struggle with listening comprehension. It can be so difficult that it leaves them feeling frustrated and hopeless. If you’re going to overcome this problem, you need a plan that works. Put these steps into practice and you will see progress in a short time. This is part 4 of our Spanish language learner's goal-setting series. …
 
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