10 Reasons To Start Learning Spanish

Spanish is one of the most popular languages for people to try and learn, with somewhere in the region of 20 million students currently studying it in some capacity. The language sounds beautiful, is widely used and has a number of other benefits, which combine to make it one of the stand out options available. However, for those who need a little more convincing, here are 10 reasons to start learning Spanish today.

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Why do Spaniards have a lisp?

If you’ve ever spoken to someone from Spain, you may have noticed that they have a lisp. Instead of “Barcelona”, they might say “Bar-the-lona.” A Spanish teacher from Spain might say “gra-thi-as” instead of “gracias.”

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The 10 most common irregular Spanish verbs (and how to conjugate them!)

It seems like a cruel joke that the conjugations of some of the most used Spanish verbs don’t follow the standard rules for conjugations. In other words, some of the most used verbs in Spanish are irregular. 

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Double negatives

“You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!”

That’s what Jakie Rabinowitz, the main character of the 1927 film The Jazz Singer, says when he jumps on stage to perform a song. The phrase — along with a spinoff, “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” — has since become part of American pop culture.

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Five podcasts for Spanish learners

If you’re in the process of learning Spanish, it can be hard to find a podcast that is challenging without being overwhelming or unintelligible. Here we’ve selected five quality podcasts and ranked them from “beginner” to “advanced.”

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Using TikTok to practice Spanish

If you haven’t downloaded TikTok yet, you’re missing out. The app, used by over 800 million people worldwide, started off as an app used for lip-synching and dancing videos, but has since grown to encompass all kinds of videos — including some that can help you out on your Spanish learning journey. 

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How long does it take to learn Spanish?

This is a simple question with a complicated answer. 

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10 surprising celebrities who speak Spanish

In many ways, celebrities are just like us. They work, spend time with family and sometimes learn a new language. They prove that there’s no secret formula to learning Spanish; some spent time abroad, some learned from family and friends and others taught themselves. Some are completely fluent and others are still beginners. Check out this list of 10 celebrities who you probably didn’t know speak Spanish!

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How Spanish transcreation can help your business

Have you ever bought an item online from another country but the instruction manual didn’t make sense? Have you visited a website that uses a foreign language, but even after you translate the page, it’s illegible?

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