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Q&A Spanish

Episode 307 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s episode of Q&A Spanish we answer questions from listeners Kitty and Neil. Topics include the personal ‘a’ and the expression ‘a tenor de…”. As usual our experts JP and Nahyeli are on hand to answer these questions. Use the player below to listen to this week’s episode: If you have a question

Episode 306 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s episode of Q&A Spanish we answer questions from listeners Kendal, Chris and Sue. Topics include how to cheer at sports games in Spanish, how to describe correctly stockings / tights / pantyhose (!) and how to talk about how long you’ve been doing something. As usual our experts JP and Nahyeli are

Episode 305 – Q&A Spanish

It’s time for a new episode of Q&A Spanish. In this episode JP and Nahyeli answer a question from Andrew about the vosotros form which he’s noticed in a novel he’s reading; there’s a question from listener Chris who wants to know the difference between recordar and acordarse de, both of which mean “to remember”;

Episode 304 – Q&A Spanish

In this episode of Q&A Spanish JP and Nahyeli answer questions from listeners Marta, Steve and Joe. Marta needs help with translating “to enjoy” and she also wants to know more about the difference between gracioso and divertido. Joe is wondering about buying a ticket for a sporting event: should he buy un boleto, un

Episode 303 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s episode of Q&A Spanish, JP and Nahyeli answer questions from listeners Andrew, Eimar and Suzanne. Topics covered include the difference between hasta la semana que viene and para dentro de una semana; ; the difference between sino and pero; and how best to translate two phrases: “to bump into someone” and “no

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Episode 302 – Q&A Spanish

JP and Nahyeli are back with another episode of Q&A Spanish. In this episode they answer a question from listener Laya about possessive pronouns, and a couple of questions from Sam about how best to say “these days” in Spanish, and also how to say “it can’t be denied”. Find out the answers to these

Episode 301 – Q&A Spanish

We’re delighted to announce that JP and Nahyeli are back with another series of Q&A Spanish. As usual, they’re answering listener questions and in this week’s show, Soumaya wants to know if it’s possible to say buenas tardes when you’re saying goodbye to someone. Normally buenas tardes would be seen as a “hello” equivalent in

Episode 210 – Q&A Spanish

It’s time for another edition of Q&A Spanish. In this week’s show, JP and Nahyeli answer Steve’s question about how to talk about the temperature with phrases such as “it’s in the 80s”. We also have an interesting question from Australian listener Stephen about the difference between “nunca” and “jamás”. Are they completely interchangeable? Find

Episode 209 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s Q&A Spanish, JP and Nahyeli deal with an interesting question from Steve about the expression dar por hecho which means “to assume” or in some situations, “it’s a done deal”. Find out exactly how to use this phrase in its conjugated form in this week’s episode with Nahyeli’s explanation. Lynn also has

Episode 208 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s Q&A Spanish, JP and Nahyeli deal with a question from Jamil regarding when to use estaba or estuve, and a question from Steve about the use of the expression ya voy meaning “I’m coming”. As usual our experts offer plenty of examples to explain the answers to this week’s questions. If you

Episode 207 – Q&A Spanish

This week it’s the turn of Steve and Beth to have their questions answered. Steve wants to know about the use of haber de + infinitive which results in an interesting conversation between JP and Nahyeli involving quotations, dramatic and archaic language. Cue the violins! Beth’s question is about how best to translate “to try

Episode 206 – Q&A Spanish

JP and Nahyeli are back with another episode of Q&A Spanish, answering questions from our community of listeners around the world. This week they answer Soumaya’s question about where you use the subjunctive or not after no sé que, no sabía que, and no dudo que. There is also a fascinating discussion about the expression

Episode 205 – Q&A Spanish

This week JP and Nahyeli answer two more questions from our listener community. Frank’s question involves the expression lo que – in examples such as lo que me gusta es la gramática and how it differs from que. There’s also another question from Dave about how best to express excitement – basically the Spanish equivalent

Episode 204 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s episode of Q&A Spanish, Claire has a question about the expression qué chulo. JP and Nahyeli explain this expression which means different things in different parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Our second question from Steve concerns the mythical chupacabras and JP doesn’t miss an opportunity to discuss the linguistic peculiarity of this

Episode 203 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s episode of Q&A Spanish, John has a question about when to use estar, quedar or ubicarse. This question takes the whole issue of ser and estar much further, and JP and Nahyeli will fill you in on all the details. The second question in this week’s episode comes from Matt and involves

Episode 202 – Q&A Spanish

It’s Q&A Spanish time again this week and we’re turning to questions from Beth who wants to know about using the subjunctive with aunque, and from Mr Bean who is looking for some help to translate “I’ve been studying Spanish for 40 years”. JP and Nayheli provide their expert answers as usual with lots of

Episode 201 – Q&A Spanish

We’re delighted to launch the first episode in a new season of Q&A Spanish, the show which answers your questions about the Spanish language. In this episode, JP and Nahyeli will be answering a question from Rodney and Soraya about the differences between the imperfect and preterite tenses. There’s also a question from Steve about

Introducing Q&A Spanish

If you’re struggling with your Spanish and need some help, our new weekly Q&A show is just what the doctor ordered! Join teacher and language expert extraordinaire JP Villanueva and native Spanish speaker Nahyeli as they answer listeners’ questions. If you need some help yourself there are lots of ways to get in touch with