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Building a strong Spanish vocabulary as a rookie learner is not easy. Memorizing alien-sounding words, one long list after another is not fun. But that’s only because rote rehearsals are inherently counterproductive. These articles help make vocabulary a cinch with mnemonics, etymology, and other cool memory hacks.

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16 Ways to Die: Translating Death in Mexican Spanish

Learn All about the Mexican Attitude toward Death through Fun Words and Expressions

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Spanish Negative Words: Nothing, Nobody, and Everything in Between

Your Definitive Guide to Spanish Negative Words and Tricks to Mastering Them Effortlessly and Organically

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Colombian Spanish Slang in 31 Fun Expressions Heard All over the Country

Don't Even Think of Visiting the Country until These Expressions Have Become Second Nature to You

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5 Mexican Spanish Dialects and How to Tell Them Apart

And Why Spanish Spoken in Chihuahua Is Not the Same as That Spoken in Veracruz

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Ahora beyond Now: 10 Expressions to Help You Sound More Native

Learn to Decipher Ahora in Contexts Where “Now” Doesn't Make Any Sense

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Black Friday and All the Spanish Vocabulary to Make It Awesome

The Bare-Essential Shopping Vocabulary to Add Some Spanish Flavor to Your Black Friday Experience

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Dar: The Super Handy Spanish Verb That Doesn’t Stop Giving

Learn All the Fun and Wacky Ways Native Spanish Speakers Use This Unassuming Verb

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Day of the Dead, the Mexican Fiesta for the Departed

Party with the Dead on Mexico's Answer to Halloween and Master Their Vocabulary

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Oreja and Its Idiomatic Uses to Make Your Spanish Shine

15 Instances Where Oreja Becomes Way More Than Just Spanish for Ear

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The Moor’s Parting Gift: 14 Spanish Words of Arabic Origin

Learn What the Eight-Century Arab Rule over Spain Did to This Language

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Este, Ese, and Aquel: No More Mix-Up from Now On

Quick Tricks to Tell Them Apart on the Fly and without Any Efforts

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Kill the Ya-Todavía Confusion Once and for All

Both Mean “Yet” and yet Aren’t Synonymous: Confused?