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by CaptainCode

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November 27th, 2013

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¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias & Happy Thanksgiving Amigos!

As you prepare for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving celebration and many of you are about to hit the road, we’ve got a special surprise for you!

With Visual Link Spanish, Black Friday starts early this year: just about… NOW!

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by CaptainCode

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November 25th, 2013

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When you need to type in Spanish, there is more than one way to get accented letters. Let’s go over them briefly.

First, you can install Spanish keyboard and switch to it when you have to type in Spanish (you’ll have to install Spanish as additional input language through the Control Panel, which only takes a few minutes). You’ll have to get used that some letters and punctuation marks are positioned differently than on the English one you are used to.

Another option would be using  “Alt” functions will allow you to use accented letters and other Spanish symbols on your keyboard. These shortcuts are particularly helpful when you are just starting to learn Spanish and can’t perform at a fluent level yet.

To get these to work properly, make sure you hold down the “Alt” key the entire time you type in the numbers (that is, if you are not annoyed by having to type 4 numbers to get one little accent). We suggest that you try both options to figure out which one feels right for you ;) Browse this website for best real estate in Thailand.

Spanish Accented Letters and Other Symbols

“Alt” + “0225” á
“Alt” + “0233” é
“Alt” + “0237” í
“Alt” + “0243” ó
“Alt” + “0250” ú
“Alt” + “0252” ü
“Alt” + “0241” ñ
“Alt” + “0191” ¿
“Alt” + “0161” ¡

by CaptainCode

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November 21st, 2013

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If you have been studying Spanish for some time, you most probably know that there are two words to say You in Spanish. This is common for Roman languages, and the rules of French and Italian, for example, are the same – just so you know. Now, back to Spanish :).

So, there are Tu and Usted.

Tu is an informal and friendly pronoun, used when talking to a person you call by their first name. The word Usted used in cases of formal speech, or when you do not know a person well. Addressing anyone with a title in their name, you should use Usted.

Here’s our video to help you memorize the use of the Spanish pronouns

by CaptainCode

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November 11th, 2013

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¡Hola Amigos! Feliz Día de los Veteranos, and let’s start the week with 5 Spanish idioms.

  • English: It’s raining cats and dogs
  • Spanish: Llueve a mares
  • Literal: It rains seas


  • English: Just in case
  • Spanish: Por si las moscas
  • Literal: If the flies (insects)


  • English: To be a piece of cake (to be easy)
  • Spanish: Ser pan comido
  • Literal: To be eaten bread


  • English: We all make mistakes sometimes
  • Spanish: El que tiene boca se equivoca
  • Literal: Who has a mouth makes mistakes


  • English: A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
  • Spanish: Vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando
  • Literal: One bird in hand is worth more than a hundred flying


by CaptainCode

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November 7th, 2013

How comfortable are you using the future tense in Spanish? Do you remember the irregular verbs? Whether you need to refresh your memory or learn the future tense from zero, this Visual Link Spanish video is here to help:

Even if you are an absolute beginner or just consider learning Spanish – don’t just scroll down. This video gives you an idea of just how accessible Visual Link Spanish lessons are. And you know the extra good news? You can start learning Spanish now for FREE with almost 500 lessons available.

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by CaptainCode

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November 4th, 2013

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¡Hola Amigos!
We hope your lunes (Monday) is going great! Make sure you have some Spanish time on your schedule today. And just in case you don’t, we’re bringing you this lesson, with some dialogues (Monday – themed, actually!) and wish you a great week!

by CaptainCode

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October 31st, 2013

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Learn how to tell time in Spanish (or freshen up your skills if you already know it) with our video:

And here are some useful expressions and tricks to keep in mind:
• por la mañana – in the morning (no specific time)
• de la mañana: in the morning (specific time)
• por la tarde: in the afternoon (no specific time)
• de la tarde: in the afternoon (specific time)
• por la noche: in the evening or night (no specific time)
• de la noche: in the evening or night (specific time)
• la mañana: morning
• el mañana: tomorrow, future
• mañana por la mañana: tomorrow morning
• pasado mañana: the day after tomorrow
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• anoche last night
• la noche anterior, anteanoche: the night before last
• el lunes que viene: next Monday
• la semana que viene: next week
• el año que viene: next year
• el lunes pasado: last Monday
• la semana pasada: last week
• el año pasado: last year
• al mediodía: at noon
• a la medianoche: at midnight
• alrededor de: around
• de día: days
• durante el día: during the day
• a tiempo: on time
• en punto: exactly, on-the-dot
• tarde: late
• temprano: early

by CaptainCode

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October 30th, 2013

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Experienced language learners know that idioms, or, officially called idiomatic expressions (which some students who have just failed a quiz on the subject, prefer to call ‘idiotic’ expressions, BTW), are a fun way of learning a foreign language.

Even if you are far from being fluent, spicing up your speech with an idiom adds the confidence and charm to your conversation.

Moreover, idioms provide valuable insights into language and culture, or even mindset, if you prefer. Why not learn a few simple Spanish idioms? (more advanced stuff is coming, too!)

English: Look before you leap
Spanish: Antes que te cases, mira lo que haces
Direct translation: Before you marry, look what you do

English: You can’t please everyone
Spanish: Nunca llueve a gusto de todos
Direct translation: It never rains to everyone’s liking

English: You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear
Spanish: Aunque la mona se vista de seda, mona se queda
Direct translation: Even if the monkey dresses in silk, she’ll still be a monkey

English: You’re pulling my leg
Spanish: A otro perro con ese hueso
Direct translation: To another dog with that bone

English: Rome was not built in a day
Spanish: No se ganó Zamora en una hora
Direct translation: Zamora was not won in an hour

by Dave Clark

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September 14th, 2012

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Hola Amigos, here is Basic Needs #7. In the lesson, you  will learn a little about gender, masculine and feminine in Spanish.

Remember, this lesson is taken from our Visual Link Spanish Level 1 Course.

If you want to see the whole playlist with the Spanish Basic Needs Section on YouTube, go for it!

Enjoy! (¡Disfruten!)

by Jake Beus

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January 12th, 2012

Learn Spanish in 2012

Setting a goal to learn Spanish is a great goal. I hope that the video you just watched will help you in your journey to learn Spanish.

Last week I asked you to post what your goals are for the upcoming year. Take the next step and share how you are going to achieve those goals with others and with us on  us on Facebook.  Help us help you and encourage others to achieve their goals. We can all use some encouragement.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

How are you going to achieve your goals in 2012?
¿Cómo vas a lograr tus metas en 2012?
I need to set goals.
Necesito fijar metas.
I am going to set specific goals.
I am going to set specific goals.
I am going to write down my goals.
Voy a escribir mis metas.
I am going to share my goals with others.
Voy a compartir mis metas con otros.
I am going to put my goals in a place where I see them everyday.
Voy a poner mis metas en un lugar donde las veo cada día.
I am going to dedicate 30 minutes each day to my goal.
Voy a dedicarme a mi meta 30 minutos al día.
I am going to work hard.
Voy a trabjar duro.
I am going to laugh about my mistakes, learn from them, and keep moving forward.
Voy a reírme de mis equivocaciones, aprender y seguir adelante.
Question of the week:
How are you going to achieve your goals in 2012?
¿Cómo vas a lograr tus metas en 2012?

This will be the end of the normal Facebook Fiesta Friday video lessons for awhile. We are going to be creating daily videos that guide you through the course and tell you what you should do and learn each day. We have received a lot of positive feedback about this idea and we believe it will help Spanish learners stay motivated and efficient in their Spanish studies. If you have the goal to be fluent in basic conversational Spanish this year, then I highly recommend that you follow along with the videos each day. You will see daily improvement.

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