Many people look for Spanish lessons in NYC trying to find the place where they will go, and they will be “taught” Spanish. This is true to a certain point; you will need a Spanish teacher or tutor to answer your specific questions and give you hints and tricks to motivate your learning. But at the end of the day, your instructor is only a “facilitator” of your learning process. The real success depends on you, the student. Read more
Proverbs About the Weather in Spanish. We did it New York! We finally made it through the poor weather. The temperature is rising up and we are starting to dress down. Finally, we can say short shorts and long socks don’t match anymore and jackets can stay home with boots and coats. Read more
Useful Expressions to Use at a Bars and Restaurants. The sun is out. Beautiful people walk on the streets and the Caribbean breeze brings promises of great vacations. It’s 90 °F in that Spanish paradise and you could not have a better companion. As a tourist, you might have found yourself in that moment at the Bar, right in front of the beach. Read more
Spanish speaking tips to impress your amigos
After meeting someone from Latin America and being practicing your Spanish with them, you will find yourself invited to a “Fiesta” (Party) or Reunión (meet up) pretty soon. These usually are some small-to-big reunions that pop-up all of a sudden where, for sure, there will be some food, music and booze. Read more
Enough Lent for the Season
We are reaching that time of the year where the Sun is fighting to stay out and you start to feel the change in the air; that smell of nature, the smell of trees, grass and blooming flowers. We are reaching the time where the day is longer and the great City of New York finds more excuses to stay out with him, the sun. Luckily, we are also grasping the end of Lent, that period before Easter that, in the Christian Church, is the commemoration of Christ’s fasting in the wilderness during forty days. Read more
Most language learners I work with live in a native language environment. If you’re one of those learners, you’ve probably decided to get involved in a foreign language out of love and curiosity. You may be taking weekly classes or sitting down with a self-study book every so often. Read more
When I finish I just tell the waiter: “La cuenta por favor”. “The check please”. Read more
¿Qué tiempo hace? What’s the weather like?
“Hace” literally means “does” so we are actually asking what is what the weather does. That’s why we say: Read more
About Spanish NYC
When the socio political crisis in Colombia forced the founder of SpanishNYC, Luis Cardozo, to leave his home country in 1999, his two main assets to start a new life in NYC were a law degree and his passion for languages.