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The Spanish Dude Podcast (Audio)

A podcast of all my videos, but in audio format.

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Learn Spanish w/ Logic, How English Works, State of the Gringo Address 2018

Important Stuff Download your free Spanish Battle Plans Download the book PDF’s (Sapiens & El Chapo) Become Lifetime Member before January 31st @ 11:59pm eastern

1hr 1min

1 Jan 2019

Rank #1

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Ordering Food in Spanish

In this video we continue with TRAVEL SPANISH. For me, traveling wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if the different countries didn’t have different foods. The food is one of the best parts for sure. In this video, we’re going to Order Food in Spanish! Another video you should watch: The Bare Minimum Method: Learn […]

12mins

4 Sep 2015

Rank #2

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Por Vs. Para, An Introduction

Get the Free Practice Worksheets here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/por-para/

20mins

15 Jun 2016

Rank #3

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The Flashcard Strategy

Ahhh, The Flashcard Strategy… this one is near and dear to my heart. Anybody that knows my story knows I have a deep affection for making flashcards to memorize words. But you shouldn’t just throw the words on the cards and jump in randomly and haphazardly. Oh no. Related Videos: The Conjugation Strategy The Song […]

5mins

17 Jan 2014

Rank #4

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Personal Pronouns (Subject Pronouns)

Personal pronouns in Spanish are pretty easy and straightforward. The words are small and they work generally the way they do in English. But there are a couple common pitfalls for gringos like you and me. Formal/Informal, Latin America vs Spain. But don’t worry, that’s what we’re here to talk about today. Free Practice Resources: […]

6mins

24 Jan 2014

Rank #5

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“Weird” Uses of LLEVAR [Spanish Tidbit]

In this video, we take a look at all those “weird” uses of “llevar”. Which turn out… not to be so weird. We actually say the same things in English a lot of the time–we simply don’t realize it. But after this video we do =) Download the Battle Plans: Download the FREE Spanish Battle […]

14mins

7 Sep 2018

Rank #6

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Ser Vs. Estar

“To be or not to be? That is the question.” I know very few lines from Shakespeare. But it’s no surprise to me that one of the few I do know, contains the verb “to be” twice. You see, I consider “to be” to be the mother of all verbs. I’d bet a lot of […]

7mins

27 Jan 2014

Rank #7

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Speak in the Future Without More Conjugation

This is, minute-for-minute, one of the very best lessons I’ll ever give you. In this short lesson, you’ll learn how to speak perfectly in the future, without learning any more conjugations. When I first discovered this, I was pissed they hadn’t taught it to me earlier. Instead, they buried me deeper and deeper in conjugations! […]

4mins

20 Mar 2014

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Fun with Cognates: Último to Simple (S03E05)

Something different today… It’s different. And intense. Perhaps a little long. I’m pretty sure, it’s the most ADVANCED video I’ve made so far. But it’s important. Really important. For sure, you’ll learn a bunch of new words in this video. Or get to know words you already know, better. But more importantly, you’ll be practicing […]

19mins

10 Feb 2016

Rank #9

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Llevar & Traer [Spanish Tidbit]

At first glance, “llevar” and “traer” seem exactly like “ir” and “venir”. They ARE like them. But not EXACTLY. When schools, books and courses present them in a simple manner, they’re kinda missing the part that actually confuses us lol. If YOU’VE ever been confused by the words “take” or “bring” — watch this video! […]

15mins

8 Aug 2018

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How to Learn Spanish, Part #1

Download the Battle Plans: Download the Battle Plans Show notes: Video: How to Be More Confident by Derek Halpern Book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F by Mark Manson

20mins

18 May 2017

Rank #11

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Ir & Venir [Spanish Tidbit]

It’s so close to the same! But the one difference is what makes “ir” and “venir” confusing. Spanish uses “venir” in only one context–and they’re very LOYAL to that context. English on the other hand, plays things a little looser. Watch this video to never be confused by “ir” and “venir” again. Download the Battle […]

13mins

25 Jul 2018

Rank #12

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Direct Object Pronouns [REBROADCAST]

Verb conjugation is an attention hog. Rarely do I have a conversation about learning Spanish without verb conjugation coming up. And with good reason. It’s not easy. Lots of tenses. So many patterns. Plus all those exceptions. But lurking in the shadows… perhaps even more confusing… are the pronouns! Me mi mí. Tú tu te […]

9mins

19 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Cognate Pattern #1: TION to CIÓN (S03E01)

And we’re back! Spanish Quickies, Season 3 starts… NOW! — Since the start of Gringo Español two years ago, we’ve mainly been focusing on grammar. But to use grammar, you need words. So for the next few videos, we’re going to focus on building up your vocabulary. But what words to learn? I say, learn […]

13mins

8 Jan 2016

Rank #14

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Direct Object Pronouns

Direct object pronouns is one of my least favorite subjects in Spanish. After 15 years, it still gives me troubles sometimes. In this video, you’ll see how to use direct object pronouns in Spanish. Then a comparison with the other pronouns you’ve learned. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: Direct Object Pronouns Answer Key: Direct Object […]

9mins

30 Jul 2014

Rank #15

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Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Rule of Thumb [from The Vault]

In this video, you’ll get the big picture, aerial view PLUS a rule of thumb that’ll help you choose correctly between the two Spanish past tenses 90% of the time. More Free Past Tense Videos: Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER/IR Conjugation Imperfect AR Conjugation Regular, Imperfect ER/IR Conjugation Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Life Lessons […]

7mins

3 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Preterite Vs. Imperfect, One More Thing (Spanish Past Tense)

Watch this last video comparing the preterite tense and the imperfect tense. You’ll see quotes from Orange is the New Black to see how to use the two past tenses when things aren’t so clear! Related Videos: Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Rule of Thumb Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation Regular, Preterite ER & IR Conjugation Imperfect AR […]

8mins

9 Jul 2015

Rank #17

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Two Magic Travel Spanish Words: A & De

These two little teeny words saved my butt big time the first time I went to Spain and found myself at a little train station in the south–where nobody spoke English. In this video, not only do I tell you the straight up definitions, but I show you a few different ways to use “de”–one […]

3mins

18 Mar 2014

Rank #18

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How English Works: Adverbs (Part 5 of 8)

Adverbs are the most difficult “part of speech” for me to identify. In this video, we look at what adverbs really are, and what they really do–so they’re easier to identify when we’re confused. Stuff mentioned in this video: How to Learn English: The 6 Parts of Speech (Part 1 of 8) How to Learn […]

11mins

20 Mar 2020

Rank #19

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The Three Enemigos, Past Tense Edition [NEW VIDEO!]

Get the Three Enemigos Mini Course for FREE! Three Enemigos Mini Course (FREE) Related Videos The Three Enemigos (Present Tense) Ser Vs. Estar (Present Tense) Regular, Present AR Conjugation Regular, Present ER Conjugation Regular, Present IR Conjugation Premium Verb Courses Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Edition Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Edition Become […]

13mins

24 Jan 2018

Rank #20