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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

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1 Jan 2019

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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 […]

30 Jul 2014

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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 […]


4 Sep 2015

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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 […]


9 Jul 2015

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De Vs. Desde: When You Can Use Both & When You Can’t

In this video, you’ll see how “de” and “desde” are the same–and how they’re different. When you can use either one. And when you can’t. Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work How Prepositions Work All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun […]


26 Sep 2017

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Regular, Preterite AR Conjugation (Spanish Past Tense)

In this video, we begin the journey that is past tense conjugation. Learning it all together is impossible. It’s best to break it down into small groups and learn one conjugation pattern at a time. Starting with this video, the regular, preterite AR conjugations. CLICK HERE FOR YOUR FREE PRACTICE RESOURCES Related Videos: The Infinitive […]


5 May 2015

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Common, Regular IR Verbs (Fun with Words)

CRAZY! Since I started studying Spanish over 10 years ago, I’ve always told people: “Whenever you don’t know a word in Spanish, just take the English word and Spanishify it!” But over the last couple weeks, as I made the three “Fun with…” videos… I was still shocked by just how many words there are […]


14 Mar 2014

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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 […]


3 Oct 2017

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Spanish Adverbs–How to Use Them Without More Rules

When you’re learning Spanish, lots of rules are important to see once, then forget. How adverbs work, is a good example. When I did a little Googling, I saw there are five ways adverbs are used. Ugh. More rules. Then, after a few seconds, I noticed something… adverbs in Spanish, work exactly like they do […]

1 Apr 2014

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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 […]


18 Mar 2014

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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


18 May 2017

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The Bare Minimum Method: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn [REBROADCAST]

In this video you’ll get three steps to learning Spanish like a kid learns Spanish. When you’re done with this video, you’ll literally be ready to speak Spanish today! No exaggeration. Another video you should watch: Beginner Spanish Fact: Pronunciation Doesn’t Matter


28 Jul 2016

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Reflexive Verbs

Reflexive verbs are a little weird in Spanish. Not hard. Just weird. Do you even know what reflexive verbs are? Yeah, neither did I. We just don’t use them that much in English. And that’s the problem. Most Spanish courses and books don’t specifically compare what happens in Spanish to what happens in English. But […]


25 Mar 2016

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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 […]


19 Jan 2017

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Antojitos, Part #1 (Food in Mexico) [Spanish Tidbit]

In this video, you’ll learn about some of the most common antojitos in Mexico. Antojitos are Mexican snacks like tacos, quesadillas and burritos. But there are way more than just that. Watch this video to learn more. This Spanish Tidbit (and the next one too) is required viewing for this Spanish Quickie: Eating in Merida, […]

2 Feb 2015

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Pay the Bill (Gringo on the Streets, Episode #3) [NEW VIDEO]

Hola! Another episode of Gringo on the Street is live! In last week’s episode, you saw how to order coffee in Spain–and that’s pretty much how you order EVERYTHING. Cool! Well this week, we’re going to PAY for all those coffees! And I’m not just talking about “la cuenta”–one of the first things we Gringos […]


29 Mar 2017

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Por Vs. Para, An Introduction

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


15 Jun 2016

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Preterite Vs. Imperfect, Rule of Thumb (Spanish Past Tense)

This is the first past tense video I’ve created on this site. The past tense is a bit tricky for us English speakers because there are two past tenses–each with a full conjugation. This video is a big picture, aerial view of what’s going on, how it’s different than what we do in English, and […]


15 Apr 2015

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Indirect Object Pronouns

Once you know your direct object pronouns in English, you’re done. Direct and indirect object pronouns in English are exactly the same. But not in Spanish. Oh no. So… You can’t just say “him” or “her” or “them” when you’re talking. In today’s video, not only will I explain what the heck direct and indirect […]

14 Aug 2014

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[REBROADCAST] Ser Vs. Estar, A Rule of Thumb

“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 […]


26 Sep 2016

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