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January 1, 2019
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September 7, 2018
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 Plans Now! Videos mentioned in this video: Ir & Venir Llevar & Traer That Extra LE, The Hangnail of Spanish
August 8, 2018
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! Download the Battle Plans: Download the FREE Spanish Battle Plans Now! Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work Ir & Venir All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
July 25, 2018
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 Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work 3 Ways to SAVE in Spanish Dejar Vs. Dejar Vs. Dejar Ganar & Perder All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
May 25, 2018
I’ve got a problem. I can’t remember which “se” examples confused me before. None confuse me now! Of course, that makes me happy. But it also scares me. How do I know if I covered the hard ones? Please watch this video! Then tell me of any “se” example that STILL confuses you. Get a “Lifetime Pass” to Club Gringo for FREE — When You Become a Lifetime Member Before May 31st @ 11:59 PM EDT! When you become a Lifetime Member by June 1st, you’ll not only get all my premium courses (now and in the future) but you’ll also get a free “Lifetime Pass” to my new private, member-only “club” — Club Gringo (value $27/month). As of June 1st, it will cost $27 per month to be a member of Club Gringo. But with the free “Lifetime Pass” — you’ll be a member FOREVER! You’ll save $324 the first year alone! Become a Lifetime Member and get a “Lifetime Pass” to Club Gringo for FREE! Get more info on Club Gringo (including “video tour”) Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Related Videos: Se is a Monster! (Monsters Aren’t Real) All Pronouns Videos Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
April 12, 2018
“Se” is a monster! It’s so many things! It’s not just one thing. I used to say that too. But it’s NOT TRUE! When I finally looked closer, I saw with “se” what I see with most things: surprising simplicity. This video is all about “se”. Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns Double Object Pronouns Reflexive Object Pronouns Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
March 21, 2018
In this video, you’ll see the four most common ways “lo” is used in Spanish. And it’s way easier than most schools, courses and books make it seem. And oh yeah, I MIGHT go another one of my rants… Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: Direct Object Pronouns Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
March 7, 2018
Have you ever seen an extra “le” and wondered, “What is THAT for?” Me too! I wondered about that extra “le” for almost 20 years! But not anymore. I finally know the deal with that extra “le”. And you can too. Just watch this video! Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns Double Object Pronouns All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) Premium Courses Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Lifetime Members Get ALL Premium Courses! The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
March 2, 2018
We use “to save” three different ways in English. But in Spanish, they have a special verb for each of those ways! When you’re done watching this video, you’ll forever know how to choose the CORRECT “save”. Download the Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work Dejar Vs. Dejar Vs. Dejar Ganar & Perder All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 21, 2018
In this video, see how the many (seemingly unrelated) uses of “ganar” and “perder” are actually VERY related. Plus, learn from two of the cutest mistakes Spanish-speakers make in English. Other Videos You Might Like: Dejar Vs. Dejar Vs. Dejar Reflexive Verbs How Words Work Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 14, 2018
In this video, learn the most common uses of “dejar” (there are lots). Plus, I’ll show you how all of dejar’s meanings, are really the same! Other Videos You Might Like: All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 7, 2018
Spanish is Spanish–just like English is English. Even though most words are the same everywhere, SOME words are different from one country to the next. Like the words in THIS video! Other Videos You Might Like: All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
February 1, 2018
“Tener” is a very common and straightforward word. But it can get weird. And THAT’S what we’re looking at in this video. “Tener” at its weirdest. Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work Adjectives Adverbs Website Category: The Basics All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions T-Shirt Sale — Everything Must Go! All t-shirts in stock are on SALE for $9.99 (with free shipping in US). I’m getting rid of everything so I can: 1) go an alternative route w/ more options (designs, shipping, etc) 2) use the space for different kinds of videos (no white screen) Click here to get your Gringo Gear (while supplies last)
January 24, 2018
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 Lifetime Member, get both verb courses for free… Download your Spanish Battle Plans: Download Your FREE Spanish Battle Plans
December 1, 2017
In this video, you’ll see the one way “introducir” and “presentar” are confusing AND get a rule of thumb for all the other ways. Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Blue, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, Hola T-shirt
October 25, 2017
In this video, hear how The Spanish Dude got started, and SEE (w/ real video clips from Spain) how to ask directions to any site in the world with three questions, made of seven words. Other Videos You Might Like: The Bare Minimum Method The Pharmacy The Bus & Train Station Ordering Food All Travel Spanish Videos (free) More Travel Spanish Videos! Get more info on the Travel Spanish Crash Course (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Black, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Black, Hola T-shirt
October 17, 2017
Both “volver” and “regresar” mean “to return”. But which “to return”? In English, there are at least three. In this video, you’ll learn when to use “volver” and “regresar”. And when you can use both! Other Videos You Might Like: How Words Work All Spanish Tidbits (Vocabulary) All Spanish Quickies (Grammar & Study Strategies) More Vocabulary-Building Videos! Get more info on Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Are We Connected on Facebook? I’m posting more and more on Facebook. Stuff you won’t see anywhere else. Go to The Spanish Dude Facebook page for fun Spanish posts! Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Black, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Black, Hola T-shirt
October 3, 2017
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 Preterite Vs. Imperfect, One More Thing More Premium Past Tense Verb Videos: Get more info on Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Edition The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Blue, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, Hola T-shirt
September 26, 2017
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 with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Red, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Red, Hola T-shirt
September 19, 2017
In this video, we’re going to talk about three words. With these three teeny words, you can say (and compare) a million different things! Didn’t understand something? Watch these: How Words Work The Sexualization of Nouns Plural Forms of Nouns Adjectives Adverbs All Spanish Tidbits More Fun with Words! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Green, Hola T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Green, Hola T-shirt
September 12, 2017
“About” can mean many things in English. In this video, you’ll see three different ways to say ONE of them: de, sobre & acerca de. More videos like this: How Words Work How Prepositions Work Por Vs. Par, An Introduction Prepositions with Verbs All Spanish Tidbits More Fun with Words! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Pink, Jamón T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Pink, Jamón T-shirt
September 5, 2017
“Recordar” and “Acordarse”. Two simple words. Yet they’re kind of confusing. In this video, we go over how they’re the same AND how they’re different. More videos like this: How Words Work Reflexive Verbs Indirect Object Pronouns All Spanish Tidbits More Fun with Words! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Pink, Jamón T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Pink, Jamón T-shirt
August 29, 2017
When they use “bajar” and “subir” like we use “go down” and “go up”–these are simple words. Things get weird when they use them totally differently! In this video, we talk about the weird stuff =) More videos like this: How Words Work How Prepositions Work Reflexive Verbs Deber is Weird Enviar Vs. Mandar Beber Vs. Tomar Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Blue, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, HOLA T-shirt
August 22, 2017
Do you know when to use “beber” and when to use “tomar”? It’s not JUST a regional difference. Watch this video to find out! More videos like this: How Words Work Deber is Weird Enviar Vs. Mandar Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Black, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Black, HOLA T-shirt
August 16, 2017
More videos like this: How Words Work Deber is Weird All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Red, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Red, HOLA T-shirt
August 10, 2017
More videos like this: How Words Work Saber Vs. Conocer All Spanish Tidbits Build Your Vocabulary Fast! Fun with Words (premium course) The Spanish Dude Newsletter: Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter to get notified first when I post a new video + discounts + videos not available to the public. Appear in a future Spanish Tidbit! Click here for instructions Blue, HOLA T-Shirt Now Available in Most Sizes: Click here to check out the Blue, HOLA T-shirt
June 1, 2017
Get the First 2 Modules of BOTH Verb Courses Free! Get instant (and free) access to Module #1 and Module #2 of BOTH Verb Conjugation Boot Camps! IMPORTANT: Watch Part #1 First! How to Learn Spanish, Part #1 Strategy Videos The Flashcard Strategy The Conjugation Strategy The Bare Minimum Method The Puzzle Strategy The Song Strategy Premium Verb Courses Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Present Tense Edition Verb Conjugation Boot Camp, Past Tense Edition Become Lifetime Member, get both verb courses for free… Tools for Capturing Mini Notebook Retractable Pen Sony Voice Recorder Other YouTube Channels & Websites Señor Jordan (YouTube channel) Butterfly Spanish (YouTube channel) Spanish with Paul (YouTube channel) StudySpanish.com (website) News in Slow Spanish (website, podcast) Extra en Español (YouTube show) italki (website) Books @ Amazon Ultimate Spanish Grammar Book Practice Makes Perfect Series (Spanish) Download the Battle Plans: Download the Battle Plans
May 18, 2017
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May 5, 2017
Hola! I just uploaded a quick video to make two announcements: Announcements: New Video Coming + All T-Shirts In Stock! In short: ANNOUNCEMENT #1: I’ll be uploading a new Spanish Quickie next Wednesday called “How to Learn Spanish”. The most common question I get is “What do I do first? Then what? How do I learn Spanish?” This video will be my best attempt to answer that question for you. ANNOUNCEMENT #2: All t-shirts are now in stock: Gringo Gear by The Spanish Dude If you’re subscribed to The Spanish Dude Newsletter, intead of paying $14.95 per shirt, you only pay $9.95 per shirt. Check your email inbox for the discount info or go here to sign up (you’ll get an email immediately with the discount): Subscribe to The Spanish Dude Newsletter I’ll see you next week! Hasta luego, Jordan
March 29, 2017
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 learn =) Because when we’re sitting or standing at a bar after a quick coffee (one of my favorite parts of Spain!) “la cuenta” is not the best thing to say. When you’re in an informal situation, with no bill (it’s usually verbal) you can go a few different routes. And you’ll see most of them in this video: Gringo on the Streets (all episodes) Hope you’re loving these new videos. Please leave a comment with any ideas you have for future videos. Hasta luego, Jordan
March 22, 2017
Hola! The long awaited new episode of Gringo on the Street is LIVE. This time we’re ordering coffee. If you watch this video, no doubt you’ll be able to order coffee in Spain without a problem. But you won’t JUST see me ordering coffee in this video. You’ll see something else. You’ll see that every time I order a coffee, the person quickly responds by making my coffee. Even with my “horrible” pronunciation and “so American” accent–as I’ve been told in YouTube comments =) But none of that matters. Language is a tool for communication–to carry a message from one brain to another. Once that’s achieved, it’s all ego after that. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about speaking the best you can–I want to speak the best I can! But even when my sentences are riddled with mistakes or poor pronunciation of a word–I’m understood. I’m more than understood. I have wonderful conversations. I tell jokes. Just sometimes with lots of mistakes =) I’m still learning too! It’s a lifelong thing for me, I think. So watch this new video! See me order a *million* coffees. See me make mistakes and speak like a gringo. But still get all my coffees! Then you go do it! Next opportunity, get out there and order something in Spanish! But don’t compare yourself to perfect! Don’t beat yourself up for making mistakes or sounding “stupid”. Pat yourself on the back for doing the scariest thing, getting out there and speaking Spanish in real life. Even just the small phrases and sentences in this video–if you say them in real life, you’ll feel absolutely amazing! Hope you like the new video. I’ve got another one coming next week. Hasta luego, Jordan
February 16, 2017
The second I saw this commercial, I knew I had to share it. Not only is it hilarious, but the words are simple. So you can focus on hearing them. In this video, we take apart the commercial, analyze it, then put it back together. Free Practice Resources: Download the Commercial – Lola y La Nieta Related Videos: A & De Reflexive Verbs (and Pronouns)
February 8, 2017
Today, not only are you going to learn a very important lesson: what to do when you have TWO OBJECT PRONOUNS in the same sentence. But you’re going to witness… My worldwide… Singing debut! But seriously, this is a very important lesson. And once you’re done with this. I promise, no more pronouns for at least a month. Free Practice Resources: Practice Worksheet: Double Object Pronouns Answer Key: Double Object Pronouns Related Videos: Subject Pronouns Possessive Adjectives Direct Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns Reflexive Verbs (and Pronouns)
February 1, 2017
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 that’s how we learn–CONTEXT! (how does this fit with everything I already know?) So the goal of this video is simple: show you what reflexive verbs are, and how and when to use them in both English and Spanish. But along the way, you’ll also see how they compare to direct and indirect object pronouns (the last two videos). There are lots of similarities–and lots of differences too (that’s part of the confusion). BONUS: The word “se” in Spanish is very confusing. Because it has many different uses and meanings. This video touches on one of them. “Ver” is the verb. “Verse” is the REFLEXIVE verb (same thing, just with “se” on the end). When you’re done, not only will you finally understand reflexive verbs and how to use them. But you’ll be one step closer to understanding that crazy word “se” also! Watch the video. Maybe twice. You’ll get it. I swear. And I’m here for questions, of course. Hasta luego! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/reflexive-verbs/?podcast
January 25, 2017
I either didn’t learn or don’t remember this from school (as humans, we often block out traumatic events): Indirect object pronouns. As opposed to direct object pronouns. But when I started learning Spanish, I noticed right away–the pronouns were really confusing! One problem is… What is a direct object? What is an indirect object? Then another problem is… In English, direct object pronouns are the same as indirect object pronouns. In Spanish, they’re not. So in this video, I’ll show you: 1) What direct and indirect objects even are (in English). 2) How what they do in Spanish is different than what we do in English. 3) The difference between direct object pronouns and indirect object pronouns in Spanish (there’s no difference in English). If pronouns confuse you, watch this video. It’ll really clear things up. Hasta luego! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/indirect-object-pronouns/?podcast
January 19, 2017
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 ti. Él, lo, le. OMG!!!! The good news is, just like with verb conjugation, once you focus on ONE type of pronoun at a time, it’s really not that hard. It’s just confusing when you rush it, don’t practice enough, then can’t differentiate one from the other. Tú tu te ti? Come on. You’ve got to be kidding! Well this video… is all about helping you avoid that confusion! Start with one type of pronoun (direct object pronouns). Focus on them. Learn them. Practice them. When you’re done with this video, you’ll understand what direct object pronouns are, how they’re used in Spanish, and why they’re so tricky for us. And when you’re done with the Practice Worksheet on that page, you’ll start to FEEL how to use them. That’s how it’s done around here. Focus. Learn. Practice. Focus. Learn. Practice. Focus. Learn. Practice. Watch the video, do the Practice Worksheet. Then I think you’ll find, direct object pronouns, suddenly don’t seem so hard anymore. Suerte, Gringo! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/direct-object-pronouns/?podcast
October 6, 2016
In this lesson, I go over the whole masculine/feminine thing in Spanish. While not nearly as hard to “get” as all the verb conjugations, the sexuality of nouns still gives Spanish students a lot of trouble at the beginning. Or at least that’s how it was for me. Related Videos: Plural Forms of Nouns Definite & Indefinite Articles
October 3, 2016
In this lesson, I present “ser”, “estar” and “ir” together. Very few books present “ser” and “estar” together. I don’t know why. Probably because the people who make those books have no idea how our Gringo minds work. All links mentioned in this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/three-enemigos
September 26, 2016
“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 money that “to be” is the most frequently used verb in English and in Spanish. Anytime you say “is” “am” “are” “was” or “were”, you’re actually saying a conjugated form of “to be”. But here’s the thing. In Spanish, they have two different “to be’s”. All links mentioned in this episode can be found here: Ser Vs. Estar
September 14, 2016
One of the main reasons I failed Spanish my first time through is I was lost from the beginning. On the first day, the teacher starting using words like “conjugation” and “infinitive”. I didn’t even know what those words meant in English. Would’ve been nice of her to explain that, no? Free Practice Resources: Download the Word List for this video Related Videos: The Conjugation Strategy Personal Pronouns (Subject Pronouns) Formal Conjugation Put Your Pronouns In, Take Your Pronouns Out
September 14, 2016
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 Spanish Like Kids Learn Greetings & Being Polite, Part 1 Greetings & Being Polite, Part 2 Ask Directions in Spanish The Bus & Train Station in Spanish Free Bonus Video: Mistakes Are Good
August 24, 2016
In this video, we continue with the travel Spanish tricks. This time, at the bus and train station in Spain. You’ll learn 5 steps for handling all public transportation when you travel. And we’ll go over Step #1 in depth, with video examples from Spain. Another video you should watch: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn – The Bare Minimum Method Ask Directions in Spanish
August 11, 2016
In this video, not only will you hear how Gringo Español started, but you’ll SEE how to ask directions to any spot in the world with just three questions, made of seven simple words. This video features real video clips from Spain. Another video you should watch: Learn Spanish Like Kids Learn – The Bare Minimum Method
July 28, 2016
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
July 13, 2016
Get the Word List for this video here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/prepositions-with-verbs/?podcast.
June 15, 2016
Get the Free Practice Worksheets here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/por-para/
May 31, 2016
I made my first Spanish video three and a half years ago. It didn’t go well the first year. I made negative dollars. I switched gears in the second year, January of 2014. That’s when I started Gringo Español. In the beginning, I was just uploading free videos. And nobody was watching. But by the time the 6-month mark hit, I knew I had “something”. The crowd was starting to gather. In September of 2014, I released my second premium course. That’s when things really started to roll. Then finally, over the last eight months, with four premium courses, Gringo Español became a real business that provided me a nice income. But a few weeks ago, on May 3rd, Facebook deleted the Gringo Español Facebook page without explanation. And with it, they took half my business. This is my story. I assure you, I don’t do sad endings. P.S. Make sure to LIKE my new FB page if you don’t want to miss my videos: http://facebook.com/spanishdude
May 11, 2016
All the links mentioned in this video can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/prepositions-work-spanish/
April 27, 2016
Hola! This is a brand-new video. I’ve been meaning to make this one for a while. The Puzzle Strategy is the best strategy I’ve got for improving your Spanish fast. With The Puzzle Strategy, not only will you learn new words and grammar–and see how real Spanish sentences are formed… But when you do The Puzzle Strategy, you’ll identify specifically what you need to work on. However, The Puzzle Strategy isn’t for the faint of heart. If you’re a beginner, it might make you cry. If you’re intermediate, it’ll make you sweat. Your job is to work through that pain. I have an adorable, 14-month-old niece. When she attempts to do something she can already do, she’s happy! But when she tries something she CAN’T already do–she gets flustered. She cries. Sometimes she quits. Don’t be like my 14-month-old niece. You can cry. But don’t quit. The reason most people don’t speak a foreign language is, it’s hard. They get frustrated. And they quit. If you want to speak Spanish for real… In real life… With real people… You need to persevere. So WATCH The Puzzle Strategy video. Then DO The Puzzle Strategy. Persevere. GRIT it out. You won’t be sorry. No pain, no gain. Thank you sir, may I have another? Have fun. Get your cry on. See ya next week! Jordan P.S. All the links mentioned in this video are listed here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/puzzle-strategy/?podcast
March 25, 2016
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 that’s how we learn–CONTEXT! (how does this fit with everything I already know?) So the goal of this video is simple: show you what reflexive verbs are, and how and when to use them in both English and Spanish. But along the way, you’ll also see how they compare to direct and indirect object pronouns (the last two videos). There are lots of similarities–and lots of differences too (that’s part of the confusion). BONUS: The word “se” in Spanish is very confusing. Because it has many different uses and meanings. This video touches on one of them. “Ver” is the verb. “Verse” is the REFLEXIVE verb (same thing, just with “se” on the end). When you’re done, not only will you finally understand reflexive verbs and how to use them. But you’ll be one step closer to understanding that crazy word “se” also! Watch the video. Maybe twice. You’ll get it. I swear. And I’m here for questions, of course. Hasta luego! Jordan All resources for this episode can be found here: https://spanishdude.com/quickies/reflexive-verbs/?podcast
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