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Aprendiendo con Silvia
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In this series created by our kind and charismatic Spanish teacher, Silvia, you will find diverse lessons on vocabulary as well as specific verbs. Silvia with additionally share with you entertaining and clearly-enunciated personal stories that will help your ability to comprehend spoken Spanish.

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Showing 1-85 of 85 Totaling 6 hours 18 minutes

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Cabeza, cara y mucho más - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Do you know what the parts of the head and face are called in Spanish? In this video, Silvia will teach us this— and much more!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Cabeza, cara y mucho más - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues to teach us about the parts of the face and how some of the senses are linked to them.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Recuerdos de infancia - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia from Valencia, Spain, tells us some of her childhood memories of the home where she lived, her neighborhood, and her religious school. Let's listen carefully and learn new Spanish vocabulary in the process!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Recuerdos de infancia - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues to share with us some of her childhood memories, this time, about what she used to do on weekends and holidays with her family.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Recuerdos de infancia - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues to tell us about her childhood memories, focusing this time on the town of Chóvar in Valencia, Spain, where her family would spend vacations and holidays.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Los volcanes

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Silvia tells us about the active volcano on the Spanish island of La Palma as well as some interesting facts about volcanoes you might not know, including the types of particles they expel and some different types of eruptions.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Pequeños grandes placeres - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Sometimes, life's little pleasures are its greatest. In this video, Silvia shares some of hers and invites you to do the same.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Pequeños grandes placeres - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In the second part of this video on life's little-yet-great daily pleasures, Silvia shares a few more of her personal favorites.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - El abrazo

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Did you know that the act of hugging someone has therapeutic properties? Silvia enlightens us as to the power of the embrace.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Campanas - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Back by popular demand, Silvia continues to tell us more things that happened during her childhood in the town of Chóvar in Valencia, Spain. This time, she focuses on the significance of bells and their different chimes in that community.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Campanas - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Did you know that there are several Spanish idiomatic expressions that involve bells? Silvia will share a few!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Expresiones y significados del verbo tomar - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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The Spanish verb "tomar" has different meanings in different contexts, and in this pair of videos, Silvia will enlighten you to many.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Expresiones y significados del verbo tomar - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In the second part of this video about the verb "tomar," Silvia teaches us several expressions that employ it.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Materiales - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this video, Silvia tells us about everyday objects and utensils, highlighting the different types of materials they are made of.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Materiales - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Let's learn some additional Spanish vocabulary for more common and not-so-common objects. Don't forget to ask yourself what they are used for as you go!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Consejos para dormir mejor - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Did you know that more than fifteen percent of the population suffers from insomnia? Silvia shares with us some useful tips that a friend gave her to sleep better at night.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Consejos para dormir mejor - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In part two of this video, we'll get further advice from Silvia for getting a good night's sleep.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados del verbo dejar - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Today, Silvia will clarify the different meanings of the verb "dejar," a polysemic verb, or one with several meanings.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados del verbo dejar - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In this second video about the verb "dejar," Silvia provides us with even more examples of its various meanings within different contexts.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Instrumentos musicales - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Which musical instruments are you familiar with? Silvia shows us some very common ones and explains the families to which they belong.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Instrumentos musicales - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Let's learn the names of even more musical instruments with Sylvia! We can even make our own unique instruments at home.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - La cabina

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Do you know what a phone booth is? When was the last time you saw a working one? Let's join Silvia, who'll tell us more about this object that has ceased to exist in many places.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Aromáticas - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Aromatic herbs and plants provide many gastronomic, medicinal, and cosmetic benefits. In this video, Silvia will tell us about rosemary and its various properties and uses.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Aromáticas - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this second part of Silvia's video on aromatic plants, we'll learn about the uses and properties of some of her additional favorites: sage, celery, and lemon verbena.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Nacionalidades y adjetivos - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia tells us about her experience working as a high school teacher with students of different nationalities. Listen to her story, paying close attention to the adjectives she uses!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Nacionalidades y adjetivos - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Through her colorful description of the diverse environment at the second institute where she taught, Silvia brings to light the adjectives for a plethora of nationalities.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Deportes tradicionales canarios - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Let's join Silvia, who will tell us about six traditional and very unique sports that are practiced in the Canary Islands. In part one, we'll hear about Canarian wrestling and the shepherd's leap.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Deportes tradicionales canarios - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

In part two of this series, Silvia tells us about some of the additional sports that are native to the Canary Islands and challenges us to think about whether our own areas have any similarly unique sports.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Traer vs. Llevar - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Do you have trouble knowing when to use the Spanish verbs "llevar" [to take] vs. "traer" [to bring]? Silvia will help us with a simple trick and lots of examples!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Traer vs. Llevar - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia gives us more entertaining examples of when to use the oft-confused verbs "llevar" (to take) and "traer" (to bring).

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia explains to us the difference between an emotion and a feeling as well as enlightening us as to the six types of basic emotions.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this second part of Silvia's video series on emotions, she deals with the emotion of tenderness, inviting us to analyze an image that depicts that emotion.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Continuing her exploration of the emotions, Silvia challenges us to evaluate an illustration to determine which one it evokes.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia delves a bit deeper into what the emotion of relief entails, including several examples and some different Spanish vocabulary to talk about it.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

What is compassion? Silvia invites us to explore and question ourselves regarding this complex emotion via analysis of an illustration.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia provides us with another colorful explanation of yet another emotion: euphoria! Let's join her in exploring this feeling while analyzing an illustration that depicts it.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

This time, Silvia talks about solitude, pointing out that it is one thing to be alone and quite another to feel alone. Let's listen to her insight about this difference.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 8

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this episode of her series on emotions, Silvia focuses on insecurity, an emotion that we've all surely experienced at some point. Let's delve a bit deeper into some possible reasons why.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 9

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Personal satisfaction is an emotion that most of us like to feel. Let's join Silvia in exploring this emotion more thoroughly.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 10

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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This time, Silvia will deal with an emotion that entails respect and appreciation for others' actions or qualities. Can you guess which one it is?

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 11

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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This time, Silvia talks to us about a somewhat controversial emotion that not only causes us discomfort, but also fosters rivalry with others. Can you guess which one it is?

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 12

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In this third-to-last video in her series, Silvia will speak to us about a very basic emotion that occurs when one perceives some physical or psychological threat. Can you guess what it might be?

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 13

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In this second-to-last lesson in her series about emotions, Silvia talks to us about an important one that entails acknowledgement of all of the things that we have.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Las emociones - Part 14

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

After exploring a multitude of emotions with us, in this final video in her series, Silvia takes us on an emotional journey with several additional words that she hasn't mentioned thus far. Let's get ready to learn a lot more feeling-related vocabulary.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Vacaciones y urgencias - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Silvia's vacation to the island of Fuerteventura didn't turn out quite as expected and actually landed her in the ER! She'll tell you more.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Vacaciones y urgencias - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Silvia continues to tell us the saga of her trip to the emergency room while on vacation, this time, describing some of the characters she encountered there as well as her course of treatment.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Electrodomésticos - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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How many appliances do you have at home? Silvia challenges you to think about this as you learn a plethora of new Spanish vocabulary related to household appliances.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Electrodomésticos - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues to teach us a multitude of new vocabulary in this second part of her video about appliances. This time, she'll focus on grey goods, including products related to computers and telecommunications, as well as an additional group of small, lightweight appliances used for various tasks.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In every language, there are set phrases such as "You're pulling my leg" that cannot be taken at face value. Silvia teaches us the Spanish equivalent of this English expression as well as many other such Spanish set phrases.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Now that you've learned a bit about how set phrases convey something beyond their word-for-word meaning, let's learn a bunch more that came up for Silvia during her week!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Let's learn more set phrases with Silvia! This time, Silvia shares with us a recent conversation with her sister-in-law that contains a couple of interesting ones, the meanings of which might not be so easy to guess!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues the story about her brother's experience at a repair shop, introducing us to new new Spanish idioms and challenging to us include them in a scenario of our own.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues her series on set phrases in Spanish, teaching us some common ones that we might find in fairy tales as well as in our daily lives.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Frases hechas - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Do you know which Spanish/English idiomatic expression had its origin in the sport of boxing? Let's find out with Silvia which one it is and learn some more set phrases in Spanish.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Medios de transporte - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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What means of transportation do you know in Spanish? Silvia will teach you a plethora of transportation-related terms as well as the various categories they can be grouped into.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Medios de transporte - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In part two of this lesson on transportation, we will continue to learn the Spanish names for many additional means of transportation as well as the overarching groups into which they fall.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados, usos y expresiones con "quedar" - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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The verb "quedar" has many meanings and can thus cause a lot of confusion among Spanish students! In the first part of this lesson, Silvia reveals three of its most used meanings and gives us several example sentences.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados, usos y expresiones con "quedar" - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Let's take a look at more meanings of the Spanish verb "quedar" as an intransitive verb. This time, Silvia will explain three more meanings in which "quedar" is used to indicate how much time, etc., "is left" or the impression that is made after a particular action or situation.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados, usos y expresiones con "quedar" - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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After enlightening us as to some of the most important meanings of the verb "quedar" as an intransitive verb, Silvia teaches us some more uses of "quedar" has as a pronominal verb.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados, usos y expresiones con "quedar" - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Continuing with her series about the many meanings of the verb "quedar," Silvia focuses on one that is synonymous with "suiting" or "flattering" someone or something, as well as another that entails "fooling" or "kidding around." Let's explore these meanings with a multitude of example sentences.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados, usos y expresiones con "quedar" - Part 5

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In this episode of her series about the Spanish verb "quedar," Silvia invites us to put into practice everything we've learned so far. So, take a pencil and paper, and rewrite her sentences with this verb!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados, usos y expresiones con "quedar" - Part 6

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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After teaching us various meanings of the Spanish verb "quedar," Silvia introduces us to some more colloquial expressions that include it.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Significados, usos y expresiones con "quedar" - Part 7

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

This time, Sylvia teaches us several colloquial expressions with the verb "quedar" via a humorous story that took place on her sister's birthday.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Felicitar y expresar buenos deseos - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Do you know how to congratulate someone or express good wishes for others in Spanish? Let's learn some useful phrases for doing so in different situations.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Felicitar y expresar buenos deseos - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia shares with us even more ways to congratulate and wish others well in specific situations such as Easter, anniversaries, saints' days, and more!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Por qué, porque, por que y porqué - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia explains to us the different uses, meanings and pronunciations of four similar words: "por qué," "porque," "porqué," y "por que."

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Por qué, porque, por que y porqué - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

It's time to put what you've learned about the four "porqués" into practice! Listen to the sentences Silvia says, and try to figure out the answers without looking at the subtitles!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Mi viaje a Salamanca - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Accompanying a friend on trip to Salamanca to have some tests done at its hospital gave Silvia the opportunity to rediscover this locale. In this video, she will share with us some of her experiences and perceptions regarding this charming Spanish city.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Mi viaje a Salamanca - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In the second part of her video regarding her trip to Salamanca, Silvia tells us some of the things that impressed her the most about her trip to Salamanca, including some fascinating flora and fauna.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Horas, fechas y períodos de tiempo - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

In this lesson, Silvia will teach us how to talk about the date and time in Spanish, providing us with some frequently asked questions and answers that you are likely to come across in the real world.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Horas, fechas y períodos de tiempo - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Is it typical to say in Spanish, "It's three seventeen?" In part two of her lesson on time and dates, Silvia explains that when telling the time in Spanish, we frequently "round off" rather than being so exact. Through plenty of examples, Silvia demonstrates this concept.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Horas, fechas y períodos de tiempo - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Let's learn more real-world expressions that refer to dates and times in Spanish, including phrases that mean "tomorrow," "the day after tomorrow," "last night," "last week," and more!

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Horas, fechas y períodos de tiempo - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues to introduce us to dialogues that contain useful expressions about dates, times, and time periods. This time, we hear a phone conversation regarding booking an apartment for a vacation.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Dichos populares - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Let's learn with Silvia some delightful and humorous popular sayings related to the months of the year.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Dichos populares - Part 2

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Silvia continues to teach us more popular sayings related to the months of the year. This time, she will focus on sayings that include the months from summer to winter.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - El árbol Garoé - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

On the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands, where Silvia lives, there is a famous tree called "Garoé." Associated with a well-known legend, it has become the symbol of the island and even appears on its official coat of arms. Silvia tells us more.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - El árbol Garoé - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Silvia tell us the fascinating legend behind the famous Garoé Tree on the island of El Hierro in the Canary Islands, taking us back to the era of its native Bimbaches and the Spanish conquistadors who ultimately seized it.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Los pueblos de mi agosto - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Have you ever experienced not being able to find a place to stay for a summer vacation during the peak season? Silvia tells us about her experience in this arena and an opportunity that arose for her and her family.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Los pueblos de mi agosto - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

In the second part of her video about some of her past summer vacations, Silvia uses a variety of comparatives to describe how two towns she visited one unforgettable August were alike and different.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Verbos de cambio - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Verbs of change or transformation describe the evolution of a physical or emotional trait or state. In the first part of this series on these verbs, Silvia names for us the most common verbs of change in Spanish with examples in context.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Verbos de cambio - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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One by one, Silvia will edify us about the Spanish verbs of change, starting with two that mean "to become" or "turn into": "convertirse en" and "llegar a ser."

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Verbos de cambio - Part 3

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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In this third part of her series on the useful verbs of change in Spanish, Silvia explains the nuances of the common verbs "volverse," "hacerse," and "ponerse" with lots of example sentences.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Verbos de cambio - Part 4

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia teaches us several common Spanish expressions, many of them quite entertaining, that feature the verbs of change that she has previously taught.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Pésame y condolencias - Part 1

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Silvia introduces us to some common phrases one might use to express their condolences to a friend or family member who has recently lost a loved one.

Aprendiendo con Silvia - Pésame y condolencias - Part 2

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

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Silvia continues with the sensitive topic of expressing our condolences to someone who has experienced a loss, including vocabulary and example phrases that might be used over the phone, in written correspondence or in person.

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