Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Typing Spanish characters containing accents in browser

I have been writing this blog for few weeks now. But how do I type Spanish characters in my browser? Well thankfully Spanish script is roman and in addition there are a bunch of extra characters. These are all the extra characters I needed -
  • é : e with accent. Used like in : él come queso - he eats cheese
  • ñ : n with accent. Used like in : niña - girl
  • ¿ : Inverted question mark. Used to enclose questions
So to type these accents I installed EaseAccent add-on on Firefox. It is pretty convenient to use. Once installed to type é just press and hold <Ctrl> and ', and then press e.

Words which are same in English and Spanish

Aren't you glad to hear that some words are written same in English and Spanish. Boy I am :)
  • Pasta - Yeah that pasta that we eat!
  • No - However in Spanish 'no' can mean more than just 'no'. Like in sentence 'ella no come pescado' (she does not eat fish) no means doesn't.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Opposites in spanish

Below I am listing some opposites in Spanish.
  • negro : blanco - black : white
  • grande : pequeño - large : small
  • caro : barato - expensive : cheap

More to come ...

Numbers in Spanish (1 - 10)

Lets count some numbers!
  • Uno - One
  • Dos - Two
  • Tres - Three
  • Cuatro - Four
  • Cinco - Five
  • Seis - Six
  • Siete - Seven
  • Ocho - Eight
  • Nueve - Nine
  • Diez - Ten

Fruits and vegetables in Spanish

Here are some fruits and vegetables translated from Spanish to English.


  • naranja - orange
  • manzana - apple
  • limón - lemon
  • cebolla - onion
  • papa - potato
  • tomate - tomato

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Name of animals in Spanish

This is sort of list post, as in I will keep adding more animals (name) as I learn them.
  • Gato - cat
  • Perro - dog
  • Caballo - horse
  • Pato - duck
  • Elefante - elephant
  • Oso - bear
  • Pingüino - penguin
  • Pájaro - bird
  • Cangrejo - crab
  • Araña - spider
  • Tortuga - turtle
  • Toro - bull
  • Conejo - rabbit
  • Ratón - mouse
  • león - lion
  • mono - monkey

Hope you enjoyed the jungle safari!

Using somos and son

I was confused between somos and son usage. Once I figured out, it is quite simple.

Both are used to say "are". "somos" is used for plural first person. And "son" is used for plural second/third person. See examples below.

Nosotras somos mujeres - We are women
Los niños son vegetarianos - The children are vegetarian

Friday, July 18, 2014

Some long Spanish words

I was amazed to see some rather long-ish Spanish words for beginners. Enjoy them -
  • desafortunadamente - unfortunate
  • seguramente - certainly
  • especialmente - especially
More to be added ...