Vamos mejorando | Using Ir (Irse) and gerund

Ir(Irse) and Gerund Ir(Irse) + gerund is a very common construction in Spanish. It’s similar to the construction of Estar + gerund in that it implies an action taking place, however Ir + gerund is generally meant to give the sense of an action gradually unfolding, little by little, over time. To better understand how to use  Ir + gerund in …

Examples using fíjate que and fíjese que

The various meanings of Fíjate que & Fíjese que At Doorway To Mexico, our goal is to help increase your fluency and comprehension of real conversational Spanish. That’s why today we’re sharing some lessons on a widely used Spanish expression in Latin America. The Spanish expressions fíjate que (tú) and fíjese que (usted) are commonly used in Mexico as interjections or …

Michael’s Spanish lesson notes from episode 1

Even though I worked with Doorway to Mexico to record their podcasts, I actually still listen to the episodes on a regular basis to help me learn Spanish. I’ve been using podcasts for a long time as a way to help me learn conversational Spanish, it’s one of my favorite methods. And I’ve noticed that to really absorb the language in …

Guess the Spanish Accent

Can you guess the Spanish accent? How good are you at identifying Spanish accents? Play the game and test your knowledge. Watch the following clips of Spanish language videos below. Then, based entirely on their accent, try to identify which country the person is from. With such a vast array of dialects in the Spanish speaking world, guessing where someone …

10 Spanish lessons to help you stay in the conversation longer

How to not fall behind in a Spanish conversation Even the most advanced Spanish students sometimes admit that when people speak too fast in Spanish they have a hard time following the conversation. Have you ever listened to a Spanish conversation and thought “I know all the words they’re saying but I’m still struggling to comprehend what’s actually being said”? …

PODCASTS IN SPANISH for Travel, Work and Home

TRAVEL FOOD WORK COMMUNITY Doorway To Mexico features podcasts in Spanish that are designed to promote learning in a way that feels fun and effortless! We have 44 different topics to choose from! Podcasts in Spanish for Ordering Food RESTAURANT Immerse yourself in the full restaurant experience in this lively conversation at a Mexican cantina. Learn how to order food …

Mexican Spanish Podcast

DOORWAY TO MEXICO A Mexican Spanish PodcastThe Best Mexican Spanish Podcast for serious Spanish students Learn real Mexican Spanish at Doorway to Mexico, an authentic Mexican Spanish podcast for intermediate and advanced students. We’re here to teach you how people actually use the living language in Mexico, it may not be what you find in textbooks, but it’s how real …

Maravillas de México: sus volcanes y leyendas.

El volcán Popocatépetl El volcán Popocatépetl México es un país rico en historias que han pasado de generación en generación, conocidas como leyendas. Esta es la razón por la cual decidí escribir sobre los majestuosos volcanes: el Popocatépetl y la hermosa montaña del Iztaccíhuatl, ya que ambos han sido de gran inspiración para las más bellas leyendas. Estas dos majestuosas …

At the Airport in Mexico City

The Baxters’ Mexican vacation begins! Michael and his family arrive at the airport in Mexico City and meet the driver they hired to take them to their hotel. They discuss their flight, passing through customs and other travel related topics.

Julie’s Journal: Falling in Love with Mexico City

Trying on wings in Chapultepec Park Trying on wings in Chapultepec Park Before Michael and I visited its capital city, my view of Mexico was probably not unlike that of many other Americans: good for beach vacations, fish tacos and frosty margaritas, but full of crime and danger away from the touristy areas. To be honest, my experiences were woefully limited to …