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Have you ever looked up a word in the dictionary only to find it still made no sense?

In fact, it made even less sense after you looked up the word! It happens a lot and there is a very good reason for it.

You see there's a part of the Spanish language that is hard to find in the dictionary.
Yet, walk down any street where Spanish is spoken and you'll hear it all day, every day.
When some Spanish words join together, they have a totally different meaning. These are called collocations, and the easiest way to explain this is with examples. Here are some word groups you already use and hear every day in English:


As far as I know
At the latest
Just in case
Don't hesitate to call
The most important thing
In other words
Enough is enough!
How many times have you heard of used those phrases in the last few days? They are common everyday language, aren't they?

But how would you say them in Spanish?
And if someone spoke to you in Spanish using colocations would you understand them?
Do you know any of these?
Que sepa yo
A más tardar
Por si acaso
No dudes en llamar
Lo mas importante
Es decir
¡Basta ya!

Hint: They are the same as the English ones above.
If you have ever found it hard to understand what Spanish speakers are saying to you, it's a good bet you don't know enough of the common "collocations".
So is there a quick and easy way to get to know them?


I have a free ebook called "Más Alla Del Dicionario Español" (Beyond The Spanish Dictionary), which gives you 100 of the most commonly used Spanish collocations.
Once you add these to your repertoire, you’ll start speaking with extra authenticity and clarity. And you’ll understand more of what Spanish speakers say to you... even when they speak really fast (which is most of the time).

Once you know these phrases, you’ll notice everywhere.
You’ll understand a whole lot more Spanish in ways that you'll never find in a textbook, class or dictionary.

Yet, you'll hear it all the time in the cafés, streets and plazas.

Click here to get ‘Beyond the Spanish Dictionary’ free.




Marcus Santamaria

Spanish Communication Coach
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