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Stop Making These Mistakes in Spanish

You've learned some bad Spanish that makes you sound like a toddler. Here are some better phrases to say in Spanish instead.

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Do you say things in Spanish like...?

  • No bueno

  • Mi casa es su casa

  • No problema

If that sounds like you, no judgment here. I used to do the same.

Here's a quick tip for you: Instead of saying "No bueno" when you don't like something or don't agree with it, say this... 1. No está bien.

Ex: you ate something too salty. "No está bien, porque está demasiado salado." 2. No es bueno.

Ex: you don't think your coworker is great because they gossip too much. "No es buen@ porque es bien chismos@." 3. No estoy de acuerdo.

Ex: You don't agree with a new rule your HOA made. "No estoy de acuerdo con la nueva regla."

Bam! You now sound like a native Spanish speaker.


Jackie Amidon Donaldson helps students of all ages feel confident speaking Spanish, English, and Italian like a native in 90 days or less. She loves helping them achieve their goals by setting up their action plan for success, showing them the tools they need, and supporting them each step of the way. Jackie's the owner and language coach of Amidon Studios and has worked with more than 1,000 students around the world.


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