There's only so much Spanish grammar to learn. Believe it or not, you will eventually get to a point where every grammatical construction you encounter is at least recognizable. The same can't be said of idiomatic expressions, which are all but infinite. How can you possibly learn them all? By devoting a part of your daily Spanish practice to learning new ones. Here are some good resources.
Progress with Lawless Spanish Expression Lists
- Expressions with "ni"
- Expressions with "cierto"
- Expressions with "hecho"
- Expressions with "jugar"
- Expressions with "tocar"
- Expressions with "ya"
- Expressions with "dar/darse"
- Expressions with "estar"
- Expressions with "jugar" (games and sports)
- Expressions with "pedir"
- Expressions with "poner(se)"
- Expressions with "quedar"
- Expressions with "quedarse"
- Expressions with "salir"
- Love expressions and vocabulary
- Expressions with "por"
- Mouth idioms
- Eye idioms
- Animal Idioms
- Colour idioms
- Hand idioms
- Grape idioms
- Food Idioms
Progress with Lawless Spanish Expression Exercises
- B2: Guillermo, el trapecista de circo - Enjoy a night out at the circus and meet Guillermo, a talented young trapeze artist! A tale replete with Spanish idioms using the word boca.
- B2: Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente - Join this quinceañera at her party where she meets someone very special! A story full of Spanish idioms with the word ojos.
- B2: Refranes de Octubre - Discover a few Spanish proverbs and sayings about autumn in this bilingual text.
- B2: Mi príncipe azul - Do you see life through rose-tinted spectacles? Practise Spanish idioms related to colours with this romantic bilingual story.
- C1: ¡Somos la leche! - What if your best friend was also your sibling? Heartwarming story with a host of Spanish idioms relating to food.
- C1: ¡Está como una cabra! - A funny story about an oddball neighbour who lives in the same building, packed with Spanish idioms mentioning animals.
- C1: Un mal amigo - What would you do if you discovered your best friend was deceiving you? This exercise can help you practise idioms with the word mano.
- C1: Preparando la Nochevieja - Having guests over for New Year's Eve can be rather stressful. Catch up with our host as she prepares for the big night when everyone eats 12 grapes at midnight! This exercise can help you practise idioms with the word uva.
Spanish Expression Lessons
Many websites offer lessons on Spanish expressions:
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- Los modismos en español
- 40 expresiones populares en español
- Lawless Spanish expressions
Spanish Expression Apps
There are also apps to help you learn new Spanish expressions.
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