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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I brush ___________ hair every morning.

There is a __________________ on my street.

Is the following sentence correct?
"Is very pretty and nice."

Which of the following are 'false friends' (not the same in Spanish and English)?

Anna is beautiful and smart. I like _______ a lot.

Frank called yesterday. I talked to _______ on the phone.

____________ books are very heavy.

_____________ radio is broken.

____________ shirt has three pockets.

Which of the following are 'false friends' (not the same in Spanish and English)?

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325 Comments on “Learn English: 10 common Spanish speaker mistakes”

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The great teacher inspires…. and you’re the one thanks alot

Friday, April 11th 2014

    Yep!!! No doubt about it Utopia 20.

    Emma has a special talent for teaching, apart from being a committed teacher.

    Thursday, April 17th 2014

      Estimada Emma,

      Tu español no esta nada mal Emma. Es más, me agrada más escucharte cuando hablas español; no sé porque, pero así es.

      Es muy interesante aprender otra lengua y compartir los conocimientos con los demás, ¿verdad?

      Saludos y que la pases muy bien.

      Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Hi Emma
I am a native Spanish speaker, very interesting your lesson. I just wanted to tell you that even in Spanish “EMBARAZO” or “EMBARAZOSO” can have the same meaning as in English, it is not widely used. You can see R.A.E dictionary. Thank you.

Friday, April 11th 2014

    Great your avatar! I like KING CRIMSON very much!

    Saturday, April 12th 2014

      Thank you, I especially love the period up to 1975.

      Saturday, April 12th 2014

    Yep!!! You’re right Frank.

    Dear Emma you touched upon an interesting point in language learning, negative transfer. That is, the influence Spanish exerts on the learning of a foreign language, in this case English. Fact that many of us are not always aware of.

    As you well pointed out, it happens in all languages, and has a negative impact on language learning since it influences the way you speak, write, and even think in the foreign language.

    Many thanks for this interesting lesson Emma.

    Have a great weekend!!!


    Saturday, April 12th 2014

    King Crimson¡¡¡
    Confusion will be my epitaph

    Monday, May 26th 2014

    Good to know, Frank! I didn’t know that! ;)

    Friday, August 8th 2014

    Hey Emma, i am creating a new group chat on whats app, where the purpose is to learn and improve Spanish. We are looking for people that want to share and contribute, also, my English has gotten better and i Would love to help you even if you would like to learn Portuguese in exchange!:)

    Monday, June 27th 2016

      Hi, I’m a spanish native speaker. May you add me to your group, please?

      Wednesday, September 27th 2017

Thanks Emma for your an effort ,
Could you please politely do a favor for us .
we need a lesson How AND Why adding K letter for words such as, traffic , panic especially in verb form I am sure of doing that because of making us confused .
thanks I love your teaching style .
Yours a student if you accepted that,

Friday, April 11th 2014

Hey Emma, thx for the lesson, could you please make the same about Portuguese speakers or something like that?

Friday, April 11th 2014

    Hi TheTVcbr. Yeah, it will be interesting to make some contrasts between Portuguese and the English language.

    But keep in mind that this situation emerges in all languages.


    Saturday, April 12th 2014

    I think Portuguese and Spanish very similar. This video can help us (Portuguese speakers) too.

    Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Emma, nice lesson but I’m a native Spanish speaker and I have 2 corrections to make: first, the words “approve” and “aprobar” aren’t always false friends; they are just so when we talk about exams, for instance. And lastly, the translation for “su” is not “him” but HIS. “Su” is a possessive pronoun.
Thank you all for the knowledge you share. Kisses from Argentina :)

Friday, April 11th 2014

    To say spanish “SU” in English you need to use possesive adjectives: my, your, his, her, its, their, our. The ones you explained were “OBJECTIVE PRONOUNS” which are totally different. greetings

    Saturday, April 26th 2014

Thank you Emma, excellent . Anyway, The first “I” in the word “library” is pronounced as “ee” in English .. I guess Leebreria .

Friday, April 11th 2014

I’m not a spanish speaker. But it was interesting. Thank you, Emma :)

Friday, April 11th 2014

Very nice and interesting lesson Emma thanks very much take care

Friday, April 11th 2014

Amazing class as always.

Friday, April 11th 2014

10 out of 10! :D

Friday, April 11th 2014

Thank you for your class!

Friday, April 11th 2014

Thanks, Emma
This lesson is very helpful for us,Spanish speakers.

Friday, April 11th 2014

Although there are some mistakes like “su” means “his, her”(not him, her), we (Spanish native speakers) understand what you want to explain.

We also make a mistake when we want to say “I’ve been a teacher for 10 years” In Spanish we don’t use present perfect in this case, we prefer using present simple: Soy profesor desde hace 10 años. That’s why we say “I am a teacher for 10 years” which is wrong. Despite your mistakes, your Spanish sounds good.

Friday, April 11th 2014

Great! I just realize that I always have pronunced “this” and “these” wrong. thank you.

Friday, April 11th 2014

The lesson was very interesting. Thx.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thanks so much Madam, amazigly I got 100%.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

    Good for you Abdul!!! At last you got the highest score.

    The efford you have put forward finally pay off.

    Keep on the good work!!!

    Saturday, April 12th 2014

i like the way you speak.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thank you Emma for your lesson. I’m Italian and in my language there are the same problem about false friend, pronouns etc…
Very helpful lesson!!!

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Emma, I am brazilian and I like you a lot. Your classes are very good! Congratulations and thank you very much.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thanks a lot,Emma

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Very good lesson!



Saturday, April 12th 2014

I am learning English and Spanish now.
It is very useful for me.
Thanks a lot, Emma.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Very interest lesson.
I am learning a lot.
Thanks you very much, Emma.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Hey Emma! I look forward to hearing from you the same lesson concenring Russian speaker mistakes! Moreover if you would like to practice, you could join me in Skype or email. My contact details could be found in the profile. Thanks in advance!

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Hello mam,i belong to india ,more and less i face this problem,i often get confused when to use his/him and her. the order of adjective that is also problem for me.please help me .You.ve taken very good lecture and i’m sure you’ll help me.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

I am a spearker portuguese and I learned so much with this class. Thank you Emma!

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Yes, I agree with AlexSem. It would be very useful and interesting to know what native English speakers think about Russian.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

I finally understood the difference in sound between “this” and “these”. I will remember it because in this case “e” sounds like “i” (in Spanish)and “e” sounds like “i”. :P

Thanks Emma. =)

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Hello Emma,
I speak Portuguese (and Spanish) and those tips are very useful even for us, Portuguese speakers.

For example, the word “librería” means the same as “livraria” (in Portuguese) and both are not “library”, they are “biblioteca” (in Spanish and in Portuguese)

And I have to say something else: your Spanish pronunciation is terrible! lol (just kidding), but if want to learn, go ahead it is a nice language
“Me gusta la casa grande” is correct, but again your pronunciation hurts a lot :p

Thanks for lesson!

Saturday, April 12th 2014

    Roberto, con todo el debido respeto no estoy de acuerdo con tus comentarios referentes al español que habla Emma.

    Su español es inteligible, es decir se entiende perfectamente lo que comunica.


    Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

      Estoy de acuerdo, Regino!

      Wednesday, August 6th 2014

        Wow!!! I didn’t know you also understood Spanish Carol, that’s great!

        Hope we can exchange some emails in Spanish soon, that’s my mother tongue; I mean my first language.

        All the best.

        Wednesday, August 6th 2014

          Hi Regino!

          It’s easy for me read Spanish, because my mother tongue is portuguese. I can understand a conversation also, but I have some difficulties.


          PS: I loved the expression “mother tongue”. I didn’t know that we can used in this way. Tks for teaching me! ;)

          Friday, August 8th 2014

    En realidad me gusta como Emma dice las cosas en español. Por otro lado, me gustaría escuchar tú pronunciación en español -Robert- para saber “si eres tan bueno como lo dices” (Practise makes perfect)

    Saturday, February 7th 2015

Thank you!
Could you make a class: 10 mistakes Portuguese speakers make?

Saturday, April 12th 2014

    Hi Silvia, to tell the truth I don’t think she will do it; you know why? I doubt Emma speaks portuguese.

    To make a contrast between two languages you need to be quite familiar with both of them.


    Sunday, April 13th 2014

    Oi, audrysilva.
    Eu concordo com o Regino, será muito pouco provável que uma aula deste tipo venha a ser feita.

    Mas eu gostaria de deixar aqui uma dica, que considero valiosa para nós brasileiros que estamos aprendendo inglês;
    Como não aprender Inglês, de Michael A. Jacobs.

    Este livro, ou PDF se preferir fará você entender porque nós brasileiros cometemos certos erros ao tentar falar ou escrever em inglês.

    Sunday, April 13th 2014

      I think Portuguese and Spanish very similar. This video can help us (Portuguese speakers) too. Emma don’t need do this video even…

      Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Hi, Emma, Thank you for your clear explanation.
I got 90.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

thanks a lot. Because i didnt understand how to pronunce words with i sounds and ee sounds, i used to be confused with beach and bitch :D, now i know where people want to go.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

Thanks! Emma, great class. about the word embarrassed, on Brazil in some locations have both meaning, “pregnancy” and “embarrassed”, but the 1st expressions is more used by old peope, like grandmother and grandfather.

Saturday, April 12th 2014

    I’ve never seen someone using the word embarrassed as pregnant here in Brazil. I’ve heard this word only when I’ve been in Argentina.

    Monday, April 14th 2014

      believe me on interior from states, some people using this word to indicate pregnancy, like in small cities I listened two times, but is I was a child.

      Tuesday, April 15th 2014

        Good to know, Marcus! I believe totally on you! I’m a linguist and study language and its variances.
        Do you remember where did you heard that?

        Friday, August 8th 2014

hi emma…… thanks for the lesson

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Greetings dear Emma.

In Spanish, we use to name these words false cognates (falsos cognados).

Thanks for this lesson.

Sunday, April 13th 2014

I’m happy. Thanks! Emma.

Sunday, April 13th 2014

iam saudi thanke for quiz ihave 60

Sunday, April 13th 2014

thank you, Emma

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Hi Emma,thanks for the vedio. I like your voice very much!!!And your smile is very sunshine:)
I’m not a native of Spanish, I’m learning Spanish too. And this vedio is very helpful:
1. Now i know, for body part, need use “my/your/his…” instead of “the”
2. vocabulary pronunciation parts are very useful

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Hello to Emma.Could you teach us how to use From which,for which,by which,By what in our sentences or or give us some examples of using them.

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Thanks a lots!!!!
Mrs EMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Thank you Emma. This kind of classes are useful.

Sunday, April 13th 2014


Sunday, April 13th 2014

Thanks for your tips

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Teacher, I’m living in a Hispanic country, Chile. This is my second Hispanic country. The common mistake – no grammatically speaking – is related to the pronunciation and think very important to mention in your classes.
They are:
Due to the pronoun YO (dió), the Hispanic has a strong tendency to use this phoneme for all words that begins with Y, like Yesterday, you, Yankee etc. Their pronunciation is usually repeating the same phoneme. Diesterday, Diu, Diankee. The same problem occurs with the words that finishes with B, like joB. The tendency is pronounce it like joF. Another example is regard to the words that starts with W. Usually they replace W by G, like Guman, instead Woman. It’s important to remain that I’m speaking about phonemes and not lexis or grammar, right?

Sunday, April 13th 2014

I have been studying English for a while, and this is the first time I realize the difference between this and these. I believed “these” had a long “s” sound.

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Hello Emma. I want you to know that your teachings are really really useful. I´ve learned a lot from you, Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. I´m sure I´m not the only one that think you´re so sweet and kind. I hope you read it and I apologize for the mistakes I could have made when I wrote it, ( I keep learning ). Greetings from Venezuela. As you say “Till the next time”. Take care my favorite teacher :)

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Great lesson as usual. Emma, you’re such a great teacher, thank you so much for helping all of us in this journey to reach our goals =D

Sunday, April 13th 2014

Sos una genia Emma !!! Excelentes tus clases !!! Desde Argentina, muy agradecido por tus enseñanzas te saludo cordialmente. Javier Cresifulli.

Sunday, April 13th 2014

thanks a lot emma!!

Sunday, April 13th 2014

it’s interesting n thanks.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Hello everyone

I am new member in engVid hope to improve my English by your cooperation

Monday, April 14th 2014

(7x and 8x) I misunderstood the difference between this and these. Anyway, when I saw the solution I immediately understood the reason you use “these/are” and “this/is”.
About the differences between Spanish and Portuguese what I have to tell is, that kind of problems are very similar, unlike Thetvcbr I don’t see why Emma should make a lesson in Portuguese.
And about Emma, continue with your Spanish, listening you made feel I was in the centre of Madrid, in Gran Via.

Monday, April 14th 2014

    About the lesson in Portuguese: I agree with you.

    Friday, August 8th 2014

Thanks, very useful lesson!

Monday, April 14th 2014

yay !thnkx i gt 10 out 7

Monday, April 14th 2014

Great lesson, Thank you Emma.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thank you for your class!

Monday, April 14th 2014

Hi, great lesson!
The title should be “10 common Spanish and Portuguese speakers mistakes” :)

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Yes! I agree! Change it, Emma! ;)

    Friday, August 8th 2014

Thank’s a lot

Monday, April 14th 2014

Hi, my name is Jose…..very useful lesson for Spanish speakera, thank you very much!!!!!!
Your Spanish is really good, congratulations!!!LL
If you need to practice this, I can help you!! :-)
Thanks and take care!!!!

Monday, April 14th 2014

Thanks Emma, 7/10 nice lesson

I want learn speak portuguese Brazilian = Quero aprender a falar português

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Adalberto, o correto em inglês para “Quero aprender a falar o português brasileiro” é “I want TO learn HOW TO speak BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE.

    Tuesday, March 3rd 2015

Gracias Emma, your Spanish is very good!

Monday, April 14th 2014

Muy interesante la lección, Gracias.
I really liked the lesson, in fact I had fun listening to it, not only for your pronunciation in Spanish, but noticing my own mistakes. Thank you.
ahh I noticed that very often worng with the use of “me” and “my”.

Monday, April 14th 2014

Falsos cognatos podem ser um problema sério, veja esta simples frase:

“Un hombre pelado con el saco en la mano corre detrás de la buseta.”

Calma, não é o que parece:

“Um homem careca com o casaco nas mãos corre atrás do ônibus”.

Monday, April 14th 2014

    Está errado seu texto.
    Escreves detrás como se fosse espanhol.
    Escreves no singular en portunhol e no plural em português.
    en la mano nao é igual nas maos JAMÁS muchachito.

    Friday, April 18th 2014

      Olá, Marcio.
      Me desculpe pela piada sem graça, mas eu não sei absolutamente nada de Espanhol…

      Eu apenas “copiei e colei” este texto da internet. Mesmo assim, obrigado pela correção.

      Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

this is great lesson. I like her teach.

Monday, April 14th 2014

I’ve learned some SPANISH

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    “A mi me gusta más la casa chica”, it means I’m married, but I’m having an affair with another woman or living with another woman.

    Have a great day Eye365

    Thursday, April 17th 2014


      Thursday, May 29th 2014

        Ese tal Regino es un perro XD Pobre hombre sin vida social, sólo se la pasa comentando por este sitio, jeje.

        Wednesday, June 18th 2014

      hahaha, excellent comment Regino!!!, you make me laugh.

      Thursday, July 3rd 2014

¡hola emma!has pronuciado muy bien,sigue asi y ¡suerte!la clase me ha servido mucho.¡muchas gracias!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

thanks teacher(emma) best way of learning

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Excellent lesson. Your obcervations are very accurate about our mistakes. Than you very much.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Yeah!! 10/10, Emma Thank you so much for this class and for those resources with correct use of Make/Do, in my case sometimes I have problems to use those ones in the right way.

PD: Any english mistake in my comment please somebody tell me the right way and help me to improve my english :).

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

And your spanish pronunciation is really good, keet ip up!!! :)

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

*Keep it up!!!, sorry

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Thanks….Emma…Very good teaching Style

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi Emma, you are a great teacher! i hope learn quiqly, thanks!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

Hi,Teacher Emma! I’m spanish speaker! :) and very good obsevation. I’ll put your advice into practice!!

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

thank you so much! excelent video!
I like your style!

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Fantastic! I got 100%. Emma, I always get confused when I should pronounce some final letters, like the “t” of “Don’t”. Maybe you could give us a lesson about it.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

Thanks a lot! Although I’m not a native spanish speaker, portuguese and spanish are very much alike so this mistakes are common in both languagues. Great teacher.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014

    Hablo español y cuando escucho el portugués entiendo parte de la conversación, así que. . . asumo que deben tener mucho en común; jamás lo he visto escrito, no sé si podría entender algo al leerlo.

    Coincido con el comentario referente a los errores que cometemos cuando hablamos en una lengua extranjera.

    Saludos Adriana

    P.S. Could you please write something in portuguese to see if I can understand it?

    Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

      Oi Regino, esta lição me interessou muito, por isso estou lendo diversos comentários sobre ela. Não sou a Adriana, mas aqui está seu escrito. rs O que você conseguiu entender?

      Friday, August 8th 2014

thnk u emma

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Nice spanish Emma!! you’re really gettin’ it… As a native spanish speaker I should say that one of the most common mistakes we make are false friends like fabric and fabrica, I used to get a little bit confused with libreria and library I thought they were the same thing!!.

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Yesssss, they are the most mistakes I do.

Thursday, April 17th 2014


Thursday, April 17th 2014

‘You got 8 correct out of 10.

Thursday, April 17th 2014

Such a great lesson!!
I got 100%.
Your spanish is pretty good Emma!

Friday, April 18th 2014

Hay, Emma teacher I like your video ,thank you
teach us english.

Saturday, April 19th 2014

You are the best teacher. Thank you!

Saturday, April 19th 2014

It was very interesting

Sunday, April 20th 2014

Thank a lot of, I improve my english, I am so happy, greatings

Sunday, April 20th 2014

thank you, you are the nice teacher.

Monday, April 21st 2014

90 Grade, thanks!

Monday, April 21st 2014

It’s the class more efficient than all. It’s objective and simple. Great job! Thanks

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

Dear Emma…
thank you so much for this fantastic lesson, I always have the same mistake “her or him”… only with practice you can improve it.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014

I don’t speak Spanish. but this lesson is helpful for me.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014


Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

u should do more of this kind of videos.. very helpful..

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Awesome! Very hard to catch the difference in pronounciation between “bitch” and “beach”. Geez!

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Muchas Gracias, Maravilloso

Thursday, April 24th 2014

I’ve been studing with this web page and I think it’s incredible, thanks a lot

Friday, April 25th 2014

Thank you.

Friday, April 25th 2014

Emma,excellent teacher!

Friday, April 25th 2014

Thank you Emma,
I often hear how people saying “shit” (sorry) instead of “sheet” for Excel sheets

Saturday, April 26th 2014

Hi Emma! My name is Emma, also ;). I’m Spaniard and I’m from Barcelona. I really love your videos and Engvid. They are helping me a lot. You got the point with the 10 mistakes!!! I can say it’s totally true. Other Spanish problems are prepositions and the article “the”, for example. By the way, don’t worry about your Spanish because you speak fairly well. It’s nice the way you speak it. Thank you very much for teaching us. You’re a great teacher! Take care and sorry for my writing mistakes. :)

Saturday, April 26th 2014

She has a beautiful smile

Tuesday, April 29th 2014


Friday, May 2nd 2014

Good pronunciation in spanish ;-)

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Your Spanish is very cute, Emma. : )

Saturday, May 3rd 2014

Thank you for the lesson.

Sunday, May 4th 2014


Monday, May 5th 2014

Great, I love it.

Monday, May 5th 2014

You’re a such good Teacher Emma Thanks again! But the way I would like to make a request., I have trouble on describing taste words.. Is that something you can help me out?

Tuesday, May 6th 2014

Hi Emma, I really enjoyed your lesson!! Don´t worry about not speaking Spanish very well (yet); since you`re an excellent teacher you`ll make it very soon.

Friday, May 9th 2014

I am not a Spanish, so I got 2 mistakes.

Saturday, May 10th 2014

Dear Emma: Thank you for sharing your experience in this videos. I’m from Argentina and my first language is spanish.
You are a great Teacher!
Best Regards

Sunday, May 11th 2014

great, thank you

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Great video on “10 common mistakes that Spanish speakers make”! However, Emma, “Su” in Spanish is His/Her. “Him” is le or se depending… FYI.

Friday, May 16th 2014

I’m from Colombia, I like so much your lessons and I have been improving my english with your funy classes. Thanks a lot Emma. By the way of this video I would like to say something about the possessive. So in spanish we use “su” like a possessive to say “his” for guys and “her” for girls in english (for example: su carro = his car or her car) In the other hand, “him” and “her” are objects in Spanish mean “lo” and “la” for example: “Help him” = Ayudalo and Help her = Ayudala.

Saturday, May 17th 2014

You got 9 correct out of 10!

I’m very happ with this result!

Estou gostando muito de estudar no site.

Tuesday, May 20th 2014

Thank you very much for the class Emma

Saturday, May 24th 2014

Thanks for more one class!
You’re awesome.

Sunday, May 25th 2014

aprobar can be pass or approve in spanish that’s why we use it wrong

Monday, May 26th 2014

This video is really interesting for brazilians and portuguese speakers. Many languages use the same structure, as spanish and portuguese. So, for us the mistakes resemble the same too. Thank you for the great class.

Monday, May 26th 2014

10 minutes learning good English!
Spanish speakers are usually “open minded”. So you don’t care too much about pronunciation, we understand! Best regards!

Wednesday, May 28th 2014

Thanks Emma, It was a nice class

Thursday, May 29th 2014


Thursday, May 29th 2014


Thursday, May 29th 2014

jejeje I made fun teacher !!! sobretodo cuando dices laibrera that it’s actually libreria in english is bookstore!!! thanks teacher!!!

Saturday, May 31st 2014

Thank you :D

Sunday, June 1st 2014

You are a good teacher

Monday, June 2nd 2014

I have a little problem to learning of english, but this lesson is very good (:

Monday, June 2nd 2014

the best teacher that I had!
I learn more with you Emma that any teacher in all my life in only ten minutes ha ha

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014

Thanks Amma, I got 80%

Thursday, June 5th 2014

thx u emma very much i like english cuz of u <3 <3

Wednesday, June 11th 2014

Thank you very much Emma!! I got 100! but I thing it’s so easy to my. Do you have else to recommend us to take away the typical spanish mistakes? another video? or any book or exercise?
thanks in advance Emma!!

Thursday, June 12th 2014

Thank you for your class!!!

Wednesday, June 18th 2014

thank you =D

Monday, June 23rd 2014

Hi Emma, thanks for the lesson ;)

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Thanks Emma for the lesson.

Monday, June 30th 2014

I Likes This Website A lot And thanks Emma

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

Hi emma, I liked a lot the way you explain, I have a basic level, however achieves understand you, I’m very happy and I would like to use Skype and talk with you and I correct your pronunciation, and teach me as a child, ha ha ha . Meanwhile I will continue watching your videos and I hope at least once a week to talk to you for video. sorry for using Google Translate.

Thursday, July 3rd 2014

Hi Emma, I liked your explanation, it was very interesting…. I have to tell you that I’m Mexican and I learned English here.. I’ve never been to the US and I obtained 10 on this quiz thanks and greetings from Mexico:)

Saturday, July 5th 2014

Jajaja !!! That’s true !
I speak spanish and i have the same mistakes that you said.
I enjoy your lessons … Thank u so much!

Monday, July 7th 2014

Emma, I’m a Spanish speaker and this lesson has been very useful to me. thanks a lot!

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Hi Emma,
You said when we talk about false friends we talk about….But then you corrected yourself and said “when we’re talking about”. What’s the difference in meaning? Similarly, what’s the differwene between “When I have a shower, I don’t sing” and “When I’m having a shower, I don’t sing”
All the best!

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Emma….ilove your way of teaching and even your personality, you make me feel at easy.

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

you’re a great teacher !

Wednesday, July 16th 2014

Emma, thanks for your video. It´s true, Spanish speakers don´t have any order for adjetives. The stress in “librería” is at the last syllable of the word: li – bre – RIA. Bravo for your Spanish!

Thursday, July 17th 2014

Hi Emma
I’m a Spanish speaker and I write this to tell you that I think you made a mistake while explaining point 6.
“Su” is a possesive pronoun, that can either mean “his”, “her”, “its” or “their”
The translation for the words you said (him/her) can vary: sometimes we say the subject and in other cases we say pronouns similar to those ones in English, that we directly add to the verb (like: “tell him”=”dile”)
Don’t worry for the mistake, I know you don’t know much Spanish
But thanks for the lesson, you were totally right in the other points

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014

The mistakes that you show us in this lesson are common on me since i started to learn english. Thanks a lot!

Thursday, July 31st 2014

Thanks Emma. We make these mistakes in portuguese too. :-(

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

    Yes… It’s total similar!

    Wednesday, August 6th 2014

Thank you. Great teaching

Saturday, August 2nd 2014

thank you.

Friday, August 8th 2014

tu me enseñas ingles y yo te ayudo con tu español ;)

Thursday, August 21st 2014

Me gustó tu clase. Aprendo cada día algo nuevo. Aprendo también de los errores, pero no me atrevo a criticar como lo hace Robert u otros. Soy agradecida con los profesores, finalmente es un servicio gratis y lo aprecio. Sigue adelante profe, aprendiendo cada día y mejorando…gracias….

Friday, August 22nd 2014

I agree jajaja yes I need to remember this. Another false friend could be “record” and “Recordar”

Wednesday, August 27th 2014

I like this lesson. Very Good.


Wednesday, August 27th 2014

it’s easy as a lesson, thanks Emmas

Thursday, September 4th 2014

Emma you’re a excellent teacher, congratulation and thank you.

Saturday, September 6th 2014

This is nice lesson

Sunday, September 21st 2014


Sunday, September 21st 2014

Emma you help me a lot . Great and very useful videos , thanks so much !!! muchas gracias

Thursday, September 25th 2014

If you look up the word “libreria” in the R.A.E. (http://lema.rae.es/drae/srv/search?id=eozaIuwjNDXX2lnCTSba) you can see both meanings:

Place where you have books to borrow
Place where you have books to buy

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Yaaaaaaayyy!!! 10/10 hahaha.

Sunday, September 28th 2014

Another mistake we frequently make is this: with words that start with “s”, like spanish, we pronounce them with an “e” before the “s”: “espanish”, “especial”, “espeak”, etc.

Maybe you could add it to your video.

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Muy buenos ejemplos Emma! keep it up, your Spanish’s great!

Tuesday, October 14th 2014

This site was very Nice

Friday, October 17th 2014

Great, great teacher yoy inspires us to study more and more, thanks so much

Monday, October 27th 2014

HI!! thanks for the class. there was a mistake when you were talking about him/her… in Spanish they don’t mean “su”, They mean “él” or “le” (him) and “la” or “ella” (her). “Su” is “his” or “her” but only if we’re talking about possessive adjectives. But that’s another mistake when we are learning. You’re a good teacher!! :)

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

phonetics pleas

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

Very nice lesson, thanks.

Tuesday, November 4th 2014

good lesson, really I don’t speak english very well, but whit you Emma, I undertand anything.

Thursday, November 6th 2014

You are a good teacher. This lesson, i really enjoy it.
I always have failures with pronunciation. when i say,some friends or others don’t understand me. They always say i speak fast.
After studying this lesson, i saw lots of failures.
Thanks you for your teaching in this lesson

Monday, November 10th 2014

Thank you Emma, great lesson and we learn a lot of different mistakes.

Sunday, November 16th 2014

thank you very much)

Monday, November 17th 2014

Hey, Great video! i have to admit that I’ve made most of the mistakes you said… I thank you for helping me with it…. I also want to tell you some particular things that I found in your video, just for the record I’m native Spanish speaker … The number one was that you might have had “an embarrassing moment” and in Spanish it would be “Un momento embarazoso” ,same meaning…

the second one: “aprobar” could be “pass” or “approve” and I’m gonna show it to you in these examples
-“he passed the tests” “Él aprobó los examenes”

-“The General Assembly should approve the related resource requests.” “La Asamblea General debería aprobar las solicitudes de recursos conexas.”

and the third one is, and I think you were confused with the use of “Su” and you’re right when you say we mix them up in phrases but not in the way you explained… we mix the following words:

“her”,”his” and “its” with the only word we have in spanish “su”

“That is her coat” “Ese es su abrigo” (de ella)
“That is his phone” “Ese es su teléfono” (de él)
“…the computer and its process” “…el computador y su proceso”

And that’s it! Thank you so much and I hope that this comment helps someone as well as your video did!

Tuesday, November 18th 2014

i love your spanish!

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Amazing spanish! you are really good at it. most of native english speakers can’t pronounce the double “R” :) you got it ;)

Wednesday, November 19th 2014

Thank You for the Lesson. Very interesting way to practice and learn every day.

Tuesday, November 25th 2014

Hello Emma and thanks for your class! but I have to say you that I think you mistake the six item because ‘su’ is the Spanish posesive for he, she and it, his, her its in English and you explained about him/her/it. I’m sorry but I didn’t understand very well this item but I want say you all this video is very interesting (excuse my English if it isn’t very proper)

Saturday, November 29th 2014

    Su libro: Her or His book
    Me gusta ella: I like her
    Me gusta él: I like him
    For its, we use SU
    These things are very difficult for English speakers too.

    Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Thank you so much for the lessons.Interesting!
By the way I don’t think after checking this video we can get the correct answer of the question 10.

Friday, December 5th 2014

Thanks Emma, this is a great lesson. I can speak Spanish and portugues and a little english. I hope to learn more in this gread ENGVID. Best regards

Saturday, December 13th 2014

It is good to help Portuguese speakers too. Portuguese and Spanish are two similar languages, so we make the same mistakes.

Monday, December 22nd 2014

Thanks for the lesson, emma!

Thursday, January 1st 2015

Hi Emma,
Thanks for your recommendations. Another mistake very common for us (Spanish speakers) is the omission of the S on the third person (she or he speakS). I have to think all the time…

Saturday, January 3rd 2015

Thank you so much for the lessons

Sunday, January 11th 2015

First of all, thank you so much for the lesson Emma, but in number 6 mistake you say that Spanish speakers confuse “him/her” because we only use “su”. Actually, “him/her” are personal pronouns translated as “(a, para, con …) él/ella”. It is “his/her”, the possesive adjective, that we tend to mix up.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

thanks emma

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Emma in sitcoms, movies or songs native english speakers pronunce don, can, nigh, importan. is it correct?

Saturday, January 24th 2015


Thursday, February 5th 2015

!Hola Emma¡ Gracias por tus vídeos, me gustan mucho. Veo que te gusta el idioma español. Pues yo te podría enseñar español (aunque no soy tan buen profesor como tú) y usted me enseña inglés. Creo que sería un buen trato. Buena suerte y cuídate.

Saturday, February 7th 2015

interesting lesson speacially for spanish speakers!thnx

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

Keep going like you already know how to do, you’re an excellent teacher…

Monday, February 16th 2015

Emma we told adam how to teach the students a very easy key to sound very well in american english

Monday, February 23rd 2015

One of the best videos of this site !!!

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

fortunately I am not Spanish.I am Indonesian.
my Quiz emma:
You got 9 correct out of 10.

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

Thanks Emma, my mind is getting clear

Saturday, February 28th 2015

Excelente video, gracias.

Wednesday, March 4th 2015

Thank you very much for your great lesson, Emma. I’m Spanish, I recognize myself in every point, except one (I’m very happy for that!!!!): I pronounce the ll in I’ll, and the t in don’t, but the reason is I speak also catalan, and in this language we can find these sounds. With your help (thank you for this lesson), I practise and I’ll improve for sure!

Thursday, March 26th 2015

Um falante de espanhol é como uma criança falando português, ainda não aprendeu a falar direito.

Friday, April 3rd 2015

Emma ¡thanks a lot!

Y te lo digo en español “caramba” aprobé con 9 <– :)

Wednesday, April 8th 2015

Hi guys!

I would like improve my english talking with everyone by Skype. By chance if someone to want it that, then add me (Skype contact: caiofig68).


Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Hi. Your spanish is good.

Thank you for the class.

Sunday, April 26th 2015

hi everyone

Tuesday, April 28th 2015

Me inspira que quieras aprender español – I inspires you want learn spanish

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

My first 10 of 10 I am improving

Tuesday, May 5th 2015

I am Thai
I not understand but I attempt learn becouse I like English language.

Friday, June 5th 2015

As you know, your teaching is very good. Could I ask you to teach “10 mistakes Asian speakers make”? ^^
Have a nice day! Teacher~

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

thank you Miss Emma for your lesson :) good teacher.

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

nice it is so good that learn spanish is a great language.

bien es muy bueno que aprendas español es una gran lengua.

I got 10/10

Saturday, June 13th 2015

I’m spanish and I got 100% correct!!!

Sunday, June 14th 2015

Emma I wanna thank you for this opportunity.Thank you so much.

Monday, June 15th 2015

Great website! ;D

Tuesday, June 16th 2015

good practice good Emmy

Saturday, July 4th 2015

I like this lesson, thank you.

Monday, July 6th 2015

Lesson learned. It was excelent. Tnx Emma. 10/10. :D

Saturday, July 11th 2015

te ra rarara te ra
to Guide You home

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

Thank you so much, Emma! Finally, I found where I used to make mistakes: I’ll and I’m. All this time I was pronouncing these two words wrong.

I used to pronounce I’ll like /aI-ol/, but it is most like /a-ol/ instead. And I was not openning my mouth after the /m/ sound in I’m /aIm/, what makes it so nasal that the next sound englobes it and the /m/ disappear. Now I’m openning my mouth after pronouncing the finals /m/ sound. I’d improved my I’ll and I’m a lot. Thank you so much!!!

Saturday, August 8th 2015

Thank you very much, Emma. I make it some of these mistakes.

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

Emma, You inspire me to speak better , thank you a lot.

Sunday, August 23rd 2015

Thank you Emma!

I speak portuguese. We made the same mistakes. I got 10! Nice class!

Friday, August 28th 2015

Hi Emma!! I love the way you talk!!

Monday, September 7th 2015

thanks for teaching

Friday, September 18th 2015

thats good

Monday, September 21st 2015

Thank you for everything teacher….I am so excited to learn a second language and being able to communicate with native speakers. Day by day I learn at least two words and it is so useful for my vocabulary….. I am going to improving my English………..

Tuesday, September 29th 2015

Great teach. Thank you for your colaboration!

Wednesday, September 30th 2015

Thank you Emma for teaching. I learn so much

Thursday, October 8th 2015

Thank you Emma!! Great lesson, I was confused about how to pronounce “This and These”

Friday, October 9th 2015

Thank you Emma , i will follow your topic .Some day i want to be native speaker like you.

Saturday, October 17th 2015

thanks emma

Friday, November 13th 2015

Thank you very much Emma

Sunday, November 22nd 2015

thanks,Emma :D

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

Hi Emma it was very useful lesson, I could observe that your Spanish is fine, only a word was in inadequate pronunciacion, this was libreria,(the first i sounds like e) in Colombia is very admired the accent when a native English speaker is talking Spanish; and other notification that I can do it´s when you are telling us that the adjective comes before the noun, in Spanish is used too in this same way, but almost everybody who make this variant has a refined language like the poets…Thanks a bunch for all you have taught me and please apologize my grammar errors..A big hug..

Tuesday, December 1st 2015

thank you for all your time

Wednesday, December 9th 2015

I teach English and my native language is Arabic. There are a lot of similarities in the mistakes that Arabs and Hispanics make for almost the same reasons you have mentioned. Thanks Emma.

Monday, January 4th 2016

This video for Spanish students , but i still watching its, because i can improve my listening ability with this

Thursday, February 4th 2016

I think that is better say “me gusta una casa grande”

Thursday, February 11th 2016

Emma you are incredible, thank you so much.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

Hi Emma. It`s first video that I look. I want to learn English language with your videos. I`m sure that your videos can help me to speak an English like a English. Thank you. I will follow your lessons.

Wednesday, February 24th 2016

It’s an interesting content even if I’m not speak Spanish. By the way, I speak Chinese.

Thursday, February 25th 2016

For english speakers, the spanish word “librería” is pronounced “lee-bre-ri-a” not “lai-bre-ri-a”.

Thursday, April 7th 2016

I found that fabric isn’t a false friend it can mean fabric too.

Nice lesson take care.

Tuesday, April 19th 2016

Thanks Emma!!!!!!

Wednesday, June 1st 2016

Thanks Emma. Gracias Emma.
Saludos desde mi pueblo en España. Greetings from my townn in Spain. Take care. Cuidate.

Friday, June 3rd 2016

Good lesson, thanks,

Monday, June 6th 2016

hola Emma tu español no esta mal aunque tu pronunciación es terrible pero como nosotros los de habla española cometemos muchos errores al pronunciar en ingles pienso que para ustedes es igual de complicado pronunciar bien nuestra lengua…

Hi Emma , His Spanish is not bad , but her pronunciation is terrible , but how we speak Spanish we will have some mistakes with the grammar and the pronunciation how now :(, but thanks for your lessons, I think it’s very good and I sorry if i have mistakes in my grammar.

Sunday, June 12th 2016

Una situación embarazosa: an embarrassing situation. It is possible the same.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

Thanks Emma, your lessons are very useful and make me don’t feel “emabarazado” when talking.

Sunday, August 21st 2016

Do you now Turkish??????

Monday, September 19th 2016

perfect 100 point!! thank you!!

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Hi Emma, in fact, “aprobar” it is the right translation of approve, this word have the exact differents meanings as in english, this isn’t mean only “pass” an exam.


Thursday, January 12th 2017

Sorry, I don’t know Spanish :) so Q4 and 10 are too difficult for me :)

Thursday, January 19th 2017

Emma. Thanks a lot for your class. Your spanish accent sounds great..

Monday, January 23rd 2017

It was a very interesting and useful lesson. I hope I don’t confuse the false friends in the future. Is there some sort of resource to remember them all?
Thanks for the lesson…¡

Friday, February 3rd 2017

10/10. I loved it ! Tks

Tuesday, February 7th 2017

Improve and imprivisar, another common false friend, I think the correct one is improvise, is it?

Friday, February 10th 2017

I loved this video.;)

Saturday, February 11th 2017

Many students do not pronounce the S in third person

Thursday, March 30th 2017

It’s a very good lesson. I like your lessons about pronunciation. Thanks.

Saturday, April 1st 2017

Hey Mamasita good job. keep learning spanish

Friday, April 28th 2017

You’re a great mentor! Just a follow up question, Do you know why mis-interpreted Spanish words when translated in English are called “false friends”?

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

Hello, Emma. Thank you for the lesson. Others Spanish speakers has talked you about the point 6, but I want to tell you that your video class helped me very much. I have (make, do,…?) many times those mistakes. In addition, I want to thank you for making the effort of speak in Spanish. Sigue haciéndolo porque es una gran ayuda para los hispanohablantes que estudiamos tu idioma. Keep doing it because it is a great help for Spanish speakers who study your language. Thank you so much. ¡Guapa! ;-)

Saturday, May 6th 2017

Hello, Emma. Thank you for the lesson.

Wednesday, May 17th 2017

9 out 10 this is a nice lesson and
I understand your lesson .

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

i like it, than you. Do you have any video about biography?

Saturday, June 17th 2017

Es una lección muy interesante. Me siento identificada.

Monday, August 14th 2017

Congrats for this lesson.

Wednesday, August 30th 2017


Saturday, September 16th 2017

I’m a Spanish speaker, but it’s informative though.
Thanks! :D

Sunday, October 1st 2017

Thank you Emma :)

Thursday, October 5th 2017

tanks emma

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

i want to learn inglihs and italian and ask someone to talk to him to learn more

Wednesday, October 18th 2017

You got 9 correct out of 10.

thank you

Wednesday, November 15th 2017

Thank you very much Emma. Your lesson is very usuful and practice. I got 100%

Monday, January 1st 2018

Thank you very much Emma. Your lesson is very useful and practice. I got 100%

Monday, January 1st 2018

These sort of mistakes usually happens with any new learner those who learn newa language but I understand it can be automatically correct with passage of time and practice

Sunday, April 1st 2018

I’m not Spanish but I like Emma’s lesson. :)

Sunday, April 8th 2018

Thanks Emma.I’m Spanish speaker and you are right. Most of the time we make that mistake and many others.I think this website is amazing for learn and improve my English skill.Thanks a million.

Monday, April 9th 2018

Good lesson!

Monday, April 23rd 2018

Thanks Emma!

Thursday, May 10th 2018

nice video

Sunday, June 24th 2018

I got 10…I don´t know speak spanish but I can understand some sentences, I speak brasilian portuguese

Thursday, July 5th 2018

Thank i got 40

Saturday, October 6th 2018

superb, I did 10 of 10 correct, before I watch the video

Thursday, October 18th 2018

me parese ser a la escola de los ninos

Wednesday, January 16th 2019

Thank you so much. The classes are very interesting

Saturday, August 3rd 2019

Hi Emma, can you help with the pronunciation of thirty vs dirty? Thanks in advance

Sunday, October 6th 2019

Example 6 (Su). If I want to say in Spanish His car I have to say ‘Su carro’. Which means property. So I believe that example is not totally accurate, because of His translates as ‘Su’. Him, on the other hand, translate as ‘El’. For instance, That car belongs to him, other way to say it is, that is his (su) car.

Sunday, October 6th 2019

Who wants to have a conversation for what up to improve english

Sunday, March 29th 2020

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