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Common mistakes in Spanish Words and Phrases

In all languages there are some words that lead to mistakes in writing or use due to their similarity in pronunciation. Since this problem also exists in Spanish, we have prepared a selection of 100 words that frequently present problems to help you improve your Spanish. Remember that you can also consult our data base of "Spanish Words" (word of the day) to expand your vocabulary.


Incorrect form of the verb "haber" that occurs due to confusion with the form "tuvo" of the verb "tener". The correct form of the simple past of the verb haber is hubo.

Cuando lo hubo dicho, salió por la puerta.


This is the correct form. It is incorrect to use "incautar" as in: *"La policía incautó la cocaína".

La policía se incautó de diecisiete millones de euros en billetes falsos.

Indio / hindú

Indio: Is used to refer both to inhabitants of India and to native Americans.
Hindú: Person who practices the religion of the same name.

Hay indios musulmanes e hindúes.

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