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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.

Texas

Correct form of writing the name of this southern state of the United States. The classic Spanish pronunciation should be with a "j"
be with a "j".

Example:
Houston está en Texas.


Tour operador / tour operador

Avoid these forms and use the term operador turístico.

Example:
Juan es operador turístico.


Dequeísmo

A phenomenon that consists in adding "de que" to verbs that mean "decir" (say) or "pensar" (think).
Normally these verbs are only followed by "que".

Example:
Incorrect: *Me dijo de que irías con él.
Correct: Me dijo que irías con él.


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