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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.

Visa

In Spanish, use the term visado.

Example:
Solicité un visado para Estados Unidos pero no me lo concedieron.


Yoes

The plural of "yo" when it acts as a noun.

Example:
Todos tenemos muchos yoes.


Leísmo

A phenomenon consisting in substituting the indirect object pronoun "le" for direct object pronouns (lo, la).

Example:
Incorrect: *Me gustó ese coche y me le compré.
Correct: Me gustó ese coche y me lo compré.


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