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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.

Talvez / tal vez

In Latin America this is generally written as one word, while in Spain it is written as two.

Latin America: Talvez vino y no lo vimos.
Spain: Tal vez vino y no lo vimos.

Tuvo / tubo

Tuvo: Simple past form of the verb tener.
Tubo: A cylindrical, hollow, elongated piece having various uses, such as channeling water or other fluids or gases.

Hace años Luis tuvo mucho dinero.
El coche tiene el tubo de escape roto.

Volver a reanudar

A redundamt construction used with the sense of beginning something again. But that is precisely the meaning
of reanudar, so this construction should be avoided.

Volvieron a empezar las obras de la autovía.
Reanudaron las obras de la autovía.

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