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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.


Should be pronounced with a "j", although it is spelled with an "x".

México es un país muy bonito.


"Motriz" is the feminine form of "motor" when used as an adjective, so expressions like "impulso
motriz" are to be avoided.

Éste es el verdadero impulso motor.

No existencia

Constructions made up of no + noun should be avoided.. They can sometimes be replaced by the prefix
"in-" ("inexistencia", "inestabilidad"...), or by verb constructions ("no existe",
"no tiene estabilidad"...).

La inestabilidad del precio del petróleo preocupa a las economías.

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