I'd like to see some English translations!

While we don't recommend relying too heavily on translations for your Spanish studies -- comparing Spanish to English isn't an effective long-term learning technique -- we know that sometimes seeing an English explanation of the Spanish you're reading can be helpful.

There are two places in Fluencia lessons where you can see English translations. The first is in the conversation transcripts at the beginning of the listening lessons. Clicking on each phrase in the conversation will show an English translation. Try listening to the conversation once through first and using context clues to see if you can guess what they're saying! Then you can replay the conversation one line at a time by clicking each audio button on the right side of the page.

You can also see word-by-word English translations in questions that contain Spanish (e.g., fill-in-the-blank type questions) when you use Fluencia on a computer. Hovering your mouse over an individual word will show a translation of that word. Please note that this function is not available on mobile devices.

These translations are automatically generated, however, so you might want to double-check the meaning you see on our authored dictionary at SpanishDict.com. And don't worry if you don't know the meaning of every single word in a conversation or question. We want you to guess sometimes since using context clues to figure out the meaning of words can actually increase the likelihood that you'll remember new vocabulary.