64 more Spanish comprehension killers.
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Here’s an extension of the Spanish Beyond the Dictionary, dictionary.

Even though you’ll hear these collocations on the streets, in the bars and cafes and all the time when Spanish speakers chat among themselves…

They can be invisible to non-native Spanish speakers.

That is until someone points them out. Then all of a sudden you start noticing them all over the place.

How about that? I just used one.

All over the place is an English collocation. In Spanish it is por todos lados.(that one and 63 more are included in Spanish beyond the Dictionary dos)

Understand more Spanish by adding 63 Comprehension Killers that Spanish speakers use all the time to your repertoire:

Click here for your copy of Spanish Beyond the Dictionary Volume Two

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27 Comments posted on "64 more Spanish comprehension killers."
Lynn W. PettyNo Gravatar on March 19th, 2015 at 11:00 pm #

What lessons!! They are beyond anything I have ever tried to learn in Spanish.


Louise DoréNo Gravatar on February 20th, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

Thank you so much Marcus. I am going through Synergy Spanish for a second time and since I am familiar with the vocabulary now, I am concentrating on the “accent”. When I’m done , I will move on to the ear training program.
Adios Y gracias,


Sally CobbNo Gravatar on February 20th, 2014 at 6:12 pm #

I love the collocations and so do my English AND Spanish friends! And it´s absolutely right, as soon as you know them, you hear them all the time, great stuff!


Gary BetneyNo Gravatar on September 1st, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

Hi Marcus you are a genius well done you are helping me tremendously and when I can afford it I will be purchasing much more
Muchas gracias


Noor AiniNo Gravatar on August 21st, 2013 at 1:39 pm #

Thank you Marcus for sharing your knowledge, much appreciated. I learned so much through your lessons.


mustaphaNo Gravatar on August 21st, 2013 at 11:10 am #

poco a poco thanks


Tami BozmanNo Gravatar on June 6th, 2012 at 6:44 pm #

I am so impressed to finally have a good audio and written spanish course. The Beyond the Dictionary expressions are so helpful to keep up the conversation. Thank you for what you do…


Adrian DavisNo Gravatar on May 29th, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

Marcus, I have two idems that are on my wish list for Bola de Nieve. #1 Since I am also taking Synergy Ear it would be helpful if Bola de Nieve was also offered in reverse dialog. That is Spanish phrase first than English. #2 It would be helpful if at the end of a lesson there was a testing phase the student had to put together complete sentences. Currently your dialogs set up a progressive pattern which is easy for the mind to follow. Much easier than translating out of context.


Susie LewisNo Gravatar on May 10th, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

How do I hear your recordings again?
I heard them yesterday and found them really useful but now there is only script.


David AndersonNo Gravatar on April 29th, 2011 at 6:51 am #

Marcus, you work very hard and it shows. Also your yechnique is unique and quite effective. I have experience with several systems before finding you. So I can spesk with some authority. Thanks


IanNo Gravatar on April 24th, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

Hola Marcus

Feliz Semana Santa

A wonderful present from the Easter Bunny.

I have learnt more Spanish in the last year with you than in the previous two years at a Spanish school. The confidence is “mucho mejor”.

Muchas gracias.

Saludos cordiales


Dot MaxwellNo Gravatar on April 23rd, 2011 at 9:53 am #

Hi Marcus,
Just to say thanks a million for your teaching methods,I am deaf in one ear, and my other one is not very good either. Being able to read the lesson and listen to it on my I pod at the same time makes it so much easier for me to pick up the correct pronunciations, as a lot of sounds are the same to me,but thanks to you I am enjoying learning my new language. We retired to Gran Canaria Spain, so speaking the language is a must.
Keep up the good work and many thanks


eddy roworthNo Gravatar on April 18th, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

Hi, Marcus/team
As a semi-retired psychologist living mainly in Mexico I do have sufficient time and lots of inclination and of course awareness that information is not the answer to learning, as clearly there is now sufficient information on so many topics, yet information is only part of the process. The interaction must be of importance as is the relationship between us all. I would appreciate some back to basics with the Ear Training having some link to the many words that need to be learnt via your traditional methods, even if their needs to be a cost, as i am struggling to capture them all. Regards Eddy


ireneNo Gravatar on April 17th, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

where is the part II ?


TasrifNo Gravatar on April 11th, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

Dear Sir,
This is most important item for me.


Natasha KovalenkoNo Gravatar on April 1st, 2011 at 1:52 am #

Dear Marcus,
Just want to say THANK YOU for amazing work you’ve done! I’m getting Ear Training lessons monthly and they are as great as your other courses that I’ve purchased and studied. You make Spanish easy! And it’s especially kind of you to send us free information regularly, you really want us to learn Spanish!!! I think your program is the best one around, truly.


Doug GreeneNo Gravatar on March 30th, 2011 at 11:00 pm #

Hi, Marcus,
Since I am blind, I use a screen reading program. How would I copy these two PDF files so that I can send them to my PDF program, which works with my screen reader?


John TedderNo Gravatar on March 25th, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

Hello Marcus,
I don’t know what to say, except your lessons are the best.
I have tried about six different courses, yours is by far the best.
Even though you are the best, Spanish is hard to learn, but I have only been studying for almost 1 1/2 years.
I think you have really helped me to speed up my learning.
Thank you mucho!!!


Peter BallingallNo Gravatar on March 24th, 2011 at 10:58 am #

Thank you Marcus. I really enjoy your lessons. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Muchisimas gracias


Luiza LanoyNo Gravatar on March 24th, 2011 at 5:44 am #

Hola Marcus,

Soy Luiza Lanoy, La Paz, BCS, Mexico.

El 11 de diciembre 2010, a une venta de Navidad, empecé una organización sin fines de lucro – Mujeres Ayudando a Mujeres,A.C. – Women Helping Women. Somos dedicadas a ayudar a las victimas en recuperación de violencia doméstica a darles une habilidad y un ingreso. Concinamos las mermelades exoticas (Margarita de fresas con Tequila, Controy y jugo de limón, o Piña Colada con piña, crema de coco y mucho ron blanco de Barcardi o Placer de piña, plátano macho y manzana con Kahlúa). Nuestros productos se llama ¨Con Sabor de la Baja¨. Todo la ganacia de la vente del producto es para el Refugio de las Mujeres y Los Niñnos. Con los dineros de la venta y una inversion de $84,000 pesos de mi parte, arreglamos todo el Refugio de Mujeres y los Niños. Por favor, visita a nuestras sitio de web y a la pagína Mujeres Ayudando a Mujeres y la galaría para ver las fotos antes, durante y despes las renovaciones. Estoy segura que estará de acuerdo que la diferencía es increíble, ¿verdad?

Despues de Mayo 2007, compré casi todos sus lecciones de Español – Short Cut to Spanish 1-31 y 32-60, Synergy Spanish, Bola de Nieve y Bola de Nieve 2. Finalemente puedo trabajar en Español. Es para la Gracias de Dios y sus lecciones de Español que soy una parte integral de la comunidad aquí en La Paz BCS.

Muchas gracias,

Luiza Lanoy,
Mujeres Ayudando a Mujeres, A.C.
La Paz, BCS, México


beckyNo Gravatar on March 23rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm #

Marcus, Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge, Si alguien quiere, yo puedo practicar con ellos el español. Becky


Lavern KnowlesNo Gravatar on March 23rd, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

Will you be my personal mentor? I have seen your emails just not too long and am interested in learning the Spanish language.


marcusNo Gravatar Reply:

I don’t do one on one teaching anymore. However, member’s of Bola de Nieve and Spanish Ear Training do have access to coaching support system for any help they need.


binniNo Gravatar on March 23rd, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

it,s all very informative,,..,,.i wish i could keep up with all this in conversation.,.,,.thankyou for your time marcus.,.,..,


Rodger L. PeckNo Gravatar on March 22nd, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

If i could read my lessons as i listen i believe i would learn faster, i have that whole set of the first lessons i just wish there was a written form


marcusNo Gravatar Reply:

We do make transcripts available for all the Spanish Ear Training lessons.




sandy monksNo Gravatar on March 22nd, 2011 at 5:56 am #

Thank you very much for all the hard work and sharing your knowledge, I love receiving your emails which gives me more encouragement to keep going. Sandy


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