As a Spanish learner, you probably feel confused every time you come across certain words that seem designed to make learning the language harder. For example, words that are pronounced the same, but mean completely different things or words that are related in terms of meaning, yet are used in very different situations. Don’t feel embarrassed, though. These confusing Spanish words can even trip up native speakers and the most advanced learners.
As a rule of thumb, always double-check every new word you learn before you try it out in conversation. Remember, in Spanish, just as in English, there are words that you will stumble over. Although not comprehensive, this list contains some of the most commonly confused Spanish words and tips on how to use them correctly.