The new busuu Grammar units are here!


Here at busuu we worked hard and improved our Grammar units to make your learning experience even better.

New grammar units

Grammar is the backbone of any language and we believe that learning grammar is as important as learning any other aspect of the language.

Our language experts have created new and more detailed English and Spanish Grammar units with the explanation you need to improve your language skills.

The new Grammar units are designed to teach you grammar in an intuitive and natural way, while keeping you motivated. These units have been designed to help you and guide you in the acquisition of grammatical rules through different exercises and explanations. They also prepare you to engage in communicative situations using appropriate language structures.

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Kirsten is the Head of Education at Busuu. She is from the Scottish highlands, where she grew up. She studied philosophy at university in Edinburgh and then got a TEFL certificate and went to China to teach English. She has been learning languages online and creating digital learning courses around the world for 17 years and is about to start studying for an MSc in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching at Oxford University. Outside of work, she is a yoga enthusiast and a keen gardener. She also loves spending time with her two border terriers!


  1. I’m very happy with the new grammar units for Spanish. Thank you so much for putting them in! There are, however, a few mistakes that I’ve seen so far. One of them is in the “Reflexivos” unit. The “Grammar Tip” on step five says, “The verbos reflexivos are used with ‘pronombres reflexivos’ in place of personal pronouns.” The fourth example sentence and its English explanation says, “Nos lavamos los dientes = (Us to ourselves)”. The English explanation is wrong. It should be written: “We to ourselves”. (We are doing something to ourselves, which is washing (or brushing) our teeth.)

    For example:

    “We did it to ourselves.” (We caused our own failure.)

    If we were to write that sentence again following your English explanation, which is clearly nonsensical, it would be this:

    “Us did it to ourselves.”

    As we can see, “us” is never the the doer of an action; only the recipient of an action.

    Perhaps this error was overlooked because “nos” is “us” in English. However, the unabridged Spanish sentence is “Nosotros nos lavamos los dientes.” (We wash our own teeth. “Nos” is clearly not the subject.

    • Hi Filip,
      Thank you very much for your support and for letting us know about these mistakes.
      We appreciate your feedback and we will look into it.

      This will be reported to our education team, so let’s hope they will get them fixed soon 🙂
      Have fun learning with busuu!

      Ciao for now!
      Busuu team

  2. There’s another error in the grammar tip for “Pronombres de objeto directo” (Elementary A2.1 > Lesson 5: Filling out a form > Pronombres de objeto directo)

    It says, “The objeto directo is about who or what the action falls upon.” Corrected, it should be this: “The objeto directo about whom or what the action falls upon.”


    “Who did it?” (“Who” is the subject. [Active Voice])

    By inverting the sentence we get this:

    “By whom was it done?” or “Whom was it done by?” (“Whom” is the object. [Passive Voice])

    Evidently an action never falls upon “who”, but rather on “whom” only.


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