Author Archives: Laura Carbonell

About Laura Carbonell

Language teacher, food, health and empowerment blogger at @vivafifty @OnLifeandHope @effortlessbeautyandstyle #socialmedia #influencer Follow me on Twitter at @lauralcbl

¿Qué lleva la paella?

When we go to a restaurant and order we also would like to know what the main ingredients of the dish are. For that we would ask:

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La vida de un hombre.

This man spent his life traveling, working and exploring distant lands.

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¿Tienes una rutina?

Todos tenemos una rutina más o menos aburrida. Algunos días son mejores que otros. ¿Cómo es la tuya? 

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¿Qué llevas en el bolso?

We spend our days running around with our lives in our bags or backpacks. What esentials do you carry?

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Saludos y despedidas en español.

We often concentrate so much in learning the grammar, and so excited about getting into real conversation in Spanish, that we forget the most important! Greetings!

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Quizlet an App you can’t do without.

We are in love! Quizlet is all the rage, at least for those who are intent on learning and teaching Spanish. You can create your own, or you can find us in Quizlet @ Casa Hispana. We have started with … Continue reading

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American Dream, el sueño del otro lado. A play by Brad Erickson.

I always suspected Brad Erickson was #gifted, not only in his study of Spanish but from his deep insights and sensibility in conversation. A man of words, who could make himself perfectly understood in Spanish. It is hard to express … Continue reading

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La historia de Ana y Manuel

Can a pet substitute a human being? Should you have both? Watch and let us know your thoughts!

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¡Ojalá! Silvio Rodriguez and the subjunctive.

Ojalá comes from the Arab: Lau sha’a Allah: Si Dios quisiera/quiere in Spanish, which means: If it’s God’s will. Yet we translate it as: I wish, hope or if only…

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No, you are not “bad” at Spanish!

The first question we ask our students when they attend the class is why is it they want to study Spanish, so we can get a feel of how interested they are and what their goal is. With highschool students … Continue reading

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