Tag Archives: Spanish language

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! Advertisements

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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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Different countries, different words in Spanish.

Although we share the same language with different countries, we use different words. Here is an example of words we might use differently.

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¿Te enamoraste de un pendejo?

  And of course, we all swear differently in Spanish, depending on where we are from. Pendejo in Argentina means: stupid. In Spain we say: gilipollas, and so forth.

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La Leyenda del Espantapajaros

Watching short stories and legends that capture your attention is immensely helpful when you want to practice listening-comprehension skills.  We propose you watch this amazing legend, which no doubt will capture your attention. 

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Pero a tu lado…

We mostly use the present perfect tense in Spanish when we begin the sentence with: Hoy Esta semana, primavera, mañana, etc… Este mes, año, fin de semana, etc… ¿Alguna vez…? Hace un rato. Todavía no Aún no Ya

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Escribir bien para torpes, por Delfín Carbonell Basset

Oh, the art of writing well…! Have we lost it with the frantic practice of messaging and e-mail? Writing is an art, and when learning languages it is a must to practice. It doesn’t matter what level of Spanish you … Continue reading

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It was a dark and stormy night… Practicing Spanish through writing.

Era una noche una noche tormentosa… Writing is another very important tool when studying a language. We are not talking here about writing a novel or a masterpiece, just putting down your thoughts on paper. Yes, pen and paper, letting … Continue reading

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The Importance of Reading short Storybooks in Spanish.

  There is so much material nowadays out there available for you to improve your Spanish skills, that there is little excuse not to take advantage of them. Maybe lack of time, but setting aside as little as 15 minutes … Continue reading

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Beginners’ First Spanish Lessons: Watch and Answer

This comprehension exercise is geared towards beginners who have attended at least 4 hours of class time. Watch and answer these basic questions:

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