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Paisa Pues: How to Speak Spanish Like Pablo Escobar Posted by on Sep 28, 2016


This month a new season of Narcos took Spanish learners and narconovela addicts back to 1980s Medellín, home to Pablo Escobar and one of the bloodiest episodes of the 52 year-long conflict that formally ended on Monday. The Netflix original is a bingeable opportunity to learn Spanish with TV, but it’s missing more than colorful…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Countries Países Posted by on Sep 27, 2016


Build your repertoire of Spanish words little by little by tuning in to these biweekly posts on English-Spanish vocabulary. You will find lots of really useful words on essential everyday topics, complete with audio mp3 recordings to help you with the Spanish pronunciation. Enjoy! Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to…

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Spanish Set Expressions: Giving Someone a Hand (II) Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

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This week post continues with the set expressions in Spanish. Let’s study more expressions with hands, since the Spanish language has a wide variety of meanings for this part of the body. ¡Manos a la obra!  Poner las manos en el fuego por alguien (to place one’s own hand in the fire for someone): To really show…

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English Spanish Parallel Texts – Van Gogh: Painter ‘suffered psychosis’ in final 18 months Posted by on Sep 20, 2016


Enjoy English-Spanish parallel texts complete with audio mp3 recordings of the Spanish texts. Practice your Spanish with these weekly snippets of interesting world current affairs. Van Gogh: Painter ‘suffered psychosis’ in final 18 months Van Gogh: El pintor ‘sufrió psicosis’ en sus últimos 18 meses BBC News Friday 16th September 2016 Use the player below…

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Spanish Set Expressions: You’re in Good Hands (I) Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

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In the process of acquiring any foreign language the importance of set expressions cannot be underestimated. You have to invest time in learning and implementing these expressions if you want  to sound more natural and also to understand the natives better. Spanish has many of these expressions and today we will practice those related to the word…

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