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Poetry in Spanish: Borges and Cortázar Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

Cortázar could only grow his beard when he was over 50.

These days we celebrate the anniversary of Jorge Luis Borges’s and Julio Cortázar’s birthdays, in 1899 and 1914, respectively. If you are not familiar with these names, you should run to the closest bookstore and grab any of their books (personally, I recommend El aleph and Historias de cronopios y de famas). They are the most…

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12 Free Online Resources for Beginning Spanish Learners Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

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Earlier this month we released our new Beginner’s Guide to Spanish, a free resource we’ve put together to help beginning Spanish learners take their first steps along the path to Spanish fluency. For beginners who can’t get enough of free stuff, here are a few more free websites and online resources for getting started or brushing up…

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English Spanish Parallel Texts – Amber Heard gives divorce settlement to two charities Posted by on Aug 23, 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. Amber Heard gives Johnny Depp’s $7m divorce settlement to two charities Amber Heard dona los $ 7 millones de dólares de su divorcio de Johnny Depp a dos organizaciones benéficas…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Fish and seafood Pescado y marisco Posted by on Aug 16, 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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Do More with the Spanish Word of the Day Posted by on Aug 11, 2016


How many of you subscribe to our Spanish Word of the Day? (If you’re not subscribed—don’t miss out!) How many of you open the email religiously, read and listen to the new word and phrase, then close the email and forget all about it? We’re not judging—you’re not the only one! That minute or two…

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