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7 Spectacular Spanish-Speaking Cities for On-the-Job Immersion Posted by on Jun 13, 2016


If you’re learning Spanish in the age of the global economy and the shrinking world, it’s time to think about immersing both your personal and professional lives by looking for work abroad. Immersion is of course one of the best ways to learn a language, but who wants to shovel out thousands of dollars for an “immersion…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Los bebés babies Posted by on Jun 6, 2016


Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Babies. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con Los bebés. Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: Los bebés babies El bebé: baby, baby boy La bebé: baby girl El chupete: dummy, pacifier…

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Spanish English Parallel Texts – China Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with Disney Posted by on May 30, 2016


China Wanda City theme park opens in a battle with Disney El parque temático de China Wanda City se inaugura en una batalla con Disney BBC News Saturday 28th May 2016 Use the player below to listen to this news story in Spanish:

The Sweet Sounds of Caribbean Spanish Posted by on May 30, 2016

Some Cuban men playing music under the sun in the streets of Havana.

Image via Pixabay under CC0 (public domain).

Last week we shared a post on some of the quirks of Colombian Spanish, but even within this one country there’s as much variety of language as of geography and people, with sometimes mind-blowingly different pronunciation and word choice to be found just over the next mountain range. One of the many varieties of Spanish you’ll hear in Colombia is…

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Spanish proverbs: Los refranes Posted by on May 25, 2016

al que madruga

Popular wisdom usually takes the form of a proverb. All languages have them, and sometimes proverbs combine knowledge on a topic, with puns and rhythm. In Spain, there is a tradition of proverbs that go back to the epic poem Mio Cid.  Let’s start with a proverb we use in English, “Spain is different“, coined by Franco’s…

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