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Colloquial Spanish Course – Socialising in Spanish (Part 1) Posted by on Aug 3, 2020

socialising in spanish

Learn and practice colloquial vocabulary and phrases related to socialising in Spanish and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish.

The Lacandon Jungle in Mexico Posted by on Jul 30, 2020

When you think of Mexico, you might picture a desert with cacti or beautiful blue beaches with a cocktail at hand. Something most people don’t visualize is the jungle, but Mexico houses the largest rainforest in North America. In this post, I want to explore the Selva Lacandona and some of the animals and plants…

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American Presidential Candidates Court Latino Voters Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

Habrá elecciones presidenciales en los Estados Unidos este noviembre (There will be presidential elections in the United States this November). Incumbent president Donald Trump of el Partido Republicano (the Republican Party) is going up against Joe Biden, former vice president and candidate of el Partido Demócrata (the Democratic Party). The Latino vote is more important…

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Spanish Words of Foreign Origin: Arabismos Posted by on Jul 28, 2020

Arabismos are Spanish words whose origins trace back to the Arabic language. There are plenty of them in la lengua de Cervantes, a direct consequence of over seven centuries of Muslim dominance in the Iberian Peninsula. Words from Arabic appear often on everyday fields, like agriculture, manufacture, handicraft or manual labor, as that language left…

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Colloquial Spanish Course – Social group titles in Spanish Posted by on Jul 27, 2020

Learn and practice colloquial ways of describing social group titles in Spanish and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish.

Colloquial Spanish Course – Negative descriptions for people Posted by on Jul 21, 2020

Learn and practice colloquial ways of describing people negatively in Spanish and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish.

Spanish Words of Foreign Origin: Galicismos Posted by on Jul 20, 2020

Continuing with the extranjerismos or words of foreign origin in Spanish, in this post I will present you los galicismos, which are words that come from the French language… and that not only comprise names for dishes or kitchen utensils. Here you will find some examples.   Afiche: From French “affiche”, a piece of paper…

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