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Un Viaje Virtual a Guatemala Posted by on Jul 14, 2020

Normalmente paso el verano viajando, pero eso no es realmente posible este año (I usually spend my summer traveling, but that’s not really possible this year). I never stop dreaming about travel, though, and neither should you! That’s why I’m going to continue my “virtual tours” here on the Spanish blog. Hoy viajamos a uno…

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Colloquial Spanish Course – Positive descriptions for people Posted by on Jul 13, 2020

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

Colloquial Spanish Course – Colloquial Spanish friends and family Posted by on Jul 6, 2020

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

Colloquial Spanish Course – Diffusing situations and apologizing in Spanish Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Learn and practice colloquial ways of diffusing situations and apologizing in Spanish and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish.

Spanish Words of Foreign Origins: Italianismos Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Italianismos or Italianisms are words borrowed from Italian language. Thanks to the geographic proximity and historical exchanges between Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, Spanish became rich in Italian loanwords. Most of them are related to the arts, be it architecture, music, gastronomy, literature or theatre, and its influence has been notorious. In this blog you…

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Spanish Words of Foreign Origins: Latinismos Posted by on Jun 26, 2020

In Spanish, the words of foreign origin are called  extranjerismos, which derives from extranjero (foreign). These words have been incorporated into Spanish without being translated or with minimal changes in their original meanings, though the pronunciation and spelling are oftentimes adapted to the conventions of the recipient language. Extranjerismos are also known as préstamos…

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It’s Barbecue Weather – Tips from Mexico Posted by on Jun 25, 2020

Summer is here and for many of those, this means we can eat outside enjoying el clima cálido and nuestros jardines. In this post, I want to explore barbecue related vocabulary and give you some consejos on how to make your cook out más Mexicano! El Norte I grew up in the Texas-Mexico border and carne asada or barbecue…

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