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Celebrating the Mexican Revolution Posted by on Nov 14, 2019

On November 20, Mexico will celebrate 109 years since the revolution from the dictatorship of Porfirio Díaz. In this post, I will briefly explore what led to the revolution and what the results of this fight were. Porfirio Díaz Porfirio Díaz was a dictador that ruled Mexico from 1876 to 1911. He was a military leader…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns Posted by on Nov 13, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns.

Celebrando el Día de Muertos en México Posted by on Nov 11, 2019

Celebrando el Día de Muertos en México

¡Después de 3 años en México, finalmente experimenté el Día de Muertos! (After 3 years in Mexico, I finally experienced Day of the Dead!). If you’re not familiar with this traditional Mexican holiday, go ahead and read this post first. Today I’ll write about my experience celebrando el Día de Muertos en México (celebrating the…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Orders, advice and instructions in Spanish Posted by on Nov 3, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice giving orders, advice and instructions in Spanish.

Recipe: Day of the Dead Bread Posted by on Nov 1, 2019

One of my favorite things about this time of the year is the availability of pan de muerto or Day of the Dead bread. In Mexico, people have their selected panaderias or bakeries where they regularly get their pan de muerto. Last year, a friend of mine invited me to her house to bake the bread together, and, while it…

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Most Important Spanish-Speaking Writers (Part II) Posted by on Oct 28, 2019

In my previous post I introduced you to the most influential authors of the Spanish-speaking world. In this blog I present you another three essential names whose works you must read if you want to delve deeper into the best of literature written in the Spanish language. Mario Benedetti Born in Uruguay and author of…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Latin expressions used in the Spanish language Posted by on Oct 27, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using some expressions from Latin that are used in the Spanish language.

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