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Archive for March, 2008

EXPRESIONES CON “GET” Posted by on Mar 31, 2008

Today we´ll see some idioms in Spanish that have to do with the word “get” in English. To get back at – pagar en la misma moneda (lit. pay with the same coin) He played a dirty trick on me, but I am going to get back at him. – Me jugó una mala pasada…

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The Spanish Language in Modern Miami Posted by on Mar 28, 2008

We all know Gloria Estefan and her love for her tierra. Gloria has tried to keep her Cuban flame burning over the years and she´s openly proud of her heritage. Gloria is one of the good examples of an immigrant who came to the US as a baby and set the platform for many Latin…

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Verbo Dar : Special Meanings Posted by on Mar 26, 2008

The verb dar, to give, is used in many useful expressions. Dar un paseo means to take a walk. Ayer fuimos a dar un paseo por el bosque. (Yesterday we took a walk in the woods.) Dar a means to face. La habitación de mi mamá en la casa de verano da al mar. (My…

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Practice Your Listening Skills Posted by on Mar 19, 2008

A great and pleasant way of improving your listening skills in a foreign language is watching TV. So if you´re studying Spanish and have access to Telemundo or Univision, you´re in for great learning! Besides providing you with real, unedited listening practice, watching these channels will take you on a magic and wonderful journey of…

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Argentinean Barbecue Posted by on Mar 17, 2008

Argentineans love to eat “asados” o “parrilladas” (barbecues) and unlike Americans, Argentinean asados are done on a parrilla (grill) and include meats like chorizo, sweetbread (molleja), chitterlings, morcilla (blood sausage) and some regional meat cuts. The barbecue is almost always served with chimichurri, which is a popular sauce used also in many Latin American countries…

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Colombian Pop Posted by on Mar 12, 2008

So if you think that news from Colombia only mean Latin bombshell Shakira and drug trafficking, think again: Juanes (Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez) is here to stay. The 35-year-old was a member of the heavy metal band Ekhymosis but disbanded the group in 1998 to pursue a solo career. Besides being a best-selling recording artist…

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To Become or Not to Become? Posted by on Mar 10, 2008

Spanish is widely known for having various ways of expressing some ideas. The verb “to become” is one of them. It takes many forms depending on several factors. Here are some uses: 1. If you want to indicate physical or emotional change, often involuntary, use ponerse. (Yo me pongo, yo me puse, yo me he…

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