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Expressions with “a” Posted by on Mar 30, 2009

Here are some very interesting expressions with the preposition “a”. Check them out! A Dios rogando y con el mazo dando – being a hypocrite A grandes rasgos – in outline, broadly speaking A ojo de buen cubero – by rule of thumb A otro perro con ese hueso – Go try that on somebody…

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El Tiempo – The Weather Posted by on Mar 26, 2009

¡Hola a todos! Today our post will be about the weather. But I won’t bore you with a list of weather words in Spanish and English. It’s going to be a very good listening exercise because I have chosen a video from a very beautiful weather girl and I transcribed what she said so you…

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You just have to learn them! Posted by on Mar 24, 2009

OK, so your Spanish teacher taught you that basically words ending in -a take the article “la” and words ending in -o take the article “el”. Right? Not quite. There are words that defy categorization and there is no magic way to learn them other than study and remember their gender. Here’s a little list…

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Spanish in Paraguay Posted by on Mar 19, 2009

Paraguay has two official languages: Spanish and Guaraní. According to statistics, around 37% of Paraguayans speak only Guaraní, 50% speak Spanish and Guaraní, 7% speak only Spanish and 6% speak other indigenous languages. Here we have some very common words and expressions in Guaraní and their translation to Spanish. Ahániri – no Ama – lluvia…

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Tools – Herramientas en español Posted by on Mar 16, 2009

Aquí les traigo el vocabulario sobre herramientas y utensilios en español. Escuchen el audio y creen tajetas de vocabulario para estudiarlo; se lo recomiendo. La regadera – watering can La paleta – trowel La horca – pitchfork Las tijeras – scissors El rastrillo – rake La manguera – hose El tacho/ el cubo – bucket…

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Cuban Spanish Posted by on Mar 12, 2009

Today we’ll have a look at some typical vocabulary used in Cuba. Check them out! Amarillo – a coward person. Aquel hombre es un amarillo. (That man is a coward.) Caballo – friend. ¿Cómo estás, caballo? (How are you, my friend?) Curralo – work. Voy pa’l curralo. (I’m going to work.) Embori – a snitch…

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Learning tip: Radio y Televisión Española Posted by on Mar 9, 2009

Radio Nacional de España Mi gente, hoy les traigo algo muy pero que muy bueno. The thing is, I just stumbled upon Spain’s National Television and Radio website and I flipped out, ¡me he vuelto loco! You can listen to and watch lots of recorded programs like interviews, music reviews, politics, movies or live radio…

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