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Archive for December, 2009

Internet Vocabulary Posted by on Dec 29, 2009

Here’s some very useful Internet vocabulary in Spanish, so you can learn how to use the Spanish words instead of English ones. Check it out! chat – chatear click – clicar, hacer click, pulsar download – descargar, descarga e-mail – mail, correo electrónico hard disk – disco duro hardware – equipo link – enlace mailing…

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Neutral Spanish Posted by on Dec 24, 2009

Neutral Spanish is a kind of Spanish used mostly in translations and dubbing because it reaches more than 400 million Spanish-speaking people in 21 countries. It has been used to bridge the gap between Latin American and European speakers. Want to learn some more? Check out this very cool video that talks in very understandable…

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Breaking up is hard to do… Posted by on Dec 21, 2009

OK, let’s talk about marriages in Spanish, but not the sugarcoated version. Let’s talk about when things are not going so well, because our lives are not a textbook, are they? Here are some useful sentences to say when things are not going so well. Algo cambió. – Something has changed. Ella me parece tan…

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El Superlativo – en español Posted by on Dec 17, 2009

El superlativo expresa el grado más intenso de la calidad (característica) de un adjetivo. El superlativo absoluto se forma agregándole al adjetivo el sufijo ‘ísimo/ísima’ o utilizando adverbios como muy, sumamente, extremadamente, etc. Algunos ejemplos: Raro – rarísimo – muy raro Malo – malísimo – extremadamente malo Alto – altísimo – sumamente alto Algunos adjetivos…

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Plural of Nouns – Review Posted by on Dec 14, 2009

Let’s review some rules to form the plural of nouns in Spanish. 1. Add an ‘-s’ to words ending in vowel or stressed vowels á, é, and ó. La casa – las casas El peine – los peines La tribu – las tribus La mamá – las mamás El café – los cafés 2. Add…

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Homonyms II Posted by on Dec 10, 2009

Homonyms are words that are written in the feminine and masculine in the same way, but they have different meanings. El cabeza (head – boss) – la cabeza (head – body) El capital (money) – la capital (capital – city) El clave (chord) – la clave (solution) El cólera (cholera) – la cólera (anger) El…

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Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense Part 02 Posted by on Dec 7, 2009

The second kind of irregularity in the present happens by changing the ‘o’ to ‘ue’. Check out the conjugation of the verb contar (to count, to tell). Yo cuento Tú cuentas Él/ella/usted cuenta Nosotros contamos Vosotros contáis Ellos/ellas/ustedes cuentan The same happens with the following verbs: Acordar (to remember) Acostar (to lie down) Almorzar (to…

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