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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 1 Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto Posted by on Jun 30, 2010

¡Hola a todos! Today we are going to practice the Spanish verb tense Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto. The equivalent in English is the Past Perfect: I had done, I had eaten, I had seen, etc. Usamos el Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto para expresar una acción pasada anterior a otra acción pasada (we use the Past Perfect to express an…

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Surviving the World Cup Posted by on Jun 29, 2010

Llevaba varios días con cierto desasosiego. Presentía que algo iba a ocurrir, pero por un sentimiento de esos extraños, no acertaba a encontrar la causa. ¿Algo bueno? ¿Malo quizá? Difícil saberlo. De repente una tarde salí de casa, pues necesitaba hacer algunas compras. Y mi asombro comenzó al ver la calle semidesierta. “Será por la…

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Ordinal numbers in Spanish Posted by on Jun 28, 2010

Ordinal numbers can very tricky when they’re written in Spanish. 1º – primero 2º – segundo 3º – tercero 4º – cuarto 5º – quinto 6º – sexto 7º – séptimo 8º – octavo 9º – noveno 10º – décimo 11º – undécimo 12º – duodécimo 13º – decimotercero 14º – decimocuarto 15º – decimoquinto…

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Music tip: Thalía, en Primera Fila Posted by on Jun 25, 2010

Mexico’s bombshell Thalía has her first new live album, Primera Fila. In this interview for Tv Show El Rojo Vivo, she talks about how she prepared for the concert and what drove her to dispose of all masks to present herself as a more accessible artist. This is a great interview because both Thalía and…

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La noche de San Juan Posted by on Jun 24, 2010

¿Crees en la magia? El 21 de junio celebramos en el hemisferio norte el día más largo del año, conocido como solsticio de verano. Esta fecha corresponde al momento en que el sol alcanza el cénit sobre el Trópico de Cáncer, y el eje de la tierra tiene una inclinación de 23,5 grados hacia el sol. Pero esta…

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The Job Interview, en español – Useful sentences Posted by on Jun 23, 2010

During a job interview, candidates might make some comments to tell the interviewer how much they would appreciate working in the company or tell the interviewer about some other skills that they have. Let’s learn some cool sentences to help you during a job interview. 1. ¿Le gustaría oír algunos ejemplos específicos de mi trabajo?…

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Juan Sebastián de Elcano Posted by on Jun 22, 2010

The Spanish Navy training ship “Juan Sebastián de Elcano” is one of the largest and oldest tall ships still operational. As training ship, the “Elcano” (as she is known) is entrusted with the formation and training of the future Spanish Navy officers: the midshipmen. To this end, a six-month training cruise is organised every year…

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