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“La Tomatina” de Buñol Posted by on Aug 31, 2010

I’m starting to believe that there are celebrations for any random reason in the world. Bearing that in mind, it won’t sound so strange that in Spain we celebrate one with tomatoes. It consists in just that: people throwing tomatoes at each other.  However, the tomatoes are crushed before being thrown, so you don’t hurt…

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How to express the future in Spanish – Advanced uses Posted by on Aug 30, 2010

We don’t always need to express the future in Spanish using the Futuro de Indicativo (hablaré, cantarás, etc.). When we want to express plans and intentions we can use the indicative present form of ir (voy, vas, va, etc.) + a + infinitive of the main verb. We can also use the Presente or Imperfecto…

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Borriquillo Posted by on Aug 26, 2010

There are many indigenous species in Spain, but donkeys are among the ones I love the most. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have just a dog or a cat when I was a child, but I also considered our donkey as my personal pet. Although this animal’s name is a synonym for stubbornness, donkeys are…

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Spanish Lesson Beginners 4 Vocabulary and phrases related to professions and an introduction to Spanish masculine and feminine Posted by on Aug 25, 2010

Buenas, ¿Cómo estáis? Espero que todos estéis bien, que estéis disfrutando de vuestros estudios de español y vayáis progresando muy bien. I hope you are all ok and that you are enjoying your Spanish studies and progressing well. Today, we are going to have a class for beginner level students in which we will see…

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Spanish adverbs – alternative uses Posted by on Aug 23, 2010

Let’s see alternative uses of some common adverbs. 1. ahora Ahora acabo de enterarme de eso. – I just foud out about it. Ahora lo sabremos. – We’ll know about it soon. Voy a la panadería, hasta ahora. – I’m going to the bakery, I’ll be right back. Por ahora, no sabemos lo que va…

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“La Llorona”, a Mexican legend Posted by on Aug 19, 2010

There are stories you hear when you are a child, and they scare you do death. In Spain we were always threatened with “El hombre del saco” (The man with a bag) or “El sacamantecas” to make you eat, vegetables in my case, or behave appropriately. That must be the reason why I found this…

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Spanish Lesson Advanced 3 Uso y relación entre los diferentes tiempos del pasado en indicativo Posted by on Aug 18, 2010

¡Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a analizar los tiempos en pasado. Vamos a ver qué relación existe entre ellos y cuándo usarlos. Contraste entre Pret. Indefinido, Pret. Perfecto y Pret. Imperfecto Es un contraste puramente lingüístico. Es decir, que no tiene nada que ver con la realidad a la que se refieren. Tú puedes hablar…

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