Archive for August, 2010

Las interjecciones Posted by on Aug 17, 2010

Hoy nuestro post será totalmente en español y tratará de las interjecciones. Muchas veces no tenemos una expresión con igual uso en nuestra lengua, y por eso hoy les presentaré algunas con una explicación de cómo usarlas. ¿Empezamos? ¡Abajo! – Expresa desaprobación. ¡Adelante! – Es usada para dar permiso a alguien para entrar en un…

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How to study a foreign language Posted by on Aug 16, 2010

Hey, how are you all doing? This post today will be about studying a foreign language. I know it’s not always easy to keep up with the textbook and classes and everything. However, if we do have a study routine it becomes a lot easier. Here are some tips: – First, remind yourself that you’re…

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Beyoncé en español Posted by on Aug 13, 2010

Singing in other languages than your own is not always an easy task. However, bombshell Beyoncé has managed to cover such territory with Mexican heartthrob Alejandro Fernández by recording the song Amor Gitano (Gypsy Love) for the soundtrack of Latin soap opera El Zorro – La Espada y la Rosa. Check out the audio and…

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Adivina, adivinanza (Spanish riddles) Posted by on Aug 12, 2010

We are going to have some brain-teasers today.  These riddles are ingenuity games, where we have to answer some questions or guess some words from the given definitions. Puns and tricky sentences are commonly used in them. Riddles both entertain and stimulate the intellect, being a good tool to help children’s learning. Here in Spain…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 3 – Tips to learn the irregular verbs of El Presente de Subjuntivo Posted by on Aug 11, 2010

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal estáis? Today we are going to see the present subjunctive (presente de subjuntivo) tense of irregular verbs. It is difficult to remember all the different tenses for all irregular verbs, so I am going to show you some useful tips that will make it easier. I hope they help. Basically, the key…

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Twitter en español Posted by on Aug 10, 2010

We all know what Twitter is all about, but I just found this very cool video explaining how to use it in Spanish. Check it out and read the transcript below. ¿Qué estás haciendo? Es una de las primeras preguntas que se suele preguntar a amigos y familia. Incluso si la respuesta es “cortando el…

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Vocabulary: how to describe someone in Spanish Posted by on Aug 9, 2010

Here are some useful words for describing someone physically in Spanish, divided into categories. CARA – THE FACE alargada – elongated redonda – round ovalada – oval ancha – broad delgada – thin fina – fine maquillada – made-up OREJAS – THE EARS de soplillo – lop ear OJOS – THE EYES almendrados – hazel…

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