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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 14 Writing in Spanish Posted by on Mar 30, 2011

¡Hola a todos! ¿Qué tal? Hoy vamos a ver diferentes expresiones que usamos cuando escribimos en español. You can also use the expressions we are going to see in this class in regular conversation, but many of them sound quite formal and are mostly used when writing. Estas son las expresiones más básicas, pero tenemos…

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Cool Spanish Idioms Posted by on Mar 29, 2011

Hello, there! Idioms give the flavor to a language so let’s learn some cool Spanish idioms para darle un poco de sabor a tu español. Here you have the idioms in Spanish, their literal translation into English, then its English correspondent. Aprovéchalos. 1. No tiene dos dedos de frente. (He doesn’t have two fingers of…

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Humor in Spanish: El Consultor Posted by on Mar 28, 2011

Let’s practice our reading and vocabulary skills with this funny story about a consultant. Un joven bien vestido (well-dressed), con un coche flamante (brand new car) lleno de aparatos (devices) electrónicos, se acerca a un pastor (shepherd) de ovejas y le dice: – Si yo adivino cuántas ovejas tiene, ¿usted me regala una? El pastor…

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Uruguayan food: el chivito Posted by on Mar 26, 2011

Hey there! How have you been? I just came back from a trip to Argentina and Uruguay and while I was in a taxi sightseeing in Montevideo I kept seeing places called chiviterías. That got me curious, so I asked the driver what it was and he told me they were places where you could…

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Las Fallas de Valencia Posted by on Mar 25, 2011

Hace pocos días, entre el 15 y el 19 de marzo, Valencia se vistió de fiesta. Iluminó sus noches con fuegos artificiales, y adornó sus calles con los famosos ninots. Esto ha sido durante las “Fallas”, fiesta popular por excelencia. Aunque hay diversas opiniones, me quedo con la que afirma que la palabra Falla proviene…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 14 Spanish Verbs Present Tense (Part 2) Posted by on Mar 24, 2011

¡Hola! Today we are going to continue learning how to describe things that we usually do (in the Present Tense) using regular Spanish verbs. We will see the different verb endings that we use for a group of people, to say that “we” (nosotros) do something, to say that “all of you” (vosotros) do something…

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La expresión de modo o manera Posted by on Mar 21, 2011

There are some very useful expressions with the prepositions a, en, and de that show how something is done. Let’s check out some of them! Expresiones con A a media voz – whispering a mano – by hand a gusto – at ease a empujones – by shoves a lo loco – in a crazy…

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