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Preposition review exercise Posted by on May 31, 2011

Hola, ¿cómo te anda todo? Today we’re going to review the use of prepositions in Spanish. Fill in the blanks with the right preposition in the sentences below. The answers are at the end. 1. No te burles ___ mí. (Don’t make fun of me.) 2. ¿___ qué sirve eso? (What’s the use of this?)…

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How to say “I’ve been doing something” in Spanish Posted by on May 27, 2011

Hey, there! How’s it going? Sometimes we need to adapt some structures in English and Spanish to get our meaning across. That happens when we say we’ve been doing something for some time in Spanish. Read some examples: I’ve been telling you this for a year, but you don’t pay any attention. Durante un año…

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Entrelobos Posted by on May 26, 2011

“Pocas cosas he aprendido de los hombres…” (Marcos Rodríguez Pantoja) Todos estaremos de acuerdo en que una de las principales funciones del cine es entretener. Pero si además de conseguir hacernos pasar un rato agradable nos hace reflexionar, es algo muy de agradecer hoy día. Nunca fui muy amante del cine español, supongo que porque…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 17 Shopping for clothes Posted by on May 25, 2011

¡Hola a todos! Today we are going to see how to manage in Spanish when shopping for clothes in a shop or street market. Out shopping is often one of the first times many people get to practice their Spanish on a regular basis with native Spanish speakers and it is a great way to…

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The several meanings of the verb “hacer” Posted by on May 24, 2011

All right, we know that hacer means “to do” or “to make”, but this verb has several other meanings that are not so obvious like desempeñar, representar, interpretar, cometer, armar, conseguir, lograr, resolver, efectuar, componer, construir, levantar, formar, cumplir, amasar and acumular. Check out these sentences and an alternative meaning for the verb hacer. 1…

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Los comparativos Posted by on May 23, 2011

Making comparisons in Spanish is pretty easy, compared to the English way. Take a look at the most common patterns: Comparativo de superioridad (Superiority) En el sur llueve más que en el norte. (It rains more in the south than in the north.) Hoy hace más calor que ayer. (Today is hotter than yesterday.) Mi…

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Where are the vowels? – Answer Posted by on May 20, 2011

Hi, there! Here’s the whole text for the Where are vowels? activity a couple of days ago. Did you get it right? Let’s check it out. Rodrigo, por favor, llama por teléfono a mis padres y cuéntales que me quedé dormido en el metro y ahora estoy en un cibercafé de la estación y tengo…

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