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Review: Los Numerales Posted by on Jun 30, 2011

You’ve been studying Spanish for some time but when it comes to numbers you hit a snag. What to do? Well, para decirte la verdad, understanding and using numbers is not an easy task, really, so you just need to practice until you master them. Now, below you have some sentences with numbers for you…

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Un día difícil (with audio) Posted by on Jun 28, 2011

Know those days when we get up on the wrong side of the bed, that is, nos levantamos con el pie izquierdo? Well, this is what happened to our Mexican friend Javier. Read this little paragraph and check some difficult words and expressions in the vocabulary list. [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2011/05/A-bad-day-texto.mp3] Download audio Estoy enojadísimo. Tuve un día…

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My one-day trip to Argentina Posted by on Jun 27, 2011

Hey, there! How’s it going? During Carnival here in Brazil I went on a sea cruise down to Argentina and Uruguay. We only had one day to spend in Montevideo and Buenos Aires, so we got off the ship at 9 am, hopped in a cab and drove along these cities. Montevideo is a beautiful…

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El amor brujo, de Manuel de Falla Posted by on Jun 24, 2011

Noche de San Juan… noche de brujas, seres sobrenaturales y leyendas. Dicen que en esa noche se abre una puerta “al otro lado”, ese que nunca percibimos. En cada playa, en cada rincón se encenderán hogueras para pedir deseos y quemar malos pensamientos. Saldrán los trasgos, danzarán las hadas, los tesoros encantados quedarán a manos…

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How to say “All right by me!” in Spanish Posted by on Jun 23, 2011

Hi, how have you all been? Today let’s take a look at a short dialogue in colloquial Spanish and learn, among other things, how to say “All right by me!”, en español. So here’s the context: two buddies are talking about dropping by a friend’s house. A – ¿Por qué no pasamos hoy por lo…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 18 How to offer or accept help Posted by on Jun 22, 2011

Hola a todos, Hoy vamos a ver cómo ofrecer y aceptar ayuda y colaboración en español. We are going to see how to offer or accept help and collaboration in Spanish. First let’s look at how to offer to do certain things: ¿Querer (Tú/usted/vosotros/ustedes) + que + presente de subjuntivo?: To want to/would like to…

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Volviendo a Chichén Itzá: sus edificios. Posted by on Jun 21, 2011

Se acerca el solsticio de verano, y me preguntaba como sería pasarlo en un lugar especial, mágico. ¿Se os ocurre alguno? Dejadme que os hable de uno de ellos… En la península del Yucatán, en México, quedan las reliquias de una de las ciudades mayas más poderosas: Chichén Itzá. Los mayas, una civilización que apareció…

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