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At the airport: the check-in Posted by on Jul 30, 2011

Traveling is great, isn’t it? You get to meet people, be in places other than your regular city and learn a lot while traveling. So in this post I’m going to give you some useful expressions for when you’re at the check-in counter at the airport. Su pasaporte, por favor. Passport, please. ¿Cuántas maletas lleva?…

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Learning tip: Attitude! Posted by on Jul 29, 2011

Hi, everybody! How have you been? Well, I was thinking the other day and I came to the conclusion that one of the most important things when you set out to do something new is to have attitude. I mean, not a nasty attitude towards anything but a very positive and proactive attitude. You may…

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El juego de la pelota maya Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

¿Sabíais que los mayas solían jugar a la pelota? Aunque no estoy segura de si me gustaría formar parte de un equipo en alguno de sus juegos. Dejad que os explique por qué: No se conoce el origen de este juego, ni las reglas exactas. El juego de pelota era una experiencia sagrada para los…

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Spanish Lesson Advanced 19 Vocabulario de medicina y salud (Part 2) Posted by on Jul 27, 2011

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? Espero que hayáis visto la última clase de nivel avanzado sobre enfermedades, dolores y síntomas. Hoy vamos a continuar con vocabulario sobre medicina y salud y vamos a ver información sobre medicamentos y tipos de médicos. Medicamentos: Gotas: drops Inyección: injection Jarabe: syrup Pastillas: tablets Píldoras: pills Pomada: cream Parches: patches Ampolla…

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Adverbial expressions Posted by on Jul 25, 2011

OK, so you already know that you form adverbs by adding the -mente ending to adjectives, but did you know that there are several expressions that serve as adverbs and don’t end in -mente? Let’s check out some of them. Nos sirvió a galope. He served us very fast. Los visita a menudo. He often…

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La siesta, deporte nacional. Posted by on Jul 22, 2011

¡Hola amigos! Hoy vengo un poco dormida aún, porque acabo de practicar uno de mis deportes nacionales favoritos: ¡la siesta! Palabra española que proviene del latín “hora sexta”, hace referencia al tiempo en que se tomaba un descanso de las labores cotidianas. No sé cuántos de vosotros tenéis la posibilidad de disfrutarla, pero estoy segura…

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Stand up comedy in Spanish Posted by on Jul 21, 2011

Hey, what’s up? One of the coolest things about being able to speak another language is to understand humor in it. As I’m Brazilian, American comedians’ jokes started to become funny after I started learning about American culture and was able to understand the cultural aspect of each joke or comment. And the same happens…

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