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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 22 How to order in a bar or restaurant Posted by on Sep 21, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a ver cómo preguntar o pedir. We will see how to ask or order. We will compare how this is done in both Spanish and English in the context of a bar or restaurant. Ordering food and drink in a Spanish speaking environment is one of the first opportunities many…

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Everyday conversations in Spanish Posted by on Sep 20, 2011

Hola, ¿cómo les va todo? Let’s check out some very interesting and common conversations in Spanish that take place in a language institute before classes start. 1. A – Buenas, ¿qué hay? Hi, what’s up? B – ¡Anda, qué sorpresa! No esperaba encontrarte aquí! Es lo que siempre digo: “Bicho malo nunca muere”. Hey, what…

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Pick-up lines in Spanish Posted by on Sep 19, 2011

Hey, there! This post goes for the ones who haven’t found their soul mate or only want to have some fun. Check out this dialog: Gustavo: ¡Mira qué mina viene ahí! (Check out that girl!) José: Realmente está buenísima, ¿no? (She’s really hot, right?) Gustavo: En esta discoteca está siempre lleno de chicas lindas. (This…

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Learning tip: Listen! Posted by on Sep 16, 2011

Hi, there! How have you been? A lot of people ask me what’s the best way to learn a language. I tell them: Listen! A lot! Oftentimes they look at me with a funny face maybe thinking, “Really? But what if I want to speak too?” Well, here’s the catch. In language learning we have…

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Problems using la, le, lo (laísmo, leísmo, loísmo) Posted by on Sep 15, 2011

When you are learning a language, you have to deal with correct grammar and vocabulary, but you also have to bear in mind its common usage. One main problem not only for Spanish learners but also for native speakers is the linguistic phenomenon known as “leísmo”, closely related to “loísmo, and laísmo”: they are variations…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 22 Reflexive Spanish verbs Posted by on Sep 14, 2011

¡Hola a todos! Today, we are going to see some useful Spanish verbs that are reflexive. With Reflexive Spanish Verbs the action is done by the same person who receives the action. For example, you can shower your baby, or you can shower yourself. To shower your baby is not reflexive because the person who…

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Song: Tú, by Noelia Posted by on Sep 13, 2011

Noelia Lorenzo Monge (August 31, 1979 – Puerto Rico), mostly known as Noelia, is a Puerto Rican pop singer who rose to fame in 1999. She is the oldest daughter of Puerto Rican singer Yolandita Monge. Her self-titled debut album was certified gold in the United States. During her career she has had nine Latin…

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