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“Sobre el idioma español”, the parody of a poem Posted by on Nov 29, 2011

Today´s post will probably be a bit hard for beginners, but it is a good summary about some of the problems we can find when studying my language. This poem was written in 1921 by Pablo Parellada, a satiric writer , novelist, playwright, and humorous draftsman who used such funny nicknames as “Melitón González”or “Pancho…

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Mariah Carey en español Posted by on Nov 28, 2011

Oh yes, Mariah also sings in Spanish and one of my favorite songs is My All, Mi Todo in Spanish. Let’s check it out with the lyrics in Spanish. The lyrics are not verydifficult so you shouldn’t have trouble understanding or translating them. Enjoy! Mi Todo Mariah Carey Te estoy pensando En mi larga noche…

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Remedios caseros: Infusiones para curar el resfriado Posted by on Nov 24, 2011

Hola otra vez amigos. Por esta parte del globo ya estamos en otoño, aunque lo cierto es que en mi ciudad apenas disfrutamos de él, ya que del calor asfixiante del verano pasamos al gélido frío del invierno casi sin interrupción, lo que provoca que todos, antes o después, pillemos un buen catarro. No me…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 25 Indirect or Reported Speech – Estilo Indirecto (Part 2) Posted by on Nov 23, 2011

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a practicar más sobre el Estilo Indirecto en español. Today we are going to learn more about the Spanish “Estilo Indirecto” – Indirect or Reported Speech. This is the second part in a series of two Spanish video lessons on the topic. If you haven’t already seen the first video…

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Vocabulary: At the Drugstore (En la Farmacia) Posted by on Nov 22, 2011

You’ve finally arrived at that Spanish-speaking country you always wanted to visit and bam! You’re sick and need to go to the drugstore to buy some medication and supplies to get better (this actually happened to me when I was in Uruguay). Here are some useful sentences and words: ¿Hay una farmacia aquí cerca? Is…

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The Imperative with Pronouns Posted by on Nov 21, 2011

The imperative is used to give, offer, ask, advise, order, beg and demand. Here are some examples: Ask: Préstame tu libro, solo por un ratito, ¿sí? (Lend me your book, just for a while, will you?) Order: Salgan de ahí que es muy muy peligroso. (Get out of there because it’s too dangerous.) Offer: Coma…

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Preposiciones: a, ante, bajo… Posted by on Nov 18, 2011

As in any other language, prepositions in Spanish can be a problem when learning the language. They can have the same meaning as in English, or not. A preposition is a  linking word used to introduce links to nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. A preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial…

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