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Movie tip: Un Cuento Chino Posted by on Dec 30, 2011

Hey, what’s up? I took some days off during Christmas and New Years and I ended up watching an Argentinean movie, Un Cuento Chino (A Chinese Tale). Un Cuento Chino tells the story of Roberto, owner of a hardware store, and a Chinese man called Jun. Roberto was sitting at a park when Jun is…

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28 de Diciembre, día de los Santos Inocentes Posted by on Dec 29, 2011

El 28 de Diciembre es un día en que debemos tener cuidado desde que nos levantamos, ya que se celebra el Día de los Santos Inocentes, y es muy probable que algún amigo o conocido intente gastarnos una broma. También debemos estar atentos para no prestar dinero, ya que pueden devolvérnoslo a través de esta…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 27 Christmas greetings Posted by on Dec 28, 2011

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? I hope you are all enjoying your Christmas. I hope you are all relaxing with your loved ones and eating and drinking lots of lovely Christmas food and drink. In this Spanish lesson we will see some Spanish Christmas greetings. These are really useful for when you want to write your Christmas…

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Turrón, un dulce tradicional Posted by on Dec 27, 2011

La Navidad no es tan solo época de reuniones familiares y regalos, sino también de dulces. Así que no podía dejar de mencionar mi favorito: el turrón. El turrón es una masa de almendras y miel de abeja, que se lleva consumiendo en España desde hace más de cinco siglos. El origen del turrón parece…

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Spanish Lesson Advanced 26 False Friends – Falsos amigos (Part 1) Posted by on Dec 26, 2011

In this advanced level Spanish video lesson we will see various “False Friends”. These are words in Spanish which have a very similar appearance or sound to an English word, but mean something completely different. These words can lead you to make all sorts of mistakes if you are not careful so I hope very…

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The position of direct and indirect objects in sentences Posted by on Dec 24, 2011

The pronombre complemento can come: 1. After the verb – this is called énclisis. Llámame a las ocho. In the case above the verb and the pronoun are written together. Attention! The pronombre complement always comes after verbs: – in the gerund: Estoy escribiéndole una carta. – Estoy escribiéndosela. – in the infinitive: Voy a…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 26 Managing in Spanish at the doctor´s Posted by on Dec 23, 2011

Hola, ¿cómo estáis? In this beginner level Spanish lesson we will see some Spanish vocabulary related to illnesses, symptoms and medicine and how to manage in Spanish at the doctor’s. Let’s first see some general Spanish vocabulary that will be useful to you: • Médico/a: Doctor • Doctor / Doctora : Doctor + (name) (talking…

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