Archive for December, 2011

Spanish slang: mogollón Posted by on Dec 12, 2011

Yes, slang is part of our lives and definitely we need to learn some slang words to understand when native speakers use them and, why not, with care, use them ourselves? A very cool slang word is mogollón. Mogollón is basically a big amount of something, oodles of something. It comes from Italian moccobello or…

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Song: Mis Deseos/Feliz Navidad, Michael Bublé + Thalía Posted by on Dec 9, 2011

¡Hola a todos! ¿Cómo les está yendo por Navidades? A lot of English-speaking artist record songs for the Spanish-speaking market and Michael Bublé is no exception. On December 6th he had his Christmas special on NBC and sang with Latin diva Thalía. Michael tried to speak a little Spanish, just for fun, and along with…

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The Direct and Indirect Objects in Spanish – Part 02 Posted by on Dec 8, 2011

The pronombres complemento directo are: yo – me tú – te él/usted (hombre) – lo / le ella / usted (mujer) – la nosotros (as) – nos vosotros (as) – os ellos / ustedes (hombres) – los / les ellas / ustedes (mujeres) – las Here are some more examples with complementos directos: Él la…

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Spanish Lesson Advanced 25 El dinero y los bancos Posted by on Dec 7, 2011

In this Advanced level Spanish video lesson we will look at common Spanish vocabulary related to money and banks that I hope you will find interesting and helpful for managing in a bank in Spanish. Hoy vamos a ver vocabulario relacionado con el dinero y los bancos. Empezaremos con vocabulario más simple y poco a…

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The Direct and Indirect Objects in Spanish – Part 01 Posted by on Dec 5, 2011

Direct objects are called complementos directos and come after transitive verbs, which require an object to fully convey their meaning. Él escribió esta carta. – He wrote this letter. Ayer vimos una película muy buena. – Yesterday we watched a great movie. Note: The direct object (complement directo) comes with the preposition a when we…

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