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Learning languages does your brain good! Posted by on Mar 30, 2012

Hello, everybody! Today we have another post from our friend from Brazil, Alessandro Brandão, who runs Fórum de Idiomas, one of Brazil’s leading languages blogs. In his post “Os benefícios do estudo de idiomas para o cérebro” he talks about cognitive synesthesia. Let’s check it out! I was always fascinated by studies on how the…

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Pestiños, un dulce de Semana Santa Posted by on Mar 29, 2012

Llega la Semana Santa, y con ella sus dulces postres. Hoy os dejo la receta de los ricos pestiños: Los ingredientes: 250 ml de vino Fino de Montilla 125 ml de aceite de oliva una cáscara de naranja 50 g de ajonjolí tostado 3 clavos una cucharada de canela molida medio kilo de harina de…

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Verb agreement in Spanish – Part 02 Posted by on Mar 27, 2012

Hi! Yesterday we took a look at some verb agreement cases en español and today let´s check out some specific cases. Collective nouns verb agreement 1. When the subject is a collective noun and is in the singular form, the verb usually agrees with it in number. Mucha gente vino a la fiesta. [Many people…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 31 Spanish adjectives with Ser and Estar Posted by on Mar 27, 2012

In this Spanish lesson we are going to see Spanish adjectives that change their meanings depending on whether they are used with either ser or estar. We have already looked at the two verbs ser and estar, which are both the equivilant to the verb to be in English, and their different meanings and uses…

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Verb agreement in Spanish – Part 01 Posted by on Mar 26, 2012

La concordancia is the harmonious combination of elements in a sentence. There are two kinds of agreement (concordancia) in Spanish: la concordancia nominal (noun agreement) and la concordancia verbal (verb agreement). Let’s check out some rules for la concordancia verbal. 1. When we have only one subject, the verb agrees with it in number and…

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América Celebra a Chespirito Posted by on Mar 23, 2012

On March 11 Mexican TV network Televisa aired the special América Celebra a Chespirito, which pays hommage to Mexican legendary comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños (Chespirito). Bolaños gave life to characters like El Chavo del Ocho, Chapulín Colorado, among others. Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay were…

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Un jardín de nomeolvides Posted by on Mar 22, 2012

Se acerca la primavera, y la tierra comienza a despertar. Hoy voy a compartir otro de mis hobbies, la jardinería. Muchas plantas aún no comenzaron a florecer.  Sin embargo si podemos ya disfrutar de la sencillez y el brillante colorido del pensamiento, o viola. ¿Lo conocéis? El pensamiento tiene hojas con forma de corazón y…

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