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Archive for April, 2012

Valladolid (Video) Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

In case you missed the written post from earlier in the month, or even if you read it and you just want to see more, here’s a short video tour of the city of Valladolid, Mexico.

Traveling in Spanish – Useful Sentences Before You Go Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

¡Hola! ¿Cómo te va todo? I don’t know about you, but I love traveling and talking about it, preparing your itinerary is awesome too. So today we’re going to learn some cool and useful sentences to talk about your trips, before you go! ¿Empezamos? Me voy de viaje a … el mes que viene. [I’m…

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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 32 The Spanish Verb Parecer / Parecerse Posted by on Apr 17, 2012

¡Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a ver los diferentes usos del verbo “Parecer/Parecerse”. Today we will see the different uses of the Spanish verb “Parecer/Parecerse”. Parecer/Parecerse is a useful, commonly used Spanish verb that, as is very often the case, doesn’t have one simple English translation. It takes time to remember the various uses of…

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Un chistecito para ustedes (A little joke for you!) Posted by on Apr 16, 2012

Hey, there! Let’s start our week with some humor un Spanish. This time I won’t translate the joke. Would you be able to translate it? [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2012/04/chiste-viejo-memoria.mp3] Click here to download the audio Un joven reportero decide hacer una entrevista al hombre con la mejor memoria del mundo. Llega a un pequeño pueblo en las montañas…

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Song: Rosas, by Thalía Posted by on Apr 13, 2012

Hello, there! Today is Friday and we start off the weekend with a very romantic song by Mexican singer Thalía. I chose this song because it has a lot of different verb tenses in it and Thalia’s enunciation is perfect so pay close attention to the pronunciation and why not sing along? I also decided…

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Tongue twisters in Spanish Posted by on Apr 12, 2012

Today I was going to talk about something completely different; I had a more serious topic in mind, but suddenly I came across these tongue twisters. This was one of the first my mother taught me, and it is a good exercise to practice pronunciation. What do you think? “El dicho que a ti te…

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The Superlative in Spanish Posted by on Apr 11, 2012

There are two kinds of superlative in Spanish: relative and absolute. The relative superlative describes a noun within a context of a larger group. Some examples in English: Juan is the tallest kid in his classroom. María is the smartest student in the whole school. This is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. We…

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