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Spanish Lesson Intermediate 34 The different uses of the Spanish word Como Posted by on May 29, 2012

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a ver los diferentes usos de la palabra “como”. Today we will see the different uses of the Spanish word Como. “Como” is another of those words that we use a lot in everyday Spanish conversation and for that reason it is a good idea to become familiar with all…

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Beyoncé singing in Spanish Posted by on May 25, 2012

TGIF, right? Yeah! So let’s start the weekend with a very cool Latin song, Amor Gitano (Gypsy Love) by Beyoncé and Alejandro Fernández. Mind you, along with Christina Aguilera I think Beyoncé has an incredible pronunciation and as you can see in the video after the lyrics, she worked hard to get it right. Amor…

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Tulum Ruins (Video) Posted by on May 25, 2012

One of the best preserved Mayan cities, the ruins at Tulum are a fascinating place to visit. With stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and incredible Mayan architecture and artwork, a day spent here is a day well spent on any trip to Mexico.

Nicanor Parra, premio Cervantes Posted by on May 24, 2012

Existen muchos premios literarios, pero uno de los más importantes para las letras españolas es el Premio Miguel de Cervantes. No se premia una obra, como es el caso de otros, sino toda una trayectoria profesional. Es por eso que se suele otorgar a escritores de edad algo avanzada. Una de las características de este…

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Improving your speaking skills Posted by on May 22, 2012

The following text is a contribution of our very own Sean Young, multi-language blogger here at Transparent Language. Enjoy! Learning how to pronounce a foreign language like a native speaker is difficult at first, but not impossible. The more you practice, the easier you will find it to understand a native speaker. With your ears…

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Spanish Lesson Beginner 34 The Spanish Pretérito Perfecto The Present Perfect Posted by on May 22, 2012

In this Beginner level Spanish lesson we are going to learn all about the Present Perfect grammar tense in Spanish – El Pretérito Perfecto – that is used to describe things “we have done”. The English Present Perfect and the Spanish Pretérito Perfecto are fundamental grammar tenses that we use a lot in everyday conversation…

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The Ruins of Tulum Posted by on May 21, 2012

From Valladolid and Ek Balam, we jumped back on the ADO bus bound for Tulum. It was a short and comfortable ride, as the public transportation of Mexico once again delivered. Arriving in Tulum in the evening, we made our way to our hostel in the town. While there are plenty of fantastic beach side…

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