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The Spanish macho, a stereotype? Posted by on Aug 30, 2012

Once we master vocabulary and grammar, we have to know some cultural aspects related to the language we are learning. Humor differs from country to country, and it is sometimes very hard to be understood by a non native speaker. Laughing is a good exercise, even better if we are able to laugh at ourselves…

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Linking words in Spanish – Part 03 Posted by on Aug 30, 2012

This is the third and last part of the linking words in Spanish. You can check out the first and second parts by clicking on the links below. Linking words in Spanish Part 01 Linking words in Spanish Part 02 Let’s go for it! 1. Cuando Cuando paso por aquí, siempre me acuerdo de mi…

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Linking words in Spanish – Part 02 Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? Today let’s continue with the linking words in Spanish. Click here to read the first part of the post. Let’s go for it! 1. aunque Aunque no te guste, tendrás que hacerlo. [Even though you don’t like it, you will have to do it.] Saldré esta noche aunque llueva. [I will go…

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Linking words in Spanish – Part 01 Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

Hello, there! Linking words are extremely important when you’re reading a text or even listening to someone speak Spanish. They’re usually conjunctions and knowing them will make a major difference in your fluency; you will be able to understand better and speak better Spanish too. Check out the most common ones: 1. y – e…

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Advanced Spanish Lesson 38 Acentuación de las palabras (Part 1) Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

Advanced Spanish lesson looking into how to classify Spanish words according to the location of their accent. ¡Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a ver cómo clasificar a las palabras según dónde se encuentre su acento. El acento es el énfasis de la palabra. Las palabras agudas son aquellas que tienen el acento en la última…

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Spanish lexicon. Latin origin of words and expressions Posted by on Aug 23, 2012

Al igual toda lengua, el español ha sido siempre influenciado por todas las culturas con las que ha convivido a lo largo de los siglos. Me gustaría repasar algunas de ellas, ya que son palabras muy integradas en nuestro idioma. El español es una lengua romance que procede del latín, así que su herencia de…

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Intermediate Spanish Lesson 38 Useful Spanish eating expressions Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

In this intermediate Spanish lesson we will look at a selection of useful Spanish expressions related to eating, such as Ponerse morado (To eat a lot) and Comer como un pajarito (To eat very little). Food is a great stimulator of conversation and very often one of the first times you get to practice Spanish…

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