Menu
Search

Archive for September, 2012

Any problems in your apartment? (Spanish version) Posted by on Sep 28, 2012

Hi! TGIF, right? Let’s finish our September posts with something that happens to all us: problems at home! I’m talking about things like a toilet getting clogged up or your radiator is not working well. Here are some useful sentences: El fregadero (Spain) / La pileta (Argentina) de la cocina está tapado. The kitchen sink…

Continue Reading

Miguel Hernandez and his social poetry. Posted by on Sep 28, 2012

We talked about Miguel Hernandez in our last post, and now I want you to read and listen to some of his poetry. Nanas de la cebolla La cebolla es escarcha cerrada y pobre: escarcha de tus días y de mis noches. Hambre y cebolla: hielo negro y escarcha grande y redonda. En la cuna…

Continue Reading

Idioms with verb “echar” Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

Hello, everybody! It has always amazed me how the verb echar can be used in so many situations, like the verb “get” in English. Of course you don’t need to memorize the list below so it’s a good idea to print it out and review it from time to time. And whenever you come across…

Continue Reading

Miguel Hernández, a social poet. Posted by on Sep 27, 2012

Estamos viviendo momentos muy complicados ahora mismo en España. La prensa mundial se está haciendo eco de las tensiones y problemas sociales, así que quizá sepáis de qué hablo. Recortes, desempleo, pérdida de derechos, inseguridad, desesperanza es lo que hay en las calles. Ver y vivir todo esto me lleva a refugiarme en las palabras…

Continue Reading

Beginner Spanish Lesson 40 The other Past Simple in Spanish – El Pretérito Imperfecto Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

In Spanish there are two grammar tenses which are equivalent to the English Past Simple tense. In the previous beginner Spanish lesson we looked at one of the Spanish Past Simples – El Pretérito Indefinido – and today we are going to see El Pretérito Imperfecto. El Pretérito Imperfecto is used differently to El Pretérito…

Continue Reading

Top Latin Songs in the USA Posted by on Sep 24, 2012

Hey, there! Let’s kick off this great Tuesday with the top Latin songs in the USA (by Billboard). Ready? 1 – Ricardo Arjona – Te quiero 2 – Sin Respiración – Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizarraga 3 – Roberto Tapia – Mirando al Cielo 4 – Wisin & Yandel Featuring Chris Brown & T-Pain…

Continue Reading

Ser más feo que Picio Posted by on Sep 20, 2012

Esta es una frase hecha que usamos de forma habitual, para referirnos a la fealdad de una persona. Sin embargo, nadie a quien hasta el momento había preguntado, sabía quien era este Picio lamentablemente famoso. Cual fue mi sorpresa al descubrir que el personaje real parece ser Francisco Picio, un zapatero natural del pueblo de…

Continue Reading

Older posts