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Archive for October, 2012

Advanced Spanish Lesson 41 Acentuación de las palabras (Parte 4) Posted by on Oct 30, 2012

The final Spanish lesson in the series of four Spanish lessons investigating how to correctly accentuate Spanish words. Hola ¿Qué tal? Hoy vamos a hablar de cómo acentuar las palabras compuestas, también de palabras que se pueden acentuar de dos formas diferentes y por último de palabras que muchas veces se acentúan de forma incorrecta…

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What do we mean by “bicho” in Spanish? Chris Stewart´s definition. Posted by on Oct 28, 2012

For me as a teacher, it is very interesting to know what are the difficulties people have when learning Spanish, and what are their impressions about our language and culture. That is probably the reason why I’m enjoying so much the book I’m reading now: “A Parrot in the Pepper Tree”, after reading “Driving over…

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Monologues in Andalusian: Dani Rovira Posted by on Oct 26, 2012

To understand real speech in a foreign language is very hard sometimes. Some weeks ago I shared a post with the transcription of a funny monologue about the “Macho ibérico“, and some of you told me it was very interesting, so I decided to transcript another one.  Today´s post is even more difficult, because you…

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Shakira y “El amor en los tiempos del cólera” Posted by on Oct 25, 2012

Hay ocasiones en que se unen talentos, y el resultado es sencillamente fantástico. Alabar la pluma de García Márquez no tiene mucho sentido, porque sus millones de lectores avalan su fama y su talento como escritor. No es raro por tanto que sus obras se estén llevando a la gran pantalla, como ha sido el…

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How to shop in Spanish Posted by on Oct 24, 2012

Hello, everybody! I’m in the United States for a few weeks and as a tourist I’ve been doing some shopping so I thought I’d share some interesting and useful expressions you can use to shop in a Spanish-speaking country. ¿En qué puedo ayudarte? – How can I help you? ¿Cuánto cuesta(n)? – How are does…

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Intermediate Spanish Lesson 41 Useful Spanish phrases Posted by on Oct 23, 2012

In this intermediate Spanish lesson we will take a look at some commonly used and very useful Spanish phrases. Some of these Spanish phrases are used to convince someone of something, some explain the reasons for something, some are used to say that someone has convinced you of something, others are used to say that…

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Latin pop idol: Jesús Navarro Posted by on Oct 22, 2012

A lot of new singers and groups pop up every month in the music industry and in Latin America this is not different. Mexican group Reik was formed in 2003 and has Jesús Navarro as their lead singer, Julio Ramírez Eguía (guitar) y Gilberto “Bibi” Marin (electric guitar). By the way, we had a Reik…

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