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Archive for November, 2012

Are you tired of shopping? Posted by on Nov 30, 2012

Guys, have you ever gone shopping with your girlfriends, wives or any female for that matter? How was the experience? Ah, I’m just teasing you to present a little dialogue where a guy has been shopping all day with his girlfriend and then he says he’s exhausted. Take a look! A: Estoy exhausto. ¿Por qué…

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Washington Irving and “El estudiante de Granada” Posted by on Nov 29, 2012

Today is the anniversary of Washington Irving’s death. This North American writer spent some time travelling around Spain, and it was during his visit to Granada that he wrote his “Tales of the Alhambra”. This is quite an interesting book, because it is a mixture of “costumbrismo” (a literary genre that explains local customs), and…

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Irregular verbs in the Present (I) Posted by on Nov 28, 2012

Hi, there! I’m going to start today a series of posts with irregular verbs in the present. These irregularities happen in the Present Indicative, Present Subjunctive and Imperative. The persons affected by this irregularity are yo, tú, él, ella, usted, ellos, ellas and ustedes. Nosotros(as) and vosotros(as) do not have these changes. The first irregularity…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 1 & 2 Spanish Introductions Posted by on Nov 27, 2012

¡Hola! I hope very much that you have enjoyed or are enjoying working through the beginner, intermediate and advanced level Spanish video lessons here on the Transparent Language Spanish Blog. There are 42 Spanish video lessons with accompanying written lesson notes in each of the three courses and they are all packed full of essential…

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How to ask someone out in Spanish Posted by on Nov 26, 2012

It’s today! You have mustered up all the courage you have to ask your co-worker out. You have known each other for some time and you feel you have some things in common and it would be a good idea to get to know each other better. And you want to do it in Spanish…

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How to improve your pronunciation (in any language)! Posted by on Nov 21, 2012

Many students, throughout my teaching career, have asked me show they can improve their pronunciation. As a learner I have come up with some techniques and practices that have helped me learn the pronunciation of new words and today I am going to share some of them with you. The first key element to have…

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Advanced Spanish Lesson 42 Typical Spanish expressions Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

Advanced level Spanish video lesson highlighting numerous useful everyday typical Spanish expressions. Hola ¿Cómo estáis? En esta clase, vamos a ver unas expresiones que usamos mucho los hispanohablantes. El español es un idioma con muchas expresiones. No es fácil saber qué significan y cómo usarlas, lo mejor es intentar hablar con personas nativas y poco…

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