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Archive for December, 2012

Paco – Pepe: where do they come from? Posted by on Dec 13, 2012

En español existen multitud de diminutivos de nombres, pero posiblemente los dos más conocidos para hombre sean los de Francisco y José. A los Franciscos se les suele llamar en confianza Pacos, y los Josés responden en familia al nombre de Pepe. Y si el caballero se llama Francisco José, no será raro que alguien…

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Adiós, Jenni Rivera Posted by on Dec 12, 2012

Jenni Rivera was born Jenny Dolores Rivera Saavedra, in Long Beach, California. She started her career in 1992, after getting divorced from her husband. Jenni was successful regional Mexican music artist and entrepreneur with companies like Divina Realty, Divina Cosmetics, Jenni Rivera Fragrance, Jenni Jeans, Divine Music and The Jenni Rivera Love Foundation. Nominated to…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 4 Jobs in Spanish Posted by on Dec 11, 2012

¡Hola! This is the fourth interactive review lesson in this new Spanish course aimed at giving you the opportunity to practice and test your Spanish knowledge at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. At the moment we are practicing the 42 beginner level theory Spanish lessons that you can find here on the Transparent Language Spanish…

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How to improve your reading skills Posted by on Dec 10, 2012

Hello, everybody! Today’s post was written by our very own Sean Young, from Texas, and it is about improving your reading skills. Check it out! When learning a language, reading skills are best sharpened through actual reading practice. Also, you need to be a willing and active reader for it to do any good. And…

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Spanish singer: Pablo Alborán Posted by on Dec 7, 2012

Hello, there! I was in the United States last month and I stayed at a Spanish friend’s house. David introduced me to Pablo Alborán, a 24-year-old new Spanish talent. Alborán plays several musical instruments like the piano, classical guitar, flamenco guitar, and acoustic guitar and was “found” by ex-Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, who was “in…

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Spanish TV series: “Isabel”, and the origins of the expression “Tanto monta, monta tanto” Posted by on Dec 6, 2012

This week we could see the last episode of a TV series that has achieved a great success in “La Primera”, our national TV: “Isabel”. Starring Michelle Jenner and Rodolfo Sancho, it is based on the life of the queen Isabel of Castile, married to Fernando II of Aragon. As we can imagine, medieval times…

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Adjectives to describe people Posted by on Dec 5, 2012

Hello, there! Here are some useful words and expressions that we can use to describe people. Positive Traits – Rasgos Positivos afable – affable comprensivo – understanding solidario – supportive cálido – warm atento – attentive, thoughtful sincero – sincere honesto – honest creativo – creative dedicado – dedicated paciente – patient disciplinado – disciplined…

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