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Let it snow… February and snow in Spanish sayings. Posted by on Feb 28, 2013

Hoy es el último día de febrero, y tenemos fiesta en Andalucía. Por suerte, ya que ha estado nevando en muchas ciudades del sur de España a lo largo del día, y hemos podido disfrutarlo a tope. Aunque tenemos Sierra Nevada muy cerca, no estamos acostumbrados a tener nieve en la ciudad, y ha sido…

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15 Words for Business Meetings Posted by on Feb 27, 2013

¡Hola, mi gente! Let’s improve our Spanish vocabulary with words generally used in a business meeting. ¿Vamos a empezar? 1. Agenda, orden del día – agenda. ¿Cuál es el próximo asunto en la orden del día? [What’s the next topic in today’s agenda?] 2. Sede / Oficina central – headquarters. ¿Dónde está ubicada la sede…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 15 Telling the time in Spanish Posted by on Feb 26, 2013

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis? Today in this Spanish review lesson we will practice how to ask and tell the time in Spanish and how to state at what time we do things in Spanish. Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow…

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Colloquial Spanish – Part 03 Posted by on Feb 25, 2013

Hey, there! Today we have the third part of our colloquial Spanish series. This series of post has all those expressions that you wouldn’t find in a regular dictionary. ¿Están listos? ¿El gato te comío la lengua? – Cat got your tongue? ¡Mira quien habla! – Look who’s talking! ¿Y de qué sirve eso? –…

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A different kind of social manifestations during Spanish Carnival: Chirigotas. Posted by on Feb 21, 2013

If you read any Spanish newspaper, or you listen to any news on tv or radio, you´d probably already know the difficult situation that we are living in our country: unemployment, injustice, political corruption, loss of social rights, and more and more people desperate not knowing who will bring a solution. We have had protests…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 14 Spanish Verbs in the Present Tense (Part 2) Posted by on Feb 19, 2013

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? Today in this Spanish review lesson we will continue practicing how to describe things that we usually do using regular Spanish verbs and the Spanish Present Tense. Specifically we will practice the different verb endings that we use for a group of people, to say that “we” (nosotros) do something, to say…

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Oscar vocabulary quiz Posted by on Feb 18, 2013

¡Hola! Next Sunday we will have the 85th Academy Awards so I decided to do a little movie vocabulary quiz for you. You have 14 words and their definitions in Spanish, taken from the online version of the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española (www.rae.es). Las palabras 1. Banda sonora ___ 2. Cámara ___ 3…

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