Archive for April, 2013

What the %$# are you talking about? Posted by on Apr 19, 2013

¡Hola! ¿Cómo están ustedes hoy? Espero que estén todos pasándola regio. What? You don’t understand what pasarla regio means? Well, you’re not alone and in today’s post I’m going to show you some situations where people don’t understand what was said and use colloquial expressions in Spanish. ¿Están listos? Dialogue 01 – Two people talking…

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Spring Spanish sayings Posted by on Apr 18, 2013

“Cuando marzo va a mediar, debe la primavera empezar”, así que aparentemente estamos en tiempo de primavera ahora. Pero aquí en mi ciudad hemos pasado de invierno a verano en tan solo unos días, lo que hace un poco difícil aplicar el dicho de “la primavera, la sangre altera”. Esto me recordó que “quema más…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 22 Practice using reflexive Spanish verbs Posted by on Apr 16, 2013

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? Today we are going to practice using some useful reflexive Spanish verbs. What are reflexive Spanish verbs? Reflexive Spanish verbs are those verbs which end in “se” and where the object and subject of the sentence are the same. Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the…

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How do you say “as blind as a bat” in Spanish Posted by on Apr 15, 2013

Hey everybody! Did you have a good weekend?! We all know that knowing many words and word combinations helps a lot when we are trying to speak a foreign language. In English we say expressions like He’s as blind as a bat. as cool as a cucumber. as right as rain. as mad as a…

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Spelling quiz with audio – the answers! Posted by on Apr 12, 2013

Hello, everybody! Here are the answers to Wednesday’s spelling quiz. U or Ü? [audio:] agÜilla [a little trickle of water] agÜuero [omen, luck] ágUila [eagle] cagUeta [chicken, coward] cegUera [blindness] cigÜeña [stork] gUerra [war] gUitarra [guitar] gUiñar [to blink] higUera [fig tree] hogUera [bonfire] jugUete [toy] lingÜística [linguistics] pingÜino [penguin] segUir [to follow] sigUiente [following] trigUeño [olive-skinned] yegÜero [mare caretaker] zagUero [rear, back – sports] QU or CU? [audio:] CUaderno [notebook] CUando [when] QUinientos [five hundred]…

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Spelling quiz with audio Posted by on Apr 10, 2013

Hi, there! Let’s take a spelling quiz en español. Listen to the audio then choose between the two options presented. Are you ready? Let’s start! U or Ü? [audio:] ag__illa [a little trickle of water] ag__uero [omen, luck] ág__ila [eagle] cag__eta [chicken, coward] ceg__era [blindness] cig__eña [stork] g__erra [war] g__itarra [guitar] g__iñar [to blink] hig__era…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 21 Speaking Spanish when travelling Posted by on Apr 9, 2013

¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? Today we are going to practice how to manage when travelling in a Spanish speaking country. We will see some useful related vocabulary and some typical sentence structures and phrases that can be used when doing such things as buying tickets and asking prices in Spanish. Answers to all tasks involved in…

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