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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 32 Using Spanish verbs Tener que, Deber, Hay que Posted by on Jun 18, 2013

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? Today we are going to practice obligations and suggestions in Spanish using the Spanish verbs Tener que, Deber and Hay que. Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post and you can also follow a link with this post to watch the original…

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Please, don’t lose your train of thought! Posted by on Jun 17, 2013

Hello, there! How was your weekend? We kick off this week with a question: have you ever lost your train of thought? I’m pretty sure you did, as we all have! In Spanish we have a similar expression: írsele a alguien el santo al cielo. Check out the following dialogue: In Spanish – María, ¿dónde…

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Want to Test your Reading in Spanish? Posted by on Jun 14, 2013

Hello, everybody! In Brazil we have a college entrance examination called Vestibular and in its foreign language part you can choose to take English, Spanish or French, depending on the university or college you want to go to. The test assesses students’ reading skills and also reading-based grammar. I am going to share PUC Rio…

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Seven reasons for not using air conditioning Posted by on Jun 13, 2013

Summer is here, and one of the bloodiest battles we can have at home, or in the working place, begins: the battle to control the air conditioning. As I don’t like it very much, because I’m very sensitive to cold, and I’m not very good at fighting, I have memorized all the arguments I have…

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Are you in love? Posted by on Jun 12, 2013

Today is Valentine’s Day in Brazil (I’m Brazilian, remember?) so I chose a very cute love song originally sung by Donato and Estéfano, Estoy Enamorado, to share it with you guys. The version I chose is by Thalía and Pedro Capó, so enjoy and sing it to your loved one! Estoy Enamorado [I’m in love]…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 31 Practicing using the Spanish future tense Posted by on Jun 11, 2013

Hola ¿Qué tal? In this Spanish lesson we are going to practice describing future plans in Spanish with the Spanish future tense that uses the structure: El verbo Ir (the verb To go) followed by “a” (to) and a verb in the infinitive. Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at…

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How to cheer people up in Spanish Posted by on Jun 10, 2013

Oftentimes we need to help friends, lend an ear and even cheer them up when they are not feeling to cheerful. That is what we are going to learn how to do in Spanish today: levantarle el ánimo a alguien! Levantándole el ánimo a alguien – Cheering people up [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2013/06/animo-01.mp3] No te preocupes por eso…

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