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Internet Vocabulary – A Comprehensive List (With Audio!) Posted by on Jul 15, 2013

Hello, there! Even though many English words, specially the technical ones, are used in Spanish, we have some official terms for nouns and verbs related to Internet and technology so here’s a comprehensive list for you to start using. Are you ready? Remember to practice the pronunciation with the audio! [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/ingles/files/2013/07/tech-01.mp3] Download audio borrar –…

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Wanna lose weight? Read this post! Posted by on Jul 12, 2013

Hey, there! Many, many years ago I wanted to lose weight and found a suggested menu in a magazine. I lost more than 20 pounds so I thought I’d share it with you guys, ¡en español por supuesto! Practice your pronunciation with the audio! [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2013/07/diet.mp3] Download audio LUNES Desayuno – Leche descremada con germen de…

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Did you know that the madwoman “En el muelle de San Blas”, (Mana´s song) really existed? Posted by on Jul 11, 2013

Songs are usually a product of imagination and circumstances, but sometimes they are inspired by real life events. Some days ago I was talking with a friend about the Mexican group Mana, and he mentioned the story behind the lyrics of one of their songs, “En el muelle de San Blas”. The song talks about…

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The Neuter Gender in Spanish Posted by on Jul 10, 2013

In Spanish we don’t have a neuter gender per se, but we do have the lo article that follows other elements with noun functions. Here’s how it is used: 1. Before an adjective (lo + adjective) Lo bueno de este trabajo es que se aprende mucho. The good thing about this job is that you…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 35 Practice regular and irregular Spanish Imperatives Posted by on Jul 9, 2013

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? Today we are going to practice how to give orders and instructions and make suggestions using regular and irregular Spanish Imperatives. 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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Occupations in Spanish Posted by on Jul 8, 2013

¡Hola, mi gente! ¿Cómo están? Vamos a empezar esta semana aprendiendo algunas profesiones en español, pero no las más comunes, ésas pueden ver haciendo clic aquí. La diferencia es que hoy, en vez de darles la traducción en inglès, voy a darles la definición del diccionario de la Real Academia. ¿Por qué? De esta manera…

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Verb Tenses? Practice Them With An Authentic Video Now! Posted by on Jul 5, 2013

Hello, there! One of the best ways of practicing language you have learned is to interact with native speakers, but if you don’t have any Spanish-speaking person near you, you can watch original videos and see how language is actually used. I’m teaching an intermediate Spanish class and we were reviewing the Imperfecto tense. I…

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