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Learn Spanish and Lose Weight! Posted by on Aug 31, 2013

No, I’m not a dietician and my tip today is a series of videos of Mexican Youtube channel Once TV México where the instructor gives you a full half hour workout, en español. The show is called Energía and is hosted by a very energetic instructor. So you kill two birds with just one stone: you…

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Song: El Día Que Me Quieras Posted by on Aug 30, 2013

Hey, there! Gloria Estefan’s new CD is about to be launched and it brings a cover version of Carlos Gardel’s El Día Que Me Quieras, both in English and Spanish. This is one of the most beautiful love songs of all times, in my humble opinion. Gloria was on Susana Giménez’s TV show last month…

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Let´s practice with songs: “No voy a cambiar”, by Malú. Posted by on Aug 29, 2013

We are still in summer, but autumn time seems to be coming closer. Today is not a warm day in Granada, it´s almost raining. But if it is cold or grey outside, we can always make it brighter with some music.  And if the video is funny, as the one I´m sharing with you, even…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 42 Comparing El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto Posted by on Aug 29, 2013

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? In today’s interactive Spanish review lesson we are going to practice using the Spanish grammar tenses El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Imperfecto. We will compare these two past tenses to understand their important differences. Answers to all tasks involved in this lesson will be given at the end of the post…

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How to use “escoger” and “elegir” Posted by on Aug 27, 2013

Hello, there! I got an e-mail from a reader asking me when to use verbs escoger and elegir, because they both mean “to choose”. Some Spanish students get a little upset with synonyms because they can’t seem to use the right one, but hey, in English we can “choose” or “pick” something, right? The Rules…

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Do You Want to Have it All? Posted by on Aug 23, 2013

Hello, there! Today is Friday and we are going to review some very useful and common collocations with verb “tener” (to have). These collocations are very important because they are part of everyday conversation and if you want to be fluent and speak good Spanish, learn them! Oh yeah! Are you ready to take your…

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Americanisms in the Spanish language Posted by on Aug 22, 2013

What do you think is the first Americanism that came into Spanish? Yesterday, while I was looking for the origin of some funny expressions, I found an interesting article talking about the first words that came into Spanish from the New World. Borrowings from different languages have always been a good source to increase a…

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