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Idioms with the word “corriente” Posted by on Aug 21, 2013

Hello, there! ¿Cómo están ustedes? I was translating an article from English into Spanish these days and I came across the expression “to lose your train of thought”. I found out I didn’t know how to say that in Spanish so I went to look it up. We say “perder la corriente”. However, the word…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 41 Comparing El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Perfecto Posted by on Aug 20, 2013

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? Today we are going to practice comparing the uses and key words of the two Spanish grammar tenses El Pretérito Indefinido and El Pretérito Perfecto. 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…

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How To Make Phone Calls in Spanish Posted by on Aug 19, 2013

Hello, there! Let’s learn and review some very useful sentences for when you make a phone call en español! When you want to know a phone number: ¿Cuál es tu/su número de teléfono? [What’s your phone number?] Es el … [It’s …] No tengo teléfono. [I don’t have a phone.] ¿Puede(s) darme …? [Can you…

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New Words in Spanish Posted by on Aug 13, 2013

In 2012 the Real Real Academia de la Lengua Española (RAE) added more than a thousand new words and meanings in its dictionaries. Here are some common ones you should know: Autonomismo: Independencia o ausencia de vinculación; sistema de organización estatal que faculta a comunidades o regiones para regirse mediante la asunción de determinadas competencias…

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Beginner Spanish Review Lesson 40 Practice using The Past Simple in Spanish El Pretérito Imperfecto Posted by on Aug 12, 2013

Hola ¿Cómo estáis? In the previous interactive video review lesson in this course we looked at the Past Simple in Spanish El Pretérito Indefinido. Today we are going to practice the other Past Simple in Spanish El Pretérito Imperfecto. In English the Past Simple is much simpler. In Spanish there are two different tenses which…

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The Signs of the Zodiac in Spanish Posted by on Aug 9, 2013

Hello, there! If you believe it or not, the daily horoscope is read by a lot, I mean, a lot of people around the world and they say each person born on a specific day has specific features, according to the zodiac. So let’s check out what people are like according to the horoscope. Aries…

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More Than Imperatives Posted by on Aug 9, 2013

Hello, there! We all know that imperatives are used to give orders or sometimes subtle suggestions, but they are also used with non literal meanings too. Here are some common imperatives used in colloquial spoken Spanish. ¡Anda! Pero…¿eres tú? = sorpresa ¡Anda, éste! Pues claro que lo he hecho yo solo… = malestar ante la…

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