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Archive for April, 2015

Vocabulario de viajes: en el aeropuerto y el avión Posted by on Apr 30, 2015

aeropuerto

Good morning, everyone! Today’s text is about travelling and the airport. We will use it to discover some Spanish words related to travelling and the airport used in a real context. Afterwards, we will study a list of words that may be of use when travelling abroad. Let’s get started! Esta semana, Jorge y Patricia…

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Learning Spanish Through Music and Poetry Posted by on Apr 27, 2015

Learning a new language can be a daunting task. This is true for Spanish as well. Especially if you only focus on using textbooks, and trying to memorize verbs, nouns, grammar rules and so on. Studying the theory of a language is not going to make you a better speaker of that language. So the…

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23 de abril: día del libro y del idioma Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

Book love

Happy Book day! And Spanish language day! And Saint George’s! You may be aware of the fact that William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died on the same day: April 23rd 1616 (well, there are discrepancies due to the use of different calendars at the time, but let’s assume.) This is the reason why we…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Education Educación Posted by on Apr 21, 2015

Today we are going to practice some useful Spanish vocabulary related to education. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con educación.               Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2015/04/Education.mp3] Education: Educación Primary school: la escuela Secondary school…

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Easter in Spain Posted by on Apr 15, 2015

¡Buenos días! In late March-early April, we always celebrate Easter in Spain. However, the way in which people celebrate this time of the year differs from one region of the country to another. You probably remember we call these holidays Semana Santa and Pascua, both of which have religious roots. There are of course similarities…

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Introducing myself: Spanish de un lado y del otro Posted by on Apr 9, 2015

I would like to introduce myself as I will be one of the new Spanish bloggers for Transparent Language. My name is Paula and I have been working as a freelance translator and writer since 2009. Although my university training includes English, Literary theory and Comparative literature, my passion for languages has led me to…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Drinks Bebidas Posted by on Apr 7, 2015

Today we are going to practice some useful Spanish vocabulary related to drinks. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con bebidas.           Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2015/04/Drinks.mp3] Drinks: bebidas Alcoholic drink: bebida alcohólica Beer: cerveza Draught beer…

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