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The Spanish Language in the 2016 US Presidential Race Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

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The United States is not an English-speaking country, and its linguistic diversity is already affecting the coming 2016 presidential elections. The argument is often made that the US federal constitution doesn’t recognize an official state language, which, while true, has few practical implications. What does matter is that 74 million Americans speak a language other than…

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Compresión audio: El tiempo atmosférico – The weather Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

Vídeo de La Eduteca ¿Qué es el tiempo atmosférico? Antes de salir de casa, solemos fijarnos en el tiempo que hace. Si hace frío, nos abrigamos. Si llueve, cogemos el paraguas, y, por el contrario, si el día es soleado y hace calor, nos ponemos ropa ligera y una gorra para protegernos del sol. El…

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Mexican Spanish in 11 Phrases Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

Many people immediately associate Spanish with its namesake country in Europe, but actually Mexico is by far the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Its more than hundred million inhabitants have taken this global language and in many ways made it their own: in Mexico, se habla mexicano. I recently spent about 8 months traveling…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – The Weather El tiempo (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 22, 2015

Today we are going to practice more useful Spanish vocabulary related to the weather. Hoy vamos a practicar más vocabulario español útil relacionado con el tiempo. Click here for the previous post looking at more vocabulary related to The Weather   Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Arqueología Archaeology Posted by on Sep 18, 2015

Hoy presentamos un vocabulario de arqueología en español e inglés. Today we have a vocabulary list of archaeology in Spanish and English.   el arqueólogo: archaeologist el antepasado: ancestor el árbol genealógico: family tree, genealogical la capa: layer cavar: to dig desenterrar: to unearth el desierto: desert enterrar: to bury el estrato: stratum la evolución humana: human…

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Comprensión lectora: el tiempo – Reading Comprehension: The Weather Posted by on Sep 10, 2015

Hola, hoy vamos a practicar un poco el vocabulario del tiempo con un parte meteorológico. Hello, today we will practice a bit of the weather vocabulary with a weather report. Parte meteorológico Se están dando en estos momentos chubascos en la isla de Lanzarote. Y es que ahí se registra la mayor inestabilidad y sirve un…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – The Weather El tiempo (Part 1) Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

Today we are going to practice some useful Spanish vocabulary related to the weather. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con el tiempo.   Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2015/09/Weather-Part-1-112.mp3] The Weather – El tiempo Hace sol: it is sunny Está nublado…

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