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New Year’s Eve and traditions in Spain Posted by on Dec 31, 2015

New Year is here and this is on of the most important celebrations in Spain. Do you feel like brushing up your New Year vocabulary? Check out our previous posts on this subject. You can also check posts on Christmas vocabulary, Christmas food and the Spanish Christmas lottery. Let’s go through some of the traditions…

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10 Most Popular Spanish Posts of 2015 Posted by on Dec 29, 2015

Christmas has been and gone and we are nearly ready to wave goodbye to 2015. We hope you enjoyed a fantastic Christmas and send all our very best wishes for the new year! Now is a great time to recap on our most popular Spanish posts of the year.   So, here you have the…

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Actualidad: elecciones en España Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

La semana pasada hubo elecciones generales en el Reino de España. Se presentaban candidatos a presidente de gobierno, diputados y senadores. Los resultados fueron sorprendentes: el PP, partido que gobierna actualmente, obtuvo la mayor cantidad de votos, pero no la mayoría necesaria para formar gobierno. El segundo partido, el PSOE, se sigue de Podemos y…

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5 Sounds that Are Making Your Spanish Pronunciation Sound Super Gringo Posted by on Dec 28, 2015

Speaking Spanish is kind of hard. Not just because every word has about 34 different meanings, but also because of its many nuanced sounds. For speakers of other languages, the sounds of Spanish — especially the consonants — can be counterintuitive. V‘s that sound more like B‘s and diphthongs that sound like not much of anything are just…

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Peace in Colombia: Los #DialogosDePaz Posted by on Dec 23, 2015

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Modern history has seen almost constant turmoil in el Mundo Hispanohablante, but very soon Latin America will almost certainly be credited with ending its longest ongoing military conflict. Colombia, the country that’s been in civil war for half a century, is on the verge of brokering an unprecedented peace deal with the rebel Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias…

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Spanish video: Prevención de las enfermedades Posted by on Dec 17, 2015

¡Buenas tardes! Hoy vamos a trabajar con este video sobre prevención de enfermedades. Good evening! Today we will work with this video on the prevention of diseases. Video by SAWBO™ Scientific Animations Without Borders Prevención de las enfermedades Hay grandes cosas que no te puedes perder. Y cosas pequeñas también. También hay cosas que, si no se…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Injuries & Illnesses Heridas/Lesiones y Enfermedades Posted by on Dec 15, 2015

Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Injuries & Illnesses. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con Heridas/Lesiones y Enfermedades.   Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: [audio:https://blogs.transparent.com/spanish/files/2015/12/Injuries-128.mp3] Injuries & Illnesses – Heridas/Lesiones y Enfermedades ache, pain – el…

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