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Archive for March, 2016

Basic Spanish: “What is this?” Posted by on Mar 29, 2016

This post will help beginner students of Spanish. One of the first things we should learn in a new language is how to ask what something is. However, there are different situations and reasons we ask “What is X?” and they require different phrases. Let’s look at the different situations to learn which phrase to use in each…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Art Arte Posted by on Mar 29, 2016

Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Art. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con El arte.   Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: El arte – Art el aguafuerte – etching el boceto, el esbozo – sketch bosquejar…

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Spanish Orthography 101: 5 Tricky Spanish Letters and How to Pronounce Them Posted by on Mar 21, 2016

On a recent post about the things that are making you sound super gringo in Spanish, someone asked in the comments about the letter x in Spanish. This is just one of the many tricky little symbol with a few different pronunciations, and using the wrong one in the wrong place can sound a bit ridiculous at times…

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Three Latino Crooners You Should Know (II) Posted by on Mar 17, 2016

Today we continue making suggestions of Latin American and Spanish crooners you should know about. We insist: listening to a good bolero is a great way to practice your Spanish and enjoy doing so. In this series we try to come closer to present days and discover some hidden gems.   ARMANDO MANZANERO AND LUIS MIGUEL…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Cars Coches Posted by on Mar 15, 2016

Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Cars. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con Coches.   Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: Cars Coches The bonnet: El capó The boot: El maletero The brakes: Los frenos A bumper…

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Three Latino Crooners You Should Know (I) Posted by on Mar 14, 2016

Do you like Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra? Then perhaps you will enjoy the music of these three Spanish and Latin American singers. Latino crooners, who are sometimes called cantantes de boleros, are very famous across the Spanish-speaking world, and their lyrics are often a very good resource to practice your Spanish and learn new vocabulary (particularly about love, ¡oh…

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Mochileando para Aprender: Essential Spanish Travel Vocabulary Posted by on Mar 7, 2016

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It’s common sense: one of the easiest and most effective ways to learn a language is to travel to a country where it’s spoken. With a huge world language like Spanish, your opportunities are wide open. While Japanese learners are largely limited to a single island, aspiring Spanish speakers can backpack all the way from the Southwestern…

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