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Archive for May, 2016

The Sweet Sounds of Caribbean Spanish Posted by on May 30, 2016

Last week we shared a post on some of the quirks of Colombian Spanish, but even within this one country there’s as much variety of language as of geography and people, with sometimes mind-blowingly different pronunciation and word choice to be found just over the next mountain range. One of the many varieties of Spanish you’ll hear in Colombia is…

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Spanish proverbs: Los refranes Posted by on May 25, 2016

Popular wisdom usually takes the form of a proverb. All languages have them, and sometimes proverbs combine knowledge on a topic, with puns and rhythm. In Spain, there is a tradition of proverbs that go back to the epic poem Mio Cid.  Let’s start with a proverb we use in English, “Spain is different“, coined by Franco’s…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Nationalities Nacionalidades Posted by on May 24, 2016

Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Nationalities. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con Nacionalidades.   Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: Part 1: Part 2: Nationalities – Nacionalidades Part 1: Americano/Americana: American Europeo/Europea: European Africano/Africana: African Asiático/Asiática…

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6 Spanish Phrases You’ll Only Hear in Colombia Posted by on May 23, 2016

One of the best things about the Spanish language is its diversity: the many dialects of Spanish spoken across Europe, the Americas, and Africa each have their own unique slang. Mexican slang is among the most famous, but most Latinos have ironically addressed someone as tío before in gentle mockery of their cousins in Spain, and…

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Spanish Video: Human Anatomy and Physiology Posted by on May 12, 2016

Today we will work a bit on the functions in Spanish of the different parts of the human body. Hoy aprenderemos algunas de las funciones en español de las diferentes partes del cuerpo humano. Video by Escuela Basica 24 de Junio ¡Hola, chicos! Hoy aprenderemos sobre las partes del cuerpo humano. Para esto, debes prestar mucha…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Science Ciencia Posted by on May 11, 2016

Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Science. Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con La Ciencia.   Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish: Science – La Ciencia Astrophysics: la astrofísica Atom: el átomo Biochemistry: la bioquímica Biology: la…

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