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Archive for September, 2016

Videos in Spanish: How to Use your Hands When Speaking in Public Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

Last week we discussed several set expressions in Spanish using the words manos and manitas. We hope they help you feel more comfortable using your Spanish in everyday situations. Today we’ll see how to use your hands when speaking in public. Thanks to Sebastián Lora for the video.   Cómo Usar las Manos al Hablar en Público  Según Alan Pierce…

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Paisa Pues: How to Speak Spanish Like Pablo Escobar Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

This month a new season of Narcos took Spanish learners and narconovela addicts back to 1980s Medellín, home to Pablo Escobar and one of the bloodiest episodes of the 52 year-long conflict that formally ended on Monday. The Netflix original is a bingeable opportunity to learn Spanish with TV, but it’s missing more than colorful…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Countries Países Posted by on Sep 27, 2016

Build your repertoire of Spanish words little by little by tuning in to these biweekly posts on English-Spanish vocabulary. You will find lots of really useful words on essential everyday topics, complete with audio mp3 recordings to help you with the Spanish pronunciation. Enjoy! Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to…

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Spanish Set Expressions: Giving Someone a Hand (II) Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

This week post continues with the set expressions in Spanish. Let’s study more expressions with hands, since the Spanish language has a wide variety of meanings for this part of the body. ¡Manos a la obra!  Poner las manos en el fuego por alguien (to place one’s own hand in the fire for someone): To really show…

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Spanish Set Expressions: You’re in Good Hands (I) Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

In the process of acquiring any foreign language the importance of set expressions cannot be underestimated. You have to invest time in learning and implementing these expressions if you want  to sound more natural and also to understand the natives better. Spanish has many of these expressions and today we will practice those related to the word…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Character adjectives Adjetivos de carácter Posted by on Sep 14, 2016

Build your repertoire of Spanish words little by little by tuning in to these biweekly posts on English-Spanish vocabulary. You will find lots of really useful words on essential everyday topics, complete with audio mp3 recordings to help you with the Spanish pronunciation. Enjoy! Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to…

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Music in Spanish: Bomba Estéreo – Soy yo Posted by on Sep 8, 2016

This week we saw the release of the new official video by Colombian band Bomba Estéreo, for their song included in the Amanecer record, Soy yo. The video is an excellent tribute to all girls (and boys, why not) who do not fit with standards but struggle to find their place, a place of their own. So words…

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