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Spanish elections: There will be no third round Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

If you have been following the news on politics, you’ll know that in addition to the US Elections scheduled for November 8th, and to the referendum in Colombia, in Spain we have had to repeat elections in July 2016 due to the impossibility to agree on a coalition government [gobierno de coalición] by all the minority forces…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Migration Migración Posted by on Oct 25, 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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Premio Nobel de Literatura 2016: Bob Dylan Posted by on Oct 19, 2016

Last week Bob Dylan gave us all a big surprise. Or rather, the members of the Swedish Academy did. Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016 “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. Hurricane is a protest song by Bob Dylan co-written with Jacques Levy, about the imprisonment of…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Árboles Trees Posted by on Oct 18, 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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El Premio Nobel, el Plebiscito, y la Paz Colombiana Posted by on Oct 17, 2016

Life in Colombia is more dramatic than any telenovela in 2016. With the recent signing of the acuerdos de paz and the subsequent rejection of the deal in last week’s plebiscito, this week took a tense turn when Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was awarded el Premio Nobel de la Paz. With an intensely divisive impeachment process next door…

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English Spanish Vocabulary – Christianity Cristianismo Posted by on Oct 12, 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: Estamos a mano (III) Posted by on Oct 10, 2016

This week’s post presents the last set expressions in Spanish using hands. Today’s picture shows us the Cave of Hands in Santa Cruz, Argentina, a pre-historical painting of hands dating from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago. It’s a great precursor of stencil painting widely used nowadays!   Estar a mano (to be at hand): When something…

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