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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – El Futuro Imperfecto Posted by on Oct 26, 2018

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using El Futuro Imperfecto.

Commercializing the Day of the Dead Posted by on Oct 25, 2018

Next week, Mexicans all over the world will celebrate el día de los muertos or day of the dead with ofrendas (offerings), pan de muerto (day of the dead bread), and photographs of their loved ones. While the celebration has always been strong in Mexico, it has recently become much more commercial. But how did this happen? Halloween Because of its…

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Beginner Spanish Video Series Posted by on Oct 24, 2018

Por qué me encanta vivir en México?

Being an absolute beginner to any language is difficult. It can bit a bit overwhelming and intimidating starting from square one with a foreign language. I know from experience, having studied Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and most recently Spanish. That’s why I partnered up with my excellent Spanish teacher in Puerto Vallarta to put together a…

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Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Comparing El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido (Part 2) Posted by on Oct 19, 2018

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. More practice using El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido.

Things I Miss From Mexico (and other places) Posted by on Oct 18, 2018

Living far from home and in a non-Spanish country has given me an extra connection with my lengua materna (native language) that I didn’t feel before. The distance has also made me long for so many cultural things, and, when talking to friends from Venezuela, Guatemala, and Spain, I hear so many similitudes (similarities). Here is a list of some…

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Beginner Spanish Listening Practice – Comparing El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido Posted by on Oct 12, 2018

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using both El Pretérito Imperfecto and El Pretérito Indefinido.

¿Cómo es la comida mexicana? (What is Mexican food?) Posted by on Oct 10, 2018

¿Qué es la comida mexicana?

La comida mexicana es famosa en todo el mundo (Mexican food is famous all around the world). But what exactly is real, traditional Mexican food? In this post we’ll take a look at some common dishes in Mexico and try to answer the question “¿Cómo es la comida mexicana?” (What is Mexican food?). Basic Ingredients…

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