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The best events that brought Argentina to the spotlight in 2018 Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

El país del tango was the scenario for many important events in 2018, even within the context of a national economic crisis that has risen Argentina’s inflación to its highest peak since the 90’s. Let’s delve into the most interesting events that made Argentina show up on the news this year. A new satellite in…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – El Pretérito Pluscuamperfecto Posted by on Dec 25, 2018

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

Hallacas, gaitas, and baby Jesus: a Venezuelan Christmas Posted by on Dec 24, 2018

Christmas has always been my favorite time of the year. It is the moment to forget about diets and how much you despise your noisy neighbors, and to spend time with your loved ones. Navidad in Venezuela is by far the most awaited and important time of the year. El espíritu navideño can be felt…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Asking permission in Spanish Posted by on Dec 20, 2018

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice asking permission in Spanish.

Top 10 Spanish Blogs Posts of 2018 Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

Top 10 Spanish Blog Posts of 2018

As we get ready to begin another año nuevo (new year), it’s the perfect time to look back on 2018. I’ve had a great year and I hope you have, too. Much of my year was spent in the Spanish-speaking world. It started out in Chile, and I also got to visit Peru and Bolivia…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish irregular negative imperatives Posted by on Dec 15, 2018

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice practice using Spanish irregular negative imperatives.

Holiday Traditions in Mexico Posted by on Dec 13, 2018

The holidays are upon us! December is filled with so many festivities and traditions around the world, and Mexico is no exception. In this post, I will cover just a few of the traditions that some people observe such as posadas, ponche, los villancicos, and el nacimiento. Guadalupe-Reyes The party marathon that stretches from December 12 to January…

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