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Spanish words of Amerindian origin: A thriving heritage Posted by on Feb 25, 2019

The Spanish language is without a doubt the result of a cultural mixture dating from the 8th century A.C. onwards, from vulgar Latin to Arabic. One of the most important moments for la lengua de Cervantes came with the first European settlements in the Americas, as that contact meant an abundant flow of indigenous words…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Present subjunctive to express opinions Posted by on Feb 24, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice the Spanish present subjunctive to express opinions.

Inclusive Language: The RAE Says Not Now Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

Last month during a conference at the University of Salamanca, the director of the RAE or the Real Academia Española stated that the RAE was not going to impose inclusive language with new terms such as miembras and todes instead of miembros and todos. In this post, we will explore who the RAE is and what they do, and the debates…

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Por qué me encanta vivir en México? Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

Por qué me encanta vivir en México?

Hace dos años, me mudé a México. (Two years ago, I moved to Mexico). While there was (and still is) lots of talk about building a pared (wall), I prefer building puentes (bridges). It was one of the best decisions I ever made! My friends and family are always wondering “¿Por qué me encanta vivir…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Present Subjunctive with indefinite pronouns and adjectives Posted by on Feb 16, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice the Spanish present subjunctive with indefinite pronouns and adjectives.

Falling in Love in Spanish Posted by on Feb 14, 2019

Happy Valentine’s Day or Felíz Dia del Amor y la Amistad!  While Valentine’s Day is not traditionally celebrated in most Spanish speaking countries, its influence has certainly reached many. Spanish is also considered to be a very romantic language and in this post, I want to explore how you can incorporate some Spanish while you…

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The creepiest Venezuelan horror folktales Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

Horror stories abound in our world. And Venezuela seethes with peculiar tales that form part of its folklore for frightening all kind of listeners, no matter their age. In this post you’ll read Venezuela’s most popular folktales that will certainly give you chills. Although there are different versions of each legend, in this post I’ll…

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