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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – The differences between Por and Para Posted by on Mar 31, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice the differences between Por and Para.

My Favorite Spanish Words Posted by on Mar 28, 2019

I am a sucker for those posts of the top 10 untranslatable words or the most beautiful words in _____ language! As a lover of words and language, these type of posts give me insight to new words as well as remind of words I had perhaps stored in the back of my mind. With…

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How to Speak Spanish like a True “Argento” Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

The inhabitants of Argentina use a peculiar variant of what is called español rioplatense (Spanish from the Río de la Plata), one of the many dialects forming part of the Spanish language as a whole. Besides the most obvious traits of this Spanish variant you probably read about on Jakob’s blog, there is a number…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish Present Subjunctive with temporary sentences Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice the Spanish Present Subjunctive with temporary sentences.

Viajando en Costa Rica Posted by on Mar 21, 2019

I recently published a post about survival Spanish for traveling, which is full of useful words and phrases that will help you get by in Spanish-speaking countries. I actually just finished up a trip where I was able to put my survival Spanish to the test. Recientemente, viajé a Costa Rica (I recently traveled to Costa…

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Venezuelan Spanish and the Plethora of Colloquialisms Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

Languages are much more than what books teach us. For example, English offers a more picturesque repertoire than just OK, no problem, or the well-known “f-word”. Similarly, Spanish—and Venezuelan Spanish in this case—has a colorful lexicon that, if used by a non-native, makes you sound more natural and closer to other speakers. In that sense…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Expressions of annoyance, resignation, lament and consolation Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice Spanish expressions of annoyance, resignation, lament and consolation.

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