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Two Great Netflix Shows for Spanish Learners Posted by on Aug 28, 2019

Lucha Libre in Mexico

Me gusta mucho ver programas de televisión (I really like watching TV shows). How about you? Not only is it fun, but it can also be educational! Actually, watching TV shows is an excellent way to learn a language. In this post, I’ll introduce two great Netflix shows for Spanish learners that I’ve been watching…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Useful Spanish eating expressions Posted by on Aug 27, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using useful Spanish eating expressions.

Fires in the Amazon: El pulmón del planeta está en llamas Posted by on Aug 26, 2019

The Amazonas is one of Earth’s key ecological regions — so much so that it has been nicknamed “el pulmón del planeta” (the planet’s lung) — but the most recent forest fires registered there are unprecedented, according to weather and conservation monitoring agencies. Encompassing a bioma that covers approximately 6.7 million square kilometers of South…

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Mexico and its Cheeses Posted by on Aug 22, 2019

When we think of cheese, our minds usually think of France, the Netherlands and Italy (to name a few), but much less to Mexico. However, Mexico boasts of some delicious cheese that complement Mexican cuisine quite well. In this post, I would like to explore the queso tradition in Mexico with four of its varieties: queso Oaxaca…

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Viajando por Perú (Parte Dos) Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

Después de un mes en Lima, viajamos a Santiago de Chile (After one month in Lima, we traveled to Santiago Chile). You can read all about our month in la capital peruana (the Peruvian capital) in Parte Uno. In Parte Dos, I’ll talk about our return to Peru after traveling around Chile and experiencing Carnaval in…

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Argentina’s Instability on the Spotlight (+ Vocabulary) Posted by on Aug 19, 2019

You have probably heard a lot about Argentina this week, as South America’s second largest nation was “the thing” of the week in global news. In this post I’ll give you some key facts to better understand what’s happening down here regarding politics and the local economy. I’ll also introduce the most resounding words constantly…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Common idioms and proverbs Posted by on Aug 18, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using common idioms and proverbs.

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