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Carnaval de Barranquilla Posted by on Feb 27, 2020

Carnaval de Barranquilla

¡El Carnaval de Barranquilla es la fiesta mas divertido en Colombia! (The Barranquilla Carnaval is the most fun party in Colombia!). It’s also one of the most important cultural events in the country – a tradition dating back hundreds of years. I just came back from the city after a week of participating in the…

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Spanish: A Language with carácter (Part 2) Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post, where we are delving into those special little marks that distinguish altogether Spanish from other languages. So, which other character grants la lengua de Cervantes its unique flavor? It is, of course, el acento agudo (the acute accent) and the accentuation principle. Let’s begin!   Acento…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish expressions of probability Posted by on Feb 23, 2020

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

Spanish Words that Defined 2019 Posted by on Feb 20, 2020

As I was looking around the website of the Real Academia Española or RAE, I came across a very interesting news item about the Spanish words that defined 2019. In this post, I will explore some of the words and include information as to why these were picked. La selección The words that defined 2019 were…

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Spanish: A Language with carácter (Part 1) Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

The Spanish language can be distinguished by many features: the way its words are formed, its sonority, its many regional varieties… But an easier way to recognize it among most other languages is its unique set of caracteres (written characters). Let’s make one thing clear: Spanish uses the Latin alphabet as well as English and…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Probability with future and conditional Posted by on Feb 15, 2020

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice expressing probability with future and conditional tenses in Spanish.

9 Pairs of Spanish Words That are Easily Confused Posted by on Feb 12, 2020

Aprender un idioma no es fácil (Learning a language isn’t easy). You have to learn vocabulary, study the grammar, practice the accents, and so much more. I’ve been a language teacher and student for over ten years now and I’m well aware of this! Something that always trips me up is when two or more…

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