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Spanish false friends to avoid at all costs! Posted by on Mar 30, 2020

What is a false friend? No, it is not exactly that lousy fellow from your neighborhood. We are talking here about a false cognate. But what is a cognate? Well, a cognate is a word that is not only written practically the same, but also has the same meaning as in another language. For instance…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish expressions with Leche Posted by on Mar 29, 2020

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice Spanish expressions with Leche.

Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – When to use the Spanish word Lo Posted by on Mar 23, 2020

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice when to use the Spanish word Lo.

Livin’ la Vida Cuarentena Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

Estamos viviendo en tiempos extraños (We’re living in strange times). Indeed, the whole world seems un poco loco (a little crazy) because of the COVID-19 virus. It has spread to all corners of the globe, including Latin America. At the moment, I’m more or less trapped in Medellín. It’s OK – Es una de mis…

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Creative Ways to Practice Spanish with Social Distancing Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

A good portion of people throughout the world are practicing social distancing or distanciamiento social to slow the spread of COVID-19 or corona virus. This mostly means that we are staying home as much as possible. But what can you do with all this time not only to feel productive, but also to keep a sane…

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Spanish: A Language with carácter (Part 3) Posted by on Mar 16, 2020

Welcome to the third and last part of this blog post, where we are getting to know better the special marks that make Spanish stand out from other languages. The acento agudo (acute accent) will be reappearing to explain its second most important use, as well as the opening question/exclamation marks. We are almost done!…

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Advanced Spanish Listening Practice – False Friends (Part 2) Posted by on Mar 14, 2020

False Friends English Spanish

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. More practice using various common False Friends.

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