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Colloquial Spanish Course – Diffusing situations and apologizing in Spanish Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Learn and practice colloquial ways of diffusing situations and apologizing in Spanish and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish.

Spanish Words of Foreign Origins: Italianismos Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Italianismos or Italianisms are words borrowed from Italian language. Thanks to the geographic proximity and historical exchanges between Italy and the Iberian Peninsula, Spanish became rich in Italian loanwords. Most of them are related to the arts, be it architecture, music, gastronomy, literature or theatre, and its influence has been notorious. In this blog you…

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Spanish Words of Foreign Origins: Latinismos Posted by on Jun 26, 2020

In Spanish, the words of foreign origin are called  extranjerismos, which derives from extranjero (foreign). These words have been incorporated into Spanish without being translated or with minimal changes in their original meanings, though the pronunciation and spelling are oftentimes adapted to the conventions of the recipient language. Extranjerismos are also known as préstamos…

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It’s Barbecue Weather – Tips from Mexico Posted by on Jun 25, 2020

Summer is here and for many of those, this means we can eat outside enjoying el clima cálido and nuestros jardines. In this post, I want to explore barbecue related vocabulary and give you some consejos on how to make your cook out más Mexicano! El Norte I grew up in the Texas-Mexico border and carne asada or barbecue…

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Un viaje virtual a Chile Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

One Year in Latin America (Part Two)

Durante esta pandemia global, viajar es muy difícil (During this global pandemic, traveling is very difficult). Between border closures, limited flight options, and mandatory quarantines, many are choosing to stay at home this summer. I’ve been leading virtual tours here on the Spanish blog to help you experience different countries from the comfort of your…

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Colloquial Spanish Course – Responding with surprise in Spanish Posted by on Jun 23, 2020

Learn and practice colloquial ways of saying you don’t know and responding with surprise in Spanish and then see if you can follow a short audio conversation in Spanish.

Forbes Most Powerful Women in Mexico Posted by on Jun 18, 2020

Forbes magazine recently released its list of Las 100 Mujeres Poderosas de México 2020 or the 100 most powerful women of Mexico. The women on thee list come from a variety of industrias or industries and their contributions are varied. In this post, I want to explore some of the women on the list. Yalitza Aparicio Yalitza…

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