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The pronunciation of letter “ñ” in Spanish (Intermediate Listening Practice) Posted by on Jul 29, 2022

The pronunciation of letter “ñ” in Spanish can be a little tricky for Spanish learners, especially if this sound is not present in their native language. This peculiar letter does not derive from Latin as some might think. Its origins date back to the 12th century, when monks used to copy books by hand in…

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The Origin of Color Names in Spanish: Advance Listening Practice Posted by on Jul 28, 2022

Have you ever wondered how they came up with color names in Spanish? Find out in today’s blog! Video transcription and translation   Quizás nunca te lo habías planteado, pero el color es fascinante. You may never have thought about it, but color is fascinating.   Cómo los rayos de luz rebotan en todo y…

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The Origins of the Arepa (Advanced Listening Practice) Posted by on Jun 30, 2022

Arepas are a staple in Venezuelan and Colombian homes, but it has grew in people’s hearts throughout the American continent thanks to immigration. In 2014, Venezuelan arepas ranked first on the list of the 18 best breakfast around the world according to Thrillist. The arepa is not only the queen of breakfast, it is very…

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The pronunciation of “B” and “V” in Spanish (Listening Practice) Posted by on Jun 28, 2022

Have you ever wondered whether there is a distinction between the pronunciations of letters “B” and “V”? If so, then today’s blog is for you! Watch the video below to learn how these two letters should be pronounced in Spanish.   Video transcription and translation   ¿Para qué tenemos dos letras para un mismo sonido…

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¿Cuáles son las letras menos usadas del español? (Advanced Listening Practice) Posted by on May 31, 2022

In today’s blog you will learn what the least frequently used letters in Spanish are, while practicing your listening skills. Listen to the video bellow and fill in the blanks in the video transcription. The answers can be found at the bottom of the page 🙂 Transcription Tenemos 27 letras en el 1. _________ español…

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El Conejo y el León (Listening and Reading Practice) Posted by on May 30, 2022

Welcome to a new listening and reading practice 🙂 Today’s short story was written by the Honduran writer Augusto Monterroso. The moraleja (moral) of this story is that you should never trust appearances. El Conejo y el León Un celebre Psicoanalista se encontró cierto día en medio de la Selva, semiperdido. One day a famous…

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Oda a la manzana (Listening and Reading Practice) Posted by on Apr 29, 2022

Welcome to a new blog! Today you will practice your listening and reading skills with Oda a la manzana, a poem written by the acclaimed Chilean poet at writer Pablo Neruda. This poem is part of a collection of odes Neruda wrote between 1954 and 1957. It is a reflection of the poet’s dream for…

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