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Alfajores de Maicena: Recipe + Listening Practice Posted by on Apr 28, 2022

Do you want to practice your cooking skills while learning Spanish? Then today’s blog is for you. Here you have the recipe of alfajores de maicena, delicious cookies filled with dulce de leche that melt in your mouth and are very popular in several countries around South America, specially in Argentina. This recipe is very…

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Song: El Niágara En Bicicleta (+ Vocabulary) Posted by on Mar 30, 2022

Today’s blog post is a listening practice. Sing along this song written and performed by the Dominican cantautor (singer-songwriter) Juan Luís Guerra. If you read my post on the of rhythms Latin America, you will recognize that this song belongs in the music genre merengue. This canción (song) is very popular in the Spanish-Speaking world…

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Instrucciones para llorar (Reading and Listening Practice + Vocabulary) Posted by on Mar 28, 2022

To help you keep practicing your Spanish reading and listening skills, this week I introduce Instrucciones para llorar (Instructions on How to Cry) written by the Argentine writer Julio Cortázar. Instrucciones para llorar  Dejando de lado los motivos, atengámonos a la manera correcta de llorar, entendiendo por esto un llanto que no ingrese en…

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Espiral (Reading and Listening Practice) Posted by on Feb 28, 2022

Espiral (Spiral) is a short story written by Argentine novelist, short-story writer and literary critic Enrique Anderson Imbert. This fascinating minicuento with a circular narrative style is subject to multiple interpretations, where the existence of a parallel universe, the manifestation of the character’s inner self or his own psychological state is left to the imagination…

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The Best Spanish-Speaking News Channels To Watch Online For Free Posted by on Feb 25, 2022

In a previous post, I introduced the Most Read Newspapers in Spanish. This time, I will be showing you the most widespread live news channel in Spanish that you can watch online for free. There is no doubt that one of the many advantages of technology innovations in terms of communications is the possibility to…

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Spanish Suffixes: Another Meeting Point for English and Spanish (Part 3) Posted by on Jan 28, 2022

Welcome to the third and last part of my blog about suffixes in Spanish and English, where we will be finishing our linguistic tour by exploring five more of the most common suffixes in both languages.   -idad English equivalent: -ity Usage: This suffix is used to change adjectives into nouns to describe something…

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Spanish Suffixes: Another Meeting Point for English and Spanish (Part 2) Posted by on Jan 24, 2022

In this second part of my blog dedicated to suffixes, we will check another four of the most recognizable particles shared by Spanish and English. It must be said that, at least in the case of one of them, there are obvious differences in the way they are used that make them worthy of careful…

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