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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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¿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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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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English Spanish Parallel Texts – Reflexive Verbs (Part 2) Posted by on Mar 29, 2022

reflexive verbs (part 2)

Practice more using Spanish Reflexive Verbs with these English Spanish Parallel Texts. Read the Spanish version and do your best to understand before later checking the English translation.

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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