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Sargassum Heading for Mexican Coast Posted by on Jun 27, 2019

The state of Quintana Roo, a major tourist destination in Mexico, has seen a dramatic increase of sargazo or sargassum washing up on its shores leaving the tourist industry busy cleaning up the beaches. To make matters worse, a big sargassum formation with a diámetro or diameter of 550 kilometers (approximately 340 miles) is heading towards…

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Me encanta el verano (I Love Summer) Posted by on Jun 26, 2019

El verano es mi estación favorita (summer is my favorite season). How about you? I’ve always enjoyed summer, probably because I grew up in Michigan where winter is long and brutally cold! Ahora vivo en Puerto Vallarta y hace mucho calor en el verano (Now I live in Puerto Vallarta and it’s very hot in…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Useful Spanish Conditional phrases Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. More practice using Spanish conditional sentences.

Argentina’s National Flag Day Posted by on Jun 24, 2019

On June 20th, Argentineans celebrated el Día de la Bandera Nacional (Flag Day) and commemorated the death of its creator, Manuel Belgrano, one of the most important independence leaders, who died on June 20th, 1820. Flag Day celebrations in Argentina have a special venue: el Monumento Nacional a la Bandera (National Flag Memorial), located in…

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Mexico City Updates School Uniform Policy Posted by on Jun 20, 2019

This month, Mexico City updated its school uniform policy that required girls to wear skirts and boys to wear pants. While there was some confusion, the policy aims to limit the gender-specific constraints of the previous policy. In this post, I will explore the use of uniforms in Mexican schools and what the new policy…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – Spanish conditional sentences Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice using Spanish conditional sentences.

Different Names for Food Items in Spanish (Part 2) Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

In today’s post, I will continue my list of Spanish variations of food items’ names. It is worth mentioning that all the varied names for these ingredients trace their origins back to the many indigeneous languages of pre-Columbian America—Nahuatl, Quechua, and Taino, just to name a few— as you could read in one of my…

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