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Frida Kahlo’s Final Years and Legacy Posted by on Apr 6, 2022

In my last post, we took a closer look at Frida Kahlo’s later years. This included moving back to Mexico and her subsequent divorce from Diego Rivera. The couple were later re-married, although they lived rather separate lives. The intersection of politics and art continued to be a theme in her later years. Unfortunately, her…

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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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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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English Spanish Parallel Texts – Reflexive Verbs (Part 1) Posted by on Mar 22, 2022

reflexive verbs (part 1)

Practice 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.

English Spanish Parallel Texts – Numbers from 1000 Posted by on Mar 15, 2022

numbers from 1000

Practice using numbers from 1000 in Spanish with these English Spanish Parallel Texts. Read the Spanish version and do your best to understand before later checking the English translation.

Frida Kahlo: Later Years Posted by on Mar 9, 2022

Yesterday was el Día Internacional de la Mujer (International Women’s Day), so now seems like a good time to continue my series on one of the biggest female icons from Latin America. In case you missed them, here are the previous posts about Frida Kahlo: A Mexican Icon, Famous Works and Quotes, and Frida and…

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