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Impart Wisdom with these 9 Spanish Sayings Posted by on Apr 29, 2019

Like any other language, Spanish is rich in dichos, or sayings. Sayings represent one of the most charming ways to impart sabiduría (wisdom) to future generations. Sayings are great when learning new vocabulary, getting to know a new culture, and accessing basic truths to be applied in any kind of situation. Additionally, they make you…

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La Cultura Mexicana (Mexican Culture) Posted by on Apr 26, 2019

La Cultura Mexicana (Mexican Culture)

It’s no secret that me encanta México (I love Mexico). I’ve been living there on and off for the last two years now, and I’m about to go back for round three in a few days. Whenever people ask me why I love living in Mexico so much, I always mention la cultura Mexicana (Mexican…

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Amarillo, azul y rojo: The Meaning Behind Three South American Flags Posted by on Apr 22, 2019

Have you ever wondered why the banderas (flags) of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela are so alike? In this blog I’ll dust off the history books to tell you why. Back in the 18th century, Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela (as well as certain parts of today’s Peru, Guyana, and Brazil) were unificados into one huge nation…

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Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – How to express agreement or disagreement in Spanish Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice how to express agreement or disagreement in Spanish.

Intermediate Spanish Listening Practice – How to offer and accept help in Spanish Posted by on Apr 14, 2019

Review relevant Spanish grammar and vocabulary and then listen to a conversation in Spanish between two people. Practice how to offer and accept help in Spanish.

Should Mexican Tacos Be Crispy? Posted by on Apr 11, 2019

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is what is typical Mexican food. The question might seem very easy to answer, but is complex. In my opinion, there are two answers: tacos or mole. Mole is perhaps one of the best representations of the complexities and tradition surrounding Mexican food. However, tacos seem…

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Mariachi Music Posted by on Apr 10, 2019

Mariachi Music

El mariachi es un género de música tradicional de México (Mariachi is a genre of traditional Mexican music). It’s an important part of Mexican culture and has even been recognized on the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at mariachi music and learn some Spanish along the…

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