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Spanish Christmas vocabulary and expressions Posted by on Dec 30, 2013

Although Christmas is almost over for some of you, (here in Spain it lasts till next January the 6th), I want to share some useful vocabulary and expressions related to this festivity. Dates Nochebuena: Christmas Eve Día de navidad: Christmas Day Año Nuevo: New Year Nochevieja: New Year’s Eve Día de año nuevo: New Year’s…

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Animal idioms in Spanish Posted by on Sep 19, 2013

As you know, we Spanish people have an old tradition of proverbs and sayings. There are many colloquial expressions using different animal names. Today we are going to review some of them. Instead of giving you the translation, I´ll provide several definitions and you have to choose the right option according to the meaning. I´ll…

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Spanglish: is it Spanish + English? Posted by on Sep 12, 2013

The Spanglish or Espanglish is a linguistic phenomenon similar to the “Llanito” in Gibraltar. According to the DRAE, Spanish is a modality of the speech of some Hispanic groups of the United States in which they mix, and deform, lexical and grammatical elements from Spanish and English. It is not a language, it can hardly…

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Formal and informal ways of saying “Goodbye” in Spanish Posted by on May 9, 2013

As you will probably remember, we started talking about Greetings in Spanish last week. Today is the day to check how to say goodbye in different situations. Speaking Adiós (good bye) Chao (bye) Hasta luego (see you later, but not in a literal sense) Hasta mañana (see you tomorrow) Hasta pronto (see you soon) Hasta…

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Formal and informal ways of saying “Hello” in Spanish Posted by on May 2, 2013

I hope you are having a wonderful Thursday! Today we are going to have a quick review on how saying “Hello” in Spanish. There are different ways of greeting each other, depending on the context and how close is our relationship with the addressee. In Spain it is very common to kiss people on both…

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Spring Spanish sayings Posted by on Apr 18, 2013

“Cuando marzo va a mediar, debe la primavera empezar”, así que aparentemente estamos en tiempo de primavera ahora. Pero aquí en mi ciudad hemos pasado de invierno a verano en tan solo unos días, lo que hace un poco difícil aplicar el dicho de “la primavera, la sangre altera”. Esto me recordó que “quema más…

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Basic Spanish expressions you will need at the bank Posted by on Mar 7, 2013

Si vais a pasar algún tiempo en España, posiblemente necesitaréis tener una cuenta en el banco para pagar facturas, tener una tarjeta de crédito, o incluso una hipoteca si queréis pasar el resto de vuestra vida en este país, o al menos tener una segunda vivienda. Así que hoy vamos a ver algún vocabulario y…

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