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Prefixes: Where Spanish and English Go Hand in Hand (Part 1) Posted by on Nov 26, 2021

If there is an aspect where Spanish and English truly match, it is the fact that both languages make extensive use of affixes to change the meaning of established words in a logical way. Specifically in the case of prefixes, the long-standing influence of Latin and Greek has left a notable mark in our modern…

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A Guide to Interjections in Spanish (Part 2) Posted by on Oct 29, 2021

Let’s get straight to the point and start the second part of my practical guide for interjections in the Spanish language by mentioning that, for many sounds, there could be a good amount of uses in a given speech, like for “¡ah!”, whose non-verbal meaning ranges from a sincere signal of understanding (“ah, ahora entiendo…

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A Guide to Interjections in Spanish (Part 1) Posted by on Oct 27, 2021

Ouch, argh, hmmm, great!… An interjection in any language could be defined as a word that happens almost instinctively during speech to convey a feeling or some kind of reaction before some kind of stimuli. We can thank interjections for the fact they make much easier for us to express emotions, a way of greeting…

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Uppercases in Spanish: A practical guide (Part 3) Posted by on Sep 24, 2021

Here we are at the last entry dedicated to the way the Spanish language uses uppercase letters. It may be a rough little journey, but all this guidance is designed to make you more comfortable with these grammar issues that differentiate Spanish from other languages. This time, I will be indicating those instances where you…

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Uppercases in Spanish: A practical guide (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 22, 2021

Following our last entry about uppercases usage in Spanish, we will be focusing on the instances regarding capital letters in whole sentences and at the beginning of certain nouns regardless of the punctuation before them. You will find many examples of whole phrases written in uppercase, like the names of literary works printed on…

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Uppercases in Spanish: A practical guide (Part 1) Posted by on Aug 27, 2021

One of the most controversial subjects regarding Spanish grammar has to be the proper usage of capital letters in texts. Luckily, there is a decent amount of manuals in Spanish—like the Diccionario panhispánico de dudas and the Real Academia Española’s Ortografía de la lengua española—compiling the many guidelines we should follow regarding this sometimes difficult…

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Spanish: A Language with carácter (Part 2) Posted by on Feb 24, 2020

Welcome to the second part of this blog post, where we are delving into those special little marks that distinguish altogether Spanish from other languages. So, which other character grants la lengua de Cervantes its unique flavor? It is, of course, el acento agudo (the acute accent) and the accentuation principle. Let’s begin!   Acento…

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