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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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Spanish: A Language with carácter (Part 1) Posted by on Feb 17, 2020

The Spanish language can be distinguished by many features: the way its words are formed, its sonority, its many regional varieties… But an easier way to recognize it among most other languages is its unique set of caracteres (written characters). Let’s make one thing clear: Spanish uses the Latin alphabet as well as English and…

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Possessive Adjectives in Spanish Posted by on Jan 17, 2018

Possessive Adjectives in Spanish

One thing that can trip up beginner learners of Spanish is possessive adjectives. You have to think about whether the noun you’re referring to is masculine or feminine, singular or plural. There’s also the same word for your, his, her, its, and their! We’re here to help you sort through it all with an easy…

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How to rent an apartment in Latin America and Spain (1) Posted by on Nov 14, 2016

A huge part of growing up is related to being able to move out of your parents’ house. One of the options is renting out an apartment (or flat). You surely know how to do this in English, but what happens if you plan on moving to a Spanish-speaking country? Is alquilar the same as rentar?…

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Expresiones relacionadas con el cuerpo y la salud Posted by on Jun 11, 2015

¡Buenos días! Esta semana toca mencionar el tema de la salud. Te dejamos un vídeo con consejos de salud y bienestar muy claros y concisos. Practicaremos algunas formas de imperativo como recomendación, vocabulario relacionado con el bienestar, y luego expresiones que utilizan una parte del cuerpo.     Consejos para un estilo de vida saludable…

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