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Spanish Set Expressions: Estamos a mano (III) Posted by on Oct 10, 2016

This week’s post presents the last set expressions in Spanish using hands. Today’s picture shows us the Cave of Hands in Santa Cruz, Argentina, a pre-historical painting of hands dating from 13,000 to 9,000 years ago. It’s a great precursor of stencil painting widely used nowadays!   Estar a mano (to be at hand): When something…

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Videos in Spanish: How to Use your Hands When Speaking in Public Posted by on Sep 30, 2016

Last week we discussed several set expressions in Spanish using the words manos and manitas. We hope they help you feel more comfortable using your Spanish in everyday situations. Today we’ll see how to use your hands when speaking in public. Thanks to Sebastián Lora for the video.   Cómo Usar las Manos al Hablar en Público  Según Alan Pierce…

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Spanish Set Expressions: Giving Someone a Hand (II) Posted by on Sep 23, 2016

This week post continues with the set expressions in Spanish. Let’s study more expressions with hands, since the Spanish language has a wide variety of meanings for this part of the body. ¡Manos a la obra!  Poner las manos en el fuego por alguien (to place one’s own hand in the fire for someone): To really show…

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Spanish Set Expressions: You’re in Good Hands (I) Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

In the process of acquiring any foreign language the importance of set expressions cannot be underestimated. You have to invest time in learning and implementing these expressions if you want  to sound more natural and also to understand the natives better. Spanish has many of these expressions and today we will practice those related to the word…

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