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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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Mexican Spanish in 11 Phrases Posted by on Sep 23, 2015

Many people immediately associate Spanish with its namesake country in Europe, but actually Mexico is by far the largest Spanish-speaking country in the world. Its more than hundred million inhabitants have taken this global language and in many ways made it their own: in Mexico, se habla mexicano. I recently spent about 8 months traveling…

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05 Funny Spanish Idioms Posted by on Feb 22, 2015

¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? Spanish has several funny idioms and today we’re going to learn some of them. You’re going to love this!   1. Ask the elm tree for pears? Yes, this is what we express when we ask someone for the impossible. The expressions is pedir peras al olmo. Pedir a Juan, que…

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“¿A que no hay huevos?” Spanish idioms with the word”huevos”. Posted by on Dec 26, 2014

Hay algo fascinante en el lenguaje: cuanto más sabes, más te sorprende. Esto ocurre sobre todo con el vocabulario, y las expresiones idiomáticas. Una palabra que es una cosa cuando va sola, y cambia completamente de significado al aparecer en una frase hecha, o según el contexto. Hoy quiero compartir con vosotros los distintos usos…

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Sound Like A Native Speaker: 07 Spanish Idioms Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

Hey there! You probably know by now that Spanish idioms are an important part of everyday conversation so we’re going to kiss March goodbye with seven very cool (and common) Spanish idioms. ¿Estás listo? ¡Adelante con los faroles! 01. Tomar el pelo = to make fun of, to pull somebody’s leg No puedes estar hablando…

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Spanish false friends… Beware! Posted by on Feb 13, 2014

Learning vocabulary can be very easy (I´m sure you remember the “Similar words in English and Spanish” post) because Spanish and English have lots of cognates, words with the same etymology and similar meaning. However, it can also be confusing because in both languages there are words with similar spelling or pronunciation, but quite different…

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Spanish teens´ slang and expressions Posted by on Dec 12, 2013

As you know, vocabulary is a key element when you are learning a new language. The difficult part of it is that in everyday language, every social group seems to share a particular code. Adults don´t speak as teens, so we need to cover all these linguistic varieties. It can be a tough task, but…

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