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Tongue Twisters to Practice Spanish Posted by on Jul 16, 2020

Tongue twisters are a great way to practice your pronunciation or pronunciación. These push your tongue or lengua to move in ways it might not be used to thus making certain sounds easier. In this post, I want to cover a few trabalenguas or tongue twisters that can help you improve pronunciation. The sad tigers When I think…

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Practicing “ch” with Mexican Slang Posted by on Jul 11, 2019

The sound “ch” is not always easy. While there are some equivalents like the “sh” in English, the sound of “ch” is a bit stronger, less of a long shhhhhhhh and more of a short ch. If this sound is not your forte, this post will use a song by an iconic Mexican band to…

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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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Paisa Pues: How to Speak Spanish Like Pablo Escobar Posted by on Sep 28, 2016

This month a new season of Narcos took Spanish learners and narconovela addicts back to 1980s Medellín, home to Pablo Escobar and one of the bloodiest episodes of the 52 year-long conflict that formally ended on Monday. The Netflix original is a bingeable opportunity to learn Spanish with TV, but it’s missing more than colorful…

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12 Free Online Resources for Beginning Spanish Learners Posted by on Aug 25, 2016

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Earlier this month we released our new Beginner’s Guide to Spanish, a free resource we’ve put together to help beginning Spanish learners take their first steps along the path to Spanish fluency. For beginners who can’t get enough of free stuff, here are a few more free websites and online resources for getting started or brushing up…

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Spanish Orthography 101: 5 Tricky Spanish Letters and How to Pronounce Them Posted by on Mar 21, 2016

On a recent post about the things that are making you sound super gringo in Spanish, someone asked in the comments about the letter x in Spanish. This is just one of the many tricky little symbol with a few different pronunciations, and using the wrong one in the wrong place can sound a bit ridiculous at times…

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8 Video Tutorials to Perfect Your Spanish Pronunciation Posted by on Jan 18, 2016

As we mentioned in a recent blog post, pronouncing Spanish can be a lot harder than people think. Maybe you’ve been learning for years, even living abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, and are still struggling with the stigma of speaking too gringo, so you’re striving for spectacular Spanish speech sounds. Or maybe you’re just starting out learning…

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