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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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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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6 Spanish Phrases You’ll Only Hear in Colombia Posted by on May 23, 2016

One of the best things about the Spanish language is its diversity: the many dialects of Spanish spoken across Europe, the Americas, and Africa each have their own unique slang. Mexican slang is among the most famous, but most Latinos have ironically addressed someone as tío before in gentle mockery of their cousins in Spain, and…

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The Many Dialects of Spanish (and What They Mean for Language Learners) Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Ambitious language learners the world over are devoting hours and hours every week to learning Spanish, but most of them have never spared a thought for which Spanish. Last week we posted about European vs Latin American Spanish, but the differences don’t stop there. Spanish, like its distant cousin English, is a pluricentric language, meaning…

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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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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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Spanish Lesson Advanced 30 Uses of the word Hombre Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

In this advanced level Spanish video lesson we will look into the various uses of the Spanish word “Hombre”. This is an interesting and commonly used Spanish word that is used in a variety of different Spanish phrases and expressions. ¡Hola! ¿Cómo estáis? Hoy vamos a hablar de una palabra que se usa muchísimo en…

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