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Prefixes: Where Spanish and English Go Hand in Hand (Part 2) Posted by on Nov 29, 2021

Welcome to part 2 of my blog dedicated to the common prefixes in Spanish and English. It is worth recalling one important fact about prefix spelling in la lengua de Cervantes. Each and every prefix must always be written directly attached to the word they are modifying, with only two major exceptions: If the modified…

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A Practical Guide to the Coronavirus Pandemic in Spanish Posted by on Apr 30, 2020

If you have been reading some of my previous posts, you may be familiar with the most popular newspapers in Spanish and practiced your language skills by checking them daily. Another thing you have surely noticed is that coronavirus has been the main subject on all media since months. In this post, you will find…

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The Gaucho: Key Figure of the Argentinean Culture Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

The gaucho could be defined as the Argentinean cowboy, a legendary figure well-known for their horse riding, cattle rearing, and living as a nomad of the pampas (grassy steppes). The concept of the gaucho spans hundreds of years, stemming from the colonization of the Southern Cone by the Spanish empire and the mixture of European…

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Most Read Newspapers in Spanish (Part I) Posted by on Nov 25, 2019

From its beginning, the press has represented a driving force for countries all around the world, no matter in which way they inform or entertain their public. Be it in print or online, newspapers have the power to raise awareness concerning issues that affect several or all social groups. To do so, journalists and publishers…

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¡Adivina adivinanza! 10 amusing Spanish Riddles Posted by on May 20, 2019

Apart from exercising your brain and foster your critical thinking, riddles can help you learn new vocabulary and retain it longer in your mind. They also make you think in Spanish, which is key in the language acquisition process. In my previous post, you learned very common sayings to impart wisdom everywhere. Now, I bring…

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Venezuelan Spanish and the Plethora of Colloquialisms Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

Languages are much more than what books teach us. For example, English offers a more picturesque repertoire than just OK, no problem, or the well-known “f-word”. Similarly, Spanish—and Venezuelan Spanish in this case—has a colorful lexicon that, if used by a non-native, makes you sound more natural and closer to other speakers. In that sense…

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Inclusive Language: The RAE Says Not Now Posted by on Feb 21, 2019

Last month during a conference at the University of Salamanca, the director of the RAE or the Real Academia Española stated that the RAE was not going to impose inclusive language with new terms such as miembras and todes instead of miembros and todos. In this post, we will explore who the RAE is and what they do, and the debates…

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