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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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5 Telenovelas That Were Way Better in Spanish Posted by on Aug 8, 2016

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Latin American telenovelas are famous for their face-slapping and hay dios mío-evoking dramatics, but they’re also the inspiration for many American and international hit series. For Spanish learners who love comedy, suspense, and yes, drama, give your listening comprehension and cultural fluency a tune-up with these Spanish-language originals. From Netflix originals to prime time hits…

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5 Online Sources of Streaming News in Spanish Posted by on Jan 11, 2016

There’s a lot going on in the Spanish-speaking world right now. Venezuela is shifting toward democracy with the results of its last parliamentary election. Argentina has just undergone its first peaceful power shift from left to right. Spain’s grassroots podemos party winning unprecedented popular support. Colombia approaching a historic peace agreement. Apple moving into Mexico…

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Learning Spanish on Netflix: 7 Binge-worthy Shows en Español Posted by on Nov 23, 2015

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Are you an unashamed Netflix addict? Has your binge-watching habit become a live experiment to test just how long a human being can go without sleep? Don’t worry, you’ve got an excuse now: you’re just working on your Spanish. I’ve only recently discovered the supreme bliss known as a Netflix subscription, and needless to say…

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Spanish TV series: “Isabel”, and the origins of the expression “Tanto monta, monta tanto” Posted by on Dec 6, 2012

This week we could see the last episode of a TV series that has achieved a great success in “La Primera”, our national TV: “Isabel”. Starring Michelle Jenner and Rodolfo Sancho, it is based on the life of the queen Isabel of Castile, married to Fernando II of Aragon. As we can imagine, medieval times…

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Series tip: Mujeres Asesinas Posted by on Nov 15, 2010

Mujeres Asesinas is an Argentinean psychological thriller and drama in which at the beginning of each episode a woman commits suicide. These women were killers and Doctor Sofía Capellán and her team of experts try to solve the murders these women perpetrated, which were cause by revenge, resentment, rage, hate, despair, fear, anger and also…

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