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How To Learn Spanish With Your Favorite Telenovelas

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Telenovelas, which account for the vast majority of dramatic productions in countries like Mexico and Colombia, are one of Latin America’s biggest cultural exports. Traditionally, they focus on rivalry, revenge, family secrets, and a central love story that defies social conventions. But did you know that you can also learn Spanish with telenovelas? Because the(…)


4 Genuine Ways to Improve Your Spanish Verb Conjugations

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Nothing sends a chill up the spines of Spanish language learners quite like the phrase “verb conjugations”. Verbs are certainly one of the trickier aspects of Spanish and it is not uncommon for new learners to struggle to master them. While verb conjugations may seem like unpredictable and frustrating creatures (dare we even mention, shudder,(…)


The Most Exciting Moments for a Language Student

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Learning a second language is, frankly, a rather exciting thing to do. Having stumbled my way through French classes at school, I took a break from language learning for a few years. I then discovered that learning a foreign tongue as an adult is far more interesting and enjoyable than being forced to do it(…)


Will You Find the Right Balance Between Formal and Informal?

One of the most difficult aspects of learning certain languages is the fact that they have different ways of addressing people depending upon how formal you want to be. Of course, English can be spoken in a formal or informal way as well, but the big difference is that the likes of Spanish, Italian, Japanese(…)


“Inclusive Writing” for Gender-Based Languages

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Jumping off of the last article discussing possible inherent sexism embedded within a language, inclusive writing in terms of gender should really not be the new trend in writing that it seems to be. However, for some of us, it is. With that in mind, how does attempting to writing more inclusively work when you(…)


10 English-Influenced Terms Unique to Dominican Spanish

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Can we agree that languages are weird? They go through more experimental phases than the average teenager and tend to change before you can get a grasp on its current iteration. The result? Strange, mixed breed words. Take the Dominican Republic, for example. For one, there’s the mix of Spanish, African and Taíno culture that(…)


Time to Head Down South: Bariloche, Argentina

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This week for Travel Tuesday we are going a little further afield in our adventures. You will still need a European language so pack your Spanish phrasebook, and get yourself ready for a visit to Bariloche in Argentina. San Carlos de Bariloche, more commonly known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Rio(…)


Top Spanish Food and Drink

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¡Hola! ¿Cómo estás? ¿Tienes hambre? ¿Sí? ¡Bueno! Yes, you really are in the right place if you’re hungry (hambre), we promise. For we are about to embark on a little Spanish food and drink tour. Ready? ¡Vamos! 1. Tortillas Let’s start with an expected, comforting Spanish culinary delight. Tortillas, the trusty, hefty Spanish omelette, is(…)