Tag Archives: Spanish

5 Great Books in Spanish for Intermediate Learners

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Most people think of language learning as a dry, academic exercise. But what if you could make the process more enjoyable and creative? That’s where literature comes in. Reading books in Spanish – even if you don’t understand every word – can help you learn the language in a fun and enriching way. Not only(…)


The Dreaded Spanish R: Is It Really That Harrrrrrd?

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If you’ve ever heard a Spanish speaker saying words like guitarra or ferrocarril, you know exactly how hard their “hard Rs” can get. Indeed, Spanish R is one of the most dreaded letters in the Spanish alphabet, next with J and the elusive (that is… perpetually silent) H. The fact that Spanish R is especially difficult(…)


I Love You, Bebé: 15 Spanish Nicknames to Use With Lovers, Friends and Family

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Honey pot, buttercup, pumpkin—out of context, English nicknames can be corny or just plain weird. And the more you think about them (by the way, we suggest that you don’t) the weirder they get. If you think English is the language with the strangest inventory of nicknames, though, you are in for a surprise. Spanish, for(…)


15 Mistakes That Make You Look Stupid in Spanish

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No one can learn a new language without making a few mistakes. Of course, that doesn’t make you feel any better when your cheeks are burning with shame after saying something incredibly stupid. If you’re learning Spanish then here are a few awkward mistakes to avoid:   →Sign Up Now: Free Trial Spanish Lesson With(…)


English Alternatives: The Most Common Second Languages to Learn

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English might be the most popular second language for people around the world to learn, but it certainly isn’t the only one. And this makes sense, right? We live in a society where people are constantly moving, and that often means relocation for jobs, remote working, communication with overseas clients, etc. There is definitely more(…)


“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(…)


Could the Languages We Speak be Inherently Sexist?

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The language we choose to use is important, both in terms of the individual words we say and getting our point across. Language reveals us, our values and our views in the words we choose and the ones we carefully omit. But what if our mother tongue is inherently biased in its word choices? What(…)


Immerse Yourself in these 5 Oscar-nominated Foreign Films

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Oscar season is always an opportunity to discover new things to watch; especially those epic movies of the year that win despite not one member of the general public having seen them to determine whether they really are epic or not. As language lovers, we’d like to take a look at the Oscar nominees for(…)


There’s More that Meets the Eye: Languages of the United States

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So America is the land of the monolingual, the place where only English is spoken and no other language exists—aside from for the more than forty million people who speak Spanish as a first language, and the estimated eleven million speaking it as a second, of course, but who’s counting those? And other than English(…)