Tag Archives: Spanish

How to Enjoy Spanish Culture in London

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Spain is a fun country with lots of wonderful food, long lunches and evening strolls. It has passion and vibrancy, art and architecture, music and dance — a culture that challenges you to embrace its values and traditions while learning something new. Even if London isn’t in Spain, you can still experience a taste of(…)


Our Favourite Foreign Films of 2022

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International film festivals are wonderful adventures. From attending advanced screenings of groundbreaking foreign films, to meeting directors and actors, and participating in film workshops and discussions, there is something for everyone to enjoy. As you run (quite literally!) from one cinema to the next, you find yourself surrounded by like-minded movie lovers who share your(…)


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(…)