Monday, December 1, 2014

Spanish Notes: Where to put an adjective in Spanish

In Spanish, adjectives are generally put after the substantive they relate to:

a green house = una casa verde
a Peruvian teacher = un profesor peruano

Note: therea are adjectives that can be put in fron the substantive and others that are used both before and after it.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Travel with Spanish: La Gomera, Spain

Spain's highest peak is not in the mainland, but on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Its name is Mt Teide and this is how you can see it from the neighbouring island of La Gomera. Just climb up the hill in the capital, San Sebastián de La Gomera - or use your Spanish and take a cab.







Monday, November 3, 2014

Spanish Notes: Correct pronunciation of "G"

Reading in Spanish is easy: you pronounce the letters the way you read them. In this article, we're sharing the rules for pronouncing the written "G":



Correct pronunciation is the key to being understood and one of the focus areas of online Spanish courses by BocaLetras.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Travel with Spanish: Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Chichén Itzá on the Yucatán peninsula is one of Mexico's most famous sites.

Even if you can't schedule your visit for an equinox, make sure you see the evening spectacle that demonstrates its light effects. A unique experience – and an opportunity to practice your Spanish.





Monday, September 1, 2014

Spanish Notes: SER vs. ESTAR

If you follow us on Twitter, you will have noticed our Spanish Notes series covering various grammar topics.

In the first blog edition, we'll look at some key differences between the verbs SER and ESTAR.

SER
- describes general features of people, things and places: El lago Titicaca es el lago navegable más alto del mundo.
- expresses the character of a person: Martin es un jóven ambicioso.

ESTAR
- describes the location of people, things and places: La Isla del Sol está en el lago Titicaca.
- expresses feelings and emotions: Martha está contenta.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Travel with Spanish: Machu Picchu, Peru

In this series, we'll bring you some pictures from Spanish speaking countries for inspiration. The Latin world has quite something to show - and knowing the language will get you much further when you travel.

Let's start by the famous Inca city of Machu Picchu in Peru. Remember, it's good to book your tickets in advance as visitor numbers are limited - a great opportunity to practice your Spanish!


Machu Picchu


Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

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