Thursday, November 15, 2018

Spanish Notes: Don't know nothing?

In difference to English, there can be more negative words in a sentence: if a negative word (nadie, nada, ningún) is used after the verb in a sentence, the verb also has to be said in its negative form (wtih no):

Ningún viajero llegó
No llegó ningún viajero.
(No traveller arrived.)

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Travel with Spanish: Madrid, Spain

Spain's capital has plenty to offer whatever your interest: history, museums, culture, business, food scene, night life and more. One place is not to be missed by any student of the Spanish language - the famous Plaza de España with a sizeable tribute to Cervantes himself.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Spanish Notes: How to pronounce 'G'

Back to basics today: one of the advantages when learning Spanish is that the pronunciation is very regular - once you know how to read a letter, it'll always be read the same way. Well, it's a bit more complicated actually, some letters - just like 'G' - may have two forms of pronunciation depending on the vowel that follows. Here is how it works:

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

Travel with Spanish: Elche, Spain

The small unassuming town of Elche near Alicante on Spain's Mediterranean coast is home to a marvelous garden that you should not miss during your vacation. It's called Huerto del Cura or Priest's Garden and it has been a protected area since 1943. You'll find varieties of palms and cacti from all over the world here as well as other plants, but above all calm and tranquility that contrast with the busy tourist towns near the sea shore.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Latin American and Spanish Food

One things that comes along with learning a new language and about new cultures is exploring their cuisines. At we love food and it will hardly surprise you that we particularly enjoy Spanish and Latin American tastes. That's why we have introduced a food blog page at where you can enjoy some tasty recipes and practice your Spanish.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Altiplano by Train

A train trip may not be the first thing that comes into one's mind when thinking about a trip to Peru's altiplano. However, the Andean Explorer service from Cuzco to Puno offers a superb service beyond words in addition to the spectacular views of the Andes and the Altiplano on the way. Why not treat yourself to an extraordinary experience in the extraordinary country of Peru?

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Spanish Notes: Personal prononous

Today, let's look at some basic forms of personal pronouns. Similarly to English, there is a different form for the pronoun as a subject ("I") and as an object with a preposition ("me").

Sg. 1. [I - me] yo - mí: yo soy, para
Sg. 2. [you] tú - ti: tu eres, sin ti
Sg. 3. M [he - him] él - él: él es, con él
Sg. 3. F [she - her] ella - ella: ella es, con ella
Sg. 3. U [formal you] usted - usted: usted es, con usted

Pl. 1. M/F [we] nosotros/-as - nosotros/as: nosotros/-as somos, de nosotros/-as
Pl. 2. M/F [you] vosotros/-as - vosotros/as: vosotros/-as sois, contra vosotros/-as
Pl. 3. M/F [they] ellos/-as - ellos/as: ellos/-as son, a ellos/-as

Pl. 3. M/F [formal you] ustedes - ustedes: ustedes son, para ustedes

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Spain for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Although many contestants ditch their mother tongue for English, we are as happy as the RAE to see Spain's representants to perform in Spanish.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Travel with Spanish: Mercado de Colón in Valencia, Spain

Valencia on Spain's Mediterranean coast enjoys a lot of sun and is - among other things - famous for its delicious oranges. There is a lot more to the food scene here: don't miss the former market carrying the name of Christopher Columbus housed in a beautiful modernist hall, which has  been converted into a dining and shopping center.

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