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    Villancicos

    Villancicos Navideños

    Los villancicos son canciones tradicionales de las fiestas navideñas. Todo comenzó en España allá por el siglo XV. Al principio no eran necesariamente canciones de Navidad, pero con el tiempo se convirtieron en indispensables en las fiestas de fin de año. Los españoles le pusieron su toque mágico y pronto se exportaron a Latinomérica, al […] More

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    A Condorito joke explained

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    Condorito

    Condorito is a popular comic strip character in Latin America. Created by Chilean cartoonist René Ríos in 1949, the character is a condor in a human body who lives in the fictional town of Pelotillehue with his friends and family. The comic strip is known for its humorous and satirical take on Latin American culture […] More

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    The Peso and Dollar signs

    Origin of the dollar and peso signs

    Have you ever wondered about the origins of the dollar sign? While there are several theories about its creation, one of the most compelling is its connection to the Spanish dollar. The Spanish dollar, also known as the peso or piece of eight, was a widely used currency in the Americas, Asia and Europe in […] More

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    Cajeta is not exactly Dulce de Leche

    Cajeta Coronado

    Cajeta and dulce de leche are both sweet, caramel-like spreads made from sweetened condensed milk, but they differ in a few key ways. Cajeta is a traditional Mexican caramel cream made by simmering sweetened condensed goat milk with sugar until it thickens and turns a rich caramel color. Some recipes also call for the addition […] More

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    Preterite and Imperfect verb tenses.

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    Here I show ten sentences in Spanish that use both the preterite and imperfect verb tenses. By studying these sentences and their explanations, you can gain a better understanding of the different uses of these tenses, which are important for communicating effectively in Spanish. The preterite tense is used to describe specific, completed actions in […] More

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    SpaceX launch as seen from Mexico

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    This is the map showing the Space X launching/landing site and Faro Bagdad (blue mark, a lighthouse 3 or 4 miles south) which is on Playa Bagdad on the Mexican side of the border. They had the best view.       @SpaceX Starship Super Heavy Orbital Test Flight, 20th of April, 2023. As seen […] More

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    Spanish names of some international movies

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      This is a table containing the names of some international movies and their corresponding Spanish translations for Mexico.  Sometimes, movies receive a different Spanish name in Spain.   English Title Spanish Title (Mexico) Titanic Titanic The Godfather El Padrino The Lord of the Rings El Señor de los Anillos Star Wars La Guerra de […] More

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    Spanish for chess players.

    Chess

      Chess is a game of strategy and tactics that has been played for centuries. It is believed to have originated in northern India during the Gupta Empire in the 6th century AD, and it was later introduced to Persia, where it evolved into the game we know today. Chess then spread to the Islamic […] More

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    Zodiac signs in Spanish

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    I will introduce you to the names of the zodiac signs in Spanish, English (and some other languages). In Western astrology, the zodiac signs are based on the position of the sun at the time of birth. These are 12 zodiac sign names:   Signos del Zodiaco en Español Zodiac Signs in English Segni dello […] More

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    10 expressions that are NOT so easy to figure out.

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    Spanish is an interesting and complex language, full of colorful expressions and idioms. Learning these expressions can greatly enhance your understanding of the language and allow you to communicate more effectively with native speakers. In this post, we’ve compiled another list of 10 Spanish expressions, along with their literal translations and English equivalents. Whether you’re […] More

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    Por or Para, last minute refresher

    Let’s say that you are taking an exam about Para and Por tomorrow and you need something quick to remember the most important points The use of “por” and “para” in Spanish can be a bit tricky, but there are some general rules that can help you understand when to use each preposition: “Por” is […] More

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    The silent Spanish letter H

    In most varieties of modern Spanish, the letter “h” is silent and has no sound. However, this has not always been the case. The sound of the letter “h” in Spanish has been gradually disappearing over the centuries. In medieval Spanish, the letter “h” was pronounced as an aspirated consonant, similar to the “h” sound […] More

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