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    La Feria

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    Fair Rides and Their Names in Different Countries Fair rides, called juegos mecánicos in many countries, are a staple of amusement parks and fairs around the world, and each country has its unique names for these attractions. Below is an overview of some popular fair rides and their names in various countries, focusing on English-speaking […] More

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    Cornudo

    Cornudo

      First and foremost, cuerno in Spanish, and corno in Italian and Portuguese means horn. The expression “cornudo” is a term used in Spanish to describe a man whose wife or girlfriend has been unfaithful to him. The literal translation of “cornudo” is “horned one,” and it carries a strong connotation of being cheated on. […] More

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    Nopales en Nápoles: De México para Italia

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    Nopales en Nápoles

    Los cactus, en particular los nopales y las tunas, son plantas originarias de México que han encontrado un segundo hogar en Italia, especialmente en el sur, en Sardinia y en Sicilia. Esta interesante historia de cómo llegaron estas plantas a Europa comienza en la época de la colonización española. Origen Mexicano y Viaje a Europa […] More

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    Navigating the Tricky World of False Cognates in Italian and Spanish

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    False cognates refresher: False cognates are words that look or sound alike in two languages but mean completely different things. They can be particularly misleading for language learners because their familiar appearance can make you think you understand them, only to find out later that you’ve misunderstood the conversation.   Examples: To help you navigate […] More

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    These are some words in Catalan that a Spanish speaker cannot understand

    Sagrada Familia, Cataluña, España

    Despite the similarities between Catalan and Spanish, there are some specific Catalan words that Spanish speakers find very difficult to understand. Since the recognition of Catalan as a co-official language in 1979, there have been significant efforts to promote its use in Catalonia. This bilingual environment has led to the incorporation of many Spanish influences […] More

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    A Condorito joke explained

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    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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    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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