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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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    ¿A poco?

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    The expression “¿A poco?” is a versatile and widely used phrase in Mexican Spanish that conveys surprise, disbelief, or a request for confirmation. It can be translated to “Really?” or “Are you serious?” in English. It’s often used in informal conversations to react to something unexpected or to show that you find something hard to […] More

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    Cornudo

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      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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    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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    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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    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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