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8 Best Spanish Youtube Videos

1. Bigote Country: Argentina Quote: “Ustedes están hablando de lo que se siente tener un bigote?” Description: Discussion about what it´s really like to have a mustache. 2. Jorge quiere ser hardcore Country: Chile Quote: ¡Mamá, déjame ser hardcore! Description: No one knows better than this kid that not all dreams are achievable. 3. Psicologia […]

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10 Best Spanish Movies

Spain is known as the country that spread the Spanish language, Christian religion, and European disregard for human rights to the Americas. But in the past decades, Spain’s additions to world culture have involved less gold hunting and more movies with compelling characters and the same five or so actors.  Whether you’re looking to improve […]

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20 Bands to help you learn Spanish

Memorizing vocabulary is dull and boring. Conjugating verbs is painstaking and enjoyed by no one. Learing Spanish is so much easier when the words are put together to have meaning. Studying music takes the stress away of rote memorization and makes language learning fun.  1. Maná Genre: Rock Country: Mexico Maná are the kings of […]

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Guide to Vosotros

My high school Spanish teacher used the following words to describe the word vosotros: “Unnecessary” “Antiquated” “Snoody” “You’ll never use it” “I have no idea why they keep putting it in text books.” The fact is that “vosotros” is a thriving part of the Spanish language. Countless works of Spanish film and literature utilize it, […]

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10 Best Spanish Language Youtubers

1. Werevertumorro Country: Mexico Style: Video blog, ironic music videos, field pieces, super hero “Mex Men” videos http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz2NDa6EGBM 2. HolaSoyGerman Country: Chile Style: Video blog 3. Enchufetv Channel: Ecuador Style: Sketch comedy 4. elrubiusOMG Country: Spain Style: Video blog 5. WHATDAFAQSHOW Country: Peru Style: Commentary on internet videos 6. Zorman Country: Spain Style: Comedic songs […]

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10 Common Expressions in Spain That You Never Learned in School

1. ¡Qué guay! Meaning: How cool! (Pronouned: “Gwhy”) English has dozens of words to describe how totally kick-ass something is: Cool, sick, awesome, amazing, groovy, killer, legit, dashing, splendid. Spanish has significantly less, and you will here the word “guay” used all the time to describe anything remotely thrilling. It also means that Uruguay and Paraguay […]

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Mexican tacos from La Fruita Feliz in Austin.

How to Swear in Spain

Local profanity is key to surviving in Spain, because being able to curse in a language means mastering a language. At least that’s what my 12 year old students seem to think. Tacos Literally means: Swear words Tacos is the word for “profanity” in Spain. Swear words are also called “groserías,”  “palabrotas,” and “insultos.” Don’t ask […]

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Guide to Andalusian Spanish

I overhear a Mexican family having a conversation at the airport. Having just returned from living in Seville for six months, I’m shocked by their Spanish. “Wow,” I think to myself. “There are so many sounds in those words!” “Los andaluces se comen las palabras,” is often used to explain Andalusian Spanish, or andaluz as it’s […]

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