Dumb Menu

Tag Archives | spanish language

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 […]

Continue Reading 0

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, […]

Continue Reading 1

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 […]

Continue Reading 1

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 […]

Continue Reading 1
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 […]

Continue Reading 3

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 […]

Continue Reading 9

8 Easy Tips to Improve your Spanish

1. Never make the /z/ sound The /z/ sound as in the English words “zebra” and “crazy” does not exist in Spanish. The letter “z” is pronounced as /s/ by most Spanish speakers, and as the unvoiced /th/ in most parts of Spain.  In English, the letter “S” is also pronounced as /z/ in many […]

Continue Reading 3