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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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9 Things I miss about America

1. Personal space You walk up to a street corner where people are patiently waiting to cross the street. How close do you stand to the next person? If you’re like most Americans you probably leave at least three feet between yourself and a stranger, and you’ve also probably never thought about it. I thought […]

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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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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 […]

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