When it comes to identifying the most developed countries in South America, it’s important to remember what “developed” means.
A developed country is industrialized. This means that they have:
a mature economya stable average income per residentaccess to quality health careadvanced technology and infrastructures
Some countries are developed in some areas but not in...Read More
One of the most characteristic sounds you hear when Spaniards speak their own language is known as the Spanish lisp.
In the English world, this distinctive sound is identified as a lisp, or a kind of speech disorder. So, is it possible that a whole nation suffers from a speech disorder? If so, how did it come to this?
Keep reading to know everything you need to know about...Read More
The stories of the best female Latin American tennis players of all time are inspiring and groundbreaking. Most of them were the “first ever” at what they did.
That’s how you change the world—by being like those brave people who embark on journeys with destinations unknown and who take paths never taken before.
Together let’s get inspired as we explore the stories of 10...Read More
Are you tired of your Spanish textbook and looking for more entertaining ways to practice Spanish?
Do you feel like you had hit a wall and need more ideas to practice at home or online?
If you’ve already switched your language settings on your electronic devices to Spanish and need something more, let’s say it, creative—keep reading.
I’ve been there. I know what it feels...Read More
No matter how familiar you are with the Spanish language, there are plenty of facts about Spanish you haven’t learned yet!
Are you ready to get your socks knocked off as we uncover some intriguing facts about this enchantingly complex language?
If you’re interested in understanding the holistic picture of the Spanish language and the cultures from which it arises, you’ll enjoy...Read More
Even if you don’t believe in the supernatural, you gotta admit there’s some thrill in being shaken up by good old-fashioned scary stories or myths!
Feeling a little bit spooked is an exciting and fun experience, especially when shared with others. In Spanish-speaking countries, scary stories are a big part of our family upbringing—they’re the tales and myths we pass on from...Read More
Whoever said the future is female hit the mark! Spanish female artists are redefining Spain’s contemporary art scene, the masterpieces and influence of women are in reputable museums and galleries around the world. The older and new generations of Spanish female artists are taking over, acquiring more visibility, and fighting for recognition of their contributions to modern and contemporary...Read More
In your language learning journey, you inevitably start bumping into words like “dialect” and “accent,” which don’t mean the same thing—or, do they? What’s the difference in meaning of dialect vs. accent or dialect vs language, for that matter?
Let’s dig deeper to find out!
Languages, Dialects, and Accents
Let’s begin with a brief definition of each concept so that you can better...Read More
What’s all the fuss about Guatemalan jade, you wonder? Here’s a whistle-stop tour of Guatemalan jade: some science, the history, and why it’s so popular.
Jade is a rare metamorphic rock made deep underneath the layers of the earth from thousands of years of heat, pressure, and time. You won’t find a recipe for it on WikiHow, that’s for sure! Since it’s so hard...Read More
The story of Three Kings Day begins with the foretelling of baby Jesus’ birth. When three wise kings saw a bright star in the sky, they knew that the messiah had been born. They decided to follow its light and bring gifts to the newborn baby.
Their gifts were symbolic gestures that represented different virtues. Gold, to recognize his nobility. Frankincense, to pay homage to his divinity....Read More