Have you ever wondered about the languages in Spain? You may be surprised to learn that people in Spain speak more than just Spanish.
People in Spain speak mainly four languages, and they’re all available in various parts of the country: Castilian (commonly referred to as Spanish), Euskera, Galician, and Catalan.
So, let’s...Read More
Ready to boost your Spanish skills before your next trip to a Spanish-speaking country with this list of essential Spanish words and phrases? No matter where you’re going, from Cancun to Madrid, we’ve got you covered.
Learning some basic Spanish words and phrases will come in super handy during your travels. Don’t worry if you still need to improve your Spanish—you can...Read More
The history of the Spanish is longer than you think. How much do you already know about its history?
Consider these questions…
How long has Spanish been around?
Where did Spanish come from?
Did Spanish originate in Spain?
If not, which country did Spanish originate from?
How old is Spanish? Is it older than English?
If some people say that...Read More
How does Latin culture compare to U.S. culture?
We live in a rich and diverse world with a cornucopia of cultures. Although Latin America and the U.S. share the same hemisphere, many cultural differences exist between the two. If you haven’t spent time immersed in Latin culture, some of these differences may surprise you.
Ultimately, the key to meaningful and appropriate interactions...Read More
Have you ever wondered why Spanish names are so long? As you may have noticed, the names of people in Spanish-speaking countries consist of a first name and two surnames. Traditionally, you will see the first surname of the father followed by the first of the mother. Presently, laws have changed on gender equality and now allow any order, but we normally see the original order. People...Read More
If your goal is to speak Spanish like a native, then at some point you will have to learn to use a variety of Spanish idioms.
Why not start today?
In this post, I’m discussing what Spanish idioms are and why you should learn them. I will also give you a list of some of the most common Spanish idioms that you can use in your everyday conversations.
What’s an Idiom?...Read More
Latin American music seems to be everywhere these days!
From the popular Reggaeton in all its forms to the joyful dance styles of salsa, merengue, and samba—Latin American music has something for everyone.
Keep reading to discover the most popular Latin American music genres, their history, instruments, famous artists, and videos showing the most iconic figures in Latin America...Read More
If English is the only language you (currently) speak, the you (formal) concept in Spanish is new. Even if you don’t yet know about the formal and informal you in Spanish, you probably already know when to use each one.
Would you call the attention of your teacher by shouting out, “Hey dude”?
Of course not!
A message you write to your boss is surely different from the one...Read More
Spanish culture has contributed powerfully to the evolution of the Spanish language. The customs and identity of Spain stand out for several reasons. Particularly, Spanish traditions are unique and have influenced the culture of Latin American countries.
Still, some Spanish traditions are only possible to admire and experience if you take a trip to Spain. The breathtaking...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...Read More