Alimento and comida are two words in Spanish that both literally mean “food.” In this sense, they are synonyms. However, upon closer examination, we will see that the meanings of these two terms are distinctly nuanced.
The national cuisine in Spain is quite different than that of Mexico, or the Central American countries, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and so on. A...Read More
Oh, the joys of grammar! It looks like you’re ready to dive headfirst into your journey to Spanish fluency—and learning sustantivos (nouns) is the perfect place to start. Just like in every other language, a noun refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. It can function as a subject, object of a verb, or an object of a preposition. Nouns in Spanish are fun and fairly relaxing to learn, but...Read More
Brrrr! The temperatures are freezing and heavy snowfall has convinced your family to stay indoors (until it’s time to make a snowman, of course). Christmas songs and hot chocolate breaks have made their way into your daily routine. Invierno (winter) is here and in full swing. Looks like it’s time to start learning some Spanish winter words! With the flurry of excitement that your preschooler...Read More
The holiday season always runs strong in Latinoamérica. A large portion of us are Christian (around 80%), and there’s no shortage of decorations, food, and jingles all around the country since early November. We have lots of fun traditions that are important to our culture, like building a miniature model of the Nativity Scene, eating tamales with the family, and setting off countless...Read More