Have you ever heard the expression sana sana colita de rana in Spanish? It’s a Spanish saying used by parents all over Latin America to deal with physical pain of their children.
However, the interesting part is that the phrase doesn’t make any sense. It has to do with a frog’s tail. It’s a cultural construct created because it rhymes and has a purpose.
Learning these...Read More
Are you looking to learn a new language? If you took a Spanish class in high school or college, you may have faint memories of basic vocabulary words and Cinco de Mayo parties. Maybe you’re brand new to the language, or perhaps you’ve decided to brush up and actually learn how to communicate in Spanish. Even though learning a foreign language can be intimidating at first, you’ve made the...Read More
Do you dream of casually striking up a conversation in Spanish?
The thought of doing so is both thrilling and terrifying—will the person you’re talking to understand you?
Will the Spanish conversation go smoothly or be completely awkward?
The best way to overcome any hesitancy in speaking Spanish with new people is to prepare yourself well.
With these 100+ casual and formal...Read More
Have you ever done a service project of some kind? Either with school, family, or an organization? One group that often gives back to the community is the church, so today we’ll be looking at specific service projects that a youth group can do on an outreach trip.
When I was younger, I was in youth groups that had outreach projects both locally and abroad. You may not have to travel far,...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