Are you looking for a unique way to woo your loved one this February?
There’s no greater romantic gesture than a heart-felt, or comedic, love poem.
Spanish is one of the best tools when it comes to rhythmic and expressive writing. This language enabled great poets like Pablo Neruda and Federico García Lorca to create famous Spanish poems about love, romance, and loss. ...Read More
Have you ever wondered how much of the world speaks Spanish?
According to Spain’s Cervantes Institute, close to 8% of the world’s population speak Spanish. Even more impressive is how Spanish ranks as the fourth most spoken language in the world, behind only English, Hindi, and Mandarin Chinese.
Just think of the opportunities you’ll get from learning to speak...Read More
Since 1961, Tecún Umán has been celebrated as a Guatemalan National Hero. Every February 20, the government and other groups host celebrations and activities to honor this exceptional human.
Keep reading to find out why!
Who was Tecún Umán?
Tecún Umán was born around 1500 in the territory today known as the Guatemalan highlands—there are some of the most beautiful volcanoes...Read More
Are you asking yourself, “should I learn Latin American Spanish or Spain Spanish?”
This informative guide breaks down the subtle differences between the two styles to help you choose the right one!
If you’re a new Spanish learner, Latin American Spanish is by far the best dialect to study. With its clear accents and slower pronunciation, Latin American Spanish is ideal for...Read More
Are Spanish and Italian similar? Are there many differences between Spanish and Italian?
Just how close is Italian to Spanish? Italian and Spanish have a lexical similarity of 82%, which means they’re highly similar.
While I personally think that Italian sounds more romantic than Spanish, Spanish is more practical than Italian since it’s spoken in 21 countries and it is the...Read More
Do you know what language Brazilians speak?
Although Brazil is the largest country in Latin America, the people there don’t speak Spanish! Rather, Portuguese is the most widely spoken language in Brazil. However, as the world’s 5th largest country, Brazil has more than enough room for additional languages!
Many indigenous languages still exist in Brazil, along with several...Read More
Did you know that Spanish isn’t the only language spoken in Uruguay?
Although this beautiful Latin American country is well-known for its Spanish-speaking population, there are several other languages in Uruguay, as well!
What languages are spoken in Uruguay? From Portuguese to Italian, this country is full of language surprises. Uruguay even has its own dialect called Rioplatense...Read More
Do you know what heritage speakers are? Spanish teachers (especially in the U.S.) have a wide range of language learner types among their students.
So, it helps to define them and understand the difference between heritage speakers vs native speakers vs second language (or world language) learners.
Essentially, these are terms that define various linguistic backgrounds and types...Read More
Get ready to uncover the meaning and origin of gringo, gabacho, and guiri! These Spanish slang words are essential for any tourist to learn. While they all mean “foreigner” in Spanish, they also have other definitions.
This post breaks down each of these terms so that you’ll be able to easily tell them apart!
Every country uses its own unique lingo. This guide provides...Read More
Hispanic family values are powerful.
By watching movies, reading books, or meeting Latino people, it‘s easy to see that family is the core of Latin American society and a key source of support, guidance, and encouragement.
Read this article to discover how deeply family influences Hispanic culture.
¡Aprendamos sobre los valores familiares hispanos!Let’s learn about...Read More