El español contiene cerca de 10.000 palabras árabes (C1)

La lengua española contiene cerca de 10.000 palabras árabes recogidas en el diccionario de la Real Academia Española (RAE). No es de extrañar, si tenemos en cuenta que este pueblo permaneció en la península ibérica entre los años 711 y 1609 (fecha de la expulsión de los moriscos, antiguos musulmanes que se habían convertido al [...]

The origins of…

Have you ever wondered why there are so many words starting with “al-“ in Spanish? Don’t you think it’s funny when you pronounce the word “ojalá”? Do you wish to have a “ñ letter key” in your keyboard, when you are taking a Spanish lesson via Skype? I’m sure our students on www.spanishviaskype.com do. Today [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:13+00:00 Octubre 24th, 2013|Spanish Language, Words made in Spain|1 comentario

Which is the origin of Spanish?

Spanish originated on the Iberian Peninsula, although it wasn’t known as Spanish at the time. Toward the end of the sixth century before the common era (BCE), a nomadic tribe from central Europe known as the Celts moved into the area, and mixed with the peninsula’s inhabitants, the Iberians. The result was a new people [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:17+00:00 Marzo 21st, 2013|Spanish Language|3 Comments