How do we use “hace” and “desde” in time expressions? (B1)

The verb “hacer”, which literally means “to do” or “to make,” is found in a number of idiomatic expressions. One of this verb’s most important uses has to do with expressing time: ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que vives en  Madrid? (How long have you been living in Madrid?).  These kind of expressions are very common in [...]

By | 2017-02-22T12:55:17+00:00 febrero 22nd, 2017|B1, Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Time is relative (C1)

Albert Einstein was a man ahead of his time… or maybe “behind of his time”. Not for nothing, he said: “El tiempo es relativo (time is relative)”. Actually, he was not a brilliant boy at school, according to his teachers. However, he became the most recognized scientist in the 20th century. As a result of [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:51+00:00 febrero 15th, 2017|C1, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

Trump and the Spanish language

"Stay tuned as we continue to update whitehouse.gov" is the message Internet users get when trying to access www.whitehouse.gov/espanol since January 20th, when Trump administration decided to bring down the Spanish-language side of the White House website.The new government has posted just 2 tuits on its account on Twitter (Spanish version) @LaCasaBlanca and its Facebook (Spanish version) page doesn't exist [...]