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So far Alba has created 11 blog entries.

¡Estoy achicharrada!

So far, this summer is colder than others. But last days, at least in Madrid, the heat is unbearable! My English friends would say: It’s so hot I can fry an egg on the sidewalk! In Spanish there are also different ways to let others know the uncomfortable high temperatures we suffer. I want to [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:16+01:00julio 2nd, 2013|A2, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

The crisis brought new words!

The crisis brought new words. If you talk to Spanish people in the streets, if you read Spanish newspapers or if you watch Spanish T.V. programmes you will find some new words. Some weeks ago, a very interesting article was published about the new words Spaniards are using because of [...]

By |2017-07-04T17:17:08+01:00junio 4th, 2013|B1, Words made in Spain|2 Comments

Gestures

Many scientists say that nonverbal communication represents two-thirds of all communication. Gestures allow individuals to communicate a variety of feelings and thoughts that sometimes are hard to express with words. Spaniards use lots of gestures in conversation. Probably you can find some of them easy to understand but maybe some others don´t exist in your [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:17+01:00mayo 7th, 2013|A2|2 Comments

Happy World Book Day!

¡Feliz Día del Libro!  Today libraries and bookshops close at an unusual hour and there are lots of things to do during the day. In Catalonia, in the north east of Spain, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion: “a rose for love and a book forever.” [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:17+01:00abril 23rd, 2013|A1, This is Spain|Sin comentarios

¡Que aproveche! (B1)

La gastronomía es parte esencial de la cultura española. Una manera estupenda de conocer este país es a través de su cocina. Estamos en Cuaresma y pronto viene la Semana Santa. En esta época, los viernes no se come carne y se les llama viernes de vigilia. Por tanto, los pescados y los alimentos dulces [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:17+01:00marzo 12th, 2013|This is Spain|Sin comentarios

Atenção! (B1+)

Las lenguas romances son una rama indoeuropea de lenguas muy relacionadas entre sí que aparecieron como evolución del latín vulgar. El francés, el portugués, el rumano, el italiano, el siciliano y el gallego son ejemplos de lenguas romances. Hoy nos interesamos por el idioma de nuestros vecinos portugueses. […]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:17+01:00febrero 26th, 2013|False Friends|Sin comentarios