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2018 FIFA World Cup: Un Duelo de Duelos (a duel of mournings)

Three Wednesdays ago, we introduced 2018 FIFA World Cup, talking about names of countries and nationalities in Spanish. The tittle was: ‘Football from Russia with love’. That optimist perspective has turned into a nigthmare. Many of the top national teams have been eliminated during the first half of the tournament: [...]

MADO 2018, Madrid Gay Pride: Gay Slangs

El Día del Orgullo LGBT, 28th of June, commemorates Stonewall riots in 1969. The situation for lesbianas (lesbians), gays, bisexuales (bisexuals) and transgéneros (transgenders) has changed absolutely for good. However, this community still have many rights to fight for. Madrid has become one of the centers of this movement. More than 1.5 million of people [...]

By | 2018-06-26T10:08:32+00:00 junio 27th, 2018|Actualidad, This is Spain, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

World Cup 2018: Football from Russia with Love

Sol (sun), jamón (ham), toros (Bulls) and…fútbol (football). All of our students at www.spanishviaskype.com know these Spanish clichés. This summer, football won’t be only a stereotype. You will see giant screens at squares of our cities, crowded and noisy bars full of fans, who will be more interested in watching the games than drinking beer [...]

By | 2018-06-12T13:43:37+00:00 junio 13th, 2018|A1, Actualidad|Sin comentarios

Presidents of Spain: Phrases for Eternity

A new president of the Goverment has just arrived to La Moncloa (the official residence for the Prime Minister of Spain). Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, leader of PSOE party, was named President of Spain last 1st of June after a no-confidence motion. He’s the seventh president of our democracy and the second one without winning an [...]

By | 2018-06-05T16:44:53+00:00 junio 6th, 2018|Actualidad, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

Semana Santa: the 7 Deadly Sins of the Spanish Language

It’s time of arrepentimiento (repentance) and penitencia (penance): La Semana Santa (Holy Week) it’s here. Many Spanish Christians will celebrate this festivity along the country. It’s not easy to understand these traditions (procesiones, nazarenos, cofradías…) for a foreign tourist. Here, you will find a guide to do it. At www.spanishviaskype.com, [...]

By | 2018-03-31T19:23:28+00:00 marzo 28th, 2018|Actualidad, Pocket Grammar|2 Comments