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¿Cómo?: 8 Funny Expressions to Show Manner in Spanish

There is a huge variety of choices to express modo (manner) in Spanish. You have at your disposal adverbs of manner (así, despacio, bien, perfectamente…), gerunds (estudia español reservando una clase en www.spanishviaskype.com) or subordinate clauses (haz el examen DELE como te hemos enseñado en clase). Manner seems to be [...]

By | 2018-05-08T17:25:25+00:00 mayo 9th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|1 comentario

‘Arriba’ and ‘Abajo’: the Origin of the Spanish Language

What was the first Spanish word? When was it pronounced for the very first time? It’s impossible to know. The transition from Latin to Castilian, via vulgar Latin, was slow and smooth. However, the first manifestations of written Castilian are perfectly documented. Las Glosas Emilianenses (10th-century) are one of them. These glosses were annotations in [...]

By | 2018-05-01T14:49:50+00:00 mayo 2nd, 2018|Just Spanish, Spanish Language, Turism|Sin comentarios

The pleasure of speaking and eating (B2)

Spanish language and gastronomy will be mixed as two of the most important ingredients in Spanish culture. Juan Manuel Bonet, director of the Cervantes Institute (IC), and Rafael Ansón, president of the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy (RAEG), signed an agreement to work together for promoting Spanish culture. Among the activities they might organize would [...]

By | 2017-11-06T16:45:00+00:00 octubre 18th, 2017|B2, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Useful Spanish vocabulary to describe your daily routine (A1)

Daily routine vocabulary is very useful for any Spanish learners. This will make the words easier to remember and improve your functional ability to communicate in Spanish. Moreover, knowing daily routine vocabulary will help you think in Spanish. If you can discuss or even think about your daily activities in Spanish, it’ll [...]

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