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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: [...]

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

Maestros de la Costura: 7 High Fashion Idioms in Spanish

Maestros de la costura (masters of sewing) is a Spanish TV reality show, based on the British ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’, where amateur sewers compete to be the best Spanish modista aficionado (amateur sewer). Three of the top Spanish fashion designers are the judges: Lorenzo Caprile, María Escoté and [...]

Lengua y Guerra (B2)

Speaking properly, has been considered a value of education, status and even wealth. So, why do we have many examples of fights, arguments and even guerras (wars) along history? Certainly, a wrong polite set expression, an incorrect adaptation of our language register or an inappropriate use of a double meaning [...]

By | 2017-03-28T21:56:47+00:00 marzo 29th, 2017|B2, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios