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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

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

Is Spanish a sexist language? (A2)

Grammatical gender is one of the easiest linguistic categories in English language. Nevertheless, it’s more complicated in Spanish. On Spanish for Different Levels Course at SpanishviaSkype.com our students can learn how to form masculine and feminine nouns, adjectives and pronouns. For many years, feminism has been fighting against inequality between [...]

By | 2018-02-21T12:15:43+00:00 febrero 21st, 2018|A2, Actualidad, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

2017 Spanish Constitution Day (A1)

A day like today, 39 years ago, Spain started its transition from a dictatorship towards a democracy with a new constitution. After hard negotiations and efforts, Spaniards left their differences aside and decided to build a common place to live together. Nowadays, those differences have surfaced again stronger and stronger. The Catalan independence movement and [...]

By | 2017-12-05T13:50:22+00:00 diciembre 6th, 2017|A1, Actualidad|2 Comments

Sergio Ramírez: 2017 Cervantes Prize awarded (B2)

Sergio Ramírez, Sandinista revolutionary, politician, journalist, novelist and Nicaraguan. This is the new Cervantes Prize winner’s profile, the most important Spanish literature award. The first Nicaraguan awarded ever, has opted for social commitment, questioning our reality and searching the historical models of literature and art in his works. “Cuando uno no es Quijote, se convierte [...]

By | 2017-11-21T13:27:08+00:00 noviembre 22nd, 2017|B2, Pocket Grammar, Spanish World|2 Comments

Errare humanum est (II) (B1)

Errar, fallar, equivocarse… (to make mistakes) it doesn’t matter the synonym you may chose. We never want to use them. Making mistakes is the main reason for not daring to speak in a foreign language. However, as we explained formerly here, even native speakers make multiples of them. El dardo [...]

By | 2017-11-07T14:11:24+00:00 noviembre 8th, 2017|B1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Inteligencia: una o múltiple (B2)

La inteligencia (Intelligence) is a very debatable topic. Maybe some of our students on www.spanishviaskype.com might think that learning Spanish or other language is very difficult for them because they consider themselves not to be inteligentes (intelligent). However, people who move to other country do it all the time. On the other hand, I’ve met [...]

By | 2017-05-09T17:54:22+00:00 mayo 10th, 2017|B2, Pocket grammar|Sin comentarios

Siempre a la moda (B1)

Son múltiples las razones por las que nuestros estudiantes y muchas personas en todo el mundo se sienten atraídas (feel attracted) por España y por el español. Una de ellas sin duda es la moda, muchas marcas (brands), diseñadores (designers) y modelos (models) reconocidos internacionalmente son españoles. Marcas como Inditex con Zara a la cabeza, [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:53+00:00 noviembre 16th, 2016|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios