Panem et circenses (B2)

Pan y circo (bread and circuses) was a sentence coined by the Roman poet Juvenal to criticize the populist policies adopted by the politicians at that moment. If the economy is decreasing, don’t worry, let’s host gladiator combats, a quadriga race or a massacre starred by hungry lions eating up some scared Christians. Of course, [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:59+00:00 mayo 20th, 2016|B2, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

Spanish Joker – C1

Don’t you have a friend who can solve any problem? Didn’t you say that your mum knew how to do everything, when you were a child? In Spanish we say “sirves para un roto y para un descosido” (to serve a multitude of purposes). In our language, we have a tense that “sirve para un [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:16+00:00 junio 20th, 2013|C1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios