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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

Polvo eres… (B2+)

Today Christians celebrate el Miércoles de Ceniza (the Ash Wednesday). They get a a cross of ashes placed on their forehead. This sign symbolizes that somos polvo y al polvo volveremos (we are dust, and to dust we shall return). In this way, la Cuaresma (the Lent) starts. From today, we’ll have forty days to [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:02+00:00 febrero 10th, 2016|B2, This is Spain, Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

Entre el cielo y el infierno (C1)

La Semana Santa (Easter)  is finished and we start the long way to summer holidays. There have been days of faith and prayers for some and a week of beaches or hiking for others; Seville  was crowded with believers, but Spanish coasts were full of tourists; la Semana Santa is one of the most expected [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:32:04+00:00 abril 8th, 2015|C1, Just Spanish|Sin comentarios