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World Cup 2018: Football from Russia with Love

Sol (sun), jamón (ham), toros (Bulls) and…fútbol (football). All of our students at www.spanishviaskype.com know these Spanish clichés. This summer, football won’t be only a stereotype. You will see giant screens at squares of our cities, crowded and noisy bars full of fans, who will be more interested in watching the games than drinking beer [...]

By | 2018-06-12T13:43:37+00:00 junio 13th, 2018|A1, Actualidad|Sin comentarios

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

Errare Humanum Est (III) (C1)

This school year is coming to an end and it’s time to get your grades. Last weekend, many students at Spanishviaskype.com took their DELE exams, and, although they were well trained, the stress and the mental and physical demand of this exam had an impact on them. Since we know [...]

By | 2018-05-22T15:13:58+00:00 mayo 23rd, 2018|C1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

¿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

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 [...]