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The pleasure of speaking and eating (B2)

Spanish language and gastronomy will be mixed as two of the most important ingredients in Spanish culture. Juan Manuel Bonet, director of the Cervantes Institute (IC), and Rafael Ansón, president of the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy (RAEG), signed an agreement to work together for promoting Spanish culture. Among the activities they might organize would [...]

By | 2017-11-06T16:45:00+00:00 octubre 18th, 2017|B2, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

How do we use “hace” and “desde” in time expressions? (B1)

The verb “hacer”, which literally means “to do” or “to make,” is found in a number of idiomatic expressions. One of this verb’s most important uses has to do with expressing time: ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que vives en  Madrid? (How long have you been living in Madrid?).  These kind of expressions are very common in [...]

By | 2017-02-22T12:55:17+00:00 febrero 22nd, 2017|B1, Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

12 different ways to say “no” in Spanish (B1)

I’m pretty sure all our students know how to say “no” in Spanish: no. It’s quite straight forward. But, what about saying “no” in different ways? “No” is fine, but sometimes is just too plain, so let’s learn another ways to say “no”. If we want to emphasise we can say it several times, “no, no, no…”, as many [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 noviembre 23rd, 2016|A1, How do you say in Spanish?, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Verb ‘hacer’: 9 practical uses

‘Hacer’ is one of the most versatile verbs in Spanish. Spaniards use it in a wide range of expressions that we use daily. Although it is often said to mean “to make” or “to do”, in context it can refer to almost any activity as well as the act of becoming. ‘Hacer’ is almost always [...]

How to cheer people up in Spanish

Sometimes, life can get rough and everybody goes through that sinking feeling for some reason or other. Cheering someone up is all about taking the time to listen to them, empathizing with what they’re going through and helping them get a bit of perspective. Do you want to know how to cheer someone up in [...]