Category: Spanish culture

About Spain and other parts of the world where Spanish is spoken

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Guest post – 50 Interesting Facts about Spanish Culture

Are you learning Spanish? Maybe you’d love to live in Spain or just visit? Whatever the case, Spain is an amazing country rich in history and culture. From the food to the music to...

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Sing through Spain on October 8th in London!

ECHOES FESTIVAL | Family Concert: Singing Through Spain with the Aglaia Trio Sun 8 October 2017, 3.30pm St Saviour’s Church St George’s Square, Lupus Street, Pimlico London SW1V 3QW United Kingdom ‘A unique exploration...

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Where they buried Francisco Franco, Spain’s dictator from 1939-1975

Today we delve into Spain’s history. This is the Valley of the Fallen, or Valle de los Caídos. It is situated close to Madrid, a little to the north west. Only rarely these days do...

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Where the Spanish made cannon balls for the Siege of Gibraltar (1779-1783)

I have just had the pleasure of spending two nights in a rural hotel on the edge of Jimena de la Frontera, about an hour’s drive north from Gibraltar. Curiously enough, this building served as...

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Top 10 Spanish animal expressions

Happy New Year! (¡Feliz Año Nuevo!) Expressions in Spanish which use animal characteristics for reference often reflect their Engish counterparts, but there are some interesting differences. Check out this top 10 of expressions I...

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Plateauing in language

As an adult, when you start out learning a new language you are full of enthusiasm. Quite how long that enthusiasm will last is going to depend on many factors, including your ability to...

Alghero is in Sardinia. Mainland Spain is shown to the left

A minority language demise

I had no idea that Catalan was spoken in Italy! Normally associated with that region in north eastern Spain known to English speakers as Catalonia, the Catalan language made its way to Italy in...

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Jill Stanish reviews Speekee Accelerate

Over the last 10 years of homeschooling my 6 kids, we have tried multiple Spanish programs including computer programs, workbooks, and DVD courses. Speekee has been the most entertaining, while fostering the most interaction...

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