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Colourful language: colours in international idioms

 

Although we have a plethora of words in our vocabularies to describe colour, it’s unlikely that we each perceive colour in…

Punctuation

As a general rule the punctuation of Spanish and English is very similar. However, there are a number of conventions which are well worth bearing in mind.

Writing letters in Spanish

Help with laying out letters written in Spanish, starting and ending your letter, and avoiding misunderstandings or misinterpretations.

HECHO CULTURAL

In Spain, a ración is a serving of food eaten in a bar or cafe, generally with a drink. Friends or relatives meet in a bar or cafe, order a number of raciones, and share them. Raciones tend to be larger and more elaborate than tapas. They may be: Spanish omelet, squid, octopus, cheese, ham, or chorizo, among others.

Palabra del día relevo
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el relevo de la guardia = the changing of the guard …

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Cita del mes

“The man who works and is not bored is never old.”

Pablo Casals

(1876–1973)

Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer

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Loving Latin

 

Have you ever wondered just how far your language GCSE will get you in the wild? I set out to road-test my dusty Spanish…

Useful expressions in Spanish

It is considered good style in Spanish not to repeat words and expressions when an alternative can be used. Here are some useful expressions...