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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…

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

Every year the charitable Fundación Príncipe de Asturias makes eight awards in various categories. They are presented by the Príncipe de Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne, in the Asturian city of Oviedo. The prize includes a monetary reward of 50,000 euros and a sculpture by the Catalan artist Joan Miró. Winners have included: the writers Umberto Eco and Mario Vargas Llosa; the politicians Nelson Mandela and Yasser Arafat; the organization Médecins sans Frontières; the scientist Stephen Hawking; and the golfer Severiano Ballesteros.

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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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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…

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...