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Origins of currencies: from jagged edges to flowers

 

A fistful of dollars The dollar is one of the most common currencies in the world used by the US, Australia, Canada, Fiji,…

Spanish punctuation

There are a number of conventions in Spanish which are different from English. We show you how to get it right.

Varieties of present-day Spanish

It is estimated that around 360 million people speak Spanish as their mother tongue - explore the rich diversity of European Spanish and Latin American dialects.

Word of the day mecate
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Cultural fact of the day

Opus Dei

Opus Dei - Latin for "God's Work" - is a Catholic organization founded in Spain in 1928. The Opus became very influential in Spanish society, above all by founding schools and universities. The aim was to create an élite which would spread Christian ideals throughout society. The University of Navarre is one of its foremost institutions.

Useful phrases in Spanish

Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries.

Glossary of grammatical terms

Brush up on your Spanish grammar using our handy A-Z.

Quote of the month

“I paint my own reality.”

Frida Kahlo

(1907–1954)

Mexican painter

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