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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…

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.

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Cultural fact of the day

Primaria is the name given in Spain to the first of the two compulsory levels of education. It is for pupils between six and twelve years of age and leads to the ESO - Educación Secundaria Obligatoria.

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

“Look around—there's only one thing of danger to you here—poetry.”

Pablo Neruda

(1904–1973)

Chilean poet and diplomat

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5 language facts about the European Union

 

The European Union was established on 1 November 1993; in order to mark this anniversary, let’s take a look at some of the…