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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 spelling

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The Spanish language

Learn about the history of the Spanish language throughout the ages.

Cultural fact of the day

In Central America and Mexico, the word 'botana' means a small portion of food, olives, peanuts etc, usually served with a drink at parties, bars, or social occasions.

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

Pablo Casals

(1876–1973)

Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer

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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.