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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…

Genders in Spanish

Visit our writing help page to learn how to use the right gender with Spanish nouns, and find out about common exceptions.

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

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.

Useful phrases 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...

Glossary of grammatical terms

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“I do not search, I find.”

Pablo Picasso

(1881–1973)

Spanish artist

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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…