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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…

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.

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.

Word of the day retransmitir
vt
to repeat …

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Pablo Casals

(1876–1973)

Spanish cellist, conductor, and composer

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Habla usted Spanglish?

 

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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...