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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

Sherry is produced in an area of chalky soil known as albariza lying between the towns of Puerto de Santa María, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and Jerez de la Frontera in Cádiz province. It is from Jerez that sherry takes its English name. Sherries, made from grape varieties including Palomino and Pedro Ximénez, are drunk worldwide as an aperitif, and in Spain as an accompaniment to tapas. The styles of jerez vary from the pale fino and manzanilla to the darker aromatic oloroso and amontillado.

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

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…