Tag Archives: Spanish

Asado, Lunfardo & Fernet: How to Become a Real Argentine in 10 Steps

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Argentina has an incredibly rich immigrant history, resulting in an eclectic background of people and customs that have molded the country’s culture. This is especially true in Buenos Aires, where the cosmopolitan nature of the city makes it very easy to blend in as a foreigner. Until, that is, you open your mouth and try(…)


Learning Spanish? Check out these 4 great websites to improve on your language skills.

Are you learning Spanish? Click here and discover our list of the 4 best websites to learn Spanish!

Whether you’re learning Spanish by yourself, through a course, or with a private tutor, it can never hurt to have more resources for studying the language to hand. Which is why we have listed some of the best websites to help you learn Spanish. Enjoy!     Conjuguemos   We like Conjuguemos a lot! This(…)


Get Lost in the Many Facets and Languages of Morocco

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Our next visit to a country with multiple languages takes us back to the African continent, the popular tourist destination of Morocco. And while the country might only have two official languages, there are others that you will find people regularly conversing in. If you’re looking to soak up culture, local cuisine, and converse in(…)


Aruba: One Happy Island, Many Happy Languages

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For all you language people out there: are you looking for a place that is away from everything, with miles and miles of beaches, beautiful blue sea everywhere you look, and a wealth of languages to hear and speak as well? Then your next destination is Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of(…)


5 Practical Things to Know Before You Move to Madrid

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Moving abroad is definitely an exciting experience, and it’s pretty easy to get caught up in the glamour of it all and forget about the practical side of living overseas. Spain has one of the best standards of living in the world, which makes it a great country to move to. And its capital, Madrid,(…)


Why Does it Seem Like My Mandarin Gets Better After a Few Drinks?

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Based on anecdotal evidence from popular media, it’s widely believed that alcohol improves the ability to speak in a foreign language, ostensibly due to the anxiety-reducing effects of booze itself. Based on personal experience, a couple of drinks goes a long way toward loosening my tongue no matter what language I’m speaking. I’m currently on(…)


Clock Stoppers: Language and the Perception of Time

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Since not all of us are lucky enough to have access to a TARDIS or Bill and Ted’s telephone booth (…what is it about time travel and booths?), the rest of us mere mortals will simply have to use another method to traverse the passage of time. And for that, we can turn to languages.(…)


6 Things to Know About Drinking Culture in Spain

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Food and drink plays a huge role in cultures all around the world and Spain, the land of bullfights, sangria, and paella, is no exception. If you ever have the chance to visit Spain, you’ll no doubt enjoy your fair share of alcohol. However, like with anything, there are certain rules and commandments to drinking(…)


Hit the Slopes in Caviahue, Argentina

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Ski resorts have become a lot more than just somewhere to hit the slopes. Gone is the traditional idea of a day spent skiing followed by an evening in a cabin and nothing much else being on offer. Skiing is big business, and when ski schools have become something of a minimum requirement for choosing(…)