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¡Que lo disfrutes!

Travel

Around Latin America: Argentina

To kick off our series on Latin America, we are traveling to Argentina, possibly the best country to visit in South America (I could be biased though 🙂 ). You might have heard about Buenos Aires, Argentina’s capital, or about Argentina’s obsession with soccer (or should we say “fútbol”? 🙂 ). Read on as there is so much more to know about this amazing country, its culture and its people.

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10 interesting facts about Spanish
Spanish Facts

Fun Facts About Spanish

If you’re as passionate about Spanish as we are, you are going to love this infographic we put together. It’s packed with fun facts about Spanish speaking countries and their culture. We bet some of these facts will be news to you!

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Grammar Tips

Spanish Quiz: SER vs ESTAR

The difference between SER y ESTAR is a fundamental one in the Spanish language, and can be a bit tricky to grasp for English speakers (because English only has one verb as the equivalent, TO BE).

This is a great activity for Elementary level students to practise the use of SER for identification (for example to say what something is) and ESTAR for location (to say where something is located).

Students love it because…well, who doesn’t like to see sights from around the world?

There’s also a fun quiz after the presentation.

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Grammar Tips

Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns in Spanish – an introduction

Using Spanish Object Pronouns correctly is crucial if you want to sound more natural (more like a native speaker). It can take a while to get used to the different object pronouns, and to differentiate between the direct and indirect ones, but you will get there!



This presentation is a great introduction to both the direct and indirect object pronouns, with simple explanations and examples. There is more to say about object pronouns in Spanish, but you’ll have to join one of our lessons!



Keep reading after the presentation, as there’s a quiz to test how much you understood 🙂

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Tortilla de papas presented on a plate
Food

Decadent tortilla de papas recipe

We are back with another favourite recipe from the Hispanic world (and of my students here in Australia) potato tortilla – you could also call it a potato frittata.

Before we begin, let’s clear up the confusion; yes, there are two different names for one food, and this will depend on where we come from. Find out more in the English and Spanish translations for the recipe below!

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dulce de leche
Food

Delicious dulce de leche recipe

Dulce de leche can be found all over the world, but it’s especially popular in many countries of Latin America, where it’s like a national dessert and can be bought in any supermarket ready to eat. It’s given different names in different countries, but dulce de leche is the most consistent one. It’s a thick and gooey confection, with a nutty brown colour and a taste that’s not quite like anything else. It’s sweet, creamy, and caramelized and absolutely delicious! Want to know how to make dulce de leche? Follow our English and Spanish recipes below.

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Music

Music: El talismán, de Rosana

One of our favourite Spanish songs ever, by the amazing Rosana. It’s included in her debut album, Lunas Rotas, released in 1996. We have included the Spanish lyrics and an English translation (one of the two official ones) and a link to the official video. ¡Qué los disfruten!

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Food

Addictive chipa recipe

One of Latin America’s favourite snacks, this light and chewy (and gluten free!) cheese bread is perfect to take to a catch-up with amigos! If you’re lucky you might have a chance to try them in one of our Spanish lessons as we make them a lot. You’ll find an English and Spanish version below, as well as vocabulary and language notes. Oh and a couple of videos with alternative recipes. ¡Buen provecho!

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