Thursday, October 19, 2006

Affirmations, Si?

Little words make all the different to me. Having the confidence to throw in words that aren't directly word for word translations makes speaking a language much more pleasurable. Often these words are the kind of throw away words that have little meaning but make you stand out from other learners.

One such word in Spanish is Sí.

Perhaps the most common adverb of affirmation, one familiar to all beginning Spanish speakers, is sí. It is the simple affirmative answer to a question, usually translated as "yes": ¿Te gustan las fresas? —Sí. "Do you like the strawberries?" "Yes." Unlike the English words "yes," however, sí is commonly used ...

See Adverbs of Affirmation

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Where is Spanish Spoken?

Looking at the list of countries below you realise how wide spread Spanish is. Reading the papers from these countries can really expand your mind.

Here is a list of countries where Spanish is the predominant language:

  • España (Spain)
  • México
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Costa Rica
  • Panamá
  • Cuba
  • La República Dominica (Dominican Republic)
  • Puerto Rico
  • Columbia
  • Venezuela
  • El Ecuador
  • El Perú
  • Chile
  • Bolivia
  • El Paraguay
  • La Argentina
  • El Uruguay

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Monday, October 16, 2006

Recipes in Spanish and English

Fancy making Tortilla de Patatas or Spanish Gazpacho by following a spanish recipe.

Visit Recetas Favoritas de España if you get stuck you can always switch to the english version if needed.

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