Por un comentario -que, en realidad, no venía a cuento, se notaba que había sido redactado para ser enviado en serie y además estaba en inglés (oséase, "spam") - a una entrada del blog de ASPE he tenido noticia de un nuevo podcast para estudiantes de español: http://www.dpili.com/ Se trata supuestamente de un podcast semanal que Pili -una veinteañera estudiante de Bellas Artes en Salamanca- realiza a modo de diario auditivo para que su amiga Lucy practique y mejore su español. Las audiciones son de calidad y la dicción de la locutora muy clarita, aunque algo monótona. Van acompañadas además de un PDF con su transcripción y -por el contenido- interesarán a adolescentes y chicas jovencitas que hayan alcanzado un nivel A2-B1 de español.
Spanish fiestas symbolise the very essence of Spain and the Spanish people . They're colourful, vibrant, usually extremely noisy, often chaotic and always great fun. The origins of many of the country's countless fiestas lie in religious feasts , often honouring a patron saint. It's the same in northern Europe where many public holidays were born out of religious ' holy days' . But northern Europe simply can't compete with Spain when it comes to turning a religious celebration into a riotous round-the-clock knees up.
Webster's dictionary defines an idiom as: "1) the dialect of a people, region,etc., 2) the usual way in which words of a language are joined together to express thought; 3) a conventional phrase or expression having a meaning different from the literal; 4) a characteristic style." Webster's New World Dictionary,Compact School & Office Edition - The World Publishing Company, 1967 The use of idioms allows you to expand your fluency in a language. Where in English we might use the common phrase "Can't hold a candle to" when discussing a person's ability, such as in the sentence "As far as her ability to use idioms, no one can hold a candle to her.", in Spanish it is said in a different way.
Spanish idioms are essential to understanding and communicating with native speakers.
Amusing Spanish Idioms See also Spanish Slang , Spanish Words & Phrases
Welcome to our guide to Spain! This is useful for anyone researching Spanish culture, customs, manners, etiquette, values and wanting to understand the people better. You may be going to Spain on business, for a visit or even hosting Spanish colleagues or clients in your own country. Remember this is only a very basic level introduction and is not meant to stereotype all Spanish people you may meet! Facts and Statistics Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay, Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic Ocean, and Pyrenees Mountains, southwest of France
A Pronoun in Spanish as well as in English is like a shortcut to refer to a noun, a word that stands for or represents a noun or noun phrase, a pronoun is identified only in the context of the sentence in which they are used. So you must have a prior idea about who "he or she" "él or ella" is. In English we find "me, her, what, that, his", In Spanish they're used pretty much the same way, the main difference is that in Spanish most pronouns have a gender, masculine or feminine and rarely neuter to unknown objects or ideas. Types of pronouns include personal pronouns (refer to the persons speaking, the persons spoken to, or the persons or things spoken about), indefinite pronouns , relative pronouns (connect parts of sentences) and reciprocal or reflexive pronouns (in which the object of a verb is being acted on by verb's subject).
The formal and commands are polite requests that you make of adults who are not close friends. This includes patients if you are a doctor (unless your patients are young children), clients for businessmen, even waiters since in most Hispanic countries you will not find a teenager bouncing over to your table with a "Hey! I'm Jim!"
written by: Heather Marie Kosur • edited by: Rebecca Scudder • updated: 3/2/2012 The following article describes a first year Spanish lesson plan for teaching basic commands in Spanish and includes examples to illustrate the Spanish imperative verb form. An optional refresher on the imperative mood in English is provided. Imperative Mood Lesson Plan The following lesson plan can be used by Spanish teachers to introduce the imperative mood to English-speaking Spanish students. The first part introduces the imperative to students by explaining the use of the verb form in English. The second part describes how to form the imperative in Spanish and includes charts for each verb type and useful tips.
0:c1 Algo de (Algún) /Some: Means 'a certain number or amount'. It has gender and number.
Home / Grammar / Topic Notes: The written lesson is below. Links to quizzes, tests, etc. are to the left. Here are the numbers 1-10: