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El sistema educativo español

Posted on 26 August, 2018 at 0:45 Comments comments (0)

La educación en España es obligatoria entre los 3 y los 16 años. Son los padres o los tutores legales de los alumnos los que deben pagar en su mayoría el material escolar, los libros de texto, los uniformes de la escuela, etc. Por lo general, hay tres tipos de escuelas: las públicas, financiadas en su mayoría por el Estado; las privadas, financiadas internamente; y las concertadas, que reciben una parte del dinero del Estado y...

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Antonio Banderas and a Spanish lesson

Posted on 27 April, 2018 at 10:15 Comments comments (0)

Here there is a short video of Antonio Banderas where he "teaches" us a short Spanish

lesson, explaining some common expressions and slang in Spanish language, some of

them very "andalusian". I hope you enjoy it.


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La Feria de Abril de Sevilla

Posted on 11 April, 2018 at 10:30 Comments comments (0)



La llegada de la primavera es una época del año increíble para estar en Andalucía y La Feria de Abril es, sin duda, una de las atracciones principales donde puedes disfrutar de la música, gastronomía, flamenco y el ambiente festivo característico de esta celebración.


Las fechas de la Feria de Abril de Sevilla n...

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Martes y 13 (ni te cases ni te embarques ni de tu casa te apartes)

Posted on 12 March, 2018 at 8:50 Comments comments (0)


Como es considerado el día de la mala suerte por excelencia, según el refrán lo primero que serecomienda es no casarse ni asumir ningún compromiso. Los supersticiosos tampoco querrán hacer ningún viaje y puede que teman más de lo normal a los espejos, a cruzarse con un gato negro o pasar...

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Las Fallas de Valencia

Posted on 10 March, 2018 at 10:00 Comments comments (0)


Las Fallas es la denominación popular de las fiestas en honor a San José, patrón de los

carpinteros. Está catalogada como fiesta de Interés Turístico Internacional. 

Son construcciones artísticas de materiales combustibl...

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Día de Andalucía

Posted on 26 February, 2018 at 14:00 Comments comments (0)



On February the 28th we commemorate the day of Andalusia, because on this date in 1980 took place the referendum which gave Andalusia its status as an Autonomous Community within the then recent Spanish democratic state.

The history of Andalusia is the result of a mixture of cultures over time, as well as different social and polit...

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Saramago and his definition of a son

Posted on 20 February, 2018 at 0:25 Comments comments (0)

I recently read a little text about the definition of a son/daughter. The text is as follows:


It is of course a text by José Saramago, and reading it we can appreciate the author's magnificent ability.

Here is my translation. Please note that hijo refers to both son and daughter in Spanish:


Son is a being that God loaned us, so ...

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Double consonants in Spanish

Posted on 18 February, 2018 at 15:15 Comments comments (0)

Recently, in a lesson, I came across a question about double consonants in Spanish.

Apart from the well-known ll and rr, what other double consonants can be found in Spanish?


Doble ll (the same sound as a -j- in English) in words such as:

Lluvia, hallar, gallo, batalla, llevar, pollo, … and many more.


Doble rr (pronounced as a rolling strong -r-), we have words like:

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Con ñ de España

Posted on 13 February, 2018 at 13:25 Comments comments (0)

 

One of the singularities of the Spanish language is the use of the letter ñ. From the first moment we find this particularity in the name España o español. Where does this letter of exclusive use in the Spanish language come from?

If we research the net, we can find its origin and specific sound (sim...

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TAPAS

Posted on 11 February, 2018 at 15:00 Comments comments (0)

I would like to open this blog with an entry about something specifically Spanish, so I am going to talk about the well-known tapas.

Tapas is one of the greatest pleasures that can be found in Spanish culture, it is not only about eating out but about a whole ...

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