Tag Archives: spanish

Alice’s Guide to Guatemala

I went to Guatemala for vacation back in February 2014, originally planning to spend a week lounging on beautiful Lake Atitlán and taking a few Spanish lessons. Instead, I ended up ad-hoc backpacking around the country over 10 days, taking in Antigua, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all: Some thoughts on food words

I frequent Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com probably more than most people, because what fun is speaking or writing if you can’t out-vocab someone? They’ve also got a great blog that I occasionally peruse when Gawker gets overly snarky or the BBC … Continue reading

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Easiest Foreign Languages for English Speakers – Afrikaans

Basic Facts:  Afrikaans was for a long time referred to as “Cape Dutch”, as it was spoken by Dutch people who moved to South Africa only to be altered and birthed into a language of its own right after being … Continue reading

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Conversations With Real Live Bilinguals: Mi Maestra Teresa

I’m excited to introduce to you my Guatemalan Spanish teacher, Teresa, who is patiently teaching me four hours of Spanish every day and listening to me mangle various verb forms without completely losing it! She’s a total champ.  Teresa is … Continue reading

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El Amor de Mi Amante

Pretty clever Espanish assignment: a creative bunch of students put together this tele novela for their Spanish homework. It’s good, but it doesn’t beat my sophomore World History class’ True Life: I Have the Bubonic Plague video. Unfortunately, we filmed … Continue reading

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Honorary Anglophones: Blanquita de Bruselas

Hola! Welcome to my newest blog feature, Honorary Anglophones. Here I’ll be interviewing my friends who have successfully undertaken the long, arduous, and phrasal-verb filled process of learning English. I’ll be asking them what it was like learning English, what … Continue reading

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El ÑQR LOL

Doesn’t look like the MTA is scrambling to get rid of the ñ’s like they did during the FML scandal of 2010…  

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