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Pt. 7: Meal Times

Unlike Manolo, if you are “lucky” enough to get lunch in that house, then you had better eat it all up. You have to lay the dining table...

SPANISH TEACHING RESOURCES

Now available to purchase from my PAYHIP store. ​ payhip.com/spanishtuitionfarnborough Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels....

Life in Spain

This is a shot of the beautiful and unique 'plaza mayor' (town square) of a small village called Tarazona de la Mancha, which was down...

Did you know...

that all Spaniards have a double surname, the first being their father’s and the second their mother’s? When they have children, these...

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that the Spanish language uses an upside-down question mark at the beginning of a question? ¿Qué quieres? (What do you want?) It also...

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that Spaniards celebrate the New Year with their family and friends by drinking cava and eating 12 grapes - one on each bell strike of...

Life in Spain

One of my little Spanish pets! He lived at the bottom of my patio in the chimney along with a family of lizards so we never lit the...

Life in Spain

The stunning cathedral of Salamanca. I walked my dog around the cathedral square for 12 years but never, ever took its beauty for granted!

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that Spain is a constitutional monarchy, like the UK? Felipe VI ascended the throne on 19 June 2014 upon the abdication of his father,...

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that Spain was invaded by the Moors in 711 AD and they stayed there for 800 years? The Moors were responsible for much progress in...

Spanish Pronunciation: the letter H

In Spanish, the letter h is always silent. For example: helado (pronounced el-ladoh) (ice-cream), humo (oo-mo) (smoke), hombre (om-brai)...

Spanish Pronunciation: the 'ch' sound

In Spanish, the sound ch is always pronounced like the ch in chimney and chocolate and never like the ch in champagne. Spanish ‘ch’...

Spanish Pronunciation: the letter V

In Spanish the letter v is pronounced like the letter b so VACACIONES (holiday) is pronounced bakatheeon-ess and VINO (wine) is...

Spanish Pronunciation: Vowels

There are only 5 vowel sounds in Spanish that never change. The a is pronounced like the a in MAN. The e is pronounced like the e in MEN...

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Spanish tortilla contains potato (TORTILLA ESPAÑOLA). If there's no potato, it's a French omelette (TORTILLA FRANCESA)!

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that 'Don Quijote de la Mancha', the famous book written by Spanish author Miguel Cervantes in 1605, was voted the “most meaningful book...

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