SPANISH LESSON 19: ¿QUÉ HORA ES? (2)

¡Hola! In our last Spanish class we looked at how to tell time.  We focussed on asking for and giving the time on the hour, quarter past the hour and half past the hour.  Today we’ll look at: minutes after the hour minutes to the hour scheduling To express other minutes after the hour (besides […]

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FUN FACTS ABOUT LATIN AMERICA (3)

Think you know potatoes???     Chile and Peru both battle it out to be known as the birthplace of the potato.  There is, however, scientific evidence that potatoes were domesticated as early as 10,000 years ago in the High Andes of southeastern Peru and northwestern Bolivia. Check out this link to Lima Easy to […]

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Friday Canción: Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias. Okay I have a confession… I absolutely adore Enrique Iglesias.  Lol.  Don’t think it was much of a secret!!!  Anyway, I couldn’t resist sharing another one of his musical renditions with you today.  So please enjoy […]

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Central America’s Northern Triangle

While the vast majority of what I post on Over the Andes focuses on the beauty and positive aspects of a region I adore, there are a few negative aspects that sometimes overshadow that grandeur.  I’d like to approach this site in a similar fashion to how I approach my ‘real life’ classes where we […]

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Reblog: Hiking to Colombia’s Tallest Waterfall, “La Chorrera”

Less than one hour away from the busy cultural centre of Bogota, runs… or rather falls, the country’s tallest waterfall, La Chorrera. La Chorrera is the sixth tallest waterfall in all of Latin America and is a must see for visitors to Colombia, especially those who’d enjoy a not too arduous hike. The scenery is […]

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SPANISH LESSON 18: ¿Qué hora es?

Hola mis amigos.  Bienvenida a la clase de español. Today we’re going to talk scheduling.  Well, timing rather.  You’re going to learn how to ask for the time and give it too! So let’s jump right in. Asking for the time: ¿Qué hora es? Time is la hora in Spanish. To ask what time it […]

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SPANGLISH SUNDAY 9

Happy Sunday!!!  Hope your weekend has been treating you well. Here are some more Spanglish memes to tickle your funny bone and two new vocabulary words for you: Arriba: up tea: té       Check out my Hispani-centric Memes Pinterest Board for more jokes like these.   Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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Friday Canción: La Camisa Negra by Juanes

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is La Camisa Negra by Juanes. For the last Friday Canción we were all about love and everlasting devotion to that one special person.  But what happens if the love doesn’t last?  What happens when the love becomes a poison and leaves a […]

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