Spanish Lesson 27: Me Gusta

Me Gusta: Expressing likes and dislikes in Spanish

Hola mis amigos, ¿Están listos? Are you ready for another Spanish lesson?  Today we’re all about love! Well, liking really… but we can love too.  I’m going to teach you how to express your pleasure/ delight at something. First, let’s look at the verb Gustar. Gustar literally translates to: “To be pleasing to” | Note […]

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Laugh Out Loud Spanish Expressions. Learn them to show off your fluency!

25 hilarious spanish expressions

How can you not know a potato about these expressions? Well, I don’t suggest you go and throw the house through the window now to learn all about Spanish.  And put in your batteries so you don’t end up eating flies! No, I’m not going crazy here at Over The Andes, I promise! I’m just […]

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Spanish Lesson 26: (Travel) Clearing Customs

Hola mis alumnos, bienvenidos a la clase de español. Today you’re going to learn key words and phrases to use when clearing customs in the airport.  This vocabulary will be useful for your next trip to a Spanish-speaking country!  If you need a refresher, click over and review our previous lesson on At the Airport […]

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Spanish Lesson 25: More Trabalenguas

!Hola mis amigos! Welcome to another Spanish lesson.  Today’s lesson will have us wagging our tongues, twisting them into all sorts of shapes and getting our Spanish vowels loose and fluent. We’re doing more tongue twisters (trabalenguas)! Trabalenguas are a great way to train your tongue, lips, teeth and other relevant muscles into the correct […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is a more upbeat one, even if it’s about a love gone wrong.  Let’s dive into Manos al Aire by Nelly Furtado.   Nelly Furtado is a Canadian singer and songwriter who is the daughter of Portuguese parents.  Her success in the music […]

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Spanish Lesson 22: Gracias

Bienvenidos a la clase de español.   I’m sure at some point in your life you were lectured about the importance of saying please and thank you.  If you lived in my family, you certainly would have! Interestingly, ‘gracias‘ is a Spanish word most people recognise and can easily pronounce even if they don’t speak […]

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Spanish Lesson 21: Personality Descriptions

Bienvenidos a la clase de español. We explored adjectives in a previous lesson and today we are going to apply adjectives to people.  You can revisit our lesson on adjectives here.  You will learn how to describe your own characteristics and the characteristics of other people. Remember that the adjective must agree in gender (masculine / […]

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SPANISH LESSON 20: University Life

Bienvenidos a la clase de español.   Today we are moving away from some of the more general topics we’ve covered over the last few months and looking at a situation specific topic.  As some of you know, I teach basic Spanish as well as Latin American History and Politics at a small college.  One […]

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