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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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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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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SPANISH LESSON 17: Trabalenguas

!Hola mis amigos! It’s time for another Spanish lesson.  Today’s lesson involves you doing a lot of talking… or rather, sound making!  We’re doing tongue twisters.  The Spanish words for it is trabalenguas, which roughly translates to tongue work… and we’ll most certainly be working those tongues. I will warn you that these aren’t the […]

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FRIDAY CANCIÓN: Frío Frío by Juan Luis Guerra

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes! Welcome to my first Friday Canción for 2019. Today I’m in a bit of a romantic mood.  Let’s get a head start on Valentine’s Day with a love song written and performed by Latino musical favourite, Juan Luis Guerra.  Frío Frío is wonderfully poetic in its description of love.  Love […]

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Spanish Lesson 16: Christmas Greetings in Spanish

    Hola mis amigos.   You already know how to wish someone Merry Christmas in Spanish…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………  !Feliz Navidad! But perhaps you’d like to say a little more to your Spanish speaking friend or family member.  I’ve put together a short list of possible greetings you could use:   10 Christmas Greetings in Spanish   […]

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Spanish Lesson 15: Possessive Pronouns/ Adjectives

Possessive pronouns or Possessive Adjectives   According to Grammarly.com, Possessive Pronouns show that something belongs to someone. The possessive pronouns, in English, are my, our, your, his, her, its, and their. Possessive pronouns simplify constructions that show possession of a noun.  For example: *Peter enjoys reading Peter’s books. It sounds odd to use Peter’s name […]

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Spanish Lesson 14: Adjectives ~ Adjetivos

According to Grammarly.com, Adjectives are words that describe/ modify the qualities or states of being of nouns, egs. enormous, silly, yellow, fun, fast. They can also describe the quantity of nouns: many, few, millions, eleven.  In English the adjectives are usually easy to spot because they come immediately before the nouns they modify. Examples: The enormous structure […]

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Spanish Lesson 13: Nouns and Gender in Spanish

  What is this gender business? How is it related to language? In romance languages, of which Spanish is one, nouns are either masculine or feminine.  We can sometimes (but certainly not always) tell whether a word is masculine or feminine by looking at its ending.  There is a very wide generalisation that words ending in ‘a’ […]

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