Is it called Spanish or Castilian? Español o castellano? Is there a difference? There is a lot of confusion on what the exact difference is between Castilian and Spanish. If you want to understand the differences, whether or not you are headed to Spain, you want to interact more effectively with Spaniards, or you are simply curious, then keep reading!
There are many benefits associated with learning a new language and bilingualism that can, not only enrich one’s knowledge, but also result in better health, increased awareness and a richer life.
The Spanish alphabet, el alfabeto o abecedario español, is phonetic. Knowing the sounds of each letter is essential and will help you pronounce any word in Spanish.
Spelling properly in Spanish requires Spanish language learners to learn the rules that determine when to place these accents and when not to do so. This practical guide will teach you how to do that in an easy to follow step by step process.
Pronouncing words properly in Spanish requires Spanish language learners to learn the rules that determine where the emphasis of a syllable or 'sílaba tónica' falls on in a given word. This practical guide will teach you how to do that in an easy to follow step by step process.
A great addition to your everyday Spanish that will help you spice up your conversational skills as well
In the medical field there exist additional challenges when treating Spanish-speaking patients due to the communication barrier. However, no matter in which medical field you practice, nor your level of Spanish, learning medical Spanish can help you bridge the communication gap with your patients which may result in improved levels of care.
Learn useful Spanish vocabulary and phrases related to emergencies, including how to ask for help, to be prepared and safe when you are traveling or interacting with Spanish speakers.
Adding colors or in Spanish, los colores, to your vocabulary is a vibrant way to add descriptive details to your sentences. Learn more about colors with this blog post.
¡Bu! That is Spanish for boo! Halloween, or la Noche de Brujas, is just around the corner and is an exciting time of year with costumes, pumpkin carving, and of course, candy! Although Halloween is not a traditional Spanish or Latin American holiday, every year it is becoming more and more popular.
When you hear Day of the Dead or in Spanish, Día de los Muertos, it sounds pretty spooky, right? It is not! Many people think that Día de los Muertos is the Latino version of Halloween, but they couldn’t be more different.
Thanksgiving, or el Día de Acción de Gracias in Spanish is a delicious holiday that brings family and friends together and is a day to remember what we are thankful for. Learn how to celebrate Thanksgiving in Spanish!
The Spanish verbs saber and conocer both translate as ‘to know’, but they are not interchangeable and their used is based on the context they are used in.
The Spanish verbs mirar and ver are often thought of as interchangeable verbs but they are not. Learn when and how to use Ver vs. Mirar appropriately.