Day One… Let the Magic Begin – By Abbey Algiers
AROUND THE OFFICE/ EN LA OFICINA – SPANISH VOCABULARY
CÓMO USAR EL PRESENTE DE SUBJUNTIVO EN ESPAÑOL/ HOW TO USE THE SUBJUNCTIVE IN SPANISH- SPANISH GRAMMAR
If you study Spanish you know that one of the most difficult things to ‘get your head around’ is the subjunctive tenses. Of course we use the subjunctive in English, but we don’t have a special tense for it. I want you to go – Quiero que vengas. If you had a million dollars, you could… Si tuvieras un millón de dólares… For many students, the first problem occurs when you talk about something that will happen at an uncertain time in the future. In … Read More
TORRIJAS/ FRENCH TOAST?
That’s right, in the United States, this is how we translate Torrija, the Semana Santa food par excellence. But wait, let’s go step-by-step here. Semana Santa, which we could call ‘holy week’ or Easter week’ is not really a concept like it is in Spain. Sure, we celebrate Easter Sunday, but other important days, like Holy Thursday or Good Friday are not holidays. Take a look at some key vocabulary: Holy week, Easter week – Semana Santa Palm Sunday – Domingo de Ramos Holy Thursday … Read More