How To Play Tejo In Colombia

El Tejo If you’re planning on heading to Colombia and you really want to soak yourself in their culture and connect with the locals, then playing Tejo, or Turmequé as it is sometimes known, is a great way to start. Although you may have not heard of it, once you get to Colombia it is […]

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Posted on February 17, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Top Spanish-learning YouTube Channels

Spanish Learning Videos Nowadays you can find a tutorial about almost everything you can think off. The boom of the digital era, social media expenditure, and the development of platforms such as YouTube make it easy to learn from the comfort of your home. Everyone can access to videos from an array of topics, including […]

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Posted on February 13, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Paraguayan Slang Terms

Paraguayan slang terms are phrases and terms commonly used among locals in Paraguay. Before traveling to the country, having a basic understanding of common phrases, quick hits, and old stand-by sayings will make communication much easier on the ground. Even though it is more common to see slang in spoken language it does appear in […]

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Posted on February 10, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Getting To Know German Idioms

Oh, idioms! Those silly little phrases that seem elusive for most foreign language learners! Recently, a good friend of mine, who speaks English as his second language, and I were talking. He was telling me about the latest horror film he had seen and I casually said, “Yeah, that’s really not my cup of tea.” He […]

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Posted on February 3, 2020 by   Language Covered: German | 

When To Use Entender and Comprender: The Difference Between The Two

Entender and Comprender are two Spanish verbs alike that are often (mis)used as synonyms; but that do not necessarily mean the same. In this article we will look at their meanings and how best to use each verb in different situations. Entender vs. Comprender The simplest way to differentiate these two is by translating them […]

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Posted on February 3, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Nicaraguan Slang Terms

This guide to Nicaraguan slang is part of our Spanish slang guides, a collection of basic slang for different Spanish-speaking countries. Before traveling to either country, having a basic understanding of common phrases, quick hits, and old stand-by sayings will make communication much easier on the ground. Even though it is more common to see […]

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Posted on January 30, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

How to Find the Best Street Food in Mexico City, 
From a Local

Mexico City Street Food Scenario Ciudad de México, Mexico’s capital city, is vibrant and ever changing. Its historical sites along with its tall modern skyscrapers are the perfect backdrop for all kinds of stories waiting to be written by its inhabitants. A mix of people from all walks of life: posh down-town ladies, devoted vegans, […]

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Posted on January 27, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

UK English vs US English

There are some notable differences between American English and British English. We pronounce things differently, spell them differently and even have different words for the same thing. I know this can be difficult for English learners to wrap their head around. There are so many differences, which to learn? How to tell the difference? The […]

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Posted on January 24, 2020 by   Language Covered: English | 

Guatemalan Slang Terms

Cuate This is how Guatemalan’s refer to a friend. It’s used very casually, and if you’re social during your stay, you’ll make a few “cuates” yourself. For example: Voy al cine con mis cuates. — I am going to the cinema with my friends. Simón Yes (sí). Despite being longer than the word it signifies, […]

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Posted on January 23, 2020 by   Language Covered: Spanish | 

Common English Idioms

So you’re walking about Australia, the U.K., The States…. Any English speaking country and you hear the most bizarre phrase you have ever heard in your life. You think to yourself…. Wow. These people must be crazy! While in some cases this may be true, you might have just heard one of our very popular […]

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Posted on January 22, 2020 by   Language Covered: English |