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When it comes to learning French, there's nothing more frustrating than discovering that there are differences in the language depending on where you go. Many first time language learners (and even some experienced language learners) don't realize this will likely be the case, and they'll get nervous or annoyed when
As your Spanish becomes more advanced, it becomes time to focus on smaller, nuanced aspects of Spanish grammar. Prepositions are vital to connecting pieces of sentences. If you’re ready to take your Spanish to the next level and explore advanced grammar concepts, continue reading about how to use prepositions.
The Spanish language originally comes from Spain. In 1492, the Europeans brought Spanish to the Americas, combining their culture with the existent indigenous cultures that were already there. The slave trade brought African influences to Latin America, as well. As a result, Hispanic culture is rich with a mixture of
It can be difficult to learn Spanish. Staying engaged in the material is not easy, especially if you’re learning in a conventional way. Traditionally, languages are learned through translation. A teacher might ask you to translate a sentence from English to Spanish or match a list of vocabulary words.
One of my favorite things about learning new languages is discovering words that do not translate directly into English, my native language. Each of these words feels like a revelation: a new way of expressing myself and thinking about the world. I enjoy the mental challenge of explaining these words
Where Do Gendered Nouns Come From? In Spanish, almost everything is gendered. Nouns in Spanish are all masculine or feminine. This is common not only in Spanish, but in all Romance Languages and dates back to Latin. In Latin, there are three genders; masculine, feminine, and neuter which evolved over