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Guía de supervivencia de Madrid - Edición de verano

by Aida Ruano on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Museos, parques, restaurantes para todos los gustos (y todos los bolsillos), una vida nocturna de lo más divertida, diferentes zonas para salir de compras, mercadillos y festivales en los que pasarlo bien… ¡Madrid tiene de todo! O, al menos, casi de todo; como coreaba una exitosa canción de la década de los ochenta, “aquí no hay playa”… y cuando el termómetro se acerca a los 40 grados un mediodía de verano, es importante tener un plan B para refugiarnos del calor… read more »

Madrid Survival Guide - Summer Edition

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, July 19, 2018

Museums, parks, restaurants for every taste (and budget), a fun-filled nightlife, different shopping areas, markets and festivals to enjoy… Madrid has it all! Well, almost. In the words of a popular local ska band from the 1980s, aquí no hay playa — there’s no beach here. So, with summer temperatures approaching 100 degrees, it’s important to always have a plan B to escape the heat… read more »

¿Te ponen verde o estás muy verde? (Are you turning green or are you very green?)

by Sara Petruzzo on Monday, July 16, 2018

Spanish speakers tend to use lots of sayings and colloquial expressions when we talk. To make matters more interesting, many of the expressions we use may not mean what you think… read more »

¿Te ponen verde o estás muy verde?

by Sara Petruzzo on Monday, July 16, 2018

A la hora de hablar, en español utilizamos siempre muchos refranes y expresiones coloquiales. Es más, muchas de estas expresiones que utilizamos no significan lo que parecen… read more »

Guía de supervivencia de Sevilla - Edición de verano

by Aida Ruano on Thursday, July 12, 2018

Con unas temperaturas máximas firmemente instaladas por encima de los treinta grados y ninguna playa a la vista, el verano en Sevilla no está hecho para los débiles. ¿Cuál es la parte positiva? Quienes desafíen el calor podrán disfrutar de la ciudad sin perder el tiempo en interminables colas, sin esperar a que las multitudes de turistas pasen para poder hacer una foto y encontrando con facilidad una mesa en los restaurantes de moda. Si no te asusta sudar un poco (bueno, a lo mejor algo más que un poco), visitar Sevilla durante el verano será una intensa experiencia en España que nunca olvidarás… read more »

Seville Survival Guide - Summer Edition

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, July 12, 2018

With average temperatures consistently in the 90s and no beach in sight, summers in Seville are not for the faint of heart. The upside? Those who can brave the heat are free to enjoy the city without standing in endlessly long lines, waiting for throngs of tourists to pass before taking each picture, or giving up on landing a table in popular restaurants. If you’re not afraid of a little sweat (okay, maybe more than a little), visiting Seville in the summer will be an intensely Spanish experience you’ll never forget… read more »

Estar al rojo vivo… o ponerse rojo

by Aida Ruano on Monday, July 09, 2018

Como ocurre con muchos otros idiomas, en español existen numerosas frases hechas que hablan de colores y se utilizan de forma muy habitual. Así que vamos a empezar por nuestro color preferido en don Quijote, el rojo, y a explicarte qué significan un par de expresiones que, seguramente, te vas a encontrar en tu día a día en cualquier país hispanohablante… read more »

Estar al rojo vivo... o ponerse rojo (Being red-hot vs. turning red)

by Vanessa Johnson on Monday, July 09, 2018

Like many languages, Spanish is full of common expressions that talk about colors. We’re going to start with our favorite color here at don Quijote: red. Here are a couple of expressions that you’re sure to come across in your day-to-day life in any Spanish-speaking country… read more »

5 best schools to learn Spanish

by Vanessa Johnson on Thursday, May 24, 2018

Ready to take your Spanish to the next level? Even if you’ve already studied at a Spanish language school, studying in a Spanish-speaking country will expand your mind in ways you never thought possible, plus you’ll get to travel and experience a new culture while you build your résumé. … read more »

Why learn Spanish

by Steven Rodríguez on Thursday, May 17, 2018

Did you ever take a Spanish class in high school but never really felt you could use it in real-life situations? Studying Spanish abroad will put what you learned in class to the test. Immersing yourself in a language allows you to dive into a different culture and learn Spanish faster than in a classroom. Living abroad you will hear, read, write and speak Spanish constantly. Did you know Spanish opens the door for you to communicate with 1/3 of a billion speakers worldwide! Here are the top reasons why you should learn Spanish abroad:… read more »

5 tips to learn Spanish

by Vanessa Johnson on Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Have you ever wondered what is the best way to learn Spanish? Does it seem like no matter how much you study, the information just doesn’t stick? Maybe it’s time to try something new and jump-start your learning experience. Here are five tips on how to learn Spanish and actually remember what you’ve learned… read more »

7 best destinations to learn Spanish

by Steven Rodríguez on Monday, April 16, 2018

Thinking about going abroad to learn Spanish but don't know where to go? Look no further and let us help you find the best destination! Spanish is spoken in many different countries and each one has a different appeal for visitors: whether it's history, nature, or culture you're interested in, you will find your perfect match. Let's explore together different destinations where learning and practicing your Spanish won't be a problem. Here are 7 best destinations to learn Spanish.   … read more »

España es diferente

by Sara Petruzzo on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Todo el mundo sabe que la vida y las costumbres cambian mucho en cada ciudad o en cada país. Suele pasar que, lo que uno ve como normal en su casa, en el extranjero sea totalmente impensable. Por eso, hoy vamos a dar una vuelta por las costumbres más típicas de España para que no te pillen por sorpresa… read more »

Spain is different

by Sara Petruzzo on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Everyone knows that life and customs change a lot in each city or in each country. It is common to think what is normal at home can be abnormal to someone else. To truly learn about a new culture, you should shed any prior bias or judgments you might have. Today we are going to take a walk by the most typical customs of Spain so that you do not get caught by surprise… read more »

¡Valencia está ardiendo!

by Sara on Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ya están aquí, ya han empezado, toda España mira a la costa, ¡Valencia entera está en fallas!… read more »

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