Estudio Sampere Madrid is Moving

Estudio Sampere Madrid – 1st July 2016. As of the 1st of July Estudio Sampere Madrid will be located at Calle Don Ramón de la Cruz, 83 · 28006 Madrid. The new school is situated just a few blocks away from Calle Lagasca, 16 (previous location) and is still within the Salamanca district. It’s only about 30 footsteps away from Lista metro station line 4). The school is very close to Calle Conde de Peñalver, surrounded by supermarkets, a...

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Breakfast, Spanish style

Growing up in America, you were undoubtedly told time and time again that breakfast is ‘the most important meal of the day.’ This pearl of wisdom — so many times uttered by mothers and grandmothers — seems to seldom be heeded by most people, though. It’s puzzling how Hollywood movies typically portray the traditional American family as always having breakfast together on weekday mornings, the mother often having woken up hours before to prepare...

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The passive voice in Spanish

Studied any grammar recently? Chances are you haven’t unless you’ve been getting your Spanish together because you’re planning on going abroad soon. What about your English grammar? Does the term passive voice sound familiar? Perhaps not, but you definitely use  passive structures on a daily basis when you speak and write. As you can imagine, the passive voice also exists in the Spanish language. Today we’re going to take a look at it.  ...

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The Titian Exhibition: the Early Poesie

As Madrid is known for its world-renowned museums, a visit to Spain’s capital is synonymous with a visit to the Museo Nacional del Prado; not managing to see this museum would mean that one hasn’t truly seen the city. It is at the Prado Museum where one can contemplate several centuries of the Western World’s most celebrated painters, be them Spanish or from other European nations. Naturally, the Spanish collection is the most extensive (almost...

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La Filmoteca Española

Are you a major cinephile? Do you enjoy films beyond standard American action flicks or (romantic) comedy movies? If so, Spain is an excellent place to be. Not only do you have access to all of the newest Hollywood blockbusters like back home, but also a wealth of European cinema or even classic American films that you may not even be aware exist. And although there are many ways to get your hands on such goodies, be it through downloads (not...

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Regular Verbs in Spanish: the Conditional

As we’ve mentioned on numerous occasions, what makes Spanish such a difficult language to learn for English speakers is not the vocabulary or pronunciation, but rather the grammar, and in particular, the verbs. Conjugating verbs in Spanish can be an absolute nightmare for Americans, as the English language typically has only one or two conjugations for any verb in any tense. As seen in a previous post, the future tense in Spanish in perhaps the...

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