Professions in Spanish

As we’ve discussed before, one of the most complicated aspects of the Spanish language is learning the verbs and their seemingly endless conjugations. We shan’t forget, however, that possessing a wide vocabulary is just as necessary when communicating with others in said language. In our previous post, we gave a brief overview of the terms needed for a ski trip; today, however, we would like to focus on vocabulary which is applicable in more...

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Skiing Vocabulary in Spanish

When you think of skiing, what are the first places that come to mind? Aspen? Jackson Hole? The Alps? But what about Spain? Most people are unaware of the fact that Spain is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe and as a result has excellent skiing. Of course, everyone is familiar with the country’s mild climate on the coast and sandy beaches, but few know about the possibility of skiing in the Pyrenees or Sierra Nevada during the...

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Getting music in Madrid

Planning on spending some time in Madrid in the near future? If so, there are undoubtedly a million things on your mind regarding your trip and time abroad: what clothes to pack, sorting out a phone, getting the proper adapters for your electronic devices, what to leave at home, and so forth. One thing that you probably haven’t given any thought to, however, is how you’re going to keep up on your music library while you’re here. Of course, this...

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American Impressionism in Madrid

By far one of the best facets of Madrid is the outstanding quality of its museums. The famous Triángulo de Arte — which is composed of the Prado, Reina Sofía, Thyssen museums — houses many of the best works of art ever produced by human hands. Beyond these institutions’ permanent collections, however, are the many temporary exhibitions that take place throughout the year, bringing even more world-class art to Madrid for all to see and...

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Authors from Madrid

By far one of the best reasons for studying the Spanish language is the vast amount of literature that exists in this language. Of course, translations of important works will always exist, but let’s face it — reading a novel in the original language has no substitute. As much as a translator works to produce a rendition faithful to that of the original, he will always fall short. Just a mere glimpse at the many different legitimate English...

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Skating in Madrid

How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along? Have you managed to lose those extra pounds that you’ve been carrying around since Thanksgiving? Chances are your good intentions have buckled under the weight of that busy schedule you have got. Or on the contrary, perhaps you have managed to start going to gym regularly. Whatever the case may be, once the springtime rolls around, you definitely won’t want to spend your free time stuck in some...

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