Podcast_053: ¿Qué le gusta? (A1)

An interviewer is doing a survey on the street. Listen to the answers of Rubén, a young man who is visiting Madrid What does he like? After listening, answer the questions below. Finally, check your answers and read the transcription. You can also review how to use “GUSTAR” here.

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Spanish Spelling: using Y and LL (B1)

The letter  Y and the double-l (ll) are generally pronounced the same as one another. However, depending on which region you are in, they can be pronounced distinctly. Sometimes they sound like an English “y” in the word “yes.” Other times, they sound like an English “j” in the name “Jessica.” In Argentina and Uruguay, they even make a “sh” sound like in the English word “shoe.” Continue reading Spanish Spelling: using Y and LL (B1)

Spanish English Cognates: odds and ends (A2)

Cognates are words that sound the same (or almost the same) and have the same meaning in two languages. If you’re beginning to learn Spanish, rest easy, as it’s one of the easiest languages for English speakers to pick up, since Spanish and English are full them.

Cognates are the fastest and easiest way to learn Spanish vocabulary! Because you can tap into thousands of Spanish words with very little effort. Below you can find a small group of them.

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