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... And Now Miguel


… and Now Miguel

by Joseph Krumgold
illustrated by Jean Charlot

Age: 8 +

Interests: coming of age stories, farming, family, siblings, New Mexico, sheep, religion, responsibility 568 more words


Aflac and Amateur Spanglish

I’m yet to see how “Tu vales por two” resonates with bilinguals. Because “two” sounds contrived; the common phrase is, “Vales por dos.” For the intended effect, “two” should have referred to “ti”–instead of “tu”–as the object which receives the action; “tu” (or two as referred there) is a subject. 107 more words

Marketing To Latinos


Integration is a word that was on my periphery when I lived in my home country. People would often mention how certain groups of immigrants all lived in one area of a city, and maybe “kept to themselves”, or “didn’t learn English”. 1,159 more words


More about the pronunciation of letters b and v in Spanish

A few years ago I wrote a post about the nature of letters b and v  in Spanish. The post explains in general terms, the nature of the sounds of these two letters in Spanish in relation with the positions in which they are found in a word. 645 more words


ten and ten times ten

The Spanish word ciento, which gets shortened to cien before a noun, means ‘a hundred.’ The synonymous Latin original was centum, whose cent- 316 more words

Spanish Language

My Evolving Multilingual Phrase Book

This thread is dedicated to helping me build a repository of functionally salient, multilingual vocabulary.  The increased likelihood of associative connections through application to my daily life, I hope, will facilitate retention.   157 more words