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The common English verb want may not seem to have any relatives in Spanish, but there are some. The first step in finding connections is to realize that the ‘desire’ sense of… 131 more words

Spanish Language

Speed Spanish III - making progress

I’ve been learning Spanish, and have worked my way through, in three months,  Speed Spanish, Speed Spanish II, and am now on the last in the series, Speed Spanish III. 66 more words

Word On the Street

Eleven years learning Spanish, one brief trip to Mexico, one degree, one year abroad in Colombia and I’m still very surprised by the many variations of Spanish one could come across when travelling. 442 more words


Summer in Finland

It seems like the weather is being very typical for Finnish summer. Either it’s real hot or raining. And today we have the rain again. Temperature is only +13°C. 230 more words


TNCS Spanish Immersion Camp Gets Kids Hablar*!

Talking, that is—and cantar (singing) and dancing (bailar) and playing lots of fun games (disfrutar un montón de divertidos juegos)!

Amidst a classroom fairly jumping with color, motion, and Spanish words everywhere, kids attending Spanish summer camp at… 299 more words

The New Century School


Once in a while a word comes to have opposite meanings. The adjective especioso/specious is such a word. Compare the pairs of definitions in the 1913… 206 more words

Spanish Language

Your Spanish-speaking Patient: Low versus High Context Communication

By Mari D. González

Published at DTC Perspectives on September 16, 2014

As a professional medical interpreter and a cross-cultural communication consultant, I find cultural contexts the most challenging and fascinating aspect of translating between Spanish-dominant patients and English-dominant doctors during medical interpreting assignments. 641 more words

Hispanics In The U.S.