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The word rival, spelled the same in Spanish and English but of course pronounced differently, has an etymology that few people would guess. It comes from the Latin adjective rīvālis, which referred to two people who use the same rīvus, i.e. 179 more words

Spanish Language

The White House is ignoring 41 million US Spanish speakers

One in seven Americans speak Spanish at home. Zero White House websites offer information in that language.

At the beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency, the White House… 431 more words

And so it begins...

Most people start writing a blog about their experiences whilst they’re on their travels. I, on the other hand, chose to start one on my return. 567 more words


This is by Niles Attalah and is an utterly bizarre film  – even by my standards – the true-ish story of a French explorer who became king of the Mapuche tribes  in chile, but was charged with treason by chile’s authorities for inciting rebellion. 170 more words

Oh Dios mío! The Troubles of Wrong Spanish Translation Could Haunt Forever!

Did you know Spanish is the official language of 21 countries?

Well, it is the third highest number of speakers in unprecedented 450 million people! 222 more words


Antojo and anteojo

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a language in possession of a future will develop in an unpredictable way. Take the Spanish compound antojo… 346 more words

Spanish Language

Grand Hotel premieres on KCET and LinkTV

Stations: Upstairs Downstairs TV Drama, Foreign Period Piece
Time Travel Destination: Edwardian Era Spain, 1900s
Conductor: Carlos Sedes

Grand Hotel

For fans of Downton Abbey, there is another upstairs-downstairs period drama with just as much intrigue and grandeur. 738 more words