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Fined 601 euros for speaking in Catalan to Spanish police at Barcelona El Prat airport

Article published at Vilaweb English, 23rd March 2017

He has been fined for an offence of disobedience to authority

Xavier Casanovas, a teacher at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, has been fined 601 euros for speaking in Catalan with the Spanish police at passport control at Barcelona’s El Prat airport. 434 more words


Unit 9 Dialogue and thoughts


A: Pasa adelante. Estas en tu casa

B: Gracias. Estas Cosinando?

A: Si! Sopa con pollo y legumbres. Ha arreglado el quarto tuyo?

B: No, he arreglado el apartamento mio. 59 more words

Thoughts And Life

Week 1 in Quito, Ecuador

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Papa Grande, padre de mi familia

el comienso de todo lo que soy y todo lo que sere

a veces

pienso de ti

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Rhode Island, U.S. Wedding after 3 months in Madrid

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The title of today’s post isn’t the English lid that means ‘cover’ but the Spanish lid that means ‘contention, controversy, argument, disputation.’ Probably no English relative will come to mind until you learn that the Spanish noun evolved from the Latin stem… 143 more words

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