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[Video] Entrevista a Carlos Reyes – Periodista chileno y profesor de hebreo

[Video] Entrevista a Carlos Reyes – Periodista chileno y profesor de hebreo

[Post in Spanish since the interview is in that language] Nuevamente, les tengo una entrevista que grabé hace un tiempo con un compatriota mío que reside actualmente en Perú, Carlos Reyes. Él es periodista y profesor de idiomas (de inglés y hebreo), cuya historia de vida es muy interesante debido a que ha aprendido un idioma poco común, el hebreo, sin siquiera tener una conexión fuerte con la cultura de Israel. Él también maneja una página de Facebook en la…

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Taking notes in Chile: a good way to speed up knowledge

Taking notes in Chile: a good way to speed up knowledge

It’s been about a month since I went back to University as a student. I haven’t been a regular student since I got my Bachelor’s degree in December 2011, so going back to a study rhythm in which I have to do projects, turn in papers or tasks and take notes (along with working fulltime)… hasn’t been easy (though I won’t deny that… I love being back at University! I like my classes and the environment over there). Considering that…

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[Repost] Video interview given to Artem from Yaziky.com [in Spanish]

[Repost] Video interview given to Artem from Yaziky.com [in Spanish]

A few weeks ago (curiously, just before taking a sick leave due to nasty flu), I gave an interview to Artem from Yaziky.com in Spanish about my language learning process and giving some general advice on languages, traveling and foreign cultures. Artem speaks fluent Spanish and he is an amazing and humble guy. You can watch this interview on YouTube and interact with him on his blog, YouTube channel and Facebook page.  

Lira Popular or learning languages and cultures through poetry and art

Lira Popular or learning languages and cultures through poetry and art

As someone who believes that history, culture, society go quite along with language and language learning, it is interesting to always be in the lookout for things people might not know and that might be interesting, not only to other learners, but natives as well. Up until the 19th century, Chile was probably one of the most underdeveloped regions of the Spanish Empire. This meant that certain things were more relaxed, there were other influences that in other regions weren’t…

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[RECAP] Learning Polish while living in Chile

[RECAP] Learning Polish while living in Chile

Originally, I had another post in mind for this week, but after things that happened by the end of the week, I decided to write something more personal. It has been about 2 years since I started learning Polish [CLICK HERE FOR MY REASONS WHY I CHOSE POLISH]. To be honest, I was quite anxious when starting it. Especially because of those things you see online about this language: people claim it is one of the hardest languages of the…

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El voseo en Chile y porqué no es “mal castellano”

El voseo en Chile y porqué no es “mal castellano”

Post originalmente publicado acá. Traducido por el autor. Debido a varias peticiones, he decidido traducir mi artículo sobre el voseo en Chile, que llama mucho la atención a quiénes aprenden el castellano como también hablantes nativos interesados en Chile. Muchos de ustedes ya conocen que para la segunda persona singular, el castellano hace la distinción entre la variante formal e informal: usted y tú (nótese que sólo usted lleva mayúscula al inicio cuando es abreviado, es decir Ud. y el…

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Voseo in Chile and why it isn’t “Wrong Spanish”

Voseo in Chile and why it isn’t “Wrong Spanish”

As you may have seen, once a month there will be a post about Spanish language and certain pecularities that might call the attention of learners and potential ones. This time I’ll get quite personal and devote this post to my own local variety and one of its more evident features: voseo. Sure, you might have learned that for the second person singular, Spanish makes the distinction between formal and informal register: Usted and tú (note: only Usted has capital…

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Christmas post: Mikołaj v. Viejo Pascuero

Christmas post: Mikołaj v. Viejo Pascuero

In order to have fun during this holiday season, I made myself a challenge. What about comparing and making a short list of how Christmas is lived in Poland and in Chile, with vocabulary, food, traditions and such? Hopefully, at the end of the post, I’ll realize where it’s better to spend Christmas. I’ll make a list with some common questions about the celebrations, so you can understand the similarities and differences better. Who brings presents? If you think that…

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Practice Spanish with music…

Practice Spanish with music…

First of all, I must say this post should have been posted yesterday, but I took a well-deserved day-off from work and despite I took another day off today, I am now ready to post a proper update on the blog. Many of my readers have asked me about good Spanish music to listen and, at the same time, practice Spanish. Despite I do not listen to music in Spanish as often as other people, I took the challenge. Also,…

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