Diana Mejía tells us how to transform words into a smaller, cuter and perhaps even less offensive versions of themselves using diminutives, or make them big and violent through augmentatives.
After over two years of exploratory discussions, and six months after they were first announced, the ELN will begin public peace negotiations with the Colombian government.
If you think you already know your English adverbs from your adjectives, skip straight to the quiz – otherwise learn more about this handy language construct with Phil Stoneman’s guide.
Katie Jacoby presents some of her favourite words in Spanish. Some because they’re beautiful, others because they’re fun to say, others because she likes how they’re used or their meaning, others because she gets a kick out of their translation, and others still because they just have a je ne sais quoi about them.
Research shows that mispronunciation accounts for about two-thirds of communication breakdowns. So this month Oliver Pritchard shows you how to work on those all too difficult vowel sounds.
We’re nearing the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and if you’re anything like us, your sporting Spanish could use a little brushing up. Katie Jacoby journeys the lexical road to Rio with a guide to give you everything you need to go for gold in Spanish.
It’s easy to mix up words that sound similar in Spanish and English but have completely different meanings, Oliver Pritchard explains
Cursing. Potty mouth. Docker’s language. Salty words. Swearing in a foreign language is something that can easily make you sound very strange. Oliver Pritchard guides us through one of his favourite pastimes.
While there are tons of animal-related Spanish words and phrases that are universal, Katie Jacoby focuses on ones that are either exclusively Colombian, ones that you’re especially likely to hear here, or ones that are just too ubiquitous to not include.
Anecdotes can have a bad reputation – sometimes because they seem trivial. They are, however, an essential part of human interaction. With Phil Stoneman’s helpful anecdote tips you will never be at a loss for a dinner party story or a funny tale to break the ice.