Spanish proverbs

Spanish proverbs: Dicho y hecho

Los dichos y refranes, Spanish proverb and sayings, are an integral part of a regional culture and identity. Mastering them can be particularly helpful, as a single line can convey thousands of years of oral history, and with it, an incredible amount of information.
Spanish words, Colombian Spanish Vocabulary

A few of my favourite Spanish words

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.

OPINION: Inclusive gender-neutral Spanish is riling linguistic authorities, but will it...

It is impossible to imagine the Spanish language without gender. Every noun is inextricably tied to its 'el' or 'la', and each adjective defers...
Trabalenguas, Spanish tongue twisters

Spanish tongue twisters: Tres tristes tigres

'Trabalenguas', as the name implies, will get your tongue stuck trying to figure out their pronunciation. Tangle and torment your tongue with Diana Mejía’s tongue twisters.

Opinion: What is ‘nea?’

What does it mean to be nea? Photo by Arjun Harindranath “¿Usted sí sabe qué es nea?” was...
Spanish Slang, Colombian Spanish

On the run: running vocabulary in Spanish

Running has become immensely popular in Bogota in recent years, providing runners with more and more local opportunities to both practise their sport and compete. Katie Jacoby runs through all the language you need to correr or trotar with the best of them...
Spanish diminutives, Spanish augmentatives.

Spanish diminutives and augmentatives

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.
Colombian Spanish

Giving thanks

Katie Jacoby takes a look at all the ways to count our blessings in Spanish, wherever we’re from.
Gender in Spanish, Spanish gender, Spanish gramar,

Gender in Spanish – putting gender on the agenda

Diana Mejía looks at some of los problemas you might have, and lays out some of the basic rules to identify and correctly use grammatical gender in Spanish.
Afán, demora, afán and demora

Afán and demora: Hurry up and slow down

Take some time to let Katie Jacoby give you a quick run-down on how to express the two extremes of time, afán and demora, in Colombian Spanish.