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.

Keep up your Spanish during the quarantine

Are you in quarantine alone or with other non-Spanish speakers? Worried that you might backtrack on all of the language progress you have made living in Colombia? For better or worse, you likely have the internet at your fingertips. How to keep your Spanish up to date.
Spanish football language

Playing away: Spanish football language

If the World Cup puts you in the mood for a game or two, we have all the Spanish football language that will help you make your point on the pitch.
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.

Wrong use of Spanish language in the media: Don’t get me...

Spanish language in the media isn't always right. Photo: Elijah O'Donnell, Unsplash We all make mistakes when...
formal Spanish, writing a letter in Spanish

Better letters and formal Spanish formations

In the second of two pieces looking at writing letters in a more formal style we look at writing in Spanish. Writing in formal language is an important skill whether you’re dealing with a government bureaucracy or if making a request at work. Diana Mejía helps you through each step of writing a letter in Spanish.
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.
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.

Por-alysis Para-lysis

Mastering por and para is part and parcel of speaking good Spanish. Katie Jacoby crams everything you need to know into her no-frills column When...
Spanish grammar, Colombian slang, Ordering food in Spanish

Eat my words

Bogotá has a diverse and growing restaurant scene but navigating the vocabulary of the experience, however, can cause the occasional hiccup. So, here is some key vocab to help make your words flow just as smoothly as the accompanying wine!