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.
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.
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.
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 language in the media isn't always right. Photo: Elijah O'Donnell, Unsplash We all make mistakes when...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!