by Elena Llorca from Spain2Speak If you have visited the Canary Islands, you will have checked that it is the Spanish region which looks the most like South America –especially like the Caribbean, for its climate and its accent. In fact, the Canary Islands dialect corresponds to the “Atlantic variety,” linked to Spanish-speaking America […]
This is a guest post written by Ashley Bennink, a doctoral candidate who just completed her Masters in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language at the University of Oviedo in Asturias, Spain. Her area of research is the use of slang by Latino immigrants in the area of Health and Wellness. Prior to studying in […]
This is a guest post written by a new author to Speaking Latino, María Arlandis, a native of Spain, who shares the local slang she grew up with in her new book El español de la calle and in her blog (all in Spanish), Spanish Slang: Speak Spanish like a Spaniard! The following ideas will […]
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According to the Royal Spanish Academy a cojón is a testicle and cojones is an interjection used to express diverse moods, especially surprise, something odd or anger. This a polite way of translating cojones. The Real World Spanish translation is a guy’s nuts or balls. The renowned Spanish author and journalist Arturo Pérez Reverte wrote […]
Every Spanish-speaking country has its own unique way of speaking the Spanish language. Here are some tips on how to speak Spanish like a Spaniard. 1. Use the vosotros form If you studied Spanish in school, you have probably at least heard of the vosotros form. However, most teachers brush over it and never really […]
One of our recommendations in the article 4 Strategies to Learn Spanish Slang Abroad when you want to know the language of a specific country is to read the local newspapers. The sports section is an excellent source of colloquial vocabulary you can find. A journalist that write sports news has more flexibility in the […]