The summer in south Spain is hot and you feel like drinking refreshing things. The "horchata" is one of the favourite summer drinks and, in my region (Comunidad Valenciana), it is a tradition. It has even a commemorative day for it: on the 6th July the “Día de la horchata i la chufa de Valencia”. Here you have a text about this delicious drink. Listen to the podcast to practice even more!
The 24th of June is near. In Alicante, we celebrate "Les Fogueres" with passion and party. This year they have been cancel due to Covid-19 but probably next year we can enjoy again "a la llum de les fogueres". Check what traditions are part of this festival!
Summer is one of people´s favourite seasons. It´s warmer, days are longer and we usually can get some days off. Then, we can travel, visit friends, eat ice cream... ¿How are holidays in Spain? Read this text in Spanish and listen to it!
The present simple is the first verb that you usually learn when you start with your Spanish lessons. Conjugation is something that students find difficult, boring and annoying, but it is necessary if you want to speak and be understood. Here you have the information you need to learn how to conjugate the present simple of the regular verbs. Includes a free infographic to download.
Today is the first Sunday of May and in Spain that means Mother's day! It is a family day that it is celebrated in all the country. It's a day of family lunches, presents, visits to other family members and more. Read in Spanish a bit more about this day. Also, practice your listening with the podcast.
The Holy Week is a celebration that begins on Palm Sunday. The main days of the Holy Week are Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. During the Holy Week the streets of many towns and cities are filled with processions of "nazarenos" and beautiful religious floats carried proudly by float bearers. Read the entry and learn much more!
Tapas are dishes served to share with the rest of the party, but also a small plate for just one person. You can find them in every corner of Spain, presented in manifold ways but always tasty. "Ensaladilla rusa" is a very traditional tapa. However, every region has its own ensaladilla recipe, as well as every family.
Father's Day is the day when we honour our fathers. In Spain, it is celebrated on March 19. Read this text to learn a bit more about this date and listen to the podcast to practice your listening skills.
Students always mix up the verbs “quedar” and “quedarse” when talking or writing in Spanish. There are several reasons for this. The normal and reflexive forms are confusing for students when they are used differently in their own languages. In addition, these verbs have quite a lot of different meanings. Confusion and questions are bound to arise!