Halloween is not a typical Spanish festivity, but it has become very popular in the last years. Instead we have always celebrated "Día de Todos los Santos", which is a very traditional festivity for us. Read more about these two ways of celebrating the 31st of October and 1st of November here in Spain.
Dictionaries are a very important tool when learning a foreign language. There are different types of dictionaries and depending on what level you have, you may need a different one. Read this text and practice your Spanish!
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!
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!
Valentine's Day is coming on February 14th. Like in many countries, here in Spain we commemorate it as well. It is not a bank holiday but it is quite popular among people to celebrate it the sane day or later on during the following weekend. Read & listen more in Spanish about this day!
Gazpachos manchegos is a winter dish cooked in a "caldero" (big pot) with meat, bread and broth. The name also reminds of the cold soup named "gazpacho", but it is quite different. Read about this delicious dish and try the recipe.
All Saints' Day is a Christian festival that it is traditional celebrated in Spain. In this blog post, I describe what we typically do during this day. In addition, you have the recipe of a typical sweet that is prepared specially for this day.