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  • A Brief Account of the History Behind the Spanish Language

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    Although learning a new language is fun, nothing comes without a little effort. Learning a language on one’s own can be a little complicated and language can’t be learnt the right way unless it’s taught right. Online Spanish tutors are a popular option in learning Spanish nowadays. For someone who likes to know about how […]

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  • False cognates 6: “I am constipated…”

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    Oh my, I didn’t know Latin people were so open to sharing the status of their bowels.  When I asked my dear friend, Patricia, how she was doing, she told me, “Tengo un poco de constipación”, without hesitation (I thought this meant ‘I am a little constipated.’).  So I teased her, “you must feel very […]

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  • Guatemala: La Cosmovision Maya

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Worldview of Maya”. COSMOVISIÓN  El término “cosmovisión” está asociado a la manera de observar e interpretar el mundo. La Cosmovisión Maya se refiere a la visión del mundo del pueblo maya, según la cual “toda la naturaleza se encuentra integrada, ordenada e interrelacionada.” Para este pueblo, […]

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  • Guatemala: Worldview of Maya

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    The word “worldview” means how we observe and interpret the world. The Mayan “worldview” is that “all nature is orderly integrated and interrelated”. To them, “all elements that exist in nature, in other words, everything in the universe, are animated or have life.  Each complements and completes one another.” The most significant aspects of the […]

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  • False cognates 5: “El compromiso = a compromise?!”

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    Let’s examine the English word “a compromise” vs. the Spanish word “el compromiso”.  They look alike but have some different meanings.  “A compromise” has a somewhat negative connotation as in “to give in to someone elses demands”.   “I had to strike a compromise with my boss in order to get more time off”, for example. […]

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  • Guatemala: Quetzaltenango

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Quetzaltenango”. Había una vez un lugar místico que fue fundado hace miles de años, rodeado de montañas y volcanes, con un bosque húmedo, el cual guardaba animales coloridos y diferentes, con una flora exuberante y llamativa.  El nombre de esta ciudad era Culahà que significa garganta […]

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  • Guatemala: Quetzaltenango

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    Once upon a time there was a mystical place founded thousands of years ago and surrounded by mountains and volcanoes with a humid forest filled with colorful and different animals and luxurious and bright flowers.  This city was called Culaha, “throat of water”.  It was named by the indigenous people called Mam. Over the years […]

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  • False cognates 4: “I am looking for a summer camp…”

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    “¿Sabe ud. sobre algún campos de verano para mis niños?  (Do you know any summer camps for my children?)”  I asked my friend, Rocio.  She looked at me puzzled.  “¿Campos de verano para sus niños?  ¿Para qué? ¿Para correr? (For what? To run around?)”  It was my turn to be confused.  Then, she realized I […]

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  • Guatemala: Lugares Interesantes para visitar

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    This is the Spanish translation of our previous blog “Interesting Places to visit”.   Tikal:  una de las ciudades más importantes de la historia maya, ubicada en el norte de Guatemala, cuenta con una gran diversidad de animales y plantas para observar.         Lake Atitlán:  considerado uno de los más hermosos lagos […]

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  • False cognates 3: “Actually I don’t think that is true…”

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    When I wanted say “actually..” in Spanish, I simply translated to “actualmente..”  Easy enough and it sounded just right.  Well, wrong!  When I asked my friend, Patricia, to go to the store with me, she responded, “No, actualmente no puedo ir contigo.”  Hmm, why did she use “actualmente” here?  “Actualmente” in Spanish means “currently, right […]

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