Día de Enero (Day of January) is a slow and beautiful song by Shakira, the Colombian wonder from Barranquilla. Although this song is not as famous as some of her other hits, its slow tunes make it a great resource to practice Spanish comprehension.
Songs are a great way to practice Spanish, and today we’ll review a beautiful song by Natalia Lafourcade titled: “Mi Tierra Veracruzana” This is such an innocent and joyful song, of someone who misses the scents and rhythms from her hometown. Natalia grew up in Veracruz and this is a love letter bathed in melancholy and appreciation for her home state.
Listening to songs in Spanish is a fun way to practice listening skills and loosen your hips as you dance your way into fluency =)
Here’s a great song by Rubén Blades and Willie Colón. The song’s title is “Plástico” and it’s often known as “Chica Plástica” Continue reading “Songs in Spanish Translated to English: La Chica Plastica by Ruben Blades and Willie Colon”
Elastic Bond is a really interesting band from Miami who embraces its Latin American heritage in original and insightful ways that set them apart from the rest. Continue reading “Un Lugar by Elastic Bond (Songs with Lyrics in Spanish and English)”
Practicing Spanish with songs is a great way to learn new words and phrases while having fun, and it’s even better if you do it with a song you are familiar with, as it is the case with “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” in Spanish. Continue reading “Spanish Christmas Song Lyrics: Santa Claus Llego a La Ciudad (Santa Claus is Coming to Town) – Learn Spanish with Songs”
Walking around in a new city is one of the best ways to know more about the local culture and find interesting places to visit.
But, what if you are in a Spanish speaking country? “No hay problema”, in this session we will learn words and phrases that will make the process of asking for directions in Spanish much easier and enjoyable. Continue reading “Phrases to Ask for Directions in Spanish (Podcast) – LSFB 018”
In this session we will learn how to pronounce the vowel “i” in Spanish and we will go over a few common examples that showcase the pronunciation of this elusive letter. Continue reading “How to Pronounce the Vowel “i” in Spanish (Podcast) – LSFB 017″
In this session we will learn a few additional shortcuts to talk about the past in Spanish by using the simplified conjugation structure of the present perfect tense.
In Spanish, the conjugation of verbs in the present perfect is much simpler and predictable than the conjugation of verbs in preterite, and it can be used by beginners who want to learn how to express ideas about the past without having to learn several conjugations. Continue reading “Shortcuts to talk about the Past in Spanish – Part 3 (Podcast) – LSFB 016”
Today we will learn a few additional shortcuts to talk about the past in Spanish by using verbs in present tense and words that talk about time.
If you already know how to conjugate verbs in the present tense you can use them in conjunction with simple adverbs (such as yesterday, tomorrow, later) as well as simple phrases to talk about the past easily. Continue reading “Shortcuts to talk about the Past in Spanish Part 2 (Podcast) – LSFB 015”
.There’s a wealth of options to explore when it comes to finding Spanish words that start with A. There are so many words in the Spanish language, that sometimes it’s easier to divide them into subgroups to make things easier. Continue reading “List of Spanish Words that Start with A in Spanish”