Entradas de la categoría Cultura hispana

feb
18

Where is Spanish spoken?

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Spanish is a Romance Language that originated in the Castile region of Spain. With 470 million native speakers, Spanish is the second most common native language after Mandarin. Here is a list of countries where Spanish is spoken:    In Europe: Spain.    In North America: Mexico   Central America: Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala …

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dic
13

NOTES OF SOME CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS in Spain and Barcelona

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For Christians Catholics, Christmas is a holiday that commemorates the birth of Jesus. However, Christmas also celebrates the winter solstice, the shortest day and the longest night. For the Romans it was the ‘Natalis Solis Invicti’, the birth of the victorious Sun. And many pagan people already celebrated this date before the arrival of Christianity. …

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mar
03

Spanish school workshop: Carnival in Barcelona- Catalonia- Spain

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One of our teachers of Spanish courses, Laura Roso, loves Carnival and she did a special workshop for explaining us about celebration in Catalonia and in all Spain.                 In Catalonia of course that we were costumes but also we eat ” coca de llardons” and “butifarra de …

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nov
25

How to be Spanish for a while

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To be ‘Spanish’, you have to do things that a real Spaniard would do. This little guide shows you how: 1) Eat Spanish food (not only tapas) Menú del día (normally three-course meal, drink, coffee and dessert from between 8-12 Euros) and try  traditional food  like “lentejas”…. you don’t spend a lot of money . …

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may
18

Mario Benedetti

Hoy es un día triste para el mundo. Uno de los poetas y escritores más cercanos y maravillosos del castellano ha muerto. Mario Benedetti se llamaba este  hombre encantador. Yo tuve el privilegio de conocerlo en un curso de literatura en mis años de la universidad en Alicante. Os dejo dos de sus poemas como  …

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