Study Spanish Language & Retire Early In Style

Old world or new – learn Spanish, retire early and in style According to recently published reviews, countries where Spanish is the primary language number 7 out of the top 10 retirement destinations for 2014. Each location is reviewed by expats (who live the life) for a number of factors that include cost of living, healthcare and lifestyle. Now, when I think of retirement, it’s definitely not as the natural end to a working life –...

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Tapas are small portions of hot or cold food. [Las tapas son pequeñas porciones de comida caliente o fría.] Many people believe this tradition started in Andalusia (a region of Southern Spain). [Muchas personas piensan que esta tradición se inició en Andalucía (una región del sur de España).] In Andalusia it is customary to “cover” the wine glass with a saucer to keep the flies out. [En Andalucía se acostumbra “cubrir” la...

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Chorizo in Spanish

Chorizo can be purchased two ways.  As fresh sausage [salchicha fresca] or as a fermented, cured, smoked sausage [salchicha fermentado, curado, ahumado]. Fresh chorizo must be cooked before eating [debe ser cocinado antes de comer]. Like any fresh sausage it should be cooked in a pot or  baked in the oven, fried [cocinado en una olla o cocido al horno, frito] – whole or sliced [entero o...

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Enhance Your Learning Spanish Through Spaced Repetition

Learning Spanish language, like learning anything new, takes time and effort, so anything that makes the learning task easier and more enjoyable has to be a good thing.  I am always on the lookout for new ideas to help my students learn Spanish quickly and efficiently, so today I want to introduce you to a nice little open source software program and explain a bit about the concepts behind it and why it is so perfect for helping you...

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You may have recently learned you have family or ancestry in a Spanish speaking country. Good news for you! Where do you start? I suggest to start with basic and household words and greetings. Here is a list of words you’re likely to encounter when studying your family tree and delving into the fascinating subject of Genealogy. Feel free to ask any questions you have about spanish language for family relationships in the...

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