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FAQ s About Spanish Punctuation

The use of punctuation in Spanish can be a bit tricky (for example, remember that our language is one of the few that uses question marks and exclamation points at the beginning and at the end of a sentence). In fact, we can even go so far as to say that there are questions that are even difficult for native Spanish speakers to solve. So what are they, you may ask.
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Colorful Spanish Expressions

The fact that Spanish is a colorful language is not something we simply say… it’s true! There are many expressions in Spanish that use colors to make their point. Take a look at just a few.

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The New Exam for Becoming a Spanish Citizen

After October 29 of this year, if you want to apply for Spanish citizenship you will have to pass a test to prove you have basic knowledge of the Spanish language, culture, politics and society. Knowing this you may ask yourself, “Who has the authority to choose the questions on the exam?” Well, there’s no need to worry; the institution in charge in this case is the Instituto Cervantes.

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October 12 Throughout History

Hispanic day is celebrated on October 12. It commemorates Christopher Columbus’ arrival to America; but – historical curiosities – it is not the only October 12 important to Spanish speaking countries. Take a look at a few more.
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Why Are Spanish Covers So Different from the Originals?

When a song becomes an international phenomenon, quick-witted musical producers usually decide that it could also sound good in other languages. An example of this is the huge amount of songs that have been translated from English to Spanish; but that doesn’t mean that the Spanish language version is always the same as the original.
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Synonyms for “Eating” in Spanish

In Spanish there’re a lot of ways to say just about everything.  Between synonyms and slang, a verb as simple as “comer” (to eat) can be confusing for foreigners and students; and even more so when the word for feeding oneself can mean very different things in different places. Take a look at some examples:
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What to See in Spain This Fall

If we say “Spain” you probably think sun, beach, waves… but right now, fall is almost here. And does that mean the best time of year in Spain has passed? Of course not!

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Spanish Gains Ground in New York

A few days ago we wrote an article proving how Spanish is an increasingly important and popular language. But there’s nothing like hearing a headline like this: in a city as important as New York, most students choose to study Spanish as their foreign language.
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10 Facts about the Spanish Language Boom

At this point, we all know that the Spanish language is on the rise and it looks like its future is bright… and we’re not just saying it because we teach Spanish! We’re saying it because it’s true: Spanish is a language that is being spoken more and more every day. As proof, take a look at these facts. They’ll leave you stunned!

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Siele: Moving Toward a Spanish TOEFL?

In recent news, during a visit by the King and Queen of Spain to Mexico, various institutions, including the Universidad Autónoma of Mexico, the Instituto Cervantes and the Universidad de Salamanca, signed a collaboration agreement with the objective of creating an electronic accreditation system to evaluate students’ level of Spanish lasting two years.

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