Have you ever been in a flamenco show? Do you enjoy the clapping hands, the way they taconean when they dance? Do you enjoy the sound of their voices and the special and unique sound their guitars made? We are sure you do! But… but do you know how to refer to flamenco artists? Maybe you need some flamenco vocabulary.
If you really enjoy a good flamenco show you need to know how to refer to those people who perform in the stage and flamenco vocabulary needed to say in Spanish what they are doing that you enjoy so much.
In order to help you with this, we give you some Flamenco vocabulary, can you say what this words means in English? Or, even better, are you brave enough to describe the words in Spanish? Let’s see!
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Did you know that in some territories of Spain we have other spoken languages besides Spanish? Two of the most well-known co-official languages of Spain are Catalan in Cataluña (Catalán), known as Català locally, or Basque in País Vasco (Euskera), known as Euskera locally. However, we also have several more like Galician in Galicia (Gallego), known as Galego locally, or Valencian in Comunidad Valenciana (Valenciano).
Therefore, we found the translations of some words from Spanish to the other co-official languages of Spain. Read the infographic below to educate yourself about these other languages of Spain! Do you think they are similar to Spanish?
Now, when travelling you will be able to understand a bit of the language from each region you visit. These places offer a variety of things to do for tourists, so we think they are definitely worth the trip!
Did you enjoy this insight into the languages Spanish heritage and culture? Do you want to continue your Spanish learning? Check out the infographics that we have on the Learning resources section page of our website. Whether youre a beginner or expert at speaking SPanish, we cater for all abilities!
You can also discover interesting and fun activities to do in Madrid in our After-class activities section. If you sign up to one of our courses, over 80 of these fun activities are available for free!
Did you know that there is a Top 1000 most used words in Spanish? If you didn’t, I´m sure that you also didn’t know the following: among those 1000 words there are sixteen verbs in their infinitive form. You can see which ones and their position in the Top 1000, just take a look bellow.
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Do you want to further expand your knowledge of Spanish? We recommend you this post about modismos españoles .
We have given you some really interesting resources to use in order to express how we do something: “modismos españoles“. We challenge you to answer some questions using some of this idioms. But, first, match them with the corresponding picture.
Ordering drinks in Spanish is not as simple as you might think. Let’s see how well you know your way around the world of alcoholic beverages in Madrid. Try matching the drink with the definition:
1. Bebida de alta graduación alcohólica mezclada con un refresco y hielo en un vaso de tubo. (Spirits mixed with a soft drink and ice in a tall glass)
2. Suele ser de ½ litro. (half a litre or more)
3. Botella de cerveza de 33cl. (a medium sized bottle of beer)
4. Botella de cerveza de 20cl. (a small 20cl bottle of beer)
5. Vaso de cerveza de 20cl. (a small draught beer)
6. Vaso de plástico con capacidad para un litro de cerveza o alcohol con refresco. (a huge plastic glass of beer or sometimes spirits designed to share, often at live music events)
Are you ready now for ordering drinks in Spanish? If you want to continue your Spanish learning, take a look at the infographics of different levels that we have in our Learning resources.
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Like any big city Madrid has its own distinctive slang. So if you want to sound like a real madrileño you need to learn how to speak castizo. Try dropping some of these words into your speech. First, you’ll have to match the slang with the definition:
1. ¡Este bar mola mazo! Genial
2. En mi keli no tengo internet. Autobús
3. Esta canción está fetén. Rápidamente
4. Espérame abajo, llego en 0 coma. Casa
5. Esta mañana el bule iba llenísimo. Mucho
Use them with your madrileños friends and prove them that you have learnt how to speak castizo!
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If you want to continue your Spanish learning while discovering how to cook a delicious Spanish meal, check out this post.
These days at Easter in Madrid many madrileños just enjoy the processions. However, for real devotees each day of La Semana Santa brings specific religious obligations. Try ordering these phrases correctly and learn what each of the Easter days is called in Spanish.
• Domingo de Ramos. misa olivo Asistimos con de a bendecidas la ramas.
(We attend Mass with blessed olive branches)
• Jueves Santo. la Última la Vamos ver representaciones a iglesia las para de Cena.
(We go to church to see representations of the Last Supper)
• Viernes Santo. de importante Es día la Santa y más no Es comemos el Semana carne.
(The most important day of the week, and we don’t eat meat!)
Do you want to continue your Spanish learning? Check out the infographics of different levels that we have in our Learning resources section page.
La primavera se acerca, y con ella los productos de temporada y las terrazas en las calles y plazas de Madrid. A los madrileños les encanta compartir en ellas momentos en los que la comida y la bebida son imprescindibles. Uno se toma una caña, otra se toma un chato de vino y el otro solo toma agua. Pero, ¿por qué uno ‘se toma’ una caña y otro ‘toma’ agua? Pues aquí vamos a enseñarte algo muy español sobre el pronombre “se” y los verbos de consumo:
Ahora elige la opción correcta: 1. Ayer merendé/me merendé galletas. 2. Ayer merendé/me merendé un bocata de atún. 3. Bebe/Se bebe un litro de gaseosa al día. 4. Bebe/Se bebe mucha agua cuando hace deporte. 5. Tengo ganas de comer/comerme pescado. 6. Tengo ganas de comer/comerme un pincho de pulpo.
SOLUCIONES: 1. MERENDÉ 2. ME MERENDÉ 3. SE BEBE 4. BEBE 5. COMER 6. COMERME
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Do you have a special someone on St Valentine’s Day to give all your love? If you want to surprise her/him with your Spanish lover skills and you want to learn how to flirt in Spanish, we give you the piropos no one would be able to resist! But be aware, maybe some of them will make her/him laugh or run away!
– ¿Crees en el amor a primera vista o tengo que volver a pasar?
Do you believe in love at first sight or do I need to pass by again?
– Ya me puedo quedar ciego: acabo de ver lo más bonito del mundo.
I now can be blind: I just saw the most beautiful thing in the world.
– Si la belleza fuese un instante, tú serías la eternidad.
If beauty was an instant you would be eternity.
– Si no existieras, te inventaría.
If you didn’t exist, I would invent you.
– Tal vez para el mundo sólo seas una persona, pero para esta persona eres el mundo.
Maybe you’re just a person to the world, but to this person you are the world.
After all this love, do you want to continue your Spanish learning? Take a look at the infographics of different levels that we have in our Learning resources.
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