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Spanish Learning Motivation in Your Backyard: 7 Intriguing Facts About Spanish in the USA

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Did you know that the U.S. has no official language?

That’s right—not even English!

America may not lead the world in bilingual education—only 25 percent of Americans can hold a conversation in a second language. But that doesn’t change …

8 DIY Spanish Translation Exercises with the Answers Built Right In

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Just be glad you’re not a Spanish learner from 100 years ago.

Back then, translation was the primary method of foreign language instruction in much of the Western world. And it wasn’t always fun.

Usually you’d get a grammar rule, …

Beyond Nice: 30 Precise Spanish Personality Adjectives to Really Describe People

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You’re bound to meet lots of cool, interesting people in your lifetime.

With big, bright personalities that strike you the second you meet them.

Especially when you’re learning Spanish or traveling in Spanish-speaking countries.

But have you ever tried …

30 Daily Spanish Challenges for Practice That’s Never Boring

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Musicians do it.

Athletes do it.

Circus performers do it.

Anybody who wants to master a skill needs to practice, practice, practice, every single day.

That includes Spanish learners, too.

But does this mean that you have to sit …

The Personal A in Spanish: Unlock the Door to Understanding

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In Spanish, a simple little word like a can mean many different things.

You might see it used in diverse phrases like:

yo voy a la escuela (I go to school)

estoy a pie (I’m standing)

a mí me encanta

Literary Learning: 12 Top Tools for Spanish Reading Practice

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One of my favorite ways to learn Spanish is to sit down and relax with a great Spanish novel or magazine.

The Spanish language has some incredible and enjoyable texts for learners to sink their teeth into.

Plus, reading …

37 Spanish Beach Vocabulary Words You Need to Bring on Your Next Vacation

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The date is marked on your calendar and you’re already working on your tan.

The long hours you’ve put in at work have been totally worth it.

Okay, so maybe you can’t get Madonna’s “La isla bonita” (The Beautiful Island) …