Author Archive | Anna Maria

Hold the Capitals: Spanish Capitalization Rules Demystified!

spanish capitalization

Are you thinking of writing something special in Spanish?

A cover letter for an exciting job opportunity in fabulous Madrid, or maybe a Spanish love note to that special someone in your life?

Well then, hold the capitals!…

Health and Wealth! How to Say “Good Luck!” in Spanish

good luck in Spanish

Crossed fingers, four-leaf clovers, rabbit feet, horseshoes and red underwear.

There is certainly no shortage of lucky charms, but while we hope those trinkets ward off bad luck, it certainly helps to hear it or wish it on someone else …

Spanish Abbreviations: A Fast-track Guide to Shorthand Communication

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Let’s be honest, our modern society has ingrained in us this yearning for speed!

And we like it!

Fast cars, fast lane, fast food, fast shipping, fast dry nail polish, face track education and the list goes on.

It’s no …

The History of the Spanish Language: From Origin to Romance

history of spanish language

Spanish is a beautiful, lyrical language. It’s music to the ears of those who listen to it and sweet on the tongue for those who speak it.

Have you ever wondered where, exactly, does Spanish come from?

Just how much …

What’s Up with the Spanish Upside-down Question Mark? The Mystery, Explained

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For English speakers, Spanish punctuation is pretty standard.

A period is still a period, even if it’s called a punto.

A coma (comma) still shows a division of ideas or a pause in dialogue.

So, no news in the Spanish …

Señorita vs. Señora: Learn the Difference and Mind Your Manners

senora vs senorita

Are you thinking of visiting a Spanish-speaking country?

Did you just get a job in a workplace with Spanish-speaking coworkers?

Maybe you’re just wondering how to say hello to the Spanish-speaking woman who moved in next door?

In …

110 Common Spanish Words and Phrases to Supercharge Your Vocabulary

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Are you meeting someone new?

Trying to locate your hotel or a restaurant in a Spanish city?

Nearly any Spanish conversation calls for an understanding of basic vocabulary.

No “fancy” language, involved terminology or four-syllable words are needed for …