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Guay! 40 Popular Spanish Slang Phrases That Aren’t Bull

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Have you ever imagined visiting picturesque Peru?

How about coastal Colombia?

Do you dream about dining on jamón, tapas and Rioja in sunny Spain?

Or checking out the Alhambra, running with the bulls or dancing the night away in …

How to Speak Spanish with Confidence: 21 Ways to Beat Your Fear and Just Start Speaking

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Cat got your tongue?

You just want to relax, have a good time and chat with Spanish-speaking friends—but you get hopelessly tongue-tied.

That’s the xenoglossophobia acting up.

Did that sound even worse than you imagined? Well, don’t worry—that’s not …

25 Mexican Spanish Slang Terms and Expressions to Sound Like a True Mexican

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Looking to have a huge head start when you travel to Mexico?

Want to impress the locals with your Spanish?

Whether you want to better understand what’s going on around you or show off your language skills, one thing is …

10 Spanish Readers That’ll Make Your Reading Skills Soar

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I’m sure you’ve heard this before:

Reading is a vital part of any language.

But you’ve heard it so much because it’s absolutely true.

If you travel, you’ll want to be able to read a map or directions in …

Top 13 Easy-to-read Spanish Books for Spanish Learners

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You know that feeling of satisfaction when you finally begin a conversation in Spanish?

What about the pleasure you experience from understanding movies or songs in Spanish?

Or when you finally understand who’s dating who in the dramatic world

How to Learn Spanish by Yourself in 13 Simple Steps

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Whenever anyone says, “Wow! Your Spanish is so good! How did you learn?” I always say, “I taught myself.”

Sure, I made sure that I had Spanish natives to talk to, picking their brains about grammar, vocabulary and local

Learn Spanish with Music: 20 Songs to Spark Spanish Learning

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Quickly, finish these sentences:

“Upside inside out, she’s…” (“…livin’ la vida loca)

“Des-pa-…” (“…cito”)

“Dale a tu cuerpo alegría, Macarena, heeeey…” (“…Macarena!”)

Even if you are an absolute beginner to Spanish, there is …