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Learn Spanish with Fairy Tales! 6 Enchanting Stories to Read and Watch Online

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Let’s be totally honest here: Everyone loves fairy tales. Am I right?

We all have a super soft spot for the stories we learned as children. They’re engaging, enchanting and full of excitement.

Filled with castles, creatures, heroic adventures …

Must-know Spanish “Star Wars” Vocabulary for Becoming a Language Jedi

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“Yo soy tu padre.” (I am your father.)

Be honest. Did you read that in Darth Vader’s voice?

I know I did!

Okay, now that we’re close, confiding friends, tell me—are you a true Star Wars fan? Have you ever …

Hold the Capitals: Spanish Capitalization Rules Demystified!

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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

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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

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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 …