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Spanish Picture Books to Take Your Learning Twice as High


“Butterfly in the sky, I can go twice as high.

Take a look, it’s in a book. A reading rainbow!”

Does that bring back memories? It sure does for me!

“Reading Rainbow” was a wonderful show about reading that was …

How to Say “No” in Spanish: 19 Ways to Get in the Know About “No”


Even if you are an absolute beginner, you already know the two most important words in Spanish.

Let me break it down for you:


No (No).

Great job! That is one step closer to fluency. Phew!

Now, …

Spanish Crossword Puzzles for Learners: 11 Resources for All Levels


What’s a 10 letter word for a Spanish word game?

Crucigrama (crossword)! 

My grandmother is obsessed with crossword puzzles.

She does at least one every single day and has gotten to the point where she can do them in …

Why Disney Movies with Spanish Subtitles Are Amazing Learning Tools


What’s your favorite Disney movie? 

No matter how old you are or where you live, chance are you have a favorite.

Even if you don’t, you’ve probably watched at least one Disney film in your life.

Want to turn your

7 Industry-specific Books to Learn Spanish for Work


You can only cram so much vocabulary into your cranium.

Language savants might be able to sit down and memorize the entire Spanish dictionary, but us mere mortals learn better when lessons are structured around a common theme.

One …

Jalapeño or Jalapeno? How to Pronounce the Spicy Spanish Ñ


“What the heck is that funny little squiggle?”

It’s a question most novice Spanish speakers ask the first time they see the letter “ñ.”

But that squiggle isn’t just some stray notation. It represents one of the signature sounds of …

¡Cataplún! Crash into the Onomatopoeia in Spanish with These 30 Comic Book SFX


Did you know people used to think comic books were bad news?

That’s right. Dr. Fredric Wertham wrote an entire book claiming comic books were too violent and dangerous for kids to read!

Luckily, we’ve come a long way since …