All Saints Day: November 1, 2019

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All Saints day is celebrated throughout Spain and in most Latin American countries. These days Spain is a secular country, but this date is still important in Spanish culture. On this day many families, Christian or not, commemorate their ancestors and all their loved ones who have died. Many go to the cemetery to clean ... Read more

Fiesta nacional de España: Saturday October 12, 2019

Fiesta nacional de España
Spain’s national holiday celebrates the “discovery” (although nowadays we recognise that a better term might be “invasion” or a “conquest”) of the Americas and the creation of Hispanic culture. It’s also known as el Día de la Hispanidad (Day of the Hispanic identity), because it is also celebrated in Latin America under various names: Día ... Read more

No way!

¡Qué va!
Today, we’ll introduce you to some expressions you can use to reject a request, a suggestion, or an idea. Of course you can just say no, but your speech will be more expressive (and impressive) if you can use some of the expressions below. Some are more formal than others. Expression Comments Example in context ... Read more