Tag Archives: Spanish

When Cervantes Roamed the Earth: The King of Spanish Literature

So far in our look at some of our most famous language maestros, we have unfairly concentrated on those whose native language was English. This week we intend to redress that balance by looking at the master of Spanish literature, Miguel de Cervantes. Cervantes has long been considered the greatest writer in the Spanish language,(…)


The Most Popular Languages to Learn

If you’re considering taking up a new language as a hobby, you’re in good company: with more apps than we can handle to aid us linguistically, and organizations such as our good selves who are here to help you learn, the range of sources to help you tackle a language is truly astonishing. Not surprisingly,(…)


5 Reasons Why Argentine Spanish is Like Speaking a Different Language

    Ah, Argentina: the land of juicy steak, Malbec wine, and unbridled passion for fútbol; the home of Evita Perón and the best dulce de leche you’ll ever taste. Before I set foot in Buenos Aires — itself an entirely different world; a mischievous lovechild of Paris and New Orleans, slathered in buena onda(…)


How To Avoid Gringo Status: 5 Common Mistakes Spanish Learners Make

Spanish is the most commonly learned second language in the English-speaking world. Due to the international prevalence of Hispanic culture, most English speakers know a few words of Spanish, even if it’s just the remnants from their high school Spanish classes or listening to a few pop songs. Everyone learning Spanish, in high school or(…)


The 6 Hardest Things about Learning Spanish

  Rounding out to some 400 million people worldwide, Spanish is the second-largest language in the world in terms of native speakers (after Mandarin Chinese). Native Spanish speakers, who simply acquire the language effortlessly at a young age, have it easy. For the rest of us, however, learning Spanish involves a great deal of studying(…)


Top Dialects of the Spanish Language

Spanish is the language with the second-most native speakers in the world, with a whopping 450 million who speak Spanish as their first language. In addition to that number, there are hundreds of millions more who speak Spanish as a non-native language. In addition to having a large population of native speakers, Spanish is widespread(…)


Top Spanish Survival Phrases Everyone Should Know

Spanish is a beautiful language, and learning it comes with many benefits. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that we can often be found bragging about the incredible destinations and activities throughout Spanish-speaking Latin America that deserve a spot on your bucket list. And–as we’ve been quick to point out on(…)


5 Must-Visit Restaurants While Vacationing in Lima, Peru

More and more people are discovering the incredible cuisine of Peru in the U.S., Europe, and fellow Latin American countries. If you’re getting ready to make the trek to this South American country, you are bound to find your new favorite meal. From casual street fare like anticuchos and chicharones to traditional stews, there are(…)