Tagged: language

Spanish Idioms, #3: Ponerse las botas.

I learned this lovely Spanish expression as I was preparing for a dinner I had organized in Barcelona. I was cooking up all sorts of Mexican specialties (which I have missed SO much since I arrived), including guacamole, enchiladas, etc… and in large quantities. I was speaking to some of...

13 Tricks for Learning a Language

Okay, so let me start by saying that I am HORRIBLE at languages. Like, beyond horrible. I know English (and I think I’m pretty damn good at it), but being able to add a second language to my skill-set proved elusive to me for many years. I spent 9 years...