Tagged: spanish

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...

Spanish Idioms, #1: Poner Toda la Carne en el Asador

Idioms, or colloquial expressions, are very important when you learn a language. It helps you to think in a new way and also relate to native speakers more. You may know tons of vocabulary and be able to conjugate your verbs, but without the use of idioms, your speech will...

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...

10 Unexpected Things You’ll Learn as an Expat in Barcelona

Want to save this for later? Pin it! Click below. This is my third year living in beautiful Barcelona, obviously because I love it enough to stay. However, as any expatriate knows, there are certain cultural differences that you just have to get used to. Some are only slightly different...