IT’S SNAIL SEASON IN SEVILLA

The word “Caracol” Let’s talk about snails.  We’ll start with a look at the word “CARACOL”.  Many think that it means “cabbage face” as the words “cara” and “col” which mean “face” and “cabbage” respectively.  This is because there are many Spanish words that are compound nouns like “paraguas”, which translates to “for water” and…

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Tiempo de caracoles

Hoy vamos a hablar de caracoles. Empecemos por analizar el término ‘caracol’: aunque para muchos puede parecer una palabra compuesta de cara y col (cabbage), la Real Academia de la Lengua nos saca del error y afirma que se trata de un sustantivo derivado del latín cochleare (cuchara). Así que su formación no está basada…

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How to get to Spain during the Corona Virus Pandemic

Hi! I’m David, the director of Sevilla Language Center, a language academy located in the center of Seville, Spain. As most people know, Spain is not currently allowing tourists from outside the European Schengen area except for a short list of the following countries: Australia, Canada, China, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea,…

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El Rinconcillo – The Oldest Bar in Seville

El Rinconcillo literally meaning the inside of a little corner takes its name from being situated on a corner of the adjoining roads Calle Gerona and Calle Alhondiga located near Plaza los Terceros. Established in 1670 it is the oldest bar in Seville and is frequented by tourists and locals alike. It has even started…

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The Key

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”  (Nelson Mandela).   Living abroad to study a new, unknown language is an unforgettable experience.  Many can travel, but the majority either attempt to get by…

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