Spanish Learning Hacks comes back to life with yet another Spanish subtitled video. This time I have chosen an interesting one: Scientists have found new evidence that the extinction of the dinosaurs was caused by a meteorite impact. But I won’t give more clues: listen and discover yourself! Continue reading
Months ago (sorry for that) a reader asked me to subtitle more videos from “Cuarto Milenio”, like that about the “Misterios de la Casa Blanca“. Well, that is a good idea. So here you are, I hope you enjoy it (and I really hope I will be able to find time to subtitle more videos from now on…) Continue reading
Well, it seems that Spanish subtitled videos are very welcome (thanks for your comments!), so I think I should make them more frequently.
So, here you are a new one. Short but funny. It is a gag from the Andreu Buenafuente’s Spanish TV show. Here I propose you an exercise: First, turn off the sound and try to read aloud the subtitles. Then turn it on and check if your pronunciation is correct. You may want to bear in mind that Buenafuente has Spaniard accent (more precisely, Catalan accent). Continue reading
You might be surprised, but I know it from experience: for a Spanish speaker, learning to correctly pronounce English can be a real pain. Just an example: How can the “ough” in “tough”, “though”, “thought”, “through” and “thorough” have so many different pronunciations? It just doesn’t make sense at all!
Fortunately for you, Spanish pronunciation is a lot easier: most of the letters of the Spanish alphabet have only one possible pronunciationeach. Exceptions are: c, g, r and y, which can have different pronunciations depending on their position in a word.
A Spanish phonemic pangram
But it can be even easier: What if I tell you that in a single sentence you can find every possible pronunciation of each letter of the alphabet? Well, I proudly present what could be called the first Spanish phonemic pangram ever (hmm, well, as far as I know):
La cigüeña gigante bebió ocho copas de whisky, más quince jarras llenas de fría cerveza rubia, y enseguida huyó en un taxi.
The giant stork drank eight glasses of whiskey, plus fifteen full mugs of cold pale ale, and escaped in a taxi right away.