The Languages of Spain
If you’re surprised to learn that Spanish isn’t the only language spoken in Spain, you’re not alone. Spanish (or Castilian) is the only language that is the official language throughout the whole country.  Read on to see what the bilingual people in Spain speak along with Spanish. What is the main language of Spain? Castellano (Castilian) Castilian, which is also known as...
Someone who has a "hard face" is shameless
You might have not noticed how many expressions using body parts exist in your language. In English, you can give someone the cold shoulder, tell someone to get off your back or somehow end up with your foot in your mouth. Idiomatic expressions are one of the best ways to get to know a language and the culture behind...
What are the best and cheapest bars for students in Barcelona?
As a student, you've spent all the important euros on your education. You work hard, study hard but you want to play hard, too. Being a student in Barcelona can be one of the best experiences of your life. If you want to join the rest and drink cheaply, here are some of the best bars for students in...
Casa Batlló celebrates Sant Jordi with roses
When you think of St George's Day, the first idea that comes to mind is something that it is celebrated by the English. In Catalonia, however, the Diada de Sant Jordi is an important holiday that is comparable to Valentine’s Day. It is a day where friends and lovers alike share their love and appreciation for each other. It is...
The Mediterranean as your backdrop for a run, photo via@travelistagoesto
Although Barcelona has many beautiful sights and green spaces, it is, after all, a metropolitan city. And cities, in essence, are busy, populated places with cars and traffic lights. We’ve selected some of the best places to run without having to stop at lights or dodge legions of pedestrians. It also, of course, depends on the season! When is the...
Acordar, Recordar and Acordarse: Remember and remind
A common mixup that Spanish language learners make is between the verbs acordarse and recordar. Remembering the right words to use when learning Spanish can sometimes be tough. This is especially true with words that sound similar and, in general, have the same meaning. We're going to briefly go over the two that mean "to remember" and which one can...
Learn Spanish Fast
You can learn Spanish fast, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. Learning something new, whether it’s a language, a skill, or a sport, takes some time and more importantly, dedication. The first thing you must do is stop thinking "I don't have time" because let's face it, you do! Here are some ideas to help you practice when...
Romantic Spanish expressions and vocabulary
Valentine's day is just around the corner and, although this day (in our humble opinion) is not as cool or special as Catalonia's version la festa de Sant Jordi, we wanted to share some expressions related to dating and romance. If you're looking for some fabulous places to take your date in Barcelona, you can check out our suggestions...
Differences between Spanish in Spain and Latin America
What are the main differences between Latin American Spanish and Spanish in Spain? Would a person from Spain be understood in Argentina? Would a Colombian be able to get by in Spain? If you made a comparison between British and American English, you would say sure, an Australian would be understood without a problem if they visited the UK,...
Dar calabazas a alguien
A country's idiomatic expressions often represent what people place the most importance and value in. With so many expressions that contain food, it's obvious that wining and dining is a staple in the daily life of a Spaniard. Read on to see what interesting idioms they use in their lexicons. 1. Ser más bueno que el pan To be a good...