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Cat got your Spanish tongue

If someone stays silent when they should speak in English, we might ask “Has the cat got your tongue?”

The Spanish version is not only painful but also disgusting.

¿Te comieron la lengua los ratones?”

Did they eat your tongue the rats?

!Ay! (Ouch!)

The English gato (cat) gets your tongue and the Spanish ratones (rats) eat it.

Gato (cat) also […]

Lighter than air Spanish

I recently read about a success principle that’s important to your Spanish.

Did you know the space shuttle burns through most of its fuel in the first minutes of flight? Once it breaks out of the earth’s gravitational pull, it can simply glide in orbit.

The book I read stated you need to work really hard in […]

A surefire Spanish conversation starter

Normal topics for enjoyable conversations with native Spanish speakers are as follows:

Comida
Food

Familia
Family

Amigos
Friends

This month everything is different, there is only one subject. It trumps anything else.

Yes, it’s La Copa Mundial (The World Cup).

Hands down, it’s the liveliest conversation topic among Spanish speakers for the next 30 days.

Here are some important facts you need to know about this event.
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It’s a small world with Spanish

On this post I have for you is the second Wiring your Brain for Spanish video:

If you missed the first one, it’s available on this blog post:
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Wiring your brain for Spanish

Did you know there is an easy way to say “more” with the Spanish you already know?

It is easy and all it takes is picking up this new pattern. You can add it in just a few minutes, and use it to speak more conversational Spanish with your amigos right away.

There is a trick that […]

Keep yourself young with Spanish

This secret is a doozy!

Henry Ford said it best:

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

We often marvel at how quickly kids pick up things with their young minds. What if you could recapture some of that childlike ability?

The science of neuroplasticity tells us our brains are malleable until the day we die.

Yet as adults, we seem to be so far behind the kids when it comes to quickly speaking a foreign language.

What if you could accelerate by 10 times your learning by just doing more of what the kids do?
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Speak Spanish by doing Less

Remember when you first started learning Spanish?

If you’re like I was, you were probably pretty excited.

In my case, I had just moved to a Spanish-speaking country. I couldn’t wait to get started, and I was sure it would be a cinch.

After all, I was teaching English as a second language… how hard could it be?
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Ancient philosopher teaches you his Spanish secret

Here is the 2nd secret to speaking Spanish at any age.

If you missed the 1st secret, you will find it here:

Secret to speaking Spanish at any age.

Today we’ll use ancient philosophy and wisdom that is as true today as it was more than 2,000 years ago.
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Speaking Spanish At Any Age Secret # 1

Here’s a secret from the memory experts. It’s a fun mind-expanding tool that anyone can use at any age.

It gave me a powerful Spanish vocabulary fast and it can do the same for you.

This memory tool makes Spanish words stick in your mind like superglue.

Here’s how it works.
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The 100 most commonly used Spanish words

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