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Archive for June, 2009

by Brandi

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June 22nd, 2009

Just a few weeks ago, one of our newsletter subscribers asked me to address the differences between Spanish in Latin America and Spanish in Spain. This week, I will discuss a little bit about those differences as well as a few regional word differences from Central America to South America and so on. (more…)

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June 15th, 2009

Finally, the last hand gesture in our series. This is probably my favorite gesture of all the Latin American hand gestures. Being an American and not from Latin America, it took me some time to perfect it, but it’s fun and very expressive. As you can tell by the title, I like to call this gesture the “Someone’s in Trouble” gesture, however, it can also be used when you are in a hurry. Click here to learn Spanish. (more…)

by Brandi

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June 8th, 2009

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Bienvenidos (welcome) to this week’s cultural tidbit. Before we jump into the culture topic for this week, I wanted to remind you to look into this week’s special offer on the Visual Link Spanish™ Level I course if you have not purchased it yet.

This week we will continue on with Latin American hand gestures. The Latin hand gesture we’ll learn today is useful on city buses and at public places in Latin America. I like to call it the “Thief Sign”. (more…)

by Brandi

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June 1st, 2009

Today we are going to cover a particular Latin hand gesture that is important to know. Some of you may be disappointed if you wanted to learn how to do a gesture involving a particular “middle” finger to show anger. Sorry—remember, this is a family-friendly blog. (By the way, that middle finger sign means nothing to native Spanish speakers unless they have lived in the United States.) (more…)

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