La Mariposa Monarca | The Monarch Butterfly

¡Hoy vamos a hablar de la Mariposa Monarca y su santuario en México! (The Monarch Butterfly) La Mariposa Monarca ha encontrado su hogar en los bosques del centro de México, siendo un magnífico fenómeno natural, donde millones de mariposas anaranjadas recorren más de 8,000 kilómetros desde el sur de Canadá y norte de Estados Unidos, migrando entre los meses de …

Platanitos en México

¡Hola a todos! Hoy vamos a hablar de los platanitos. Estos, normalmente se consideran un tipo de botana o snack y están fritos en aceites. Pueden ser salados (se condimentan con sal) o pueden ser dulces cuando se usan plátanos maduros. Los platanitos, suelen encontrarse más comúnmente, en estados del sur de México donde hay climas tropicales cálidos húmedos y …

Tamales Rancheros

¡Hablemos de comida! “Los tamales rancheros” Estos, típicamente se encuentran más en los estados del sur de México, aunque también se pueden encontrar en otros estados de la república mexicana. El tamal ranchero se envuelve en hoja de plátano y la masa del tamal está hecha de maíz. Normalmente, suelen ser de pollo, puerco y rajas con queso, aunque esto …

Mexican Podcasts

For Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Students The Spanish lessons in these podcasts feature hundreds of language lessons that you won’t find in textbooks. Whether you’re planning a trip to Mexico or just want to be able to communicate better with Mexicans in your own community, this language course can give you the tools you need to stay in the conversation …

Spanish Lessons with 8 Common Spanish Verbs

The following lessons illustrate how even the most common Spanish verbs can be used in ways that require a more advanced understanding of the Spanish language. Amanecí de mal humor. / I woke up in a bad mood. The verb Amanecer generally means “to get light,” or as a noun it refers to the sunrise. However, it is also commonly …

Negotiating Prices in Mexico – Street Market Haggling

Is your Spanish ready for negotiating prices?For many English speakers, the act of bargaining, or haggling, over prices in Spanish isn’t something that comes naturally because they don’t do it very often. But one thing is for certain, we all love a bargain. And one of the best ways we can increase our chances of getting the bargain we want …

14 Essential Mexican Spanish slang words and expressions

Mexican Spanish Slang & Colloquial Expressions Pack these Mexican Spanish slang terms away somewhere in your memory banks because you’re pretty much guaranteed to bump into at least one of them the next time you spend a few minutes talking to anyone from Mexico! Padre ¡Qué padre!<br>That’s cool! In Mexico, the Spanish word padre (father) is one of the most …

Spice up your vocabulary with more Spanish verbs!

INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED SPANISH VERBS Having a wide knowledge of Spanish verbs can really help expand your vocabulary and unlock the obstacles to gaining true conversational Spanish fluency. The challenge for many Spanish students is that Spanish verbs often have more than one meaning. One of the best ways to overcome that challenge is by getting as much exposure as …

The double meaning of Ahorita

About AhoritaAhorita is one of the most widely used words in Mexican Spanish. It’s versatile and can be tricky to understand if you’ve never heard it before, but if you learn how to use it correctly, it can really help your Spanish sound authentic! Ahorita has two common definitions: Ahortia can mean:Right now, right away or immediately.This is a very …

Spanish Language Podcasts – Real Spanish Conversations

DOORWAY TO MEXICO Spanish Language PodcastsDoorway To Mexico is the premier place to find Spanish language podcasts. This series designed to help you learn intermediate and advanced conversational Spanish. Each episode features a wide variety of colloquial expressions and useful Spanish phrases that will help your Spanish sound as natural as possible. With over 500 minutes of free content, you’ll have …