Episode 80: Q&A: How do I understand the natural speed of Spanish?

Episode 80 Q&A: How do I understand the natural speed of Spanish? In this episode, I answer a listener question about how to understand Spanish when it’s spoken at a natural, conversational pace. I review the 6 stages of listening comprehension and what to expect during each phase. I also explain which strategies are the […]

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Episode 79: 7 Cuban Expressions from the Telenovela Celia

Episode 79 7 Cuban Expressions from the Telenovela Celia Learn 7 Cuban Expressions from the first episode of the telenovela about iconic Afro Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz. You’ll also learn the lyrics to the opening song, and my best tips for learning Spanish with TV series and telenovelas like Celia. Aprende 7 expresiones cubanas […]

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Episode 78: 15 Africanismos en el idioma español

Episode 78 15 Africanismos en el idioma español ¿Sabías que hay palabras españolas que vienen de África? Y que, además, el español es un idioma oficial de Guinea Ecuatorial, que queda en la costa oeste de África. En el episodio de hoy, hablamos sobre los africanismos–palabras africanas que aparecen en el idioma español. Did you […]

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Episode 77: Un cubano con pasión por los viajes (entrevista con Andy Guitierraz de Arriba de la bola)

Episode 77 Un cubano con pasión por los viajes (entrevista con Andy Guitierraz de Arriba de la bola) En este episodio, les traigo una entrevista con Andy Guitierraz. Él es Youtuber, tiene un canal llamado Arribadelabola, el cual tiene que ver con sus viajes por todo el mundo. Andy es de Cuba, así que hablamos […]

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Episode 76: Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [Valió la Pena]

Episode 76 Learn Spanish Expressions with Salsa Music [Valió la Pena] Learn Spanish expressions with the salsa song Valió la Pena by Marc Anthony. This is an upbeat song that’s fun to dance to, plus you’ll learn some useful expressions you can use in daily conversation. I also give a few tips to understanding Puerto […]

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Episode 75: 5 Rookie Mistakes Spanish Beginners Should Avoid

Episode 75 5 Rookie Mistakes Spanish Beginners Should Avoid Do you feel like you’ll always be a beginner? Or have you been learning Spanish but are still too embarrassed to speak Spanish? It may be because your current learning strategy is keeping you stuck at the dreaded beginner phase. In this episode, I explain 5 […]

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Episode 74: Explore Latin American Culture through Stories Pt. II (Interview with Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos)

Episode 74 Explore Latin American Culture through Stories Pt. II (Interview with Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos) In this episode, I interview Carolina Quiroga–storyteller, performer, author, and host of the bilingual podcast Tres Cuentos. Tres Cuentos explores historical and literary narratives of Latin America. Last year, the podcast was mentioned by Oprah magazine as one of […]

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Episode 73: Explore Latin American Culture through Stories. (Interview with Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos)

Episode 73 Explore Latin American Culture through Stories (Interview with Carolina Quiroga, Tres Cuentos) In this episode I interview Carolina Quiroga–storyteller, performer, author, and host of the bilingual podcast Tres Cuentos. Tres Cuentos explores historical and literary narratives of Latin America. Last year, the podcast was mentioned by Oprah magazine as one of the best […]

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Episode 72: What do the Spanish Words ‘Vaya’ and ‘Sea’ Mean? [Q&A]

Episode 72 What do the Spanish Words ‘Vaya’ and ‘Sea’ Mean? [Q&A] In Learn Spanish Con Salsa Podcast, our listeners’ useful questions are always welcome. They can also help other listeners learn even more about Spanish. In this espisode, I focus on an interesting question from Alice. She asks: “I am wondering if you might […]

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Episode 71: How to Stop Mixing Up Masculine and Feminine Words

Episode 71 How to Stop Mixing Up Masculine and Feminine Words Is it a bit confusing choosing either the right article “la” or “el” to preceed a noun in Spanish? How do you identify and decide which one to use? In Spanish, nouns are either masculine or feminine. It is easy to picture gender when […]

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