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Palabras agudas, graves, esdrújulas y sobresdrújulas

Where to put the accent in Spanish words

Ever wondered where to put the accent or emphasis on a word in Spanish? Well in Spanish there are 4 types of accents. These are the Palabras agudas, Palabras graves (or sometimes called palabras llanas), Palabras esdrújulas and Palabras sobresdrújulas. Learning these 4 types of words will help you know when to put the accent […]

Foto de un desfibrilador

Foto de un desfibrilador

Foto de un desfibrilador Another example of real life Spanish, we recently took this photo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. What is it? What else does it say?   Vocabulario – Vocabulary Desfibrilador – (noun – masc) defibrillator (that device you use to give an electrical charge to the heart area in an emergency). Sonar – […]

Do you put tildes on capital letters in Spanish

Tildes on Capital Letters in Spanish

Tildes on Capital Letters in Spanish A number of people have told me that in Spanish you don’t put the tilde (accent mark) above a letter that is written as a capital letter. THIS IS INCORRECT. According to the Real Academia Española (RAE), you MUST put the tilde above capital letters. I investigated a little […]

Destapá Felicidad - Spanish in Argentina

Detapá felicidad – Spanish in Argentina

Detapá felicidad – Spanish in Argentina This is a Billboard we recently saw in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Ignore the fact that it is for a “slightly” well-known brand of some liquid. What we are interested in is the text within the advertisement. It says Detapá felicidad Ya tenés todo listo. Refrescate. Destapar: (Infinitive) to take […]