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Calle sin salida - Street sign in Spanish (No exit street)

Calle Sin Salida

Ever since I was a teenager, I have loved talking an evening stroll wherever I am in the world. This is a street sign I came across during one of my evening strolls in Santiago, Chile the other week. Calle = street Sin = without Salida = exit I will probably go by the same sign […]

Back to School Spanish Ebook 2016 - Free Spanish Resources for Grades 6-12

Back To School Free Spanish eBook

It’s that time of year where teachers in the Northern Hemisphere are already thinking about heading back to school. Well, to help you out, 21 creative Spanish teachers on TpT have come up with a FREE eBook containing tips and resources to help you have a great start to the new school year. Spanish Back to […]

Woodward Spanish on Instagram

Woodward Spanish on Instagram

This is to let you know that you can now find Woodward Spanish on Instagram. Yes, we will now add any new charts and images that we create onto Instagram for those that like spending time there. Eventually we will also add some of the charts we have already created too. So remember, follow us there: Woodward Spanish on Instagram Have […]

Siele - The new International Spanish Language Exam

Siele – The New International Spanish Exam

Siele – The new International Spanish exam The Instituto Cervantes, the Universidad Autónoma de México (UNAM) and the Universidad de Salamanca have just launched the new Siele exam. What is the Siele exam? Siele = Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española (International Service of the Evaluation of the Spanish Language) This is the […]

Sana, sana, colita de rana, Si no sana hoy, sanará mañana.

Sana, sana, colita de rana

  Sana, sana, colita de rana, Si no sana hoy, sanará mañana. This rhyme is typically said to children when they have just hurt themselves. The parent (or grandparent) usually rubs the part that is sore and sings this little tune. And of course the hurt magically disappears… or least will do tomorrow. 🙂 Vocabulary […]

A list of Empanadas and their different names and flavors in Spanish.

Sabores de Empanadas

This photo was taken in Concon, a coastal town in Chile which is known for having great empanadas. The numbers inside each empanada is the price of them in Chilean Pesos. If you would like to learn more about other Food from Chile, check out Typical Chilean Food. Before you look below, try and find […]

Cardinal points of a compass in Spanish

Compass Points in Spanish

How do you say the points of a compass in Spanish? The four main cardinal points of the compass are: norte (north) este (east) sur (south) oeste (west) Oeste (west) and Este (east) are very similar in spelling so can understandably be confused at the beginning. Occasionally you will see Oriente instead of East and […]

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 – […]

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 […]

A sign in Spanish saying Celebre con responsibilidad

Celebre con responsabilidad

Vocabulary – Vocabulario Celebrar (verb) = To celebrate Con (preposition) = with Responsabilidad (noun – fem) = Responsibility   Imperativo – Imperative Notice how the verb “celebre” ends in an E even though celebrar is an –AR verb. That is because the verb is in the imperativo (imperative) form. Remember that this conjugation is often […]