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ESPANOL: News in Spanish
Noticias. Situación actual de la Ley de Inmigración. Este video le explica la situación actual de la Ley de Inmigración en castellano.

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This might seem too much like grammar class. Sorry! But the things in this video are quite important when learning Spanish. In this video lesson we’re talking about nouns, definite articles and also we’ll throw some classroom vocabulary in there.

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News article for a Spanish project
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Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy claimed victory in the second election in six months. But his conservative People’s Party won only a third of the vote. The fresh vote was held after previous attempts to form a coalition government failed.

To be able to communicate in Spanish you need to know how to use and conjugate Spanish verbs. There’s no avoiding it. And the best way to master Spanish verb conjugations is by doing verb drills.

While verb drills may sound boring, that is not necessarily true. Fortunately, there are a number of good tools and software programs you can use that will help you with the drills and take some of the pain and monotony out of the process. Some may even make learning verb conjugations fun!

So what are the best Spanish verb drills – the exercises that will help you achieve Spanish fluency with the least effort possible?

Before we get to that it’s important to recognize the importance of verbs in Spanish communication. Verbs are the heart of the language. It’s through the use of verbs that you convey what actions are taking place. Learning vocabulary is important too, but it’s verbs that tie everything together and give meaning to the sentence.

Building vocabulary comes easy to most people. Learning how to use verbs, on the other hand, is not so easy. If you spend more time mastering verb conjugations and less time building vocabulary you will find that you progress much faster in your path toward achieving fluency.

The best program I have found to help students master Spanish verb conjugations is a new product called the Verbarrator. The Verbarator makes it easy to learn the 563 most commonly used Spanish verbs in all tenses, including tricky irregular and reflexive verbs. It’s a wonderful product. What makes it so good is that it is complete, customizable and easy to use. Verbarrator costs about $ 57 dollars but will save you a lot of time and effort. It includes English and Spanish audio, a full immersion mode, and much more. It also lets you learn the verbs in context within phrases, if you choose.

Verbarrator is not the only verb conjugator on the market and there are other free options for those on a tight budget.

One useful, free software product is called Conjumania. Conjumania is like a basic, bare-bones version of Verbarrator. It’s the most popular shareware verb conjugation program on

Amigos Spanish is another verb conjugator at It’s free to try but costs $ 25 if you choose to purchase it.

Another option is to leave the computer behind and get yourself a copy of the book “501 Spanish Verbs”. Of course, it requires a lot more discipline to study from charts in a book than to use a fun computer program, but some people prefer to work from paper instead of a monitor.

The excellent reference site also has a good list of verb conjugations.

Whichever method you choose to study Spanish verb conjugations I hope you’ll make verb drills part of each study session. Stick with these exercises and you will see results.

There’s lots more information about Spanish verb drills, including a detailed Verbarrator review, at Study Spanish Language. Mark Sanchez is a contributing author at the site.

by Martí Domínguez, Íngrid Lafita, Anna Mateu
Published in Public Understanding of Science, April 2016

In this article, we study the evolution of opinion genres regarding climate change in three Spanish newspapers (El País, El Mundo, and ABC). Analyzing the op-ed articles in these newspapers, we observe a significant change in the evolution of opinion. While denialism was very present in conservative press in 2007, 7 years later it is almost absent from El Mundo, and its presence in ABC is much lower and inactive: this shows that scientific consensus has prevailed over time and Spanish denialism has weakened, exclusively supported by political arguments by the most conservative parties.
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There is no doubt about the fact that the best existing game is the football. Precisely for that reason, I am prone to talk about one national championship, which is the most intriguing and interesting on the planet, the Spanish La Liga. There are many other ones like the Premier League, Bundesliga, Calcho, and so on, which deserve to be examined, but in my opinion, Primiera Division is the best from all mentioned. Proves about my statements are the successes of the Spanish teams on any symposiums as well as the football players who are participants of La Liga.

The successes of the Spanish football arent only on club level but also on national one. For two years, in 2008 and 2010, the Spanish national footballers managed to win the European and World cups respectively. Why I am saying that is because, all of these superior footballers are playing in their native championship. Consequently we can say without hesitation that there are the best football players in the world. This is asserted not once but twice, something rare for encountering.

However, there are even stronger evidences about the greatness of the Spanish championship. Despite the fact that they are the current European and World champions, the Spanish have more splendid successes on club level. One example for that is the number of cups won in the Champion League from Real Madrid and Barcelona, which is twelve. As a matter of fact, The White Ballet (Real Madrid) possesses the biggest accumulated quantity of them, nine titles. This is absolutely exclusive because the team behind them, Milan, has only six cups. Real Madrid accomplished most of those successes long time ago, but the important fact is that in the last ten years they became two times champions – in 2001 and 2002. It seems that in the last seven-eight years they undergo difficulties but this is something normal when the team of Barcelona tale the possession of the ball in their legs. What I mean is that, in this span the team of Barcelona is implicit dominant in the Spanish football. To be frank, their abilities are known by each persons and club, but now they show something even bigger. In 2007 and 2009 they managed to achieve two successes in the Champion League, defeating first Arsenal and after that Manchester United. But those four titles in the Champion League for the Spanish football and for less than eight years, is excellent indicator for the omnipotence of La Liga. Virtually, there are other merits, which can also be taken under consideration. For example, names like Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Xavi Ernandes, Indres Iniesta, Ikker Kasias, and so on, are extra evidences for the confidence of the above stated assertion.

The Danish word for Premier League results is Premier League resultater and if you are interested in finding out what they are, you should visit this Danish website. You can easily translate it with Google Translator. To read more about La Liga, click here.

Preterite is the past tense, defined as events that happened in the past and are finished. Here you will practice reading as news that most of the time are in past or preterite as it is called in Spanish.

Spanish Definite Articles

Sometimes using terms when you’re learning a language can hurt more than it helps. This is possibly one of those times. But we need to refer to stuff somehow, right?

In today’s lesson, I go over Definite & Indefinite Articles in Spanish. If you don’t know what those are, join the club. Even when I learned Spanish, since I learned on my own, I never knew what those were.

Bottom line, it doesn’t really matter, as long as you know how to use them.

A definite article is simple “the”. When you say “the cookie”, everybody knows exactly which cookie is being talked about. Which cookie you want is definite.

The opposite of that, an indefinite article is when you say “a cookie”. Now, you are just saying give me “a” cookie among the many cookies. Which cookie you want is NOT definite.

In the plural form, the indefinite article is basically “some” or “a few”. I explain it all in the video and of course, give you the lowdown on the Spanish equivalents.

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