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If you have a passion for the Spanish language, Latin music, and travel, then this podcast is for you. Learn to speak Spanish like a native speaker with weekly conversations and fun, music-based Spanish lessons. If you want to be fluent in Spanish, the best way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself in the culture. Learn Spanish fast that you can use in real world Spanish conversations and close your Spanish grammar textbooks. Whether you're a Spanish beginner or intermediate Spanish learne ...
 
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Adalia Aborisade is not your typical expat. She left the US in 2016 and moved with her daughter and dog to Honduras. She has since settled in Mexico City, opting to retire to city life instead of white sand beaches. In our conversation, Adalia shares her experiences living abroad while Black, including: ✔️ what happened when she had to interact wit…
 
Register for Women in Language (March 4 - 7, 2021) ➡️ https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/womeninlanguage ______________________________________________________________________________ We want to hear from you! Let us know how we're doing por favor! Leave us a rating & review in Apple Podcasts and we just might give you a shout out on a future epi…
 
En este episodio, regresa Kesia Sosa para compartirnos como se celebra el día de la independencia en la República Dominicana. Ella explica un poquito sobre la historia de República Dominicana y la relación complicada entre el país y su vecino Haiti que comparten la misma isla. Escucha temporada 2 del podcast Dominican Spanish 101 at dominicanspanis…
 
In this episode, I'm answering a listener question that you may have been thinking about lately. Christen asked how she can learn Spanish with her husband and two daughters. I give 5 tips for how to learn Spanish as a family, ideas for activities in Spanish you can do together, and several resources to help you get started. Go to our show notes pag…
 
Latasha Moore went from waiting anxiously to finding out if she qualified for a study abroad program to applying for her first bilingual job, and finally starting her own business. In our conversation, we talk about: What qualifications you really need to work abroad (*spoiler alert: you DON'T need to pass any difficult exams to do it) How cultural…
 
In 2016, Daniel packed up everything to move from the San Francisco Bay Area to Medellín, Colombia. He soon found that having conversations with the locals in Spanish beyond basic interactions was a challenge. Drawing up his experience with language learning and the tech world, he began to experiment with the idea of creating a solution for interme…
 
Jamila Ball is a Spanish linguist specializing in Black-centric language coaching that promotes intercultural connections in the African diaspora. In our conversation, Jamila shares: Why your identity and cultural competency can be assets that make you more marketable How to get started as a linguist, interpreter, or translator -- even if it's a pr…
 
Learn the lyrics to the salsa song El día de mi suerte by Hector Lavoe. You'll learn how to easily identify Spanish verbs in the future tense and imperfect past tense. Plus, there's some tricky grammar in the song that we'll help you identify and learn how to use in daily conversation. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/107 This episo…
 
In this episode we continue the Black Expat series with an interview with Kayla Rodriguez, a member of Spanish Con Salsa who started learning with us and has recently moved to the Dominican Republic. In this interview, Kayla talks all about why she decided to move to the DR. She tells us a bit about the expat community there and how they adjust to …
 
If you haven't been feeling motivated to study Spanish lately and you want to get unstuck, today's episode is for you. You'll get to hear part of a coaching call I had with Jessica, and how we helped her find time to start studying Spanish regularly even though she's working 6 days a week. We take a deep dive into her schedule, and talk about the b…
 
Do you know the difference between quedar and quedarse? How about when to use sentir vs. sentirse? If you're not 100% sure, listen to this week's episode. I'll be breaking down the differences between some of this commonly confused Spanish verbs the the lyrics to the song Baila esta cumbia by Selena. If you haven't been watching the Selena series o…
 
Have you ever wondered what exactly 'wepa' means? Well, you're in luck. Spanish Con Salsa language coach Nahomy Irizarry is from Puerto Rico and she fills us in on the 2 ways this familiar phrase is used. She also shares common Puerto Rican Spanish greetings and how to respond like a native speaker. Finally, Nahomy shares the unique ways to say goo…
 
Can you imagine living on only $300 USD/month? That's exactly what Jamarr Black did when he first moved to Cali, Colombia. In part 2 of our conversation, Jamarr shares how much money you need to live comfortably in Cali--including the cost of health care. I asked him about the best places to dance salsa in the area, and how Americans are treated by…
 
The Black Expat series continues with a spotlight on Colombia. In my interview with Jamarr Black, he shares why he decided to leave his job as a technical writer in Washington, DC to move to Cali, Colombia and how he got there on a $5 flight. He also talks about how he overcame the frustration of being the only non-native Spanish speaker in a conve…
 
This week, we're celebrating our 100th episode! Our listeners share their favorite moments from the show, and we break down the lyrics to the song Bachata en Fukuoka by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra with a very special guest. Learn about the passive voice in Spanish plus a few Japanese phrases from this multilingual song. Show Notes: https://ww…
 
Interview with Errol de Jesus, a trilingual copywriter, author, and translator who speaks English, Spanish, and Japanese. Errol is the founder of Morenita Mommy, a blog where she shares her experiences as a Black mother raising a multicultural family. She's also the author of the new book Melanintro to Languages, a guide to multilingual parenting, …
 
Learn about words that are both masculine AND feminine in Spanish with the salsa song La cura by Frankie Ruiz. You'll also learn an easy hack for how to form adverbs--words that describe actions. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/98 Links Sign up to be a show supporter at learnspanishconsalsa.com/support and get transcripts and exclu…
 
Learn how to use the future tense in Spanish with the salsa song Llorarás by Oscar D'Leon. We'll also review some common phrases in the future tense from the song lyrics, and an opportunity for how you can take your Spanish learning further. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/97 Links Click here to register for Learn Spanish with Musi…
 
This week you get to hear part 2 of my conversation with Kai Ceasire from the YouTube Channel Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find anything and everything you want to know about moving to Spain. We talk about how the lifestyle and Spanish spoken in the Canary islands differs from mainland Spain, including access to Wi-Fi and nightlife. Kai a…
 
Do you dream about leaving everything behind and moving to a Spanish-speaking country? If you're thinking about taking the leap, then you'll want to hear Kai Cesaire's story. Kai runs a YouTube channel called Kai's Foreign Adventures where you can find out anything you need to know about moving to and living in Spain from the experience of an Afric…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
This week our guest is Kim Haas, Executive Producer, Host & Creator of Afro-Latino Travels with Kim Haas. Premiering on PBS during Hispanic Heritage Month, this groundbreaking TV series captures the heart and soul of Afro-Latino culture by exploring the history, art, music, dance, cuisine, and more that African descendants brought to Central and So…
 
Learn Puerto Rican Spanish from the lyrics of an amazing salsa song by Héctor Lavoe. Spanish Con Salsa team member Nahomy Irizarry joins us to break down the meaning of the lyrics to Mi gente. She also gives us the meaning of the uniquely Puerto Rican Spanish words used in the song. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/92 Book a Lesson …
 
My crazy travel story continues as I end up being rerouted to Argentina on my way to Brazil. After being deported by federal police, I find myself in a city I'd never planned to visit with nowhere to say. Find out how my own blog and a chance encounter with a security guard and helped me survive my unexpected visit to Buenos Aires trying to get a v…
 
This is part 1 of the new series: Historias de viaje (Travel Stories). I’m sharing my real life (crazy) travel stories. In this first installment, I talk about my trip to Rio de Janerio. I wanted to go to Carnival, but I ended up taking an unexpected detour to another country after being detained by federal police in Brazil. Want to know how I avoi…
 
In this episode, you'll learn new vocabulary from the salsa song Cali Pachanguero by Alberto Barros. We'll explore a few uses of the subjunctive, and different ways to use the word "que" in Spanish. You can find the full lyrics to the song, plus translation and quizzes, at https://yabla.com/salsa (Sign up with this link to claim your 15-Day Free Tr…
 
Aprender cómo se usa el subjuntivo en español para expresar deseos. Vamos a ver ejemplos de la canción "Ojalá que llueva café" por Juan Luis Guerra. Escucha Ojalá que llueva café Show Notes: Ve a learnspanishconsalsa.com/13 para los apuntes de este episodio y la transcripción. *** Get Your 15-Day Free Trial of Yabla at https://yabla.com/salsa *** T…
 
You probably learned there are 5 question words: who (quién), what (qué), where (dónde), when (cuándo), and why (por qué). But did you know that there are actually 2 ways to ask the question WHY in Spanish? In this episode, we'll explore when to use ¿para qué? vs. ¿por qué? with the classic salsa song Periódico de Ayer by Héctor Lavoe. You'll also …
 
Learn how to use reflexive verbs to describe your daily routine in Spanish with the lyrics to the song No Hago Más Na by El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico. Want to join the Spanish Con Salsa Fluency Club! Click here to sign up for the waiting list > https://www.spanishconsalsa.com/join Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/86 > LEAVE US A RAT…
 
Do you freeze up when talking to a native Spanish speaker? Is it hard to find someone to speak to in Spanish where you live? If you're struggling to reach conversational fluency in Spanish, or feel nervous about talking to native speakers, this episode is for you. Ryan shares his story about how he went from not knowing what to say during his first…
 
Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/84 This week, we'll be answering another listener question: what's the best way to spend my Spanish study time? Whether you have 10 hours a week or just 15 minutes a day, it's important to know the best way to use your Spanish study time effectively. Listen to find out the ideal study schedule for yo…
 
>> Subscribe to the Dominican Spanish 101 Podcast We're excited to feature the premiere episode of the Dominican Spanish 101 podcast. Tamara and Kesia will share common greetings you'll hear in the Dominican Republic (*hint* it's not ¿Cómo está usted?). You'll also learn a few phrases you can use to respond so you'll sound more natural speaking Spa…
 
Learn how to use the word 'hay' in Spanish with the lyrics to the song La vida es un carnaval by Celia Cruz. We'll review several expressions that use hay from the song, and some ways you can incorporate them into your everyday conversations in Spanish. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/82 Want to win a free 1-on-1 Spanish coaching s…
 
If you're an adult learning Spanish, you might regret that you didn't start when you were younger. And if you have children of your own, you may want them to grow up bilingual so they have an advantage you might not have had.⁣ ⁣ The good news is, there's no need to wait. In this episode, I chat with Dr. Kami Anderson, founder and CEO of Bilingual B…
 
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 most effective for each stage to get you to the next level. ¡No te lo pierdas! Show Notes: ht…
 
Aprende 7 expresiones cubanas del primer episodio de la telenovela acerca de la icónica cantante de salsa afro- cubana Celia Cruz. También aprenderás la lírica de la canción del opening y mis mejores trucos para aprender español con series de televisión y telenovelas como Celia. Learn 7 Cuban Expressions from the first episode of the telenovela abo…
 
¿Sabías que hay palabras españolas que vienen de África? ⁣ ⁣ Y que, además, el español es el 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 know there are Spanish words that come from Africa? ⁣ …
 
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 sobre la situación en la isla, el racismo, y sus experiencias en otros países. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/77 > LEAVE U…
 
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 Rican Spanish. Show Notes: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/76 > LEAVE US A RATING & REVIEW < Let …
 
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 common mistakes Spanish beginners make and, more importantly, how to avoid them. I also give…
 
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 Latino and Spanish podcasts for learning and laughing. In our conversation,…
 
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 Latino and Spanish podcasts for learning and laughing. In our conversation,…
 
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 explain how and when vaya (ir)and sea (ser) are used in sentences. I know they're are impera…
 
Is it a bit confusing choosing either the right article "la" or "el" to preceed a noun is 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 we talk about animals or animated objects, but inanimated objects have gender as well. So, how do we identify one fr…
 
Have you been feeling that your motivation is decreasing recently? Maybe you feel as if your study routine has turned completely upside down these days and that makes you feel... bored. There's nothing to worry about. It is totally normal to feel a little stressed out, a bit anxious or energyless in the situation we are all currently facing. But it…
 
Have you ever read or listened to a word in Spanish that sounds or seems really similar to a word in English? Have you also wondered if that word means actually the same thing in both languages? Well, sometimes they do, but sometimes... they differ significantly in meaning. In this episode, I'm sharing some of those "false friends" so you can avoid…
 
In this episode, I interview Jim and May from Spanish and Go. We talk about how they met, why they started Spanish and Go, and how they're adjusting to life since they moved to Puerto Rico. They also talk about the differences between Mexican and Puerto Rican Spanish, and the most beautiful place they've visited in Latin America that you should def…
 
Let's learn Spanish with an uplifting salsa song by Salsa Giants called Bajo la tormenta (Under the Storm). We'll explore how to use el que in Spanish with the letra (lyrics) from the song's chorus. I'll also give a few phrases you can use in conversations with your language exchange partners as we're all dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen …
 
In this episode, we're going to listen to a conversation between Laura (from Colombia) and Lino (from Venezuela). They talk about the differences between the culture, food, and life in the 2 countries. This conversation comes from our friends at Español en 3000. Listen to the full conversation at learnspanishconsalsa.com/3000 and sign up the course…
 
In this episode, we're going to explore the differences between how Spanish is spoken in Spain and Latin America. Learn the pronunciation and vocabulary differences in this conversation with Carlos (from Colombia) and Xavi (from Barcelona). Get the full transcript of their conversation at yabla.com/salsa (sign up for a 15-day free trial). Show Note…
 
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