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Tips and tricks to learn Spanish the lazy way
Tips and tricks to learn Spanish the lazy way

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AlwaysSpanish is retiring. Actually, no, it's evolving. Learn all about your favorite Spanish learning blog's new super-snazzy avatar – PeppyBurro. With everything from infographics to dictionary and from context lookup to flashcards, there's little you won't find on PeppyBurro. I am very excited to invite you to our new home and experience the warmth for yourself!

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After a long awkward silence, here's something to break the ice – all over again. I can totally see why you should be upset to see no action from the Burro for over a month now, but trust me, your wait was all worth it. The news here is that your beloved Spanish-learning blog has just moved into a brand new home – one that's a whole lot richer, swankier, and easier to live in. I'm talking about PeppyBurro. That's the name of the new website! Isn't that cool? At least it tells you all about the Burro's pepped up temperament right off the bat, right? This post is not about Spanish-learning tricks (although I will drop in a couple out of habit, I guess) or grammar lessons. This one's all about our new online abode! We are super excited about this change...are you? Find out more...

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After a long awkward silence, here's something to break the ice – all over again. I can totally see why you should be upset to see no action from the Burro for over a month now, but trust me, your wait was all worth it. The news here is that your beloved Spanish-learning blog has just moved into a brand new home – one that's a whole lot richer, swankier, and easier to live in. I'm talking about PeppyBurro. That's the name of the new website! Isn't that cool? At least it tells you all about the Burro's pepped up temperament right off the bat, right? This post is not about Spanish-learning tricks (although I will drop in a couple out of habit, I guess) or grammar lessons. This one's all about our new online abode! We are super excited about this change...are you? Find out more...

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Like every culture weathered by time and shaped by history, Mexico has a language of its own. Yes they speak Spanish but what you hear in the streets of Mexico doesn't sound like what you hear in any other Spanish-speaking country. You'll hear words that despite not being standard Spanish, are quintessentially Mexican and having them in your active vocabulary is key to blending if you ever see yourself in that country in the near future. Words like güey and cabrón define Mexico as much as, or perhaps even better than, tequila and mariachi. If you are fortunate enough to have a decent number of Mexicans in your community (likely if you live in any major American city), you're probably familiar with some of them already. But if you aren't, here's 6 of them to get you started. Learn not only what they mean but also how to memorize them effortlessly with super-easy mnemonics and tricks so that you have them ready when you need them.

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Like every culture weathered by time and shaped by history, Mexico has a language of its own. Yes they speak Spanish but what you hear in the streets of Mexico doesn't sound like what you hear in any other Spanish-speaking country. You'll hear words that despite not being standard Spanish, are quintessentially Mexican and having them in your active vocabulary is key to blending if you ever see yourself in that country in the near future. Words like güey and cabrón define Mexico as much as, or perhaps even better than, tequila and mariachi. If you are fortunate enough to have a decent number of Mexicans in your community (likely if you live in any major American city), you're probably familiar with some of them already. But if you aren't, here's 6 of them to get you started. Learn not only what they mean but also how to memorize them effortlessly with super-easy mnemonics and tricks so that you have them ready when you need them. Remember: You lose them if you don't use them!

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Depending on where you live, "to pull" can be rendered in Spanish as "tirar," "halar," or "jalar." Although the most formal way to go would be "tirar," you will sound better assimilated if you try one of the other two when in Latin America. Are they perfectly synonymous? In the context of pulling, yes. So how do we pick the right word for the right place? Both "halar" and "jalar" are well understood in Latin America but "jalar" does enjoy a much better currency in Mexico and around. Argentina and Uruguay side with Spain on this issue and prefer "tirar." On the other hand, old-timers in Canary Island and most parts of Andalusia in Spain prefer "jalar." This article not only charts what word sounds better where but also shows you ways to memorize all three of them in a blink using our signature trick: Mnemonics!

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