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Why Does Spanish Use Upside Down Punctuation Marks?

Why Does Spanish Use Upside Down Punctuation Marks?

Maybe a better question is, why don’t more languages use upside down punctuation?
Un Día En Español 23: A New Life Over The Atlantic

Un Día En Español 23: A New Life Over The Atlantic

Michelle takes a big leap of faith by migrating across the world. Will she learn to adjust in the face of adversity?
Un Día En Español 22: Death Was Not A Beach

Un Día En Español 22: Death Was Not A Beach

Silvia recounts a story of facing her own mortality at a young age — and the solace found in a familiar staple of her childhood.
The Most Common Spanish Prepositions And How To Use Them

The Most Common Spanish Prepositions And How To Use Them

Prepositions, like the relationships they describe, can be complicated.
Un Día En Español 21: A True Spartan

Un Día En Español 21: A True Spartan

Ángel Raúl, no stranger to tests of athleticism, embarks on one of the biggest physical challenges of his life.
Un Día En Español 20: The Legend Of Juan Noj

Un Día En Español 20: The Legend Of Juan Noj

Lionel recounts a cherished memory of spending quality time with his dad. But it turns out they’re not the only characters in their story…
The Shakespeares Of Other Languages

The Shakespeares Of Other Languages

Shakespeare didn’t just contribute substantially to many a school’s required reading list — he also left an indelible mark on the English language. Who are some other writers who had a foundational impact on their language?
Un Día En Español 19: My Friend Chelo

Un Día En Español 19: My Friend Chelo

An Italian teacher in Mexico City learns that sometimes the most special friendships can take many different forms.
10 Beautiful Spring Words From Around The World

10 Beautiful Spring Words From Around The World

Spring has sprung, so let’s celebrate the end of winter with 10 beautiful spring words from around the world.
Un Día En Español 18: Love In The Time Of Corona

Un Día En Español 18: Love In The Time Of Corona

Minette grapples with the realities of relationships while Covid-19 travel restrictions make things more complicated.
All About The Barranquilla Carnival

All About The Barranquilla Carnival

Although it isn’t as popular as the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, the Barranquilla Carnival receives approximately 2 million visitors over 4 days. Here’s a mini guide so that you can enjoy it like a barranquillero.
A Pronunciation Guide To The Spanish Alphabet

A Pronunciation Guide To The Spanish Alphabet

One of the first things to go after when you’re learning Spanish is how to actually pronounce Spanish.
Un Día En Español 17: A Tour Of The Senses

Un Día En Español 17: A Tour Of The Senses

A Spanish vineyard tour led by a local is full of sensory surprises for one American family.
Party Around The World: How To Celebrate Carnival In 6 Languages!

Party Around The World: How To Celebrate Carnival In 6 Languages!

What comes to mind when you think of the word “Carnival?” Colorful ferris wheels, rickety tilt-a-whirls and rigged midway games? Internationally, “Carnival” has a very different meaning. Here’s your guide to the western world’s favorite week of debauched fun.