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Living in Spain

This area is for people living in Spain, moving to Spain, or who have a general interest in Spanish life.

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Learn Spanish – Days of The Week

Learn Spanish – Days of The Week

Here is a helpful guide to learn the days of the week in Spanish.

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Learn Spanish – Months

Like the days of the week, the Spanish months are not capitalised, and are all masculine.

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Learn Spanish – Street Talk

Many of us are learning to speak Spanish correctly (slowly but surely) but it is often good to be able to speak to your Spanish friends informally too. So here is a small list of some commonly used Spanish words and phrases that are a little out of the ordinary. You may also find these […]

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Applying for your Empadronamiento

Applying for your Empadronamiento

Every municipality in Spain (much like a county in the UK and Ireland) holds a “padron” at its Ayuntamiento (Town Hall). This is a list of the municipality’s occupants, much like an electoral roll.

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Learn Spanish – Conversational

A list of a few useful conversational Spanish phrases that you won’t find in your schoolbooks!

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Learn Spanish – Phonetic Alphabet

Ok, so you’re learning Spanish slowly now…. and putting phrases together. You’re confident enough to phone a Spanish business to enquire about some information. You agree that they can send you some information via email… but then they ask you to spell it for them.

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Learn Spanish – Pronounce the Alphabet

ALPHABET-ABECEDARIO Most of the letters in Spanish ‘say’ more or less what they do in English. The main difference is, once you know the ‘rules’, you will be able to read or spell any word correctly. Did you know that kids in Spanish schools don’t have ‘spelling tests’, like they do in the UK? This […]

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Learn Spanish – Around The House

Here is a list of some translated words for around your house – very handy if dealing with workmen, or shop staff. Enjoy!