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DIFFERENT MEANINGS OF THE GERUND “-ING” IN SPANISH

In our spanish school we have seen that the foreigners, when they learn Spanish have somtimes problems with the different meanings of the English gerund “-ing” translated into Spanish. In this article we want to explain to you the most uses this ending has in Spanish.

TWO NEW MEMBERS ENTER INTO THE REAL ACADEMY

The last 19 of June the Aragonese philologist, José Manuel Blecua, was chosen as a new member of the Real Academy for the seat H, occupied before by Emilio Lorenzo. Carlos Castilla del Pino will also take the seat Q, that was free from the death of D. Camilo José Cela.

NEW MANUAL TO LEARN AND TO EXPLAIN SPANISH SYNTAX

Nominal or verbal syntagma, direct and indirect complements, subject and predicate... For many students and teachers the simple mention of these concepts represents a real desperation. The publishing company Edición Personal Edition has recently published the book Analizar es fácil, written by Patricia Rodriguez and Laia Benito. It is the first manual in the market to understand the Spanish syntax in a clear and concise form.

Country names in Spanish with “el” or “la”?

Why are el and la used with the names of some countries and not others? Is there some way to know which one to use? In this article we want to explain you some reasons.

ALEJANDRÍA RECEIVES THE MEMORY OF BORGES

After 20 years of the death of the Argentinian writer, Jorge Luis Borges, his manuscript texts and their life in images will have a place in the mythical Alejandrina Library, in this Egyptian city. The exhibition "Borges, manuscripts and images" will be installed in the spacious room of exhibitions of the monumental library and it will suppose an approach to the life and poetic work of Borges through 80 manuscripts, where there are texts of the author and a some personalities that have been central in his life.