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SPANISH IN OTHER COUNTRIES THAN SPAIN AND LATIN AMERICA

We want to explain you in this article the different places where Spanish is spoken, besides Spain and Latin America. There are four important countries where Spanish is used as a primary language or as a second official language.

CERVANTES PRIZE

SERGIO PITOL RECEIVES THE CERVANTES PRIZE BY HIS "REFLECTIONS ON THE ART TO WRITE”

The King of Spain gave the last Friday to Sergio Pitol the Cervantes Prize by his "reflections on the art to write".

THE ORIGIN OF THE WORDS II

We often speak without really realizing where the words come from; why we use a particular word and not another one for saying something. It's peculiar to know the origin of our language, the Spanish and in many cases, we see that it is simply an anecdotal cause that create a word or term. In this article we are going to present you some peculiar words by its origins.

COLLOQUIAL EXPRESSIONS WITH THE VERB “HACER”

We have already seen in previous articles in the grammar section how the verb hacer can have several grammar meaning and uses, but in this article we are going to show you how this verb can appear in different colloquial expressions in Spanish.

ORIGIN OF "Ñ"

This letter was born of the necessity to represent a new sound, nonexistent in Latin. At the beginning of century XII, the Spanish clerks began to use graphical accent (a small waved line situated upon the letter) to simplify the doubled letters.