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Más se perdió en Cuba – misunderstood expression of the week

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This expression is used when something goes wrong, but there’s no need to worry about it. Its origin dates back to the Cuban War and 1868 when Cuba was one of Spain’s last colonies. Due to an economic crisis, Cuba requested independence from Spain and that started the war, which lasted for 30 years with two breaks in between. Spanish people were against the war. Not just because of all the suffering, but also because they didn’t understand the benefits…

London Spanish Film Festival

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¡¡Hola!! ¿Te gusta el cine? ¿Aprendes español? If you answer YES, you have to read this blog. For the 14th time, London Spanish Festival will take place at the end of September (26th to 30th September). This festival started just casting one or two films but as a cause of many Spanish speakers living in London and the increase of Spanish language and cinema popularity, this year will cast nine. The festival celebrates the creativity and film industry of which…

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

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When a dictator who died more than 40 years ago is buried with honors in a giant monument in a democratic country, the past of that country collides with the present. And now the Government of Spain and its citizens are asking: What should we do with the remains of that dictator? Francisco Franco, which is the name of that dictator, is buried in El Valle de los Caídos (the Valley of the Fallen) a monumental memorial with a basilica…

EL PASADO EN EL PRESENTE

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EL PASADO EN EL PRESENTE Cuando un dictador que murió hace más de 40 años está enterrado con honores en un monumento gigante en un país democrático, el pasado de ese país choca con el presente. Y ahora el Gobierno de España y sus ciudadanos se preguntan: ¿Qué debemos hacer con los restos de ese dictador?. Francisco Franco, que así se llama ese dictador, está enterrado en el Valle de los Caídos, un conjunto monumental con una basílica erigidos por…

Quien fue a Sevilla perdio su silla (English and Spanish)

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Scroll down to read in Spanish. This is the expression used when someone returns to find another person has taken their place. The expression dates back to Henry IV reign (1425-1474) when two archbishops, Alfonso de Fonseca The Old and Alfonso de Fonseca The Young (uncle and nephew), had a ‘battle’. In 1460 Alonso de Fonseca The Young, was honored as archbishop of Santiago de Compostela in the Kingdom of Galicia, north of Spain. By that time this Kingdom was…