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Fiesta de Navidad 2018

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Cerca de 200 alumnos y profesores celebramos la 7a Fiesta de Navidad de Vamos en Wahaca Islington el viernes pasado. La maravillosa música en directo, la deliciosa comida y bebida, y el inesperado talento de algunos de nuestros alumnos en el karaoke hicieron de la fiesta todo un éxito un año más. ¡Muchísimas gracias a todos los que vinisteis, fue un verdadero placer celebrar la Navidad con vosotros! La fiesta comenzó con una banda de mariachis y una selección de tapas…

Se te ve el plumero – Misunderstood expression of the week

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“Se te ve el plumero” is an expression used to tell someone that you know what they are thinking or what they are up to, that you can see right through them. A “plumero” is a feather duster (yes, like the ones you use to clean your house), so the literal translation of this idiom would be “I can see your cleaner duster” (and no, we are not kidding, this is actually something that Spanish people say).

No llegará la sangre al río – Misunderstood Expression of the Week

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“No llegará la sangre al río” or, in the past tense, “no llegó la sangre al río” means, literally, “the blood won’t reach the river” (or “the blood didn’t reach the river”). But don’t worry, this expression is not used by Spaniards in such a dramatic way!

Hablando del rey de Roma – Misunderstood Expression of the Week

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The expression “Hablando del rey de Roma” is used when someone that you are talking about unexpectedly appears. “Hablando del rey de Roma” can be followed by “por la puerta asoma”, as a rhyme. Although the idiom literally means “speaking of the King of Rome, through the door he appears”, the English equivalent would be “speak of the devil and he shall appear”. Let’s learn about the origin of this expression… The original phrase, which was “Hablando del Ruin de…

No ha venido ni el Tato – Misunderstood Expression of the Week

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The expression “No ha venido ni el Tato” is frequently used by Spaniards when we arrive somewhere and realise that there are only a few people (or even no one!) there. Are you wondering who is ‘Tato’? ‘Tato’ was the nickname of Antonio Sanchez, a famous bullfighter born in Sevilla in 1831. Tato was known for his partying lifestyle – he never missed a social event! His love for partying was such that, even when he lost one of his…