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Your Word Of The Week

Your Word Of The Week: Incómodo – Uncomfortable Eg. Me siento incómodo con esta ropa – I feel uncomfortable in these clothes. Eg. Es incómodo pensar en todo lo que tengo que hacer – It’s uncomfortable thinking about all the stuff I have to do If you wish to see earlier words and expressions of […]

Canarian Word Of The Day FInca D'Osorio

Canarian Word Of The Day

Your Canarian Word Of The Day: Habilitar To fix, to prepare. – Eg. En un momento habilita el almuerzo para toda la familia. She prepares the food for the whole family in one moment. To look after domestic animals by feeding them or preparing their beds. – Eg. Hasta que no habilitan las vacas, no […]

Settle in Gran Canaria

Why Locals Can Help You Settle in Gran Canaria

There are many reasons why locals can help you settle in Gran Canaria. Many newcomers arrive with the idea of just lying on the beach, enjoying the weather they never had at home, while earning some money in an area they are comfortable with. They, however miss most of the cultural festivities, where most of […]

Spanish Expression

Spanish Expression Of The Day

Your Spanish Expression Of The Day: Me temo que sí – I’m afraid so If you wish to see earlier expressions of the day, you can do so by going to our facebook page . Or if you would rather get them directly in your inbox just click here, and tell us what content you […]

Spanish Verb

Spanish Verb Of The Day

Your Spanish Verb Of The Day: Saber – To know Eg. Yo sé lo importante que es aprender un idioma. – I know how important it is to learn a language. Yo sé – I know Tú sabes – You know El/Ella sabe – He/she knows Nosotros/as sabemos – We know Vosotros/as sabeis – You […]

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Puerto Rico Spanish Conversation Meeting 22nd January

We invite anyone from any level or nationality to our FREE Spanish Conversation Meeting coming Tuesday!  We are looking forward to meeting you next Tuesday 22nd January at the Spanish Conversation Meeting! Don’t forget that it is at 2pm in the Taj Palace Portonovo. After an initial encouraging group at the beginning of the year, […]

Spanish Word

Spanish Word Of The Day

Your Spanish Word Of The Day: El principio – the beginning Eg. Al principio solo podia decir unas cuantas palabras, pero ahora ya puedo mantener una conversación normal. – At the beginning, I could only say a few counted words, but now I can hold a normal conversation. If you wish to see earlier words and […]

Early History

The Early History of Gran Canaria

In early history, Canarians from Gran Canaria, from the time of the Roman Empire were called the ‘Canarii’ and those from Tenerife were called ‘Guanches’. Each island had its own rulers, and in Gran Canaria, which they called Tamaran kings were known as Guanarteme. When Spanish troops came to conquer Gran Canaria in 1478 they […]

Canarian Accent

The Canarian Accent

The Canarian Accent Any foreigner who has lived in the UK, Norway, Denmark or Sweden long enough, will tell you how aware they became, quite early on, of the vast amount of different accents that still exist in each one of these countries. For example, while in the British Isles you could come across the […]