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So far Gerardo has created 12 blog entries.

marzo 2018

Addressing waitstaff

Autor: | 2018-03-29T13:55:48+00:00 29/03/18|Cultura, Culture, traditions and customs, Gramática, Grammar, Tú/usted|

While surfing the internet the other day, I came across several videos on YouTube which discussed the form of address (formal vs. informal) that should be used when ordering food in a restaurant and from a food truck. (The food truck was specific to Mexico but the restaurant location was more general — it was left open as to where in the world you were located. It could have been anywhere, in my opinion.)

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noviembre 2017

Time expressions with ‘hacer’

Autor: | 2017-11-18T22:47:31+00:00 18/11/17|English, Gramática, Grammar, Tiempos verbales|

Hello all!

I cannot believe that I am asking this after all the years that I have spent studying Spanish, but here goes!

What is the difference in aspect and or meaning between the following:

1. Hace mucho que no te veo.


Hace mucho que no te he visto.

2. Hace mucho que no te escribo.


Hace mucho que no te he escrito.


Hacer + que + present tense Spanish verb (used to express an action which started in the past and continues into the present, and which equates the English ‘for’ + the present perfect)  is one of the most basic concepts/expressions and every beginner learns […]

junio 2017

febrero 2017

Counting on your fingers

Autor: | 2017-02-08T22:12:10+00:00 08/02/17|Cultura, Culture, traditions and customs|

So, here is a cultural question. I’ve seen various videos on YouTube but I cannot find a consensus.

When you count on your fingers, how do you do it — and what country are you in? (I am particularly interested in how it is done in Spain.) Which finger do you start with? And what is the sequence? I know that this differs from country to country.

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