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NO GRAMMAR NO DRAMA.

I have always wondered who’s got it best. A Latin American who is trying to learn English, Or An American trying to learn Spanish? Often, I hear people debating which language is easier to learn and which is harder. I am not sure if I found the answer to this but I am willing to try. When I arrived in New York City, I was 17 years old. I spoke very little English and had no idea what grammar was. Having said that, my first challenge as an immigrant was not to get a job or start school but rather figure out what these new Yorkers are saying. Read more

Pisco Sour Cocktail

It’s Pisco Sour time!

Peruvian Pisco is brandy distilled from several different grape varieties grown in South America.

It is the national drink of Peru and comes in many styles–from smooth and sippable to rough and fiery. (Chile also produces pisco, although Peru contends that the Chilean version is not real pisco but a Chilean brandy that needs its own name.) Pisco became popular in California during the Gold Rush, when Peruvian miners there extolled its virtues to fellow fortune-seekers.

 

The pisco sour cocktail, invented in Peru around 1900, uses a pisco (Peruvian grape brandy) that has a bit of bite to it–that is, nothing too smooth–to create the balance in this creamy, frothy, limey drink.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) pisco (see notes)

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 1 teaspoon pasteurized egg whites

Preparation

In a blender, whirl 3 ice cubes, pisco, sugar, fresh lime juice, and egg whites. Whirl until smooth (you’ll no longer hear the ice cracking against the side of the blender) and serve straight up in a martini glass with a dash of aromatic bitters and a wedge of lime.

A cityscape view of Barcelona Spain

My city, Barcelona. Spanish Learning Video

Barcelona (Spain) is today one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world’s major global cities. Read more

Four easy techniques for using foreign language every day

Most language learners I work with live in a native language environment. If you’re one of those learners, you’ve probably decided to get involved in a foreign language out of love and curiosity. You may be taking weekly classes or sitting down with a self-study book every so often. Read more

How to speak Spanish for the Table

Spanish vocabulary to use at the restaurant table

When you’re eating out at a Spanish-speaking restaurant, knowing some basic Spanish vocabulary can make the ordering process easier and fun. Here is a list of essential words and expressions. Read more

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Spanish Podcast – Morning routine. La rutina en la mañana

Hola queridos amigos bienvenidos al primer podcast de SpanishNYC, soy luis cardozo. En nuestros podcasts, vamos a tratar muchos temas diferentes. Por ejemplo, un día hablaremos de un poema, otro día hablaremos de comidas, otro día narraré una visita a lugares como museos o parques, a veces haremos temas gramaticales, una que otra entrevista y, por supuesto, trataremos los temas que ustedes me sugieran. Read more

learn Spanish in NYC - Spanish vocabulary - Siesta.

What is the origin of the “siesta” and why is beneficial for you

A siesta is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in some countries, particularly those where the weather is warm. Read more