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» by March 26th, 2011 at 5:23 pm » Comments (0)

Capot is the word used in Argentina for the hood of a car (bonnet). At least, that is what one friend told me. Reading around on the web it appears that in Uruguay this word means the trunk of the car (boot). I have also seen that capó can be used for hood (bonnet). In […]

Choosing a Spanish Language School

» by March 22nd, 2011 at 1:27 pm » Comments (0)

Looking to study Spanish in South America or even in your home town? Do you know what to look for in Spanish language schools that will help you choose the right program for you? Here are some ideas of features that may or may not be important to you. Some of your decision making depends […]


» by March 18th, 2011 at 1:47 pm » Comments (0)

When looking for an estimate or value of something you may see it called a cotización. It can be used to mean a quote or price of an item. I have heard it used to talk about the amount of value one item has in the currency of another. For example: The value of the […]


» by March 3rd, 2011 at 7:50 am » Comments (1)

Jactarse is to boast or brag. Note that it is reflexive. Therefore it is used like this: “he brags about himself.” Or, “he is a show-off.” While it is similar to being proud (orgulloso), jactarse has a negative connotation where you can be proud in a negative or positive way. Jactarse is a verb where […]

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