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English, Education, 1 seasons, 207 episodes, 4 days 3 hours 38 minutes
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Do you want to learn Spanish and travel? Learn Spanish and travel the world with Jim and May from Spanish and Go. Advance your listening comprehension through incredible travel stories, cultural conversations, Spanish tips, and interviews with Spanish speakers from around the world. You’ll hear natural conversational Spanish perfect for the intermediate or advanced Spanish learner. With Spanish and Go, not only will you improve your Spanish, but you’ll gain the tools to travel abroad with confidence. May is a Spanish teacher from Mexico, and Jim is a gringo with a passion for adventure. Together they’ll help you take your Spanish to the next level. Get the most out of each episode by signing up at https://spanishandgo.com.
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Comprando Propiedad en Cuenca como Extranjero Pt. 2 - Buying Property in Cuenca as a Foreigner Pt. 2

Explore the enchanting world of Cuenca's real estate with us! Liliana and Roberto spill the beans on property prices, ranging from opulent residences to affordable apartments. Get the lowdown on Airbnb regulations, cultural nuances, and the significance of "alícuota" (HOA fee). Whether you're dreaming of a penthouse or a cozy home, this episode is your ticket to understanding the diverse opportunities awaiting you in Cuenca. Don't miss out on practical advice for a seamless transition, shared by experienced real estate experts. Tune in, and let Cuenca charm you into calling it home.Key Takeaways:Discover the varying price ranges of properties in Cuenca, from luxurious to affordable, providing a comprehensive overview for potential buyers.Gain insights into Airbnb regulations, cultural differences, and the significance of "alícuota," offering valuable information for those considering a move to Cuenca.Receive pra
27/02/202423 minutes 30 seconds
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Comprando Propiedad en Cuenca como Extranjero Pt. 1 - Buying Property in Cuenca as a Foreigner Pt. 1

In the first part of the episode with guests Roberto and Liliana from REMAX Destiny, dive into the world of Ecuadorian real estate. They guide us through the typical buying process, shedding light on necessary documents, legal nuances, and financial considerations. Learn about the role of an attorney, taxes associated with property purchases, and discover the perks of working with professional agents like those from REMAX. Whether you're dreaming of a new home or just curious about international real estate, this episode is your passport to a wealth of knowledge.Key Takeaways:Understand the essential steps in the Ecuadorian property buying process.Gain insights into legal considerations and the role of an attorney.Discover the financial aspects, taxes, and benefits of working with experienced real estate professionals.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:Explore diff
20/02/202425 minutes 4 seconds
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El Machismo en las Culturas Latinas - Machismo in Latin Cultures

Have you ever pondered the roots of machismo and its influence on gender roles in Hispanic and Latino cultures? In this episode, we engage in a thought-provoking conversation, tracing the historical origins of machismo and delving into its modern-day implications. From the persisting gender wage gap to evolving language dynamics, discover the complex layers of machismo and gain insights into the ongoing efforts to challenge societal norms. This episode promises a captivating exploration of a nuanced issue that resonates in various aspects of society, leaving you with a deeper understanding of cultural norms and language nuances.Key Takeaways:Unraveling the historical roots and contemporary impact of machismo in Hispanic cultures.Exploring the connection between language and traditional gender roles, with a focus on Spanish grammar.Gaining insights into present-day challenges, including the gender wage gap and gender-based violence, and the ongoin
13/02/202429 minutes 10 seconds
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El Lado Menos Conocido de España con Sara - The Lesser-Known Side of Spain with Sara

Discover the lesser-known attractions, including rural areas and festivals like Las Fallas, in this fascinating episode with Sara. Sara's candid insights into the Mediterranean diet and transportation in Spain provide a genuine perspective, dispelling myths and offering practical tips. Explore the rich cultural diversity and daily traditions like mascletàs as this episode promises to offer a compelling peek into the heart of Spain. Plus, enhance your Spanish vocabulary with Sara's linguistic tidbits straight from the lively streets of Spain.Key Takeaways:Uncover the hidden treasures of Spain, from medieval villages to the Camino de Santiago.Gain insights into Spain's linguistic diversity and cultural intricacies beyond Spanish.Explore the practical aspects of transportation and the reality behind the Mediterranean diet.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:Visit Sara&apo
06/02/202434 minutes 57 seconds
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Doscientas Aventuras y Contando - Two Hundred Adventures and Counting

Join us as we share essential tips and tricks for stress-free travel. Discover the transformative power of noise-canceling headphones, the efficiency of packing organizers, and must-have items for a nomadic lifestyle. Hear firsthand from the students who joined podcast membership about their favorite episodes, language learning strategies, and how the podcast membership has benefited them. Tune in for an unforgettable celebration of 200 episodes, 400 pieces of content, and countless shared adventures.Key Takeaways:Discover game-changing travel essentials for a seamless nomadic lifestyle.Be inspired by language-learning journeys shared by the members of the Learn Spanish and Go Podcast MembershipGain practical insights into stress-free travel, from managing finances to embracing authentic experiences.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:Mexico SIM Cards: The Be
30/01/202434 minutes 24 seconds
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Rutinas de Ejercicio - Exercise Routines

In this episode, we share our exercise tales – the good, the sweaty, and the downright funny. We're breaking down yoga, Zumba, and calisthenics, giving you the lowdown on what's worth a try. Get ready for some exercise vocabulary, goofy stories, and tips on making workouts a joy. Tune in for inspiration and encouragement to kickstart your own fitness adventure.Key Takeaways:Explore a mix of exercises to find what clicks for your fitness vibe.Hear our tales of workout woes and triumphs on the road.Learn why enjoying your workouts is the secret sauce to keeping the fitness flame alive.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:194 – Comprando Casa En México | Buying A House In MexicoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don
23/01/202430 minutes 14 seconds
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Mande: Entre Respeto y Tradición - Mande: Between Respect and Tradition

Are you familiar with the Spanish expression "mande"? Join us as we delve into the historical roots of this term, tracing it back to the arrival of Spanish colonizers in Latin America. Discover the societal dynamics and regional variations that make "mande" more than just a phrase, offering practical insights for navigating diverse Spanish-speaking environments. Tune in for a concise exploration that enhances your language learning journey.Key Takeaways:Explore the historical roots of "mande" and its significance during the Spanish colonization.Gain insights into societal dynamics, understanding how the term reflected hierarchical structures.Discover regional variations and alternative expressions to navigate diverse Spanish-speaking environments.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipG
16/01/202422 minutes
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¿Deberías Cambiar Tu Nombre al Hablar Español? - Should you Change your Name When Speaking Spanish?

Ever pondered the idea of adopting a new name when speaking Spanish? I, who embraces the name Jaime in Spanish-speaking settings, share my journey, emphasizing the voluntary nature of this decision. Discover the significance of two names and two surnames, laugh along with anecdotes of name confusion, and glean practical advice for your own language-learning journey. Dive into the captivating dialogue and find inspiration to navigate a new language and culture with a refreshed identity.Key Takeaways:Uncover the voluntary and cultural aspects of adopting a new name in Spanish.Explore the humor and uniqueness in navigating names in a foreign language.Gain practical advice on choosing or adapting names to enhance your language-learning experience.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:Should You Change Your Name In Spanish? A Guide For Travelers And Language Lear
09/01/202425 minutes 9 seconds
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¡Adios 2023! ¡Hola 2024! - Goodbye, 2023! Hello, 2024!

In this first episode of 2024, we reflect on extensive travels through Mexico and beyond, exploring vibrant landscapes in Costa Rica, Argentina, and Chile. Candidly sharing personal challenges and unexpected moments, we create an engaging and relatable atmosphere. From the most popular episodes to personal resolutions, join the conversation as we reveal dreams of unplugging, prioritizing passions, and the pursuit of Mexican citizenship. Our goals for the year promise an immersive experience, leaving you connected to our journey.Key Takeaways:Join the laid-back vibe as we spill the details on our travel tales and unexpected moments.From Mexico to new countries, hear the stories behind our adventures.Get a glimpse into our resolutions and Spanish and Go's plans for the upcoming year.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:2023 Top Most Downloaded Episodes of the "Learn Spa
02/01/202424 minutes 51 seconds
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Ponche: El Olor de la Navidad en México - Ponche: the Smell of Christmas in Mexico

Get ready to dive into Mexican Christmas vibes with us! We&apos;re chatting about Ponche, the cozy holiday drink that&apos;s a must in every celebration. Join us as we unfold its story, cultural awesomeness, and spill the secrets on how to whip up this heartwarming sip. From its cool origins to why it&apos;s the perfect winter go-to and the fun of grabbing ingredients, this episode is a laid-back journey through festive flavors. Get comfy, hit play, and let&apos;s explore Ponche together.Key Takeaways:Immerse yourself in the unique Christmas traditions of Comala, where ponche takes center stage.Uncover the secrets behind crafting the perfect ponche, from its origins to the cultural significance woven into every sip.Get ready to infuse your holidays with the authentic flavors and warmth of Mexican Christmas as we explore making ponche.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/traditi
26/12/202323 minutes 33 seconds
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Comprando Casa en Mexico

Explore the ins and outs of buying a house in Mexico with Joel Zárate and real estate agent Patricia Graveley. Get practical insights into negotiations, interest rates, down payments, and property taxes, offering valuable advice for potential buyers navigating Mexico&apos;s real estate market. This conversation sheds light on the challenges and essential considerations for those looking to own a home in a new country. Tune in for a discussion that equips you with the knowledge needed for a smooth transition into Mexican homeownership.Key Takeaways:Delve into the specifics of the Mexican real estate process, from negotiation tactics to the importance of a knowledgeable agent.Gain insights into interest rates, down payments, and property taxes in Mexico, offering practical advice for prospective buyers.Explore the cultural differences and unique aspects of homeownership in Mexico, enhancing your understanding of the local real estate landscape.</li
19/12/20231 hour 7 minutes 53 seconds
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Dichos Graciosos en Español Pt. 3 - Funny Sayings in Spanish Pt. 3

Jump into the third installment of funny Spanish sayings with us! We&apos;re tossing around expressions that caution against unnecessary drama, advocate for actions over words, and spill the beans on bending societal norms. Stroll that talk with us, savoring the quirky phrases that add a real-life kick to your language-learning adventure. Stick around as we wrap it up with a gem about embracing joy today, because life&apos;s too short not to! Join us for a relaxed exploration that&apos;s more than just language – it&apos;s a glimpse into the heart of the Spanish spirit.Key Takeaways:Discover what&apos;s behind those cool Spanish sayings.Learn how language works in Spanish-speaking communities.Enjoy a mix of humor, relatable examples, and personal stories for a fun language-learning experience.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:011 – Dichos Graciosos
12/12/202324 minutes 28 seconds
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Los 7 Moles Oaxaqueños - The 7 Oaxacan Moles

Uncover the secrets of crafting traditional Mexican mole. May delves into its origins, sparking a lighthearted conversation about its complexity. Explore Oaxaca&apos;s mole varieties, from the daily Mole Amarillo to the festive Mole Manchamantel. Gain insights into their preparation, flavors, and cultural importance. Prepare to tantalize your taste buds and explore Oaxacan moles.Key Takeaways:Unveil the diverse world of Oaxacan moles, each with a distinct personality and historical significance.Explore the cultural context behind mole preparation, from daily indulgences to celebratory feasts.Join us on a sensory adventure, where personal preferences bring the rich culinary traditions of Oaxaca to life.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordList
05/12/202326 minutes 33 seconds
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¿Qué Onda con Whatsapp? - What’s up with Whatsapp?

Explore the dominance of WhatsApp in Latin American communication, its features beyond texting, and its role in daily life. From prepaid plans to personal anecdotes, we dissect its influence. Gain practical tips for travelers, discover why we&apos;re moving our group to WhatsApp, and tune in for insights that go beyond the expected.Key Takeaways:Understand WhatsApp&apos;s cultural impact in Latin America.Uncover the app&apos;s practical applications and unique features.Gain unexpected insights into the role of WhatsApp in our daily lives.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:Mexico SIM Cards: The Best Options For TravelersLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English
28/11/202325 minutes 47 seconds
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5 Consejos Para Expatriados Aprendiendo Español - 5 Tips For Expats Learning Spanish

Dive into a linguistic journey with us as we explore the diverse landscape of Spanish learning for expatriates. From decoding slang to mastering regional variations, we navigate through the complexities, sharing practical advice and relatable anecdotes. Gain a deeper understanding of speech speed nuances and the art of effective communication, especially in phone interactions. This episode is a treasure trove of strategies, anecdotes, and encouragement for anyone navigating the Spanish language landscape.Key Takeaways:Navigate the dynamic world of slang and regional expressions.Embrace the diverse speech speeds across Spanish-speaking regions.Learn practical strategies for effective phone communication and active language engagement.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:166 – Expat Vs Inmigrante | Expat Vs. Immigrant<a href='https://spanishandgo
21/11/202327 minutes 16 seconds
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Reflexiones de Chile - Reflections About Chile

In this episode, we guide you through the diverse landscapes, culinary adventures, and unique cultural nuances of our recent travels in Chile. From the fusion of German and Chilean traditions to navigating linguistic subtleties and discovering the humor in Chilean &quot;hand rolls,&quot; join us for a detailed and immersive experience that goes beyond the typical travel narrative. Gain practical insights into safety, economics, and the lively fabric of Chilean lifeKey Takeaways:Discover the unique blend of German and Chilean cultures in Puerto Varas.Explore the rich flavors of Chilean cuisine, emphasizing meat and seafood.Gain practical insights into safety, economics, and linguistic nuances for a comprehensive understanding of Chilean travel.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:181 – Sobre Chile | About Chile<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/membershi
14/11/202325 minutes 51 seconds
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Trabalenguas Parte 1 - Tongue Twisters Part 1

In this episode, we delve into Spanish tongue twisters, sharing popular examples and explaining their linguistic intricacies. Discover the value of practicing these twisters to improve your Spanish-speaking skills. Whether you&apos;re a beginner or an advanced Spanish learner, our playful banter and practical exercises will make your learning experience enjoyable and rewarding. So, grab a pen and get ready to impress your amigos with your newfound tongue-twisting skills!Key Takeaways:Learn popular Spanish tongue twisters and their meanings, helping you master tricky pronunciation.Understand the importance of tongue twisters in improving your Spanish-speaking abilities.Join in the fun as we guide you through practicing these challenging yet rewarding exercises.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:44 Spanish Tongue Twisters: The Ultimate Guide [With Audio]<
07/11/202321 minutes 18 seconds
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Día de Muertos: Una Perspectiva Local Breakdown - Day of the Dead: A Local Perspective

In this episode, we reunite with Oliba, May&apos;s mom, for a second insightful interview, delving into Día de Muertos, a treasured Mexican tradition celebrated across regions, including Comala, Mexico. Explore the emotional and cultural richness of this tradition, its pre-Hispanic roots, and the distinctive fusion of indigenous and Spanish customs. Join us to grasp the deep connection between the living and the departed, and to trace the evolution of this celebration over time. Don&apos;t miss this illuminating exploration of the Day of the Dead and its profound cultural importance in Mexico.Key Takeaways:Explore the diverse and local customs of Día de Muertos in Comala, Mexico.Learn about the essential elements of Day of the Dead altars and their significance.Gain insights into the emotional and cultural depth of the celebration, bridging the gap between the living and the departed.Relevant Links And Additional Resources:<l
31/10/202328 minutes 9 seconds
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Sobre Jim - About Jim

Get to know me, Jim, on a deeper level as I open up about my childhood, adolescence, and the pivotal moments that led me to the world of Spanish and Go. From my early days exploring the outdoors to my transition into music and my life as a digital nomad, I&apos;ll provide personal stories and insightful reflections. You&apos;ll also learn about my favorite dishes, my affinity for mountains and city life, and the daily routines that keep me grounded while on the go. Plus, I&apos;ll share practical advice for effective Spanish language learning and reveal the book and film that have had a profound impact on my perspective.Key Takeaways:Discover my childhood adventures, creativity, and early connection with animals.Explore my journey from a music enthusiast to a digital nomad who combines work and travel.Gain valuable tips on effective Spanish language learning and find out what inspires my entrepreneurial spirit.Relevant Links And Addi
24/10/202329 minutes 34 seconds
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Sobre May - About May

In this insightful episode, we take a deep dive into May&apos;s life, her changing views on the beach versus the mountains, her love for city life, and her favorite foods and drinks. May also shares her thoughts on music, movies, and the profound influence of Mexican culture on her worldview. Don&apos;t miss her valuable advice for Spanish learners and the joys of being a digital nomad. Tune in to be inspired and entertained.Key Takeaways:Follow May&apos;s journey through a range of professions, from teaching English to covering for university professors, and learn how diverse experiences can enrich your career.Explore May&apos;s teenage years, marked by unique challenges, to understand the power of resilience in navigating the complexities of youth.Be inspired by May&apos;s vision to create community-centric projects that add value to people&apos;s lives, and discover how you can make a positive impact in your own community.Relevant
17/10/202328 minutes 45 seconds
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Descubriendo Mendoza: 7 Experiencias Inolvidables - Discovering Mendoza: 7 Unforgettable Experiences

Get ready for an exciting virtual journey to Mendoza, Argentina, where we explore vineyards on rented bicycles, indulge in mouthwatering alfajores, and soak in the natural beauty of Cerro de la Gloria and Parque General San Martín. Discover the magic of Mendoza through our eyes as we recount affordable adventures and diverse culinary experiences, making it a must-visit destination for your next travel escapade.Key Takeaways:Explore the Vineyards of Maipú with our unforgettable bicycle tour of local wineries.Find out why Entre Dos alfajores are a must-try dessert in Mendoza, even for non-sweet enthusiasts like us.Experience the beauty of Cerro de la Gloria and Parque General San Martín, offering history, nature, and relaxation in Mendoza.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:177 - Sobre Argentina | About Argentina<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/pod
10/10/202330 minutes 42 seconds
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Dichos Graciosos en Español Parte 2 - Funny Sayings in Spanish Part 2

In this entertaining part 2 of the episode “Dichos Graciosos en Español”, we continue to decode the meaning and origin of various Spanish sayings, shedding light on the playful yet profound nature of these expressions. Discover how these sayings reflect cultural nuances and the art of communication in Spanish-speaking countries. Tune in to broaden your understanding of Spanish idioms and deepen your appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world&apos;s linguistic charm.Key Takeaways:Gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural richness of Spanish idioms.Learn how to use these sayings in everyday conversations for a touch of humor.Explore the world of language and culture through the lens of Jim and May&apos;s insightful discussion.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:011 - Dichos Graciosos en Español | Funny Sayings in Spanish<a href='https://
03/10/202325 minutes 9 seconds
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Sumérgete en la Ciudad de México - Dive into Mexico City

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26/09/202330 minutes 24 seconds
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Sobre Chile | About Chile

Ever wondered what lies beyond the horizon in the world&apos;s longest country? Get ready to discover the wonders of Chile with us! Join us as we delve into Chile&apos;s captivating culture, geography, economy, and so much more. From the mysteries of Easter Island to the flavors of Chilean cuisine, this episode has it all.Whether you&apos;re planning your own Chilean adventure or simply curious about this extraordinary land, you won&apos;t want to miss this insightful journey. So, what makes Chile truly remarkable? Tune in to find out!Key Takeaways:Discover the diverse industries that drive Chile&apos;s economy, from mining to manufacturing and tourism.Uncover the currency and minimum wage in Chile, and grasp the numerical formatting nuances.Learn intriguing facts about Chile&apos;s geography, culture, and more, from its world-record length to its astronomical wonders.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:<a href
19/09/202331 minutes 49 seconds
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Lo Que Nos Encanta de Argentina - What We Love About Argentina

In this episode, we delve into the heart of Argentina. Discover the unique linguistic variations, from Mendoza&apos;s distinct accent to the warm embrace of its people. We unveil the convenience of Argentina&apos;s transportation system and the affordability that makes it a dream destination. Get ready to savor the flavors of European-influenced cuisine, explore cultural gems, and find out why Argentina has captured our hearts. Key Takeaways:Argentina&apos;s linguistic diversity and distinct accents offer a fascinating cultural immersion.The country&apos;s safety, efficient transportation, and mouthwatering European-influenced cuisine make it a must-visit.Argentina&apos;s affordability and rich cultural scene cater to travelers of all budgets.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:177 - Sobre Argentina | About Argentina<a href='https://spanishandgo.c
12/09/202330 minutes
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Mate: La Bebida Que Une a Argentina | Mate: The Drink That Unites Argentina

Discover the history and culture of Argentina&apos;s national beverage, yerba mate, in this episode. Learn about its Guarani origins, its role in South American society, and its unique regional variations. Join us as we explore the lush Paraná Rainforest, delve into its health benefits, and anticipate another insightful interview with Diego, an Argentinean, who shares mate&apos;s cultural nuances and etiquette.Key Takeaways:Yerba mate has a rich history dating back to the Guarani people and plays a vital role in South American culture.The lush Paraná Rainforest is the native habitat of the yerba mate tree, where it thrives.Mate unites people from all walks of life and has unique regional variations, with health benefits making it an integral part of Argentine culture.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:Visit Diego’s website to sign up for Spanish lessons<a href='https://spa
05/09/202330 minutes 7 seconds
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El Dialecto, Cultura, y Vida en Argentina - The Dialect, Culture, and Life in Argentina

Join me as I sit down with Diego, my former Spanish teacher, to explore the captivating nuances of Argentine Spanish. Discover how the use of &quot;voseo&quot; instead of &quot;tú&quot; shapes communication, and explore the impact of Italian influence on the language. Dive into the intriguing expressions like &quot;che&quot; and &quot;boludo&quot; that add flair to conversations. Learn about the intensifier &quot;re&quot; and how it amplifies expressions. This episode provides a glimpse into Argentine culture and language, offering valuable insights for language enthusiasts and those curious about the nuances of Spanish dialects.Key Takeaways:Discover the linguistic diversity of Argentine Spanish beyond national boundaries.Explore the nuances of &quot;voseo&quot; and its role in shaping Argentine communication.Immerse yourself in the fusion of Italian elements into everyday vocabulary, adding layers to the Argentine linguistic landscape.</ul
29/08/202325 minutes 36 seconds
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Sobre Argentina - About Argentina

Step into our travelogue as we touch down in Argentina after globetrotting from Mexico to Bogotá. Explore Argentina&apos;s rich cultural tapestry, diverse climates, and top tourist destinations, including the bustling Buenos Aires, picturesque Patagonia, and the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls. Discover the secrets behind the unofficial &quot;blue rate&quot; currency exchange, feast your imagination on traditional Argentine foods, and immerse yourself in the rhythmic origins of tango. Whether you&apos;re planning a trip or just curious, join us for an exciting journey through Argentina&apos;s unique charm.Key Takeaways:Explore the diverse climate and geography of Argentina, from tropical northern regions to the glacier-covered Patagonia.Uncover the top tourist destinations, including Buenos Aires&apos; vibrant culture and Patagonia&apos;s stunning landscapes.Discover traditional Argentine foods, such as asado and mate, and get insights into the countr
22/08/202340 minutes 8 seconds
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La Lucha Libre - The “Lucha Libre”

Join us as we step into the ring of lucha libre, Mexico&apos;s traditional wrestling spectacle. From the thrill of the matches to the colorful personas of &quot;técnicos&quot; and &quot;rudos,&quot; we uncover the intricacies of this sport that&apos;s part athleticism and part performance art. Explore the various match types, like the legendary &quot;máscara contra cabellera,&quot; where wrestlers risk their masks and hair. We&apos;ll also share the rich history of lucha libre, its cultural significance, and how it&apos;s evolved over time. Tune in to immerse yourself in the world of high-flying acrobatics, dazzling masks, and a uniquely Mexican form of entertainment.Key Takeaways:Understand the fusion of sport and theater in lucha libre and its appeal to a wide audience.Explore the different match types and their significance, including &quot;máscara contra máscara&quot; and &quot;cabellera contra cabellera.&quot;Gain insight into the historical
15/08/202325 minutes 58 seconds
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La Venganza de Moctezuma | Moctezuma’s Revenge

Discover how the encounters of Moctezuma II, the emperor of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, with the Spanish during the conquest led to the infamous Moctezuma&apos;s Revenge, a traveler&apos;s diarrhea that continues to affect foreigners visiting Mexico. Uncover his role in shaping the Aztec empire, while also gaining practical insights to protect yourself from this historical traveler&apos;s affliction. Delve into the timeless legacy of this enigmatic historical figure and join us on this engaging journey into the past, filled with intriguing stories and valuable takeaways for your cultural exploration.Key Takeaways:Discover the fascinating life of Moctezuma II, the emperor of Mexico-Tenochtitlan, and his role in shaping the Aztec empire.Learn about the infamous Moctezuma&apos;s Revenge or traveler&apos;s diarrhea and how it relates to Moctezuma&apos;s interactions with the Spanish during the conquest.Gain practical insights to protect yourself from &quot;
08/08/202330 minutes 56 seconds
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El Español A Través de las Fronteras | Spanish Across Borders

Discover the intriguing differences in pronunciation, vocabulary, and verb tenses between Spanish spoken in Latin America and Spain as we take you on a language journey, exploring regional variations that make each variant unique and valuable. Learn how embracing diverse accents and idioms enriches your language experience. Whether you&apos;re a language enthusiast or a Spanish learner, this episode will broaden your understanding of the rich tapestry of the Spanish language.Key Takeaways:Uncover the distinctive pronunciation features that set apart Spanish in Latin America and Spain.Explore regional vocabulary differences, from &quot;coche&quot; to &quot;carro&quot; and &quot;tarta&quot; to &quot;pastel.&quot;Appreciate the cultural and historical factors that contributed to the development of unique expressions and idioms in each Spanish variant.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/p
01/08/202332 minutes 32 seconds
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El Paradigma del Expat Local Parte 2 | The Paradigm of the Local Expat Part 2

Building on the insights from the previous episode, we address the concerns raised about the expat lifestyle and aim to inspire you to embrace the world with curiosity and openness. We highlight the benefits of living in places with a vibrant expat community, including the diverse cultural exposure and the supportive network available to newcomers. Tune in to gain a broader perspective on expat life and its impact on local cultures and traditions.Key Takeaways:Embracing the responsibilities of being a responsible expat and fostering positive connections with local communities.Discovering the advantages of living in places with thriving expat populations, including diverse cultural exposure and a supportive network.Appreciating the beauty of experiencing different cultures and ways of life while living abroad.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:057 - Una
25/07/202326 minutes 10 seconds
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El Paradigma del Expat Local Parte 1 | The Paradigm of the Local Expat Part 1

In this insightful episode, we candidly discuss the downsides of residing in cities teeming with expatriates. From the soaring cost of living to overcrowding, we shed light on the impact of tourism and the loss of cultural authenticity. Tune in to gain a balanced perspective on expatriate life in multicultural cities, and stay tuned for Part 2 where we explore the advantages of such vibrant environments.Key Takeaways:The increased cost of living and its implications for both locals and expatriates.Overcrowding and traffic congestion during peak seasons, affecting the city&apos;s livability.The potential for expatriates to form social bubbles and miss out on meaningful interactions with the local community.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:057 - Una Vida Mejor por Menos | A Better Life for Less<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/grin
18/07/202323 minutes 34 seconds
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Turismo Médico en México - Experiencias y Costos | Medical Tourism in Mexico - Experiences and Costs

Join us in this episode as we discuss our visits to doctors and clinics in Mexico, including dental appointments, consultations with specialists, and experiences in emergency situations. We share insights into the cultural perspectives on healthcare, the affordability of medical treatments, and the quality of care received in different settings. Gain valuable insights into the healthcare system and discover why Mexico is a popular destination for medical treatments. Key Takeaways:Mexico offers more affordable healthcare options compared to the United States, making it an attractive choice for medical tourism.Cultural perspectives and practices in Mexican healthcare emphasize remedying health issues rather than preventive care.Consideration of the quality of care, cost, and specific medical needs are crucial factors when choosing healthcare providers in Mexico.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:<a href='https://spanis
11/07/202337 minutes 26 seconds
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Expresiones Idiomáticas Sobre el Clima en Español | Idiomatic Expressions About the Weather in Spanish

In this captivating episode, we delve into a world of weather-related idiomatic expressions in Spanish. Through entertaining examples and cultural insights, you&apos;ll gain a deeper understanding of these expressions and expand your language skills. Whether you&apos;re a language enthusiast or simply curious about the richness of idiomatic expressions, this episode will enlighten, entertain, and broaden your linguistic repertoire. Key Takeaways:Uncover the subtle meanings behind weather-related idiomatic expressions in Spanish.Explore the cultural context and real-life examples that bring these phrases to life.Broaden your understanding of language and enhance your communication skills by incorporating these expressive idioms into your everyday conversations.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:Level up your Spanish wi<a href='https://premium.spanishandgo.com/p/podcast-member
04/07/202325 minutes 40 seconds
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El Encanto Gélido de los Pueblos más Fríos de México - The Icy Charm of the Coldest Towns in Mexico

Discover the frosty side of Mexico as we uncover the icy charm of its coldest towns. While Mexico is often associated with warm weather, there are regions that offer a refreshing change. Join us as we discuss our personal preferences, essential tips, and the surprises that await in these chilly paradises.Key Takeaways:Explore the lesser-known cooler regions of Mexico and the fascinating climate variations influenced by altitude and geographical location.Delve into the captivating charm of Mexico&apos;s coldest towns, where rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and unique cultural experiences await.Gain insights on how to make the most of your visit to these chilly destinations, including practical advice on suitable clothing and savoring local warm cuisine and beverages to combat the cold.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:003 - Pueblos Mágicos de M
27/06/202326 minutes 36 seconds
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Haciendo Amigos en el Mundo Hispanohablante - Making Friends in the Spanish-Speaking World

Making local friends can be the key to unlocking the true essence of a Spanish-speaking country. In this episode, we share personal stories and insights on the power of forging connections with locals. From the rich tapestry of cultural experiences to the profound understanding gained, this episode offers practical strategies for making friends abroad, such as language exchanges and community engagement. Join us as we inspire you to embrace the local community and nurture friendships that will enhance your journey in Spanish-speaking countries.Key Takeaways:The importance of making local friends for a deeper cultural immersion experience.Overcoming the challenge of seeking out people from your own country instead of connecting with locals.Strategies for making friends in Spanish-speaking countries and the rewards it brings.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/the-most-beautiful
20/06/202323 minutes 30 seconds
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La Cirugía y Recuperación de May | May’s Surgery and Recovery

In this episode, May shares her firsthand experience of undergoing surgery and her journey to recovery. We discuss the symptoms that prompted medical intervention, the procedure itself, and the challenges faced during the healing process. Gain valuable insights into medical conditions, learn medical vocabulary, and discover the importance of prioritizing one&apos;s health.Key Takeaways:Gain insights into May&apos;s surgery and recovery journey, exploring the highs and lows of her experience.Learn about medical procedures and terminology, including valuable medical vocabulary in Spanish, providing a unique educational opportunity.Discover the importance of open communication, regular check-ups, and prioritizing one&apos;s health when faced with unusual symptoms or medical conditions.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:Level up your Spanish wi<a href='https://premium.spanishand
13/06/202330 minutes 12 seconds
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Expat vs Inmigrante - Expat vs. Immigrant

Join us on an intriguing exploration as we delve into the distinctions and meanings behind the terms &quot;expat&quot; and &quot;immigrant.&quot; Through personal anecdotes and thought-provoking discussions, we explore the complexities of global mobility, identity, and the power of language. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of these terms and the ongoing conversations surrounding them in this enlightening episode.Key Takeaways:The term &quot;expat&quot; is often linked to privilege, enabling individuals to move freely between countries, while immigrants face different challenges and limitations.Demographics of expats are diverse, with individuals from various backgrounds embracing the flexibility to live wherever they choose.The complexities of identity and the difficulty in categorizing oneself as an expat or immigrant highlight the need for nuanced language and understanding in our global society.Relevant Links and Additional
06/06/202325 minutes 50 seconds
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¿Vas a México? Debes Saber Esto | Are you Going to Mexico? You Should Know

In this captivating conversation, we share valuable insights on navigating Mexico with grace and respect. From practical tips for safe exploration to understanding local customs, we cover topics such as cautionary walking, carrying essential supplies like toilet paper, cultural norms around toilet paper disposal, drinking tap water concerns, and the importance of embracing Mexican traditions and customs. Tune in to gain valuable insights that will enhance your trip and help you navigate Mexico with confidence and respect.Key Takeaways:Essential tips for a safe and enjoyable visit, including being cautious while walking and carrying necessary supplies.Cultural sensitivity and respect for Mexican traditions, customs, and dress codes.Understanding tipping customs and appropriate situations to leave tips in Mexico.Relevant Links and Additional Resources:Is Mexico Safe?
30/05/202327 minutes 4 seconds
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Chistes y Humor Mexicano - Jokes and Mexican Humor

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Mexican humor as we explore its unique characteristics and cultural significance. From playful teasing to clever wordplay and cultural references, we uncover the diverse elements that make Mexican jokes so intriguing. Join us as we delve into the Mexican attitude towards death, the role of memes in capturing popular culture, and the art of albures, the clever double entendre jokes that require skillful understanding. Along the way, we share a series of hilarious jokes that showcase the linguistic nuances and cultural richness of Mexican humor. Tune in to this laughter-filled episode and discover the joy of understanding humor in a different language while gaining valuable insights into Mexican culture.Key Takeaways:Uncover the cultural significance of humor in language learning and its role in showcasing proficiency and cultural understanding.Explore the diverse elements of Mexican humor, from playful
23/05/202326 minutes 8 seconds
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Más Allá de la Siesta Entrevista con César | Beyond the Siesta with César

In this episode, we delve into the diverse aspects of Mexican and Spanish culture, unveiling intriguing disparities and captivating commonalities. From birthday celebrations and family dynamics to culinary traditions and language variations, we traverse the nuanced landscapes of these vibrant nations. Discover the contrasting customs of birthday parties, such as the unique Mexican &quot;mordida&quot; cake tradition and Spain&apos;s multi-party extravaganzas. Explore the cultural influence on holidays, from Spain&apos;s Catholic-inspired festivities to Mexico&apos;s rich indigenous roots in celebrations like Día de Muertos. Delight in the linguistic disparities, including accents, vocabulary, and even Generation Z&apos;s impact on language evolution. Immerse yourself in this engaging conversation that unravels the threads connecting Mexico and Spain while offering valuable insights into their respective cultures.Key Takeaways:Discover the contrasting birthday celeb
16/05/202338 minutes 4 seconds
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Ventajas y Desventajas de la Vida Nómada - Advantages and Disadvantages of the Nomad Life

Tune in as we embark on a lively conversation about the pros and cons of the digital nomad lifestyle. We kick things off by discussing the downsides, including the precarious nature of internet connectivity and the financial unpredictability during unexpected events like the pandemic. But it&apos;s not all negative! We&apos;ll also explore the enticing benefits, such as the flexibility to work from anywhere and the freedom to shape your schedule around personal interests and events. Whether you&apos;re considering the digital nomad lifestyle or simply curious about its intricacies, this episode is a must-listen.Key Takeaways:Discover the potential challenges of being reliant on internet connectivity while living the digital nomad lifestyle.Gain insights into the financial fluctuations and instability that come with being a digital nomad, especially during unexpected events.Uncover the perks of flexibility, freedom, and unique travel opportunities
09/05/202323 minutes 38 seconds
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10 Años de Amor – El Festejo de Nuestra Historia Juntos - 10 Years of Love – The Celebration of our Story Together

Let’s dive into an unforgettable wedding story on this episode! From navigating the process of getting married in Mexico to losing May&apos;s wedding ring, we share our hilarious and heartwarming journey. We also talk about our quest to buy pure gold coins and create our own anniversary rings as well as our trip to a town we’ve never been to as unique ways to celebrate our ten years of marriage. Join us as we recount the challenges we faced during our wedding and during the celebration of our ten-year anniversary, and how we turned these challenges into unforgettable experiences.Key Takeaways:The process of getting married in Mexico can be complex, but with patience and perseverance, it can also be a rewarding experience.Creating your own anniversary rings can be a unique and meaningful way to celebrate your love.Sometimes unexpected challenges can make for unforgettable memories during your travels.Relevant Links and Additional Reso
02/05/202327 minutes 18 seconds
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La Historia de un Apasionado Profesor de Idiomas Parte 2 | The Story of a Passionate Language Teacher Part 2

Join us in the second part of our interview with Joel where he shares his experience creating content for Spanish learners, including his new novel “Los Diamantes de Esmeralda.&quot; As a language learner himself, Joel understands the importance of accessible and useful content for learners, and he shares his tips on language acquisition, emphasizing the value of regular listening and understanding of the language. This conversation is a must-listen for all language learners who want to improve their skills and gain valuable insights into language acquisition. Check this out!Key Takeaways:Joel&apos;s new Spanish novel “Los Diamantes de Esmeralda&quot; provides learners with useful vocabulary and phrases for everyday conversation.Creating accessible and helpful materials for language learners can be rewarding and impactful, as Joel&apos;s personal experience shows.Regular practice and immersion through listening to Spanish podcasts are key to impr
25/04/202324 minutes 22 seconds
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La Historia de un Apasionado Profesor de Idiomas Parte 1 - The Story of a Passionate Language Teacher Part 1

In the first part of this podcast episode, Joel Zárate, a passionate Spanish language teacher and producer of several podcasts, including &quot;Conversations in Spanish and Other Languages,&quot; &quot;Help me Learn Spanish, Joel,&quot; and &quot;Mini Stories to Learn Spanish,&quot; shares about his background, education, and language learning journey. From growing up in Mexico City and moving to the United States to becoming fluent in several languages, Joel&apos;s personal experiences have shaped his love for teaching and learning languages. This episode is packed with great resources to help you practice and learn more Spanish, so join us to be inspired and gain valuable insights to take your Spanish learning to the next level.Key Takeaways:Gain insights into Joel&apos;s background, education, and experiences as a language learner, and his fluency in multiple languages.Discover Joel&apos;s enthusiasm for teaching Spanish and other languages as he share
18/04/202328 minutes 58 seconds
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Técnicas Ancestrales en la Cocina Mexicana Parte 2 | Ancient Techniques in Mexican Cuisine Part 2

In the second part of the episode, we continue to delve into the world of traditional Mexican cooking techniques. From using quick lime to unlock the full potential of corn, to underground cooking in pits, and the art of grinding and milling ingredients, we uncover the secrets that make Mexican cuisine truly special. Don&apos;t miss this captivating episode packed with culinary wisdom from ancient Mexican traditions that will leave you eager to try these techniques in your own kitchen!Key Takeaways:Traditional Mexican cooking techniques, such as using quick lime to prepare corn for making dough and underground cooking using a hole or pit, carry cultural significance and add unique flavors and aromas to Mexican cuisine.Grinding and milling of ingredients in traditional Mexican cooking require skill and craftsmanship to create authentic dishes.Techniques such as coating or breading before frying, using racks or grids, and burning peppers to remove
11/04/202318 minutes 6 seconds
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Técnicas Ancestrales en la Cocina Mexicana Parte 1 - Ancient Techniques in Mexican Cuisine Part 1

In this episode, we explore the ancient techniques and practices that have made Mexican cuisine famous around the world. From the traditional agricultural system called milpa and the floating gardens of chinampas to the unique utensils and gadgets called artefactos, we reveal the secrets of the centuries-old Mexican cooking methods.Get ready to tantalize your taste buds and enrich your knowledge about Mexican cuisine in this week’s episode!Key Takeaways:Discover the ancestral techniques and practices used in Mexican cooking that have been passed down for generations.Learn about the traditional agricultural system (milpa) and the floating gardens (chinampas) used in ancient Aztec agriculture.Gain insight into the unique utensils called artefactos that are integral to Mexican cooking.Understand the cultural significance of livestock farming, known as ganaderia<
04/04/202324 minutes 54 seconds
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Semana Santa y Pascua al Estilo Mexicano | Holy Week and Easter’s the Mexican Style

Join us as we explore the vibrant celebrations of Holy Week, Easter, and Lent in Mexico. We&apos;ll uncover the religious origins and share how these traditions merged with indigenous customs during the colonial era. Discover with us the captivating processions, Passion of Christ reenactments, beautiful sawdust and flower carpets, and traditional dances that enrich these festivities. Plus, we can&apos;t wait to tell you about the delicious seasonal dishes, from seafood to unique desserts like capirotada. Come along and dive into Mexico&apos;s rich history and traditions during this special time of year with us!Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTes
28/03/202337 minutes 40 seconds
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Palabras Masculinas Engañosas | Tricky Masculine Words

Discover the fascinating world of deceptive masculine words in Spanish! Join us as we reveal the trick to remembering words that end in -ma. Learn how these Greek-origin words break the rules and challenge expectations, but don&apos;t worry, we&apos;ll provide you with a list of examples and exceptions so you can master these unique words. Plus, explore the Greek influence on Spanish culture and language. Learn, practice, and immerse yourself in the Spanish-speaking world with us!Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
21/03/202316 minutes
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¿Qué Pedo con “Pedo”? | What’s Up With the Word “Pedo”?

Are you curious about Mexican Spanish and its many uses of the word &quot;pedo&quot;? Well, buckle up, amigos, because in this episode of Learn Spanish and Go, we&apos;re getting gassy! That&apos;s right, we&apos;re exploring the hilarious, confusing, and surprising world of &quot;pedo&quot;, from its literal meaning to its figurative expressions that will make you laugh or scratch your head. You&apos;ll discover how Mexicans use &quot;pedo&quot; to describe everything from being drunk to being a likable person, and you&apos;ll learn some tricks to avoid awkward situations when you use &quot;pedo&quot; in the wrong way. So, grab your gas mask and join us for a fart-tastic adventure!Links:033 - Conociendo Veracruz con No Hay Tos | Getting to Know Veracruz with No Hay Tos086 - Las Groserias M
14/03/202326 minutes
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Explorando la Rica Cultura del Café Costarricense con Mi Cafecito - Exploring the Rich Culture of Costa Rican Coffee with Mi Cafecito

In this episode of Learn Spanish and Go, we interview Verónica Cubillo, who works for Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour, a project of Coopesarapiqui, a cooperative of small coffee producers in northern Costa Rica. Verónica shares the history of the cooperative and the coffee industry in Costa Rica, including how the cooperative started as a way for coffee farmers to have more opportunities and guarantees. She also explains how Mi Cafecito Coffee Tour offers visitors a unique experience, where they can learn about coffee production from seed to cup, and even try their hand at coffee picking and tasting. The tour focuses on promoting rural and community tourism, and helping families in the area by providing employment opportunities and a chance to learn about tourism. Listeners will also learn about the different characteristics of Costa Rican coffee and how it varies by region, altitude, and climate. This episode is perfect for coffee lovers and anyone interested in learning about Costa Rican
07/03/202324 minutes 34 seconds
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Las Nueve Maravillas Que Descubrimos en Costa Rica - The Nine Wonders We Discovered in Costa Rica

In this episode we share our top nine things we loved about our recent trip to Costa Rica. From the beautiful beaches to the friendly locals, we recount our favorite experiences and explain why Costa Rica is a must-visit destination. Listen in as we talk about the delicious food, exciting outdoor activities, and rich culture of this amazing country. Whether you&apos;re a seasoned traveler or just starting to plan your next adventure, you won&apos;t want to miss this episode. Tune in and start dreaming about your own trip to Costa Rica!Links:042 - Pura Vida con Carlota Morales | Pure Life with Carlota Morales144 - Sobre Costa Rica | About Costa Rica151 - El Español Costarricense con Freddy de Tico Lingo | Costa Ric
28/02/202326 minutes 20 seconds
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Breakdown: El Español Costarricense con Freddy de Tico Lingo | Costa Rican Spanish with Freddy from Tico Lingo

This is the exclusive audio breakdown section for episode 151 - El Español Costarricense con Freddy de Tico Lingo | Costa Rican Spanish with Freddy from Tico Lingo. Get access to the full interactive transcript, quizzes, and more to this and all of our episodes at https://spanishandgo.com/membership.Support the show
21/02/202319 minutes 18 seconds
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El Español Costarricense con Freddy de Tico Lingo | Costa Rican Spanish with Freddy from Tico Lingo

Join us as we explore Costa Rican Spanish with Freddy, a native Tico and teacher at Tico Lingo in Costa Rica. In this interview, we delve into unique slang words and the significance of the &quot;Pura Vida&quot; expression in Costa Rican culture. Freddy shares his experience teaching Spanish and tips to improve language skills. Whether you&apos;re planning a trip or interested in learning Costa Rican Spanish, tune in to discover what makes this variety of Spanish unique.Links:Visit Tico Lingo’s websiteLike Tico Lingo on FacebookFollow Tico Lingo on Instagram042 - Pura Vida con Carlota Morales | Pure Life with Carlota Morales144 - Sobre Costa Rica | Ab
21/02/202325 minutes 54 seconds
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¿Qué Evidencía a un Gringo en el Extranjero? | What gives away an American abroad?

In this eye-opening episode of Learn Spanish and Go, we delve into the cultural differences that give away a gringo abroad. We discuss the challenges of adapting to new environments and how our luxuries and entitlements can affect our travels. With funny anecdotes and insightful observations, we explore the nuances of cultural differences and offer valuable insights into being a traveler in the Spanish-speaking world. Join us for a fascinating conversation that is sure to make you reflect on your own travels and the role culture plays in shaping our experiences.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz<a rel="payment" href="https://spanishandgo
14/02/202331 minutes 12 seconds
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La Oscura Historia de William Walker | The Dark History of William Walker

Join us on this week&apos;s episode of Learn Spanish and Go as we delve into the captivating and dark history of William Walker, the American filibuster who attempted to conquer Nicaragua. Discover the story behind his audacious invasion and learn how this event affected the Spanish-speaking world. Get ready to be transported back in time and learn a new piece of history while improving your Spanish skills. ¡No te lo pierdas!Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
07/02/202329 minutes 10 seconds
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Mejora tu Español Usando Inteligencia Artificial | Improve your Spanish Using Artificial Intelligence

In this episode of Learn Spanish and Go, we explore how to improve your Spanish with the help of ChatGPT. Discover how this cutting-edge technology can assist you in mastering the Spanish language, from understanding grammar to practicing conversation skills. Join us as we dive into the world of AI language learning and take your Spanish to the next level.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
31/01/202319 minutes 42 seconds
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Reseñando Nuestra Música Favorita en Español | Reviewing Our Favorite Music in Spanish

Join Jim and May on the Learn Spanish and Go Podcast as they share their favorite Spanish music. Jim, a metalhead with a soft spot for Gipsy Kings and Spanish pop/rock, will surprise you with his love for Spanish hits. May shares her favorite pop and powerful female singers like Natalia Lafourcade, Elsa y Elmar, and a her new favorite band from Argentina. Not only will you discover new music, but you&apos;ll also learn Spanish through natural conversation, music vocabulary and phrases. Improve your Spanish while learning about some of the most iconic Spanish songs out there!Links:108 - Errores en la Música en Español | Errors in Spanish MusicLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over t
24/01/202329 minutes 28 seconds
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Muletillas del Español Parte 2 | Filler Words in Spanish Part 2

In this episode, we&apos;re tackling something that&apos;s been on our minds lately... filler words! Specifically, we&apos;ve noticed that we&apos;ve been saying &quot;así es&quot; a little too often, and we want to mix it up a bit for our own benefit and for all of you out there who are learning Spanish with us. So, we decided to share some alternative filler words that you can use to say &quot;that&apos;s right&quot; in Spanish! And as always, if you have any other suggestions for filler words or phrases, let us know in the comments.Links:020 - Muletillas del Español | Filler Words in SpanishLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest y
17/01/202325 minutes 18 seconds
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Apodos Mexicanos con Paulísima - Mexican Nicknames with Paulísima

In today&apos;s episode, we&apos;re talking about Spanish nicknames. Our guest is Paulísima, a teacher at Spring Languages who is originally from Cancún, Mexico. Paulísima shares some common Spanish nicknames and explains the stories behind them. She&apos;ll also discusses some nicknames that are commonly used in Spanish-speaking countries but might be considered inappropriate or offensive in other countries, such as prieto or gordo. In addition, Paulísima shares some tips for how to appropriately use nicknames with friends and family in a Spanish-speaking setting. Join us as we explore the fascinating world of Spanish nicknames with Paulísima!Links:Watch our collaboration with Spring Languages here!137 - El Secreto para Hablar Varios Idiomas | The Secret to Speaking Several Languages with Ben
09/01/202333 minutes 56 seconds
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Sobre Costa Rica - About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise located between the Caribbean and Pacific oceans. From its white sand beaches to its lush rainforests, Costa Rica has something for everyone. In this episode of the podcast, we explore what makes Costa Rica such an incredible destination. We will learn about the country’s history, culture, and attractions that make it one of Central America’s most popular tourist destinations.Links:042 - Pura Vida con Carlota Morales | Pure Life with Carlota MoralesAll countries in our “Country Series”Get 25% Off Trusted HousesittersLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an
03/01/202337 minutes 10 seconds
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Empieza el Año Así - Start the New Year Like This

Start the year off with a routine that will help you stay focused and productive. In this episode, we explore how exercise, writing, reading, meditation, and affirmations can improve our productivity and self-esteem. And somehow, we manage to tie it all together to learning Spanish and accomplishing whatever you put your mind to. 😅 Let’s start the year off right together with successful routine to keep us on track to accomplish our goals. ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!Links:Mañanas milagrosas (Spanish Edition)The Miracle Morning (English Edition)The Libby by Overdrive AppLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most importa
27/12/202232 minutes 48 seconds
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La Rama: El Árbol Navideño Mexicano - The Branch: The Mexican Christmas Tree

La Rama is a traditional celebration that takes place throughout Mexico during the Christmas season. It is a festive event that usually occurs during the nine-day Posada processions, when villagers parade through their town singing villancicos and carrying a decorated branch. La Rama has been an important part of Mexican culture for centuries, representing joy and togetherness within communities. Learn how this unique tradition is celebrated in this episode.Links:036 - Las Posadas Navideñas Mexicanas | Mexican Christmas Parties037 - Diferencias Navideñas entre México y EEUU | Christmas Differences Between Mexico and the US141 - Villancicos Navideños | Christmas Carols<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/member
20/12/202224 minutes 58 seconds
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Villancicos Navideños - Christmas Carols

In this episode of the podcast, we take a look at the importance of Spanish Christmas carols and some notable examples of these songs. By listening to popular carols such as &quot;Campana sobre Campana&quot; or &quot;Los Peces en el Rio&quot; you’ll not only pick up useful vocabulary but also gain insight into the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries.Links:036 - Las Posadas Navideñas Mexicanas | Mexican Christmas Parties037 - Diferencias Navideñas entre México y EEUU | Christmas Differences Between Mexico and the USCheck out our Villancico Playlist on SpotifyLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet t
13/12/202231 minutes 48 seconds
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Lenguas e Identidad con Jo Franco - Languages and Identity with Jo Franco

Jo Franco is an entrepreneur, traveler, and polyglot. She&apos;s a first-generation immigrant from Brazil who has carved out a name for herself on social media in the travel, self-care, and language spaces. In this episode, Jo shares her story of how she has used language to create cultural bridges and navigate the world as someone who grow up surrounded by multiple cultures. She talks about how she has dealt with the conflicting emotions that come with being an immigrant, such as feeling disconnected from both her old and new cultures. Jo also shares how learning new languages gives her a sense of purpose and community while allowing her to express herself in meaningful ways. Finally, she shares how she motivates her community to use journaling as a tool for language learning and as a form of self-care and connection. Through this episode, you&apos;ll gain insight into the individual experiences of first-generation immigrants, as well as tips for using language
06/12/202229 minutes 54 seconds
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Errores Comunes del Español Parte 2 - Common Mistakes in Spanish Part 2

Making mistakes is part of learning a new language. Often these errors include using the wrong verb tense, forgetting to use gender agreement, or translating a phrase literally. While these mistakes can be frustrating, they are also opportunities to learn and improve your language skills. With a little practice and patience, you can avoid making these common errors and become a more confident Spanish speaker. In this episode, we take another look at some of the most common errors Spanish students make.Links:050 - Errores Communes del Español | Common Spanish MistakesLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a m
29/11/202227 minutes 40 seconds
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Las Mañanitas - The Little Mornings

If you want to fit in at a Mexican birthday party, there are a few things you need to know. One is the “mordida,” another is the piñata chant, and perhaps the most important is the traditional Mexican birthday song! In this episode, we share the lyrics and the meaning behind this unique song so that you can be prepared the next time you’re at a Mexican birthday party.Links:018 - Tradiciones de los Cumpleaños en México | Birthday Traditions in Mexico089 - El Curioso Origen de las Piñatas - The Curious Origins of Piñatas123 - Las Quinceañeras | Fifteenth Birthday CelebrationsLas Mañanitas - Vicente FernandezLevel up
22/11/202222 minutes 16 seconds
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El Secreto para Hablar Varios Idiomas - The Secret to Speaking Several Languages with Benny Lewis

Learning one new language is hard, but what about learning six? Does language learning get easier the more languages you learn? What’s the best way to learn quickly? In this episode, we sat down with interview Benny Lewis, world renowned polyglot and founder of Fluent in 3 Months, to find out.Links:Check out Benny’s blog, Fluent in 3 MonthsVisit Benny’s Facebook PageFollow Benny on Instagram@languagehacking@irlandesastreListen to Benny’s “Language Hacking Podcast&quot;Check out Benny’s book on Amazon: Language Hacki
15/11/202228 minutes 44 seconds
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Xoloitzcuintle, Perro Sagrado - Xoloitzcuintle, Sacred Dog

Hairless dogs aren’t often people’s first choice when adopting a new pet, but to the Aztecs, a curious breed of canine helped them cross into the underworld. In this episode, we explore the topic of the Xoloitzcuintle; the curious Mexican hairless dog breed with a fascinating history.Links:028 - Día de Muertos: Lo Que Tienes Que Saber | Day of the Dead: What You Need to Know135 - Día de Muertos: Respondemos tus Preguntas | Day of the Dead: We Answer Your QuestionsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz
08/11/202230 minutes 44 seconds
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Día de Muertos: Respondemos tus Preguntas - Day of the Dead: We Answer Your Questions

Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday that’s often misunderstood. Every autumn, people around the world turn to the internet to ask if it’s Mexican Halloween, where it comes from, and how it’s celebrated. So in this episode, we decided to answer some of the most commonly searched for questions about this fascinating celebration.Correction @ 00:10:27 : se quedan toda la madrugada hasta el dos de noviembre*Links:028 - Día de Muertos: Lo Que Tienes Que Saber | Day of the Dead: What You Need to Know029 - Calaveritas de Azúcar: Origen y Tradición | Sugar Skulls: Origin and Tradition082 - El Pan de Muerto | Bread of the DeadWhat is Day of the Dead?<a href='https://youtu
01/11/202229 minutes 4 seconds
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El Tejate: Bebida de los Dioses - Tejate: Beverage of the Gods

Mexico is rich in pre-hispanic traditions that you can still experience to this day. One of our favorites is a beverage you can taste in Oaxaca called “tejate.” This delicious corn and cacao-based drink has been used to help energize people for hundreds of years. Find out more in this episode where we interview doña Lucrecia, maker of some of the best tejate in Oaxaca.Links:Drink Tejate with Doña Lucrecia on our Oaxaca Spanish Immersion Retreat022 - Bebidas Tradicionales de Colima, México | Traditional Drinks of Colima, Mexico025 - El Chocolate: Un Regalo de México al Mundo | Chocolate: Mexico&apos;s Gift to the WorldCheck out our YouTube video &quot;Finding the Best Mezc
25/10/202233 minutes 26 seconds
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Pesadillas de Airbnb Parte 2 - Airbnb Nightmares Part 2

Airbnb can be a breath of fresh air from hotels or an absolute nightmare. We should know. We’ve stayed in over sixty of them. In this episode, we share our worst experience with Airbnb yet. It’s a harrowing tale about a filthy house, an out-of-state landlord, and two vengeful admins. This is an experience no one should ever have to go through.Links:088 - Pesadillas de Airbnb Parte 1 | Airbnb Nightmares Part 1Get 25% Off Trusted HousesittersLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz<a rel="payment" href="http
18/10/202230 minutes 56 seconds
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Frases Más Comunes del Subjuntivo - The Most Common Phrases of the Subjunctive Form

It’s every Spanish students’ worst enemy: the dreaded subjunctive form. This beast of a grammatical concept is too big to fit in one episode, but you would do well to know about and practice some of its most common uses in every day conversation. In this episode, we cover ten or so of the most common phrases that use the subjective mood in Spanish.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
11/10/202224 minutes 58 seconds
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Cultura y Cacao con Ervit de Chimalapa - Culture and Cacao with Ervit from Chimalapa

For most, chocolate is a sweet made for enjoying as a dessert or in a candy. But for some communities in Oaxaca, it’s a cultural tradition passed down from generation to generation, where even the question “when are we going to drink chocolate” has a deeper meaning. Find out what cacao and chocolate means to Ervit from Chimalapa Cacao con Origin in this interview.Links:Drink chocolate with Ervit &amp; Ruth on our Oaxaca Spanish Immersion RetreatCheck out Chimalapa Cacao con Origin&apos;s WebsiteFollow Chimalapa on Instagram025 - El Chocolate: Un Regalo de México al Mundo | Chocolate: Mexico&apos;s Gift to the WorldSelf-guided Chocolate Tour in Oaxac
04/10/202236 minutes 36 seconds
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Comidas Mexicanas Que No Conoces - Mexican Foods You Don’t Know About

Tacos, burritos, and guacamole - these are foods that everyone thinks of when they think of Mexican food. But Mexican cuisine goes much deeper than just tortillas and tomatoes. In this episode, we take a look at some of the Mexican dishes you’ve probably never heard of before.Links:013 - La Comida Mexicana | Mexican FoodLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
27/09/202229 minutes 22 seconds
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Palabras del Español que no Existen en Inglés Parte 3 - Words in Spanish That Don’t Exist in English Part 3

One of the funnest things about learning a new language is learning new words that don’t have an easy translation into English. In part three of our of our “Words in Spanish That Don’t Translate” series, we dive into even more uniquely Spanish vocabulary.Links:117 - Palabras del Español que no Existen en Inglés Parte 1 | Words in Spanish That Don’t Exist in English Part 1121 - Palabras del Español que no Existen en Inglés Parte 2 | Words in Spanish That Don’t Exist in English Part 2Película: Vivir Dos VecesLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of eac
20/09/202219 minutes 6 seconds
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8 Mitos Sobre México - 8 Myths About Mexico

Even if you’ve never been to Mexico before, you’ve probably still heard all about their giant sombreros, Cinco de Mayo, and the afternoon siesta… but how much of this is actually true? In this episode, we take a closer look at eight of the most common myths about Mexico.Links:056 - Cinco de Mayo075 - Sobre México | About Mexico104 - ¡Al Chile! - Chilis: Straight to the PointLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choi
13/09/202227 minutes 40 seconds
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Cómo Nos Impactó Ecuador - How Ecuador Impacted Us

Ecuador really surprised us. It’s a country that seems to have a little bit of everything. Unique flora and fauna, food, culture, and history. It also has something else that most other countries do not… the equator! In this episode, we take a deeper dive into what really stood out to us about this incredible country.Links:113 - Cómo nos Impactó Nicaragua | How Nicaragua Impacted Us114 - Sobre Ecuador | About Ecuador119 - Cosas Que Nos Gustan de Cuenca | Things We Like About Cuenca124 - El Español Ecuatoriano con Kevin | Ecuadorian Spanish with Kevin<a href='https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/episode/sysk-selects-h
06/09/202233 minutes 16 seconds
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¿Gringos Gentrificando México? - Gringos Gentrifying Mexico?

Travel and migration can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you can enrich yourself with unique experiences, pursue happiness abroad, and help the local economy by spending your limited resources in a new-to-you part of the world. On the other hand, too much tourism or immigration to a specific area can raise prices, pressuring the locals to move out, and dilute cultural elements that made the a place desirable to visit in the first place. This is a conversation that’s happening a lot right now in Mexico, and it’s something us travelers should be conscious of if we seek to minimize the potential harm we may cause to local economies. In this episode, we discuss gentrification in Mexico and what we can do to help protect the places we visit and migrate to.Links:057 - Una Vida Mejor por Menos | A Better Life for Less<a href='https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/22/business/mexico
30/08/202227 minutes 32 seconds
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10 Formas Inusuales de Ahorrar Dinero al Viajar - 10 Unusual Ways of Saving Money While Traveling

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, now it’s cheaper than ever... as long as you know how to take advantage of the these travel hacks. With our tips, you’ll learn everything from how to pay as little as $10/mo on cellphone service, how to fly for free, to how to pay little to nothing on accommodations. In this episode, we explore 10 unusual ways of saving money while traveling.Links:061 - Como Planear Viajes Significativos | How to Plan Meaningful Trips083 - Viaja Más por Menos | Travel More for Less112 - Usando el Transporte en México | Using Transportation in Mexico122 - Viajar Sin Pagar Renta | Traveling Rent Free<a href='https:
23/08/202239 minutes 36 seconds
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El Español Ecuatoriano con Kevin - Ecuadorian Spanish with Kevin

Ecuador is an incredibly beautiful and diverse country. During our time there, we learned a lot about what makes it special. Not only were the people warm and welcoming, but we learned quite a bit about the Ecuadorian way of speaking Spanish, including their sing-song tonality and unique slang. In this episode, we sat down with Kevin Maldonado from Free Walking Tours Cuenca to chat about Ecuadorian Spanish.Links:Get the interactive transcript of this episode for freeCheck out Free Walking Tours Cuenca&apos;s WebsiteFollow Free Walking Tours Cuenca on Instagram042 - Pura Vida con Carlota Morales | Pure Life with Carlota Morales<a href='https://youtu.b
16/08/202226 minutes 12 seconds
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Las Quinceañeras - Fifteenth Birthday Celebrations

Perhaps the most important rite of passage for women in Latin American countries is the Quinceañera. The time when a “girl becomes a woman” at the tender age of… 15. In this episode, we talk about where the tradition comes from, and whether they should bump the age back a few years.Links:121 - Palabras del Español que no Existen en Inglés Parte 2 | Words in Spanish That Don’t Exist in English Part 2018 - Tradiciones de los Cumpleaños en México | Birthday Traditions in Mexico028 - Día de Muertos: Lo Que Tienes Que Saber | Day of the Dead: What You Need to Know17 Años - Los Angeles Azules (Letra)Level <a hre
09/08/202229 minutes
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Viajar Sin Pagar Renta - Traveling Rent Free

When we tell people we travel around the world full-time, they often assumed we’re loaded. But travel doesn’t need to be expensive. In fact, it can be even cheaper than living in one spot if you do it right. House sitting has been a major resource for us when it comes to visiting new countries. Not only has it allowed us to get to visit exotic countries around Latin America, it has also saved us thousands of dollars. In this episode, we share how you can do the same.Links:Get 25% Off Trusted Housesitters057 - Una Vida Mejor por Menos | A Better Life for Less058 - Nómadas Digitales | Digital Nomads061 - Como Planear Viajes Significativos | How to Plan Meaningful Trips<a
02/08/202226 minutes 18 seconds
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Palabras del Español que no Existen en Inglés Parte 2 - Words in Spanish That Don’t Exist in English Part 2

We love taking a deeper look at differences in language, whether it’s comparing the accents of two different countries, or the words that one language has that another does not. In this episode, we take another look at some words that exist in Spanish that don’t have an exact single-word translation in English. Links:117 - Palabras del Español que no Existen en Inglés Parte 1 | Words in Spanish That Don’t Exist in English Part 1088 - Pesadillas de Airbnb Parte 1 | Airbnb Nightmares Part 1Piñata Song (YouTube)Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a word<l
26/07/202227 minutes 48 seconds
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Aprendiendo y Viajando con Fred - Learning and Traveling with Fred

Learning a language is more than just studying textbooks and grammar rules. At some point, you have to get out there and practice! Fred is a friend and student of ours who embodies this idea. He’s not afraid to get our of his comfort zone and practice his Spanish all over the world. And he’s done just that with us on our immersion retreats as well as with other Spanish schools in several different countries. Learn about his journey learning Spanish, the techniques he has used, and his mission to find the perfect place to retire in this special episode.Links:Spanish Immersion RetreatsNate and Andrea of Spanishland SchoolRosetta StoneRadio Ambulante (Podcast)Level up your Spanish with our P
19/07/202225 minutes 8 seconds
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Cosas Que Nos Gustan de Cuenca - Things We Like About Cuenca

Before we arrived in Cuenca, Ecuador, we didn’t really know what to expect. We had heard that it was a fairly popular expat destination, but that was about it. We weren’t expecting the beautiful rivers, clean walkways, excellent public transit, and variety of restaurants. It’s safe to say that this city is worth a visit, and for us, maybe even a place to live in the future. In this episode, we discuss some of our favorite things about Cuenca, Ecuador.Links:080 - La Ciudad Más Bonita de México con Laura Barrón | The Most Beautiful City in Mexico with Laura Barron114 - Sobre Ecuador | About EcuadorLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown
12/07/202223 minutes 28 seconds
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Comidas Callejeras de México - Street Food in Mexico

Mexican street food comes in many shapes, sizes, and degrees of spiciness. Sure, a lot of it has a corn base, a guiso, and salsa, but there’s much more to it than that. In this episode, we talk about some of the most popular Mexican street food - some of which may surprise you.Links:084 - Los Mejores Tacos del Mundo | The Best Tacos in the World043 - Tamales: Su Origen e Importancia | Tamales: Their Origin and ImportanceCandelaria in Oaxaca: Authentic Mexican Tamales Fresh From the Market (Video)Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going
05/07/202226 minutes 18 seconds
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Palabras del Español que no Existen en Inglés Parte 1 - Words in Spanish That Don’t Exist in English Part 1

One of the most beautiful things about learning a different language is discovering new words that don’t have an easy translation into English. Sometimes, one word in Spanish can translate into three or four words in our mother-tongue. In this episode, we’re sharing part one of some of of our favorite words in Spanish that don’t exist in English.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
28/06/202218 minutes 48 seconds
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Conversaciones en Español con Alba - Conversations in Spanish with Alba

Listening to real Spanish conversations is really one of the best ways to learn the language. That’s why we were thrilled to meet Alba and Joel, hosts of the podcast Conversations in Spanish and Other Languages. In this episode, we talked to Alba, who is from Spain, about working and teaching online, as well as learning and working through cultural and linguistic challenges. At the end of the interview, we share one of their podcast episodes about Alba’s breakfast routine in Spanish. We know you’ll enjoy it, so stick around until the end!Links:Conversations in Spanish &amp; Other Languages PodcastHelp Me Learn Spanish PodcastMini Stories to Learn Spanish Podcast<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/learn/
24/06/202247 minutes 11 seconds
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7 Frases Curiosas de Papás Mexicanos - 7 Curious Phrases from Mexican Dads

Fathers around the world are known to say some typical “dad” things. But what do dads say to their kids in Mexico? In this episode, we’re celebrating Father’s Day by sharing seven common things Mexican dads say. ¡Feliz día del Padre! Happy Father’s Day!Links:109 - 15 Frases de las Mamás Mexicanas | 15 Mexican Mom PhrasesGet 25% Off Trusted HousesittersLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
21/06/202215 minutes 40 seconds
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Sobre Ecuador - About Ecuador

Ecuador is a country that seemingly has it all. Located on the equator on the west cost of South America, the Republic of Ecuador is full of biodiversity. It’s home to beaches, mountains, volcanos, the Amazon, and the Galapagos Islands. It’s also where you’ll find the highest capitol in the world (Quito), a variety of climates, and ciudad “mitad del mundo,” the halfway point between the north and south poles. Find out more in this episode!Links:All countries in our “Country Series”Get 25% Off Trusted HousesittersSpanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown se
14/06/202230 minutes 43 seconds
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Cómo nos Impactó Nicaragua - How Nicaragua Impacted Us

Nicaragua is a country that caught us by surprise. After spending a month just outside of the city of Granada, we learned a lot about the people, culture, food, flora, and fauna of this not-so-touristy nation. We saw monkeys, people shaking their cars at the gas station, a lake in the crater of a volcano, and much more. Find out what we really thought about life in this Central American country in this episode.Links:107 - Sobre Nicaragua | About NicaraguaCheck out our Nicaragua Highlights (Reels) on InstagramGet 25% Off Trusted HousesittersLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English g
07/06/202232 minutes 15 seconds
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Usando el Transporte en México - Using Transportation in Mexico

If you’re trying to get around in Mexico, you have plenty of options. From luxury buses that go from state to state, to colectivo shuttles that’ll take you around town or between cities, there’s option to suite your needs. In this episode, we cover the different types of transit in Mexico and how to use them.Links:068 - Todo Sobre el Tequila | All About Tequila7 Best Tips for Renting a Car Abroad (Budget Travel in Mexico and Beyond)The Copper Canyon and El Chepe Train in Mexico (YouTube Video)Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important
31/05/202226 minutes 8 seconds
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7 Formas en las que Latinoamérica me Cambió - 7 Ways That Latin America Changed Me

The saying goes that “travel changes you.” Well, living in Latin America has certainly changed me. I never thought I’d be taking a special pill once a year, checking my shoes before I put them on, or a number of other things that have now become habit. In this episode of the podcast, we explore seven ways that living in Latin America has changed the way I live.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
24/05/202223 minutes 41 seconds
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Viajes que Benefician al Mundo - Travels that Benefit the World

What do you imagine when you think of the word “travel?” If you’re like me, thoughts of laying on the beach with a cold drink come to mind, or perhaps a hike in an exotic location. But there are many different types of travel, and our beach example is just one type: the care-free vacation. In this episode we explore other travel options that will not only enrich your life, but the lives of the places you visit. Join us as we talk to Camilo, our Chilean friend from Worldpackers, about traveling to make a difference and much more.Links:Get $10 Off WorldpackersEnter code SPANISHANDGO at checkoutCheck out Camilo’s listing on WorldpackersThe Lingoda Sprint: An Honest ReviewSign up for Lingo
17/05/202242 minutes 10 seconds
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15 Frases de las Mamás Mexicanas - 15 Mexican Mom Phrases

Tough love can sound pretty tough… especially if you’re a kid in trouble with your Mexican mom. While a lot of things that moms say to their children are fairly universal in any language, you’ll be shocked to hear what some moms say in Mexico to get their children to behave. In honor of Mother’s Day, In this episode we explore 15 of the most common things Mexican moms say to their kids.Links:3 Funny Things Mexican Moms Say (YouTube Video)106 - El Desayuno Más Típico de México Que No Conoces | The Most Typical Mexican Breakfast No One Told You AboutLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most importan
10/05/202225 minutes 36 seconds
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Errores en la Música en Español - Errors in Spanish Music

Learning Spanish by listening to music can be a powerful tool in your toolbox, but you can&apos;t necessarily trust everything you hear. Musicians make mistakes too... sometimes on purpose. In this episode, we explore ten different Spanish songs with grammatical errors.Links:Errors in Spanish Music Spotify Playlist051 - La Vida y Muerte de Selena | The Life and Death of SelenaLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz<a rel="payment" href="https://spanishandgo.com/suppo
03/05/202226 minutes 10 seconds
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Sobre Nicaragua - About Nicaragua

While Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, it’s often overlooked as a tourist destination. In this episode of the podcast, we dive into tons of interesting facts about Nicaragua, including some of the best things to do in the country.Links:069 - Sobre Puerto Rico | About Puerto Rico075 - Sobre México | About Mexico099 - Sobre Guatemala | About GuatemalaGet 25% Off Trusted HousesittersFollow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe to our YouTube Channel<a href='https://spanishandgo.com
26/04/202233 minutes 44 seconds
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El Desayuno Más Típico de México Que No Conoces - The Most Typical Mexican Breakfast No One Told You About

What’s crunchy, spicy, and the perfect cure for a hangover? The answer might surprise you. It’s chilaquiles! And for whatever reason, they’re not nearly as common in the U.S. as they are in Mexico. Learn how to prepare this traditional Mexican dish with May’s mom Oly in this special episode of the podcast.Links:013 - La Comida Mexicana | Mexican Food017 - El Origen de la Comida Tex Mex | The Origin of Tex Mex Food022 - Bebidas Tradicionales de Colima, México | Traditional Drinks of Colima, Mexico043 - Tamales: Su Origen e Importancia | Tamales: Their Origin and Importance<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/the-best-tacos-in-t
19/04/202221 minutes 34 seconds
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Residente Mexicano en Un Día - Mexican Residency in One Day

Ever since we got married, we wanted both of us to be able to travel to and live freely in each other’s country. That’s one of the main reasons why we decided to take the first step towards getting my Mexican citizenship, and that’s by getting Mexican residency. In this episode, we tell you more about the process, the cost, our experience, and everything you need to know about becoming a Mexican resident through marriage. Check it out here!Links:Blog post: How to Apply for Mexican Residency Fast055 - Mi Camino Hacia la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 1 | My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 1063 - Mi Camino a la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 2 | My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 2<a href='https://spanishandgo
12/04/202225 minutes 40 seconds
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¡Al Chile! - Chilis: Straight to the Point

Chili pepper is so common in Mexican food, that the first question many people ask before taking a bite is “It is spicy?” In this episode, we explore Mexican chili peppers, where they come from, which ones are the hottest, and much more. ¡Al chile!Links:013 - La Comida Mexicana | Mexican Food025 - El Chocolate: Un Regalo de México al Mundo | Chocolate: Mexico&apos;s Gift to the World068 - Todo Sobre el Tequila | All About Tequila084 - Los Mejores Tacos del Mundo | The Best Tacos in the WorldLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you
05/04/202230 minutes 10 seconds
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15 Frases Muy Mexicanas - 15 Very Mexican Phrases

¡Aguas! Mexican Spanish is well-known for its peculiar slang and unique sayings. In this episode, we go beyond “chido” and explain fifteen of the most common Mexican words and phrases. Links:021 - Español Callejero | Street Spanish086 - Las Groserias Mexicanas con Mextalki | Mexican Swear Words with MextalkiLa video con “el cholo”Spanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz<
29/03/202226 minutes 2 seconds
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Es Que No Tengo Tiempo - I Just Don’t Have the Time

Have you ever caught yourself saying “I’d love to… I just don’t have the time”? I know I have. But the truth is, it’s likely not true at all. We have time for the things that are important to us. Or put another way, we make time for the things that are important to us. In this episode, we dive deep into how to find and make time for what’s important to us.Links:044 - Esto Sabotea Tu Motivación | This Sabotages Your Motivation065 - Ser Autodidacta | To Be an Autodidact085 - Cómo Aprendería Español de Cero | How I’d Learn Spanish from Scratch091 - Año Nuevo, Vida Nueva | New Year, New Life<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/the-
22/03/202224 minutes 26 seconds
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Chapinismos con Krista Pérez - Chapinisms with Krista Perez

Spanish is a diverse language, so it’s no surprise that Guatemala would have its own unique vocabulary and phrases. Located just south of Mexico, we expected to hear a lot of similarities with Mexican Spanish, but I wasn’t expecting to learn about a whole different way of addressing people. Vos tenés? Find out about some of the most popular Guatemalan Spanish words and phrases, or chapinismos, in this episode with our friend and Guatemalan hostess, Krista Perez.Links:099 - Países: Guatemala | Countries: GuatemalaGet $10 Off WorldpackersEnter code SPANISHANDGO at checkoutCheck out Krista’s listing on WorldpackersLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipG
15/03/202227 minutes 10 seconds
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Celebramos con tus Favoritos - Celebrating with your Favorites

Doing 100 of just about anything non-stop is a lot, which is why this week we’re celebrating 100 episodes of the Learn Spanish and Go podcast! We’ve crossed a number of major milestones since we’ve started, and it’s all thanks to you. So in this episode, we let you guys choose your favorite episodes from the past couple of years. Special thanks to Adrian, Rob, Linda, and Kavan for your submissions! And thank you for your support. Here’s to the next 100!Links:052 - El Primer Aniversario del Podcast | The First Anniversary of the Podcast051 - La Vida y Muerte de Selena | The Life and Death of Selena010 - Español Mexicano vs Español de España | Mexican Spanish vs Spain Spanish with Notes in Spanish<a h
08/03/202228 minutes 46 seconds
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Sobre Guatemala - About Guatemala

Guatemala is a country in Central America known as the “Land of the Eternal Spring.” Join us for our third episode in our Country Spotlight series as we take a look at this incredible country full of culture, volcanos, coffee, and so much more.Links:007 - COVID-19 y el Futuro del Turismo | COVID-19 and the Future of Travel019 - Reflexiones del Confinamiento | Reflections on Confinement069 - Sobre Puerto Rico | About Puerto Rico075 - Sobre México | About MexicoGet $10 Off WorldpackersSpanish Immersion Retreats<a href='ht
01/03/202237 minutes 54 seconds
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La Educación en México con Natalia Hinojosa | Education in Mexico with Natalia Hinojosa

1¢ per year of college?! Register early or get stuck with night school? In this episode, we explore what the Mexican education system, and what May and our Membership Manager Natalia’s experience was like going through it.Links:080 - La Ciudad Más Bonita de México con Laura Barrón | The Most Beautiful City in Mexico with Laura BarronSpanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
22/02/202233 minutes 38 seconds
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Curiosidades de la Bandera Mexicana - Curiosities About the Mexican Flag

There’s a lot more going on with the Mexican flag than meets the eye. In this episode, we talk about some curious facts about Mexico’s flag, its evaluation, and what’s going on with the eagle eating a snake at the center of it all.  Find out more in this episode.Links:023 - La Independencia de México | Mexico&apos;s Independence034 - La Revolución Mexicana | The Mexican Revolution056 - Cinco de Mayo087 - La Virgen de Guadalupe como Símbolo Mexicano | The Virgin of Guadalupe as a Mexican SymbolLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wo
15/02/202230 minutes 22 seconds
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Lugares Más Románticos de México - Mexico’s Most Romantic Spots

France, Italy, Argentina… These are some of the countries most people tend to think of when they think of a romantic getaway. But why not Mexico? We always say there’s something for everyone in Mexico, and there’s no shortage of romantic locations to visit just south of the U.S. border. In this episode, we explore Mexico’s top romantic locations, as well as a few of our personal favorites.Links:045 - San Valentín | Saint ValentineSpanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz<a rel="
08/02/202222 minutes 42 seconds
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El Secreto para Salir del Estancamiento - The Secret for Overcoming the Plateau

Feeling stuck? No matter what the skill you try to master, there comes a point for everyone where they plateau. It’s normal. But unless you’re determined to take action, you’ll probably just stay there. So if you want to get unstuck and overcome the dreaded plateau, this episode is for you.Links:Get $10 off your first month  month of Baselang065 - Ser Autodidacta | To Be an Autodidact076 - Hacer Que el Aprendizaje Se Te Pegue | How to Make Learning Really Stick085 - Cómo Aprendería Español de Cero | How I’d Learn Spanish from ScratchPeak: Secrets from the New Science of
01/02/202219 minutes 52 seconds
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Nos Agarró el Cobicho - The COVID Bug Got Us

It was bound to happen. We got COVID-19. After two years of avoiding getting ill from the pandemic that has affected everyone’s lives, we too caught the bug. In this episode, we share our experience getting COVID-19 and overcoming the illness.Links:007 - COVID-19 y el Futuro del Turismo | COVID-19 and the Future of Travel019 - Reflexiones del Confinamiento | Reflections on Confinement047 - Viajando Durante la Pandemia | Traveling During the PandemicLevel up your Spanish with our podcast membershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over
25/01/202225 minutes 24 seconds
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¿México ya no quiere más gringos? - Does Mexico Not Want Any More Gringos?

Mexico has a long standing reputation of being extremely welcoming to tourists. After all, how many other countries do you know of that will let you stay for up to 180 days without submitting any prior paperwork? Well, it appears that those days may be coming to an end. Mexico has begun cracking down on people who routinely take advantage of the FMM entry pass into Mexico by limiting the days some visitors can stay significantly. Find out what you can do to get the most amount of time possible in Mexico, and what it means for us in this episode.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz
18/01/202227 minutes 2 seconds
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La Cuesta de Enero - The January Slope

After the holidays, many people who live in Spain and Latin America have to deal with the “January Slope” or “January Struggle.” This cultural phenomenon in Spanish-speaking countries is an interesting difference that many people in the U.S., myself included, don’t have to deal with. But what’s the deal? Why is this notorious month of financial overwhelm a thing? Listen as we explore La Cuesta de Enero in-depth in this episode.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizSupport the show
11/01/202221 minutes 16 seconds
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Año Nuevo, Vida Nueva - New Year, New Life

We couldn’t be more ready for a new year. 2021 left us with so many gifts that left us feeling freer than ever to pursue our dreams and to accomplish our mission of sharing every Spanish-speaking country with you. And now with 2022 here, it’s the perfect time to put the pedal to the metal. It’s the perfect time to pursue your own dreams and take steps for a happier and healthy you. In this episode, we talk about our goals for 2022, and how we plan to help you on your journey to learn Spanish and travel the world. Join us, and let us know what you’re excited about this year!Links:Send us an emailLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension
04/01/202220 minutes 4 seconds
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Un Vistazo al 2021 - A Look Back at 2021

2021 has been a year of incredible growth. It was an opportunity for us to get out and start exploring again, and it was a massive year for the podcast. This week, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on our favorite episodes and accomplishments of the year. Don’t miss our favorites and a chance to share yours for episode 100!Links:049 - Mexicanas Chigonas | Badass Mexican Women051 - La Vida y Muerte de Selena | The Life and Death of Selena060 - El Santo de los Narcos | The Saint of Narcos067 - Supersticiones Mexicanas | Mexican Superstitions086 - Las Groserias Mexicanas con
28/12/202127 minutes 12 seconds
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El Curioso Origen de las Piñatas - The Curious Origins of Piñatas

Piñatas are without a doubt one of Mexico’s most well known traditions. They are present in many of the most common celebrations in the country like birthdays, posadas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and even baptisms and baby showers.Although most people in the world immediately associate piñatas with Mexico, they likely came from a rather unexpected place. Find out more in this episode.Links:018 - Tradiciones de los Cumpleaños en México | Birthday Traditions in Mexico036 - Las Posadas Navideñas Mexicanas | Mexican Christmas Parties037 - Diferencias Navideñas entre México y EEUU | Christmas Differences Between Mexico and the US<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/the-best-tacos-
21/12/202124 minutes 10 seconds
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Pesadillas de Airbnb Parte 1 - Airbnb Nightmares Part 1

Platforms such as Airbnb have revolutionized travel, making it more affordable than ever to stay awhile in exotic locations around the world. But it’s not all sunshine and roses. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you could end up staying at a dump with cockroaches and bed bugs. Believe us. We’ve stayed at dozens of Airbnbs, and our first experience turned out to be one of our worst experiences.Links:007 - COVID-19 y el Futuro del Turismo | COVID-19 and the Future of Travel047 - Viajando Durante la Pandemia | Traveling During the Pandemic057 - Una Vida Mejor por Menos | A Better Life for Less058 - Nómadas Digitales | Digital Nomads<a hr
14/12/202120 minutes 10 seconds
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¿La Virgen de Guadalupe o María? - The Virgin of Guadalupe or Maria?

Is the Virgin of Guadalupe the same person as the Virgin Mary? This is a question that I’ve had for years, but it wasn’t until May and I sat down to record this episode of the podcast that it all made sense. Religion plays such an important role in Mexican culture, so even if you’re not Catholic or even religious for that matter, it’s helpful to understand the significance of this important Mexican figure: La Virgin de Guadalupe.Links:039 - Día de Reyes | Three Kings&apos; Day060 - El Santo de los Narcos | The Saint of NarcosLa Guadalupana SongLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown sect
07/12/202127 minutes 26 seconds
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Breakdown: Las Groserías Mexicanas con Mextalki

This is a free audio of the Breakdown Section for episode 086 of the podcast.If you&apos;d live to get access to the PDF document that accompanies this audio and all the other materials for this episode, check out our Podcast Membership here:https://spanishandgo.com/membership Support the show
30/11/202128 minutes 26 seconds
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Las Groserias Mexicanas con Mextalki - Mexican Swear Words with Mextalki

Swearing. Cursing. Slang. These are common elements of language that don’t get a lot of attention in academia for being “improper,” “overly casual,” or just plain old rude. But this is the type of language you’ll likely encounter on the streets, in movies, and on social media. While you don’t need to use these words to be fluent in Spanish, it’s certainly still useful to know what they mean. Vulgar as it may be, this is the way many people speak, so we’d be doing you a disservice to not explain at least some Mexican groserias. So in this episode, we sit down with Diego and Efraín from Mextalki to dive in to their favorite subject: Las groserias mexicanas.Links:Mextalki Podcast WebsiteMextalki YouTube ChannelMextalki Facebook Page<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/origin
30/11/202131 minutes 26 seconds
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Cómo Aprendería Español de Cero - How I Would Learn Spanish from Scratch

Learning a new language can be intimidating. The journey is full of twists and turns. Some days you feel like you’re making progress, and others feel like you’ve forgotten everything you’ve been studying. I’ve been there. I’ve never considered myself a “language guy,” but through hard work and persistence, I became fluent in Spanish.In this episode we go over a brief history of how I learned Spanish, but more importantly we talk about what I would do differently if I were starting from scratch. This is what I wish someone had told me when I was first getting started.Links:001 - El Inicio de Todo | The Beginning of Everything006 - ¿Puedes Aprender Español Sin Estudiar Gramatica? | Can You Learn Spanish Without Studying Grammar?<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/learn/ho
23/11/202126 minutes 46 seconds
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Los Mejores Tacos del Mundo - The Best Tacos in the World

Tacos: The definitive Mexican food. And we’re not talking about the hard-shell with shredded cheese variety. We’re talking about the authentic Mexican soft tortilla with all the fixings kind. But where do they come from? What are the most popular ones? How much does a typical taco cost in Mexico? Which ones are our favorites? Find all that out and more in this episode.Links:013 - La Comida Mexicana | Mexican Food017 - El Origen de la Comida Tex Mex | The Origin of Tex Mex FoodSpanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the mos
16/11/202132 minutes 46 seconds
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Viaja Más por Menos - Travel More for Less

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, it’s possible to travel for $50 a day or less in most countries. May and I regularly travel around Mexico for as little as $40 a day. How is this possible? Over the years we’ve discovered a number of resources and methods for lowering our costs while maximizing our experiences around the world. In this episode, we share four of our best tips for traveling on a budget.Links:057 - Una Vida Mejor por Menos | A Better Life for Less061 - Como Planear Viajes Significativos | How to Plan Meaningful TripsWorldpackersTrustedHousesitters“How to Travel the World on $50 a Day” by Matt Kepnes (Nomadic Matt)<
09/11/202132 minutes 28 seconds
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El Pan de Muerto - Bread of the Dead

Who knew bread could have such a colorful and creepy history? In this episode we talk about pan de muerto or “bread of the dead.” Where does it come from? What does it mean? Where can I get the chocolate filled kind? We answer all these questions and more.Links:028 - Día de Muertos: Lo Que Tienes Que Saber | Day of the Dead: What You Need to Know029 - Calaveritas de Azúcar: Origen y Tradición | Sugar Skulls: Origin and TraditionWhat is Day of the Dead?Experience: Michoacan and Day of the DeadLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t
02/11/202125 minutes 46 seconds
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La Llorona y Otras Leyendas Latinoamericanas - The Weeping Lady and Other Latin-American Legends

Have you heard about the Llorona (The Weeping Lady)? Legend has it that if you listen carefully, you might just hear her crying in the distance for her deceased children. Latin American culture is full of stories that are passed down from generation to generation. All of these tales were new to me when I first visited Mexico, and if you’re a believer, some are enough to make your hair stand on end. In this episode, we take a deep dive into some of the most popular legends in Mexico and Latin America.Links:028 - Día de Muertos: Lo Que Tienes Que Saber | Day of the Dead: What You Need to Know029 - Calaveritas de Azúcar: Origen y Tradición | Sugar Skulls: Origin and TraditionDay of the Dead in Michoacan [Morelia, Patzcuaro, Janitzio, Tzintzuntzan]<a href='https://youtu.be
26/10/202125 minutes 34 seconds
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La Ciudad Más Bonita de México con Laura Barrón - The Most Beautiful City in Mexico with Laura Barron

Mexico is a big country with a variety of foods, cultures, and climates. But what do we think is the most beautiful city in the country? For us, it’s Guanajuato! A UNESCO World Heritage city located in the heart of the country with the best of everything Mexico has to offer. Learn a bit about this incredible part of Mexico, what makes it so special, and how you can experience it yourself. In this episode, we sit down with Laura Barrón, our assistant teacher and guide on our Spanish Immersion Retreats to talk about this magnificent city.Links:057 - Una Vida Mejor por Menos | A Better Life for LessA Better Life for Half the Price - 2nd Edition by Tim LeffelSpanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast Membership<
19/10/202131 minutes 56 seconds
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Cómo Mejorar tu Pronunciación - How to Improve Your Pronunciation

Improving your Spanish pronunciation is an important part of your language journey. Not only does speaking clearly greatly improved your chances of being understood correctly, but it will also help you sound more natural when you speak and help build your confidence. In this episode, May and I talk about how to improve your Spanish pronunciation.Links:Your One-Stop Guide to Vowels in Spanish [Las Vocales - A E I O U]How to Roll Your Rs in SpanishEp. 042 - Pura Vida con Carlota Morales | Pure Life with Carlota Morales44 Spanish Tongue Twisters: The Ultimate Guide [With Audio]Level up your
12/10/202114 minutes 12 seconds
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Tres Años en Puerto Rico - Three Years in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is an incredible place to visit, but what is it like to live in “La Isla del Encanto?” After three years of living on the island, we share our thoughts about the pros and cons of life in paradise.Links:Living in Puerto Rico: 17 Things You Should KnowEp. 055 - Mi Camino Hacia la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 1 | My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 1Ep. 063 - Mi Camino a la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 2 | My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 2Ep. 069 - Sobre Puerto Rico - About Puerto RicoSurviving an Earthquake in Spanish [Important Vocabulary]Level up your Spanish
05/10/202126 minutes 12 seconds
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El Chupacabras: ¿Mito o Realidad? - The Chupacabras: Myth or Reality?

From Bigfoot to the Loch Ness Monster, mythical creatures have been a source of intrigue worldwide for millennia. Are there creatures that exist just outside of view? In this episode, we explore the ever-evasive chupacabras, a creature that has both terrified and baffled populations in Latin America and beyond. Is it real? Where does it come from? Find out that and much more in this episode.Links:Ep. 072 - Animales de la Calle | Street AnimalsTracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore.” by Benjamin RadfordSpecies (Movie)Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended
28/09/202126 minutes 18 seconds
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Hacer Que el Aprendizaje Se Te Pegue - How to Make Learning Really Stick

Ever learn something new in Spanish, only to find what you “learned” has gone out the window the moment you try to use it in a regular conversation? Who hasn’t!? If you’re like most people who don’t automatically remember new concepts or vocabulary right away, then this episode is for you. Learn how to make what you learn in Spanish really stick so you can use it in everyday conversations.Links:Check out BaselangUse our link to get $10 off your first month of unlimited Spanish lessons.Check out italkiAnki - Flashcards to Learn SpanishSpanish Immersion RetreatsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you d
21/09/202120 minutes 12 seconds
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Sobre México - About Mexico

Did you know there are almost 70 languages recognized as “National Languages” in the country? But that’s not all, it’s estimated that there are around 364 languages spoken all over Mexico! For our second episode in the series about Spanish-speaking countries, we decided to highlight May’s country and share some valuable and interesting information with you. So, this episode is all about Mexico; Its population, geography, most important cities, money, weather, and much more!Links:Spanish Immersion RetreatsExperience: Michoacan and Day of the DeadEp. 028 - Día de Muertos: Lo Que Tienes Que Saber | Day of the Dead: What You Need to KnowEp. 043 - Tamales: Su
14/09/202130 minutes 30 seconds
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Lo Malo del Mes de la Herencia Hispana - The Bad of Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month was established to recognize what Hispanic and Latinos have brought to the world in terms of culture and history, but it isn’t without its critics. Often such holidays that are meant to honor different groups of people become overcommercialed and don’t do much to advance general knowledge about what these groups actually contribute to the world. So in this episode, we dive into what this holiday means for some, and how you can better celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major,
07/09/202129 minutes 12 seconds
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Dificultades del Español - Difficult Things About Spanish

Spanish is difficult to learn for a number of reasons. Not only are there differences in word order and accents when compared to English, but you also need to keep track of which words are masculine and feminine. In this episode, we talk about how to overcome these struggles to make the learning process easier. Stay tuned for part two…Links:Why Spanish Is So Hard to Understand [4 Quick &amp; Easy Tips]10 Hard Words to Pronounce in Spanish | Vlogmas 20How to Type Spanish Accents on Mac and iPhoneLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and ph
31/08/202126 minutes 36 seconds
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Animales de la Calle - Street Animals

Street animals are a common sight in many Spanish-speaking countries. And it seems no matter where we go, we either find them, or they find us. We’ve both helped to foster and find forever homes for many animals over the years, and in this episode, we wanted to share some of those stories with you as well as a number of ways you can help. Whether you’re on the road or flying home, you can help animals in need find their way off the streets and into a caring family.Links:The Triumphant Return of Pita the Dog // Our Expat Life in MexicoSign up to TrustedHousesittersAll Sato Rescue (ASR)The Humane SocietySave a SatoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast Memb
24/08/202130 minutes 28 seconds
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5 Estafas de Viajes Más Comunes - 5 Most Common Travel Scams

Travel is an exciting opportunity, but it’s not risk-free. Scammers have come up with clever ways to take advantage of unsuspecting visitors abroad. Unfortunately, running into someone who’s looking to take advantage of you is a matter of when, not if. But such a situation doesn’t have to end up with you getting ripped off. In this episode, we explore some of the most common travel scams, and what you can do (and say) to keep you and your money safe.Links:The Ultimate Guide to Travel Banking [How to Get the Best Exchange Rate and More]Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz</
17/08/202127 minutes 40 seconds
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Hispano o Latino, ¿Cuál es Correcto? - Hispanic or Latino, Which is Correct?

Do you know when to use Hispanic or Latino? What about Latinx or Chicano? If you don’t, you’re not alone. Even Latinos get confused! In this episode, we take a deep dive into what these different terms actually mean and when to use them. But the answer isn’t always black and white.Links:Experience: The Copper Canyon - Las Barrancas del CobreLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Annette Baesel, Jill Heichelb
10/08/202126 minutes 50 seconds
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Sobre Puerto Rico - About Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is fascinating place with a complicated history and unique culture. For whatever reason, it’s not often a topic that’s covered in schools in the U.S… even though it’s a U.S. territory. As part of a new “country overview” series on the podcast, we share a brief rundown of Puerto Rico – a place we’ve called home for the past two and a half years.Links:Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico: Pink Lakes, El Faro, and Playa SuciaHow to Visit the Bioluminescent Bay in Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto RicoThings to Do in Culebra, Puerto RicoLiving in Puerto Rico: 17 Things You Should KnowUnd
03/08/202128 minutes 48 seconds
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Todo Sobre el Tequila - All About Tequila

Nothing says “Mexico” like tequila. In this episode, we talk about the origins of this quintessential Mexican drink, where it’s produced, how it’s made, how it compares to its cousin mezcal, and more. ¡Salud!Links:“Traditional Drinks You’ve Never Heard of Before” VideoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Annette Baesel, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Rebecca D Robison, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer, Deb Shroyer, RamPandaPuss, Josh Powell, Hoy Shih, Neil Moore, Jennif
27/07/202126 minutes 4 seconds
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Supersticiones Mexicanas - Mexican Superstitions

Are you superstitious? If you’ve ever gone out to shew away an owl or flipped a saint figure up-side-down, you just might be Mexican. As a skeptic myself, I was shocked by how superstitious Mexican culture can be. Many Mexicans go out of the way to hedge their bets against the forces of evil in some fascinating ways. In this episode, you’ll learn about 10 different popular superstitions in Mexico.Links:Ep. 066 - Shamanism in MexicoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adria
20/07/202121 minutes 34 seconds
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Chamanismo en México - Shamanism in Mexico

Shamanism isn’t just lore from thousands of years ago–it’s still practiced today in Mexico and in many other countries throughout the world. In this episode, we talk about four of the most prominent modern shamans from Mexico, what they were known for, and our thoughts on the custom.Links:Sign up for italkiLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Annette Baesel, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Rebecca D Robison, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer, Deb Shroyer, RamP
13/07/202131 minutes
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Ser Autodidacta - To Be an Autodidact

There’s a common path for becoming skilled and knowledgeable for practically every profession. Usually this means a degree from an accredited University. But what if you could learn anything you put your mind to on your own?In this episode, we talk about what it means to be self-taught. Are you an autodidact?Links:TrustedHousesittersLinkedIn LearningSkillshareUdemyLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizT
06/07/202128 minutes 2 seconds
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Choques Culturales en las Calles de México - Culture Shocks in the Streets of Mexico

In this episode, we take a look at some of the culture shocks of experiencing Mexico as a foreigner when it comes to observing life from the streets. Learn about topes, pedestrian right of way, J-walking, and much more.Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Annette Baesel, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Rebecca D Robison, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer, Deb Shroyer, RamPandaPuss, Josh Powell, Hoy Shih, Neil Moore, Jennifer Wilson, Paula Lisowsky, Joseph Scriba, Linda Easthope, and DJ Brasier.<a rel="payment" href
29/06/202131 minutes 56 seconds
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Mi Camino a la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 2 - My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 2

In this episode, May and I pick up where we left off in talking about May’s journey towards becoming a US citizen. After years of going through the various stages of immigration, this episode details the conclusion of an eight-year process. So, how long does it really take to become a US citizen? Listen to find out that and much more.Links:Ep. 055 -  Road to American Citizenship Part 1Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Je
22/06/202134 minutes 46 seconds
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Mercados y Tianguis Mexicanos - Mexican Markets and Tianguis

Maybe you don’t think of local markets as places full of culture and history, but Jim and May are here to change your mind.This week, they chat about the definitions and differences between Mexican “mercados” and “tianguis,” which basically are two common types of markets.You can learn a ton from the local farmers and artisans. Check out the episode to discover more!Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Annette Baesel, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Rebecca D Robison, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin
15/06/202127 minutes 18 seconds
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Como Planear Viajes Significativos - How to Plan Meaningful Trips

Jim and May, who have travel down to a science, share their tips and advice with others who might need a little help planning a big trip!Sure, we all can agree that the first step is to decide where you want to go, but when do I buy flights? Where do I stay and how do I know what activities to do? And how can I do all this on a budget?Get the most out of your trip with a little planning! Create beautiful memories that you’ll never forget. Check out the episode for more details.Links:WorldpackersMexican Immersion Retreats with Spanish and Go!Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrase
08/06/202133 minutes 18 seconds
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El Santo de los Narcos - The Saint of Narcos

This week Jim and May cover an interesting topic, Jesús Malverde, better known as a saint of the narcos, or drug traffickers in Mexico. Malverde, who many people pray to, is not in fact recognized by the Catholic Church like most saints, but a saint that people come to in a time of need for not necessarily “pious” matters. It’s grown to be a cultural thing. Check out the episode to learn more about Malverde and the story of his supposed assassination.Links:Ep. 023 - Mexico’s IndependenceLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our pat
31/05/202125 minutes 44 seconds
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La Habilidad Más Importante para Hablar Español - The Most Important Ability for Speaking Spanish

Ok, so you’re having a conversation in your target language. What&apos;s the most necessary component of conversation?Having an extensive vocabulary? Understanding how grammar works? Perfect pronunciation? Or maybe….comprehension!Jim and May agree that comprehension is what’s most important because if you don’t understand what someone is asking you, you can’t even begin to reply!This week they go over a bunch of ways to improve comprehension.Links:How to Say I Don’t Understand in Spanish VideoEp. 020 - Filler Words in SpanishTry Pimsleur to improve your Spanish!Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a word<
25/05/202128 minutes 30 seconds
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Nómadas Digitales - Digital Nomads

Although some of us are with the times and know that being a digital nomad is completely possible, picking up your living and traveling the world - all while making money on your time, a lot of people don’t have a clue where to start!This episode is for you guys! Jim and May not only break down how they became digital nomads, but they list over 14 very specific ways to make money while living abroad. The age of the Digital Nomads is here.Links:057 - A Better Life for Less MoneyMatt the Expert Vagabond WebsiteLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension wit
18/05/202126 minutes 45 seconds
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Una Vida Mejor por Menos Dinero - A Better Life for Less Money

Most of the time, we think of people moving to the US to see their “American Dream” fulfilled.But more and more, people are leaving places like the US and Canada for countries with a lower cost of living. Like Mexico!We figure that if you’re learning a new language then you probably have double the interest in a potential move. Check out the episode to hear all the details!Links:International LivingNumbeo: Cost of LivingA Better Life for Half the Price by Tim LeffelThe 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy FerrissLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going ove
11/05/202131 minutes 34 seconds
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Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is upon us yet again. Do you have plans with your friends to celebrate at your favorite Mexican restaurant with mountains of tacos? Or possibly at home with lots of margaritas and maybe a sombrero or two?May 5th commemorates the Mexican victory over the French in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla. Jim and May give us the run-down on the history behind Cinco de Mayo. If you think it’s all about Mexican Independence Day, you’d be wrong, so check out the episode to find out more!Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adr
04/05/202129 minutes 12 seconds
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Mi Camino Hacia la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 1 - My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 1

This week Jim and May take on a topic that isn’t discussed enough - the long, stressful road to American citizenship!Join them as they reveal the beginning half of their journey, from May, getting tourist visas and eventually her green card in 2013, to just a few weeks ago when they finally sent in the paperwork to apply for full citizenship.Find out why Ciudad Juarez is so important to this particular process, and who had to sign papers for May to represent her as a potential caretaker in case of financial emergencies.Links:063 - Mi Camino a la Ciudadanía de EEUU Parte 2 | My Journey to U.S. Citizenship Part 2Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going ove
27/04/202134 minutes 34 seconds
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Nuestra Relación Intercultural - Our Intercultural Relationship

At last, it’s been 10 years since Jim and May met in Mexico for the first time. They reminisce on how far they’ve come and also offer advice to couples on a similar path.Learn about how they met online, their marriage story, and getting “lost in translation” when meeting each other’s families in the beginning.If you are in a similar situation with your partner, it could help to hear about their journey. Check out the episode to hear more!Links:033 - Getting to Know Veracruz with No Hay TosLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz</u
20/04/202132 minutes 38 seconds
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Aprender a Través de Historias con Olly Richards - Learn Through Stories with Olly Richards

Meet Olly Richards, polyglot and founder of the StoryLearning method. Olly, who is originally from England, explains that his path as a polyglot began when he was 19 with French as his second language.Jim and May pose the question of the psychological fears surrounding adults and language learning, while Olly shares his opinions on how kids actually learn vs what he considers a myth.Check out his “I Will Teach You a Language” platform - website, YouTube channel, podcast. Just another gentle reminder, there is a method out there for everybody. You have to search for it. If you are still trying to find a resource that works for you- maybe this is the one!Links:Olly Richards’ WebsiteOlly Richards’ YouTube ChannelI Will Teach You a Language Podcast<a href='https:/
13/04/202129 minutes 38 seconds
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El Primer Aniversario del Podcast - The First Anniversary of the Podcast

Wow! It’s been a whole year since the team started this podcast journey!This week we simply take a step back to review the process. Jim and May reflect on the top 5 most popular episodes over the last year.It’s like a little blast from the past. Tune in for little snippets of the episodes, while Jim and May chat about what each episode meant to them.Links:Ep. 003 - Magic Towns of MexicoEp. 010 - Mexican Spanish vs Spain Spanish with Notes in SpanishEp. 036 - Mexican Christmas PartiesEp. 041 - 5 Secrets to Fluency<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/pura-vida-wit
06/04/202138 minutes 22 seconds
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La Vida y Muerte de Selena - The Life and Death of Selena

This week we discuss the life and success of Selena Quintanilla, the Mexican-American singer and probably one of the biggest Latina stars ever!She met a tragic fate in 1995 at the age of 23, but she managed to garner an incredible amount of fame before that. Her path is an interesting one partly because growing up in Texas, being Mexican-American made her occupy a unique space. Learn all about her journey and also the facts of how someone close to her ultimately ended her life.Links:049 - Mexicanas Chigonas017 - El Origen de la Comida Tex MexLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going
30/03/202134 minutes 49 seconds
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Errores Communes en Español - Common Mistakes in Spanish

Get ready to learn 9 of the most common mistakes that students make when they are learning Spanish. Maybe you&apos;re making them too? In English, sometimes we use certain verbs interchangeably, but it doesn&apos;t always work the same in Spanish.Jim points out how patient May has been while helping him on his Spanish journey since he used to make a lot of these mistakes all the time, but she confirms that if you&apos;re making mistakes, then you&apos;re learning. Not only do they review these mistakes, but they also provide tips on how to fix them. Check out the episode and let us know what other mistakes you used to make in the past.And that’s so true! Don’t get discouraged by your mistakes, just get motivated to improve your speaking!Links:The Most Common Mistakes Spanish Students Make<a href='https://youtu.be/
23/03/202133 minutes 59 seconds
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Mexicanas Chingonas - Badass Mexican Women

As March is Women&apos;s History Month, it&apos;s only right that we highlight some pretty badass women&apos;s achievements, both in the past and in the current moment.Most of us know about Frida Kahlo, Salma Hayek, and maybe even Kate del Castillo, but Jim and May share their list of 5 Mexican women that you need to know.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Russ Moore, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Rebecca D Robison, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer, Deb Shroyer, RamPa
16/03/202127 minutes 43 seconds
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Español Boricua con Speaking Latino - Puerto Rican Spanish with Speaking Latino

Tune in this week as Jared and Diana from Speaking Latino joins Jim and May to chat about their Spanish learning resources for Spanish students and teachers alike.One of their biggest hits is a work called &quot;Speaking Boricua,&quot; which is all about Puerto Rican Spanish. In the episode, both parties remark about how Puerto Rican Spanish is full of African influence, how the letter &quot;R&quot; becomes an &quot;L&quot; a lot of the time, and why Spanglish is such a big deal in everyday life.Jared and Diana give their opinion on code-switching and even give some advice for new Spanish students.Links:Speaking Latino WebsiteBuy “Speaking Boricua”Ep. 016 - Code Switching<a href='https://www.youtube.com/c/Speakinglatino/
09/03/202130 minutes 30 seconds
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Viajando Durante la Pandemia - Traveling During the Pandemic

This week, Jim and May catch everyone up with their personal experiences traveling during the pandemic and compare the different cities they’ve visited during this difficult time.Get an idea of how Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the US, differ from each other when it comes to handling the pandemic.Also, listen for a few tips for those eager travelers who plan on catching flights soon. Travel responsibly!Links:Trapped Abroad in Guatemala VideoSafest Place to Be in the US Right Now? Live StreamEp. 007 - COVID-19 and the Future of TravelEp. 019 - Reflections on ConfinementLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast Membership<
02/03/202132 minutes 11 seconds
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Cómo Entender a los Nativos - How to Understand Natives

“Help! I’m studying Spanish, but I can’t understand native speakers when they ask me something!” or the classic, “I don’t have anyone to practice with!”Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.Learning to have a natural conversation is probably the hardest part of learning a language.What the process is really about is finding a balance between genuinely advancing your target language vocabulary (and grammar too of course!) and allowing your brain to do its job. A lot of communication is subconscious. Remember how you learned your first language as a child. You listened and listened and listened….until one day you tried to speak. And then some words, and then sentences, and then out of nowhere - you were a pro.As long as you practice consistently, your brain will do the rest.Jim and May share a few funny stories this week about having difficulties understanding each other’s families while learning their target language. And they provide tips on com
23/02/202129 minutes 10 seconds
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San Valentín - Saint Valentine

We started off this week with Valentine’s Day, or “El Día del Amor y la Amistad” in Mexico. Of course, most of us are familiar with celebrating love on this day with gifts or romantic gestures, but how did Valentine’s day come to be?Jim and May run down the list of stories surrounding the origin of Valentine’s Day.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Rebecca D Robison, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer,
16/02/202124 minutes 36 seconds
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Esto Sabotea Tu Motivación - This Sabotages Your Motivation

Where do we find the motivation to do things we want to accomplish in life? How do we stay consistent in order to reach our goals?Jim and May give advice about how to overcome the mental blocks that everyone has.Links:Forbes: The Science Behind MotivationSign up for our newsletter for motivation, tips, reviews, and moreLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adri
09/02/202125 minutes 5 seconds
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Tamales: Su Origen e Importancia | Tamales: Their Origen and Importance

Out of the foods that we know and cherish today, how many do we actually know the origins of?Take tamales for example - they are so important to Latin American gastronomy, especially in Mexico. But where did they come from? When were they first introduced to society?Learn about the history and importance of this traditional food in this episode!Links:Episode 039 - Día de ReyesDay of the Dead in Michoacán VideoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast
02/02/202134 minutes 22 seconds
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Pura Vida con Carlota Morales

Join Jim and May as they chat with Carlota Morales, a Tica who breaks down everything you need to know about her country - from ecotourism and typical food, to what makes Costa Rican Spanish so different from other Spanish-speaking countries.If you’ve never been to Costa Rica, you’ll definitely add it to your bucket list by the end of the episode!Links:PlaneterraDe Carlota: Handmade, Ethically-made, and Wearable ArtWorldpackersNiños de GuatemalaCarlota’s InstagramLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended b
26/01/202145 minutes 20 seconds
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5 Secretos para la Fluidez - 5 Secrets to Fluency

Are you having a hard time expressing yourself in Spanish? Do you get nervous or feel embarrassed about having to speak the language? Have you struggled to find a way to use your Spanish in a real context?Don’t worry, these are common concerns of most people learning a second language and in this week’s episode, Jim and May share their 5 tips to success when it comes to achieving Spanish fluency. Links:Special promotion for the new Podcast Membership Plus! Episode 040 - Políglota Después de los 70Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comp
19/01/202128 minutes 34 seconds
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Políglota Después de los 70 - Entrevista con Steve Kaufmann | Polyglot after 70

Learning multiple languages when you’re young is hard enough, but can you imagine at 70? In this episode, Jim and May interview Steve Kaufmann, linguist, polyglot, and co-founder of LingQ, a platform designed to expand your language skills.Links:Check out LingQLingoSteve - Steve Kaufmann’s YouTube ChannelLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Annette Baesel, Christian Go
12/01/202133 minutes 28 seconds
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Día de Reyes - Three Kings' Day

January 6th pretty much wraps up the holiday season in most Spanish-speaking countries with Día de Reyes, or Three Kings’ Day.It’s a holiday that’s an important part of Mexican culture, showing us how important religion, tradition, and family are to so many across the country.Links:More about Día de ReyesEp. 038 - Christmas Differences Between Mexico and the USLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:<
05/01/202125 minutes 18 seconds
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Propósitos de Año Nuevo - New Year's Resolutions

Got any New Year’s resolutions, anyone? Maybe getting back into the gym, taking that trip you’ve always wanted, or even starting a business?People bring in the new year differently all over the world, but the one thing most countries have in common is making New Year’s resolutions.  Jim and May chat about different traditions that people have and compare how they celebrated the holiday growing up. Links:Atomic Habits by James ClearThe Power of Habit by Charles DuhiggSpanish and Go New Year’s Traditions VideoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehe
29/12/202036 minutes 5 seconds
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Diferencias Navideñas entre México y EEUU - Christmas Diferences Between Mexico and the US

Christmas is finally here after a very long year. Ever wonder how people in Mexico celebrate the holidays? Jim and May compare their own holiday traditions growing up. After listening to the episode, can you name any more differences? How does your personal experience compare?Links:Christmas in Mexico vs US videoPodcast Episode 036 - Las Posadas Navideñas MexicanasLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Rom
22/12/202034 minutes 25 seconds
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Las Posadas Navideñas Mexicanas - Mexican Christmas Parties

Around Christmastime in Mexico, you’ll start to hear a lot about “las posadas navideñas” - all the little Christmas parties leading up to Christmas Eve. Learn about these Mexican Christmas parties and how they’re celebrated in this episode.Links:Día de Reyes VideoPedir Posadas songLa Guadalupana songEpisode 022 - Traditional Drinks of Colima, MexicoEpisode 018 - Birthday Traditions in MexicoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in Eng
15/12/202023 minutes 50 seconds
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El Empredimiento en México con How to Spanish - Entrepreneurship in Mexico with How to Spanish

Meet Ana and David, creators of How to Spanish. Originally from Mexico City, they have a podcast and two YouTube channels, all focusing on improving your Spanish-speaking skills.Jim and May chat with them this week about online entrepreneurship in their experience, and what it&apos;s like to be an entrepreneur in Mexico.Links:How to Spanish Podcast WebsiteHow to Spanish Podcast YouTube ChannelHow to Spanish TV YouTube ChannelHow to Spanish PatreonLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going
08/12/202030 minutes 51 seconds
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La Revolución Mexicana - The Mexican Revolution

For all the history buffs out there, we have a fascinating topic this week: The Mexican Revolution.Jim and May dive into the reasons behind the movement and the prominent figures like Porfirio Diaz, Francisco I. Madero, and Pancho Villa.Links:Sign up for the Lingoda Sprint here!Get $11 off your deposit with code WIN22Read the rules before signing up!Mexican Independence Podcast Episode 023Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple
01/12/202033 minutes 52 seconds
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Conociendo Veracruz con No Hay Tos - Getting to Know Veracruz with No Hay Tos

This week Jim and May chat with Héctor and Beto from No Hay Tos about the Mexican state of Veracruz. Links:“Mi Tierra Veracruzana” by Natalia LafourcadeNo Hay Tos Podcast WebsiteNo Hay Tos Youtube ChannelNo Hay Tos PatreonLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy W
24/11/202037 minutes 20 seconds
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Los Orígenes de la Palabra Gringo - The Origins of the Word Gringo

Where does the word gringo come from? Is it offensive? Learn about six popular theories about the origins of the word “gringo.” Which one do you think is true?Links:“Green Grow the Rushes” Song“Green Grow the Lilacs” SongLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Cindy Sanchez, R
17/11/202031 minutes 30 seconds
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El Camino es el Destino - The Journey is the Destination

In this episode, Jim and May share what their motto means to them, and why they created Spanish and Go. The process of anything can be beautiful and sometimes people lose sight of that because they’re focused on racing towards the end goal - the destination. Learn to appreciate the journey. It&apos;s ultimately what matters most.Links:Spanish and Go Youtube ChannelImmersion Retreats with Spanish and GoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:
10/11/202027 minutes 43 seconds
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¿Español Africano? Entrevista con Monanga Bueneke - African Spanish? Interview with Monanga Bueneke

Did you know that there’s a country in Africa where Spanish is the official language? Learn all about Equatorial Guinea in this week’s episode featuring YouTuber and Equatoguinean, Monanga Bueneke.Links:Monanga Bueneke’s YouTube ChannelLa Finca de Sampaka VideoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbe
03/11/202034 minutes 48 seconds
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Calaveritas de Azúcar: Origen y Tradición - Sugar Skulls: Origen and Tradition

One symbol you can see a lot in Mexico around this time of year is the skull. But death is not the only meaning behind it.Learn about the history and origins of the famous Mexican sugar skulls in this week&apos;s episode.Links:Episode 28 - Día de MuertosDay of the Dead VideoMexico City’s Historic District: Centro HistóricoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Roma
27/10/202026 minutes 40 seconds
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Día de Muertos: Lo Que Tienes Que Saber - Day of the Dead: What You Need to Know

El Día de Muertos is celebrated across Mexico on November 2nd. It is believed that around this time, the veil between this world and the spirit world is thinner.Jim and May talk about the significance of the holiday in Mexico and how it’s celebrated. There’s more depth to this holiday than a lot of people realize, so check out the episode to learn a little more! Links:Day of the Dead VideoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol,
20/10/202031 minutes 8 seconds
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Las Telenovelas

Have you heard of telenovelas? They’re similar to soap operas, but with a couple of key differences. Of course, there are crazy plot twists, unrealistic romances, and unexpected drama. But this week, Jim and May go deeper and chat about the origins of these shows and their impact on Latin culture today.Links:List of Telenovelas on NetflixLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy War
13/10/202031 minutes 28 seconds
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Su Casa No Es Mi Casa - Their House Isn't My House

Moving to another country is something that not nearly enough people get to experience in their lifetime. Jim and May explore some of the pros and cons of living in another country in this week’s episode. They have lived in the US together, and now Puerto Rico, with substantial time in between traveling throughout Mexico. After hearing their experience, hopefully, you can try it out for yourself in the future. Vale la pena.Where would you go? Or, if you already live abroad, can you relate?Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian,
06/10/202033 minutes 35 seconds
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El Chocolate: Un Regalo de México al Mundo - Chocolate: A Gift From Mexico to the World

Everyone’s favorite dulce, chocolate, is running the show this week.In this episode, Jim and May cover the history and cultural origins of one of the world’s favorite foods. Links:Junajpu: Award-winning Guatemalan Chocolate con ChileOur Trip to GuatemalaMesoamerica TimelineHistory of Chocolate (Video in English)How Modern Chocolate is Made (Video in Spanish)Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your compreh
29/09/202035 minutes 4 seconds
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¿Español en un Mes? - Spanish in a Month? Entrevista con Connor Grooms

Is it possible to learn a language in a month?Connor Grooms, the CEO of Baselang, certainly seems to think so. One of the programs his company offers was founded on the guarantee that you can go from “zero to conversational in one month.”Links:Get $10 off your first month of unlimited Spanish lessons with BaselangConnor’s Spanish in a Month DocumentaryAnki - Flashcards to Learn SpanishMimic Method - Speak Like a NativeLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choi
22/09/202036 minutes 12 seconds
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La Independencia de México - Mexico's Independence

Ever heard of “El Grito?” Does “¡Viva México!” sound familiar? How about Miguel Hidalgo or “el Pípila?” Learn about these important figures in the history of Mexico’s Independence Day in this week’s episode.Links:[Video] “Guanajuato’s Silver Mining History”: https://youtu.be/SzfjTVKCancLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie Boden, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Jean Lorio, Cindy Sanchez, Rebec
15/09/202034 minutes 12 seconds
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Bebidas Tradicionales de Colima, México - Traditional Drinks of Colima, Mexico

Tuba, tejuino, tepache... These are just a few of some of the most refreshing drinks you can find in Colima, Mexico.Colima may be tiny, but it’s full of surprises. There’s a drink for everyone here and hope you get a chance to taste each of them.Links:“Traditional Drinks You’ve Never Heard of Before” VideoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie Boden, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez,
08/09/202032 minutes 8 seconds
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Español Callejero - Street Spanish

This week, Jim and May talk about the Spanish from the streets, not from textbooks. How people actually talk in everyday life is not the same as what you tend to find with traditional language study material.Mentioned in this episode: Episode 021 - Muletillas del EspañolWhat is the RAE: La Real Academia of SpainEpisode 04: Neutral SpanishRadio Ambulante Spanish PodcastHow to Order Food in Spanish VideoGrocery Shopping in Spanish VideoLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast Membership</
01/09/202028 minutes 22 seconds
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Muletillas del Español - Filler Words in Spanish

Can you have an entire conversation without saying “um” or “like?”These words are examples of filler words, or muletillas, that people use all the time in order to organize their thoughts as they speak.It’s completely natural and learning how to use them in Spanish will actually help you sound more like a native!This week, Jim and May share popular filler words that are used throughout Latin America, and also words specific to certain countries.Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenn
25/08/202024 minutes 32 seconds
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Reflexiones del Confinamiento - Reflections on Confinement

Obviously, this year has been one for the history books. Both Jim and May check in with everyone this week to reflect on their journey through the pandemic and quarantine. They recognize that the ability to adapt is key in times like this, where the impact of COVID-19 has been felt in everyone’s life.Tune into this week’s episode to check out the details and more!Links:Our podcast on “COVID-19 and the Future of Travel”Spanish and Go: check out our YouTube channelLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multip
18/08/202030 minutes 46 seconds
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Tradiciones de los Cumpleaños en México - Birthday Traditions in Mexico

Birthday or block party?There’s always a reason to celebrate, especially in Mexico! This week, Jim and May run down the ways that set Mexican birthdays apart.From the music and food, to the piñatas and cake, check out the latest episode to see how everything goes down.Having just celebrated her birthday a few days ago, listen as May gets nostalgic and looks back on the very first birthday she can remember. She also sings some of the popular songs you typically hear at a Mexican party, including Las Mañanitas and the piñata song!Jim laughs as he recalls the first time he realized getting your face smashed into your cake is a classic move at these parties. He also clarifies how birthdays in the States are totally different!May shares the process of setting up the piñata for the kids, and the importance of karaoke for the adults.Maybe you’ll even add one of these traditions to your next party!Related links:<l
11/08/202034 minutes 56 seconds
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El Origen de la Comida Tex Mex - The Origens of Tex Mex Food

Burritos. Nachos. Chimichangas. Fajitas. Ever wonder where these dishes came from? Although a lot of Americans tend to think of these items as “Mexican food,” they are in a category of their own: Tex Mex.Find out this week what exactly brought the southern States and northern Mexico together in a way that resulted in its own regional cuisine.Links:Ep 13: La Comida Mexicana - Mexican Food: https://spanishandgo.com/podcast/mexican-foodLearn about real authentic Mexican food. Hint: It’s not Doritos locos tacos.Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you
04/08/202026 minutes 12 seconds
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Alternancia de Código - Code Switching

When you hear people speaking Spanish, do you often hear them slip in any English words or words that sound just like something you’d say in English? Well, it’s probably code-switching you are hearing, which is the topic of the week!In this episode, Jim and May compare code-switching to “Spanglish” in order to teach us the difference. They in fact are very similar, but not quite the same. Links:Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie Boden, Annette Baesel, Christian G
28/07/202028 minutes 4 seconds
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Cómo Superar Tu Miedo a Hablar Español - How to Get Over Your Fear of Speaking Spanish

We all know that feeling when someone asks you a question in Spanish that you don’t understand. Or that feeling of anxiety when you want to say something, but you don’t know the words. The good news is, it doesn’t always have to be this way. But you have to take the necessary steps to get over your fear. And that is exactly what Jim and May break down in this episode. How to get over your fear of speaking Spanish. Listen to their struggles about getting over the fear of speaking, and get some solid advice about how to conquer those fears.Links:How to Say I Don&apos;t Understand in Spanish: 7 Different WaysUse this video to learn multiple ways to get your conversation partner to clarify or repeat what they just said.Level up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a
21/07/202029 minutes 6 seconds
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Español Colombiano - Colombian Spanish with Andrea de Spanishland School

This week Andrea from Spanishland School and the Españolistos podcast joins us to shed some light on the Spanish spoken in her country: Colombia. May and Andrea discuss regional differences and accents across Colombia, popular expressions, and even a few ways that this accent is different from those you’ll find in Mexico or Puerto Rico.Links:Check out Spanishland SchoolIn-depth explanation of “vos” in Colombia and other parts of Latin AmericaLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your c
14/07/202031 minutes 5 seconds
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La Comida Mexicana - Mexican Food

In this episode, we discuss everyone’s favorite topic: FOOD.Jim and May jump right into what authentic Mexican food is. They cover typical ingredients that you might already know: corn, chiles, avocado; and some that you might not think about like hominy, cactus, and pumpkin.Links:Breakdown of common Mexican food ingredients: https://www.asenzya.com/trending-flavors/authentic-mexican-ingredients/How to Order Food in Spanish: https://spanishandgo.com/learn/how-to-order-a-meal-in-spanishLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your c
07/07/202029 minutes 48 seconds
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Ser Fluido en Español - To Be Fluent in Spanish

What does it mean to be fluent in a language? How long does it take?In this episode, Jim and May dissect what it means to be fluent and how to get there.Jim goes into depth about his own journey and what methods he used to achieve fluency in less than 2 years.Links:State Department of Language Categories[VIDEO] How Jim learned Spanish[ARTICLE] How Madison (one of our writers) learned SpanishMargarita Madrigal’s Magic Key to SpanishDuolingoSupport us on PatreonLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the
30/06/202032 minutes 44 seconds
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Dichos Graciosos en Español - Funny Sayings in Spanish

Have you heard the phrases “la carne de burro no es transparente” or “la suerte de la fea, la bonita la desea” before? Literally, the first one translates to “the donkey meat isn’t transparent,” and the other, “the ugly’s luck, the beautiful want.” But what do they truly mean?In this episode, Jim and May break down multiple Spanish idioms: common phrases that native speakers use that might be hard to understand for Spanish learners.Links:[VIDEO] 21 Must-Know Food Related Saying and IdiomsLevel up your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:
23/06/202025 minutes 37 seconds
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Español Mexicano vs Español de España - Mexican Spanish vs Spain Spanish with Notes in Spanish

This week, Ben and Marina from Notes in Spanish join Jim and May to talk about the differences between Spanish and culture in Mexico and Spain.Ben, an Englishman, and Marina, a Madrileña (from Madrid, Spain), started the first Spanish learning podcast back in 2006. Not only do they host an incredibly popular podcast, but their work also inspired Jim and May to start an online business. Needless to say, it&apos;s is a huge honor to have them on the podcast.In the episode, the two couples discuss the distinctive dialects of Mexican and Spain Spanish, as well as their similarities and differences.Links:Notes in Spanish: Learn Spanish with Ben and MarinaThis podcast helped Jim tremendously when he was starting out with Spanish. Ben and Marina offer transcripts, worksheets, and more for their podcast episodes.<a hr
16/06/202040 minutes 48 seconds
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México vs Puerto Rico - Mexico vs Puerto Rico

In this episode, Jim and May talk about some of the biggest differences they&apos;ve noticed between living in Mexico and Puerto Rico.Links:Why Is Puerto Rican Spanish so Hard?Level Up Your Spanish with our Podcast Membership Get the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a word Listen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrases Test your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz Thank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie Boden, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Kim Kaleta, Jean Lorio, Cindy Sanchez, Rebecca D Robison, Simon Larsson, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer, Deb Shroyer, Adam Tinkoff, RamPandaPuss
09/06/202032 minutes 36 seconds
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La Verdad Sobre la Vida de Pueblo en México - The Truth About Life in a Mexican Town

In this episode, Jim and May discuss the advantages and disadvantages of living the small town life in Mexico. Learn about the typical routine of people living in these pueblos, and how different the lifestyle can be from the big city.Links:Tradition Mexican Drinks You’ve Never Heard of BeforeRecorded in Comala, Colima MexicoLevel Up Your Spanish with our Podcast Membership Get the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a word Listen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrases Test your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz Thank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible:Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie B
02/06/202037 minutes 22 seconds
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COVID-19 y el Futuro del Turismo - COVID-19 and the Future of Travel

In this episode, Jim and May discuss how COVID-19 has made an impact in Puerto Rico and the world, and also how they predict it will affect the future of the tourism industry. They go into detail regarding the toque de queda, or curfew, placed on the streets of Puerto Rico from 7 pm- 5 am. The mission of Spanish and Go has always been bringing you closer to every Spanish speaking country in the world through videos and the podcast. And travel is necessary to make that happen.Obviously, COVID-19 has paused this mission and led to the cancellations of immersion retreats, travel plans, and experiences. Find out what direction they think the whole tourism industry will take, and how the way people travel will likely change. Topics include everything from destinations that they believe will become more popular, to hospitality amenities, to prices. Hear the details by tuning into the newe
26/05/202032 minutes 19 seconds
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¿Puedes Aprender Español Sin Estudiar Gramatica? - Can You Learn Spanish Without Studying Grammar?

Do you dread studying grammar, or do you embrace it? In this episode, Jim and May discuss whether or not grammar is necessary to learn a language.Listen as May describes the five stages of language acquisition so that you can identify the stage you are currently in.Jim explains so many key tools that he used in his Spanish learning journey, including Margarita Madrigal’s Magic Key to Spanish and his completion of one of Lingoda’s Language Marathons (now Sprint).Tune in to find out if the grammar is as important as people think, and what that means for you.Links:The Lingoda Marathon: An Honest ReviewDuolingo Short Stories<a href='https://spanishandgo.com/get
19/05/202033 minutes 24 seconds
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Diferencias Culturales Entre México y Estados Unidos - Cultural Differences Between Mexico and the United States

Standing before the bus stops? The check at the restaurant never comes? In this episode, Jim and May talk about what cultural differences are and the ones that they have noticed between Mexico and the United States.Listen as they share stories of their experiences and interactions with each other’s cultures. They tackle differences in lifestyle, values, and even public transportation. Some things you might be familiar with, but others are sure to surprise you.Links:Culture Shock MX vs US: A first time visitor’s perspectiveLevel Up Your Spanish with our Podcast Membership Get the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a word Listen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrases Test your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz </
12/05/202033 minutes 9 seconds
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¿Existe el Español Neutro? - Does Neutral Spanish Exist?

In this episode, Jim and May discuss the concept of “neutral Spanish.” Does it exist? Who speaks it? Do some countries have a more neutral accent than others? Find out here.Links:Related BBC VideoLevel Up Your Spanish with our Podcast Membership Get the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a word Listen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrases Test your comprehension with a multiple choice quiz Thank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible: Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Rajano Gray, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie Boden, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Kim Kaleta, Jean Lorio, Cindy Sanchez, Rebecca D Robison, Simon Larsson, Wylie Hargrove, Kri
05/05/202030 minutes 50 seconds
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Pueblos Mágicos de México - Magic Towns of Mexico

In this episode, Jim and May talk about Mexico’s Pueblos Magicos. What they are, their differences and similarities, some advantages and disadvantages of the Pueblos Magicos Program, and cultural aspects of life in these towns.Links:Support Us on PatreonLevel Up Your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible: Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Rajano Gray, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie Boden, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Kim Kaleta, Jean Lorio, Cindy Sanchez, Rebecca D Robis
28/04/202029 minutes 34 seconds
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¿Sólo Te Hablan en Inglés? - Do They Only Speak to You in English?

In this episode, Jim shares some of his tips on what to do when a Spanish native speaker only talks to you in English. Listen in to practice your Spanish, and get even more tips so that you know what to do when you find yourself in a similar situation. Links:The Bioluminescent Bay at Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto RicoLevel Up Your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipGet the full transcript of each episode so you don’t miss a wordListen to an extended breakdown section in English going over the most important words and phrasesTest your comprehension with a multiple choice quizThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible: Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Rajano Gray, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Mariso
21/04/202029 minutes 8 seconds
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El Inicio de Todo - The Beginning of Everything

In this episode, Jim and May talk about how it all started. May is a teacher with a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages Education. She was born in Manzanillo, a small port city of the state of Colima in Mexico. When May had just graduated from college she was looking for a way to keep practicing her English and improving her pronunciation. A friend told her about a website where she could do just that. Jim is a gringo with a passion for adventure. Born in Rochester, Minnesota. Jim is an audio and video producer who had built a fascinating career in the music scene of his city. Recording all kinds of musicians in his studio he felt like he needed a new challenge. That’s when a friend told him about the same website May has just signed up for italki. That’s how Jim and May met back in 2010. After months of chatting and Skyping, they finally met in real life in
14/04/202024 minutes 6 seconds
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Learn Spanish and Go Trailer

Welcome to the Learn Spanish and Go podcast! In this episode, we talk about who this podcast is for, what topics we&apos;ll cover, and how to get the most out of each episode. Sign up for our Podcast Membership here!Follow us on social media to stay connected and up to date about new episodes @SpanishandGo.Links:Support us on PatreonLevel Up Your Spanish with our Podcast MembershipThank you to our patrons for making this podcast possible: Tiansheng Lian, Jennifer Wilson, Nicolas Romano, Rajano Gray, Adrian Major, Jenny, Christy Warne, Marisol, Russ Moore, Sallie Boden, Annette Baesel, Christian Gonzalez, Jill Heichelbech, Kim Kaleta, Jean Lorio, Cindy Sanchez, Rebecca D Robison, Simon Larsson, Wylie Hargrove, Kristin Royer, Deb Shroyer, Adam Tinkoff, RamPandaPus
07/04/20206 minutes 43 seconds