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Learning Spanish by Actively Speaking in Spanish

DID YOU KNOW that the average number of languages spoken by a person globally is 1.58? This means that, on average, the person next to you has enough knowledge of a non-native language to survive in a different country. On the other hand, DID YOU KNOW that Spanish is the second most “native-spoken” language and …

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four stereotypes spanish people

IT’S A LIE: FOUR STEREOTYPES ABOUT SPANISH PEOPLE

There are so many stereotypes out there about pretty much any country in the world. We think about the Japanese and we could say “karaoke singing”, the Colombian “salsa dancing”, the Russian… well they are Russians. But More often than not these stereotypes are far from reality. So let’s explore these four stereotypes about Spanish …

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Renting an Apartment in Madrid

Spanish Words You Need to Know to Rent in Madrid

Spanish Words You Need Know When Renting in Madrid For ex-pats moving to Madrid for the first time, renting an apartment or flat can be intimidating. If you have just arrived and haven’t started your Spanish lesson courses at Viva Spanish yet, you might not know the necessary Spanish words to communicate. No need to …

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Guide to Lavapies

Lavapies: Viva Spanish’s Favorite Madrid Neighborhood

Lavapies Neighborhood Guide   There is always something happening in the historic neighborhood of Lavapies. This central Madrid neighborhood is the most multicultural and diverse in the city. Colorful murals decorate the pastel pink, yellow, and orange buildings. The streets cut through steep hills causing dramatic one-of-a-kind views. Lavapies is the place to go for …

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Thanksgiving in Madrid

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Spain as an Ex-pat

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Spain as an Ex-pat   Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I am encouraged to spend a mere Thursday gorging myself on turkey and pie, without any of the pressure of gift-giving. What could be better?  Many English teachers and other ex-pats arrive in Spain at the beginning of …

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Top 5 Activities Post Covid in Madrid

Top 5 Activities To Do in Madrid Post Covid

It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a crazy and stressful year for everyone all over the world! Even though we had months with no freedom to leave our house due to being possibly exposed to the virus, it seems that us Madrileños (people living in Madrid) are now heading back out slowly, and …

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Earn money as a student in Madrid

Five Ways to Earn Money as a Student in Madrid

Are you moving to Madrid as a student and you’re not sure on how to earn money? Keep on reading to find out how to earn money as a student in Madrid!   1. Work jobs bartending or waiting tables   Everyone knows that students usually have a tight schedule, with not much room during …

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