Odd Spanish Expressions: Subirse a las Barbas

The Spanish and their facial hair-related idioms are like the Kardashians and their children’s names. We don’t know how they came up with them, but hate them or love them, they’re there! Just because it’s accepted doesn’t make it seem…

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Odd Spanish Expressions: Ser la leche

It seems like the Spaniards feel pretty passionate about their milk. There is already a way to swear in spanish that involves taking a shit in some milk, but in this expression, milk can be a positive thing! To say…

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Odd Spanish Expressions: Flipar

So let’s say you have a really crazy/juicy story or piece of gossip to tell your friends that you know is going to blow their minds. In this case, you might want to begin by using the popular expression, “Vas…

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Learning Spanish in Madrid

When moving to a country that speaks a different language, we usually have this romantic vision of naturally learning it’s language over time. After a few weeks abroad, it’s easy to notice how untrue that vision is! For most of…

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Odd Spanish Expressions : Sujeta-velas

We’ve got many versions of this expression in english – third wheel, odd one out, three’s a crowd, tagging along. This is a comical phrase for those who seem to be stuck in that awkward situation where a hangout turned into…

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Odd Spanish Expressions: Mola

You know when something is so cool, so amazing and so exciting that you can’t find the words to express how you feel? Well, now you have one – mola. To say something is “mola” is to say its simply…

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