Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad

Merry Christmas everyone, and Feliz Navidad! As we take time this holiday season to reflect on the year, we feel grateful to have had the chance to work with so many wonderful people. It’s been a busy year, with lots of work but also lots of fun and learning. All around us we continue to see the power of language to bring people together, and the beautiful process of learning through cultural exchange. Now as we prepare for the end of the year and look forward to a new year, we believe even more strongly in the beauty and importance of every language, and in the potential for language study to foster understanding and cooperation between people. We’re very excited for the new developments, challenges and joys this year will bring. Thank you all so much for your support of our business, and we wish you a wonderful holiday season! Happy holidays to all!

Friday Flashcard: Spanish Winter Sports Vocabulary

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! Hope that you’re all enjoying your week and are ready for the weekend! We’ll be staying at home for the holidays, but many of our friends and neighbors  are preparing to leave for winter vacations. And one of the most popular choices is a ski vacation! Though outdoor winter sports and activities are a little bit too cold for me, many people enjoy the crisp air and the experience of being outdoors in the elements. So for this week’s Friday flashcard we compiled a list of Spanish winter sports vocabulary words. We know that there are many, many more, but these are some of the ones that we found. What are some of your favorite winter sports? Do you have some words to add to our list? We hope that wherever you are, that you are getting a chance to enjoy some of your favorite pastimes, whether they be indoors or outdoors. Until next time! 

  • winter= invierno 
  • winter sports= deportes de invierno
  • mountains= montañas
  • mountaineering= alpinismo
  • go up= subir
  • go down= bajar
  • to slip= resbalar
  • to ski= esquiar
  • alpine ski= esquí alpino
  • skis= esquís
  • ski boots= botas de esquí
  • ski poles= bastones de esquí
  • ice skating= patinaje sobre hielo
  • figure skating= patinaje artístico
  • speed skating= patinaje de velocidad
  • ice skates= patines de hielo
  • biathlon= biatlón
  • curling= curling 
  • hockey= hockey 
  • the sled= trineo 
  • snow= nieve 

Flashcard Friday: Spanish Cold Weather Words

Hello everyone, and Happy Friday! We hope that you’re all enjoying your week and are staying warm if it’s chilly where you are. Here in Germany it’s very cold, and getting colder by the day! The holiday season is definitely upon us, and everywhere the streets are filled with holiday shoppers braving the elements…brrrr! We’ve been staying indoors quite a bit lately,  but when we do go outside it’s with a lot of clothing layers on, and our trip often includes a stop for a hot coffee or tea along the way. It’s cold, but the views of the Christmas markets make for a cozy season. 

Unfortunately the colder weather has also brought along some things that are not so nice, and we know a lot of people have been feeling under the weather lately. So, inspired by the dropping temperatures, we decided that this week we would focus our vocabulary list on Spanish cold weather words, trying to think of as many words as we can related to the cold weather season. We hope that you like our list, and wherever you are, that you are enjoying the season and getting the chance to do something that you love, that motivates you and that makes you happy. Until next time! Stay warm! 

  • gloves=guantes
  • mittens= manoplas
  • hat=gorra
  • scarf=bufanda
  • boots=botas
  • coat= abrigo
  • winter= invierno 
  • snow= nieve
  • snowball= bola de nieve 
  • blizzard= tormenta de nieve 
  • snowflake= copo de nieve
  • ice= hielo
  • hail= granizo
  • icicle= carámbano
  • wind= viento 
  • snowman= muñeco de nieve
  • ski= esquí
  • a sled= un trineo
  • it’s cold= hace frío
  • a cold= un resfriado
  • the flu= la gripe
  • chicken soup= sopa de pollo 
  • hot tea= té caliente
  • thermometer= termómetro
  • medicine= medicina