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Is there such a thing as ‘Denglish’ and what are its implications for a discussion of culture and translation?

Language is the key to communication. Whilst boarders can and do change, this often takes a lot of time. Languages, on the other hand, are constantly changing – they adapt and update. Their fluidity transcends the boundaries of the countries they ‘belong’ to. Whilst we often speak of ‘official languages’, this does not take into… Continue reading Is there such a thing as ‘Denglish’ and what are its implications for a discussion of culture and translation?

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Spanish Essay Phrases – Part 1

In what seems to be part of my unexpected Spanish learning series, here are a few good essay phrases that I’ve found and/or used myself in writing or speaking exams, where possible I’ve given my actual examples too. (Please remember not to copy them word for word, or examiners will find out…!) Siento que –… Continue reading Spanish Essay Phrases – Part 1

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Spanish Language Learning

Since my last few posts have centred around learning Spanish, here are a few of the resources I am using at the moment. Where possible, I’ve given links to the books I’ve actually got. Most of them are from Amazon.co.uk but this is not a sponsored post, this is genuinely where I bought most of… Continue reading Spanish Language Learning

Language Learning · Spanish Language

The one where I disappeared off the face of the Earth…

To those that read my blog, I can only apologise for my sporadic posting. Although I think I’ve gotten better since the new year, it’s definitely not on any type of schedule. Today I thought I’d write a short post on my Spanish GCSE progress so far and my thoughts on how it’s gone in… Continue reading The one where I disappeared off the face of the Earth…