Author: Dasha Polygalova

Are you a Cronopio, a Fama or an Esperanza..?

Famas, Cronopios and Esperanzas are three types of personalities created by an Argentinian writer Julio Cortzázar and which can be easily found in our every day life. Famas, exact and pedantic, well-organised, always know what is right and wrong. They don’t like surprises and prefer to have control over everything. Cronopios, on the contrary, are romantic dreamers, able to find poetry and enthusiasm in everything. Esperanzas are in between. They keep hope, but prefer tried and tested paths. Today marks the 102nd anniversary of the birth of Julio Cortázar. Although it is not a round number, we still see it...

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Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Si…

21 de junio es el el primer día del verano en el hemisferio norte, que a su vez es el primer día del invierno en el hemisferio sur. ¡Pero también es la Fiesta Internacional de la Música! Te preparamos la siguiente prueba. ¿Crees que eres capaz de decir los nombres de estos instrumentos musicales en español?...

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Feria is in the air!

Feria is probably the most anticipated time of the year in Seville. The Fair Ground is a riot of color with music playing and marques full of beautifully dressed women. Each feria item has its own name. Do you think you know all of them? Take our quiz and discover!     Dasha Polygalova Marketing y promotions, Clic IH Sevilla We recomend you to take a look at other contributions from Dasha to this...

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Spanish for English-speakers. Know-how.

There are no easy or difficult languages. There are languages which are easier or more difficult for you depending on what your mother tongue is. Learning Spanish for a French or Korean person does not mean the same amount of effort. Your brain automatically applies principles of your native language to a second one. Professional linguists call this linguistic interference and mention that it may be a negative or a positive phenomenon. Being aware of your own linguistic influences will definitely make learning more effective and help you to avoid frustration. English speakers might find learning Spanish daunting if they...

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