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Join the conversation with Word of the Day

Be part of the Radio Lingua Network’s latest project by contributing to our Word of the Day project! Each day we’re publishing a word of the day on Twitter and Facebook and we’re inviting you to try using this word in a sentence. Whether you’ve just started learning the language, or you’re an experienced learner you’ll be able to try out your language skills using whichever word we’ve chosen for the day.

For this first week of the project we’ve chosen words with a summery theme, and our Facebook friends and Twitter followers have posted their comments using these words. We’ve featured our favourite posts in our audio review, providing some feedback on small mistakes made and, most importantly, sharing the learning experience with the entire Radio Lingua community.

How to access the Word of the Day

If you’re on Facebook, you can “like” the Coffee Break Spanish or Coffee Break French page. By clicking “like” you will see our daily posts appear in your feed. If you don’t notice them or they don’t coincide with when you’re online, simply visit the page and post your comment there. If you’re a Twitter user, then follow @learnspanish or @learnfrench and you should see our tweets appearing on your Twitter feed. We post the word twice a day, once around 11am UK time, and again around 11pm UK time, so hopefully everyone will be able to pick up one of these tweets! Again, if you miss it, simply visit @learnspanish or @learnfrench.

We look forward to reading your contributions to the project!

Spanish WOTD Review, 25 Aug 2012

Over the past week we’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. We’ve been overwhelmed with the excellent response from the our friends and followers and we’ve decided to feature the work of the community in a new podcast series. We’re delighted to bring you this first episode of our Word of the Day Review featuring this week’s words: el verano, la playa, el sol, el helado, and las vacaciones.

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French WOTD Review, 25 Aug 2012

Over the past week we’ve been publishing a daily word on Facebook and Twitter and each day we’ve asked our Facebook friends and Twitter followers to post a comment using the word of the day, thereby practising their language skills. We’ve been overwhelmed with the excellent response from the our friends and followers and we’ve decided to feature the work of the community in a new podcast series. We’re delighted to bring you this first episode of our Word of the Day Review featuring this week’s words: l’été, la plage, le soleil, la glace, and les vacances.

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Episode 210 – Q&A Spanish

It’s time for another edition of Q&A Spanish. In this week’s show, JP and Nahyeli answer Steve’s question about how to talk about the temperature with phrases such as “it’s in the 80s”. We also have an interesting question from Australian listener Stephen about the difference between “nunca” and “jamás”. Are they completely interchangeable? Find out in this edition of Q&A Spanish. As usual our experts JP and Nahyeli offer plenty of examples to explain the answers to this week’s questions.

If you have a question for our experts, you can get in touch with the Q&A Spanish team at the Q&A Spanish page. Remember that we welcome all questions, even if you’re just starting out with Spanish!

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Episode 209 – Q&A Spanish

In this week’s Q&A Spanish, JP and Nahyeli deal with an interesting question from Steve about the expression dar por hecho which means “to assume” or in some situations, “it’s a done deal”. Find out exactly how to use this phrase in its conjugated form in this week’s episode with Nahyeli’s explanation. Lynn also has a question concerning the expression “me gusta” and exactly what the grammar is behind this. Is it a reflexive verb? Or is it something slightly different? JP comes to the rescue with a summary of how to use the verb “gustar”. As usual our experts offer plenty of examples to explain the answers to this week’s questions.

If you have a question for our experts, you can get in touch with the Q&A Spanish team at the Q&A Spanish page. Remember that we welcome all questions, even if you’re just starting out with Spanish!

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