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CBS Mag 3.08 | El Carnaval de Santa Cruz

Mark, Fernanda and Anabel are back for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. This week we’re heading to Tenerife for El Carnaval de Santa Cruz! Listener Iris has a question about the use of the words época and tiempo when talking about time, and Anabel shares a couple of interesting expressions.  

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CBS Mag 3.07 | El encuentro de dos mundos

It’s time for another episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! In this lesson, we’re discussing a very important day for the Hispanic world, El Día de la Hispanidad. Our listener Namrata would like to know more about the use of the past participle in Spanish and Sofía challenges Mark with a tongue twister!

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CBS Mag 3.06 | Verde que te quiero verde

Fernanda, Anabel and Mark are back for another episode of the Magazine and this time they’re talking about the famous Spanish writer Federico García Lorca. Listener Eric has a question about demonyms and Anabel shares an interesting expression.

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CBS Mag 3.05 | El Canal de Panamá

Join Fernanda, Sofía and Mark in the latest episode of the Magazine as they discuss the story behind the impressive Panama Canal. Listener Jean asks a question about pronunciation and Sofía shares some Panamanian colloquialisms.

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CBS Mag 3.04 | ¡A bailar!

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! We’re starting a new year of Coffee Break Spanish with episode 4 of our third season of the Magazine, and the topic for this week is salsa. Not the kind of salsa you put on your fajitas, but the dance which is popular all over the world. There’s a question from listener Namrata about combining infinitives, and

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CBS Mag 3.03 | Navidad en Madrid

It’s time for a festive episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this lesson, Anabel joins Mark and Fernanda to discuss Navidad en Madrid and together they discuss festive traditions in the Spanish capital. There’s a question from listener Sarah about developing listening skills, and Anabel also shares a useful idiomatic expression which is linked to this time of

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CBS Mag 3.02 | Un viaje exprés por Salamanca

In this episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine we’ll be investigating an astronaut and a dragon eating ice cream on the façade of a 17th Century cathedral. There’s only one city in the Spanish-speaking world where you can see such a thing, and that is Salamanca. Join Mark, Fernanda and Anabel for a quick trip to this jewel in

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CBS Mag 3.01 | El fútbol – en el corazón de todos los latinos

In this first episode in our new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine, join Fernanda, Sofía and Mark as they discuss a topic close to every Latin American’s heart: el fútbol. There’s a question from listener Lonneke about the different verbs for “to walk”, and Sofía provides us with some useful words and phrases associated with football.

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Coming soon: the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine

Launching on 15 November 2019, the new series of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine will help intermediate learners of Spanish build their understanding of the language and improve their listening skills. Each episode focuses on a text on a topic related to the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries around the world. In each episode there’s also a phone-in question from a

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 210

Coming up in this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Magazine: Alba asks, si te encontraras un billete de €50, ¿qué harías con él? – if you found €50, what would you do with it? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Las Ruinas Aztecas in Mexico; and JP and Nahyeli answer listener Gabriel’s question about the how best

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Free video

The video interviews for each episode of Coffee Break Spanish are provided for our members. Each episode includes video footage from the interviews conducted by Alba on the streets of Barcelona. These videos feature subtitles and also help learners with difficult parts by slowing down the speech. The video below will help to explain this further. In addition to the

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 209

Coming up in this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Magazine: Alba asks, si esta noche tuvieras una cita a ciegas, ¿qué estarías haciendo ahora mismo? – if you had a blind date tonight, what would you be doing right now? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of La Riviera Maya in Mexico; and JP and Nahyeli answer a

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 208

Coming up in this week’s edition of the Coffee Break Magazine: Alba asks, ¿a quién admiras más en el mundo? – whom do you admire most in the world? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Havana; and JP and Nahyeli answer listener Jessica’s question about how to translate “something else altogether”.

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 207

We’re back with another edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: Alba asks, ¿qué es para ti el verano? – what does summer mean to you? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of the Dominican Republic; and JP and Nahyeli answer a listener’s question about the use of the imperfect and perfect subjunctive.

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 206

We’re back with another edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: Alba asks, ¿adónde te irás de vacaciones este verano? – where will you be going on holiday this summer? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Venezuela; and JP and Nahyeli answer Richard’s question about the difference between el mismo and lo mismo.

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 205

Welcome to this latest edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: Alba asks, ¿qué ves cuando miras en el espejo? – what do you see when you look in the mirror? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Bogotá, Colombia; and JP and Nahyeli answer a question from listener Georgie about the pronunciation of ‘b’ and

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 204

Welcome to this latest edition of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: Alba asks, ¿cómo te describiría tu mejor amigo o amiga? – how would your best friend describe you? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Machu Picchu in Peru; and JP and Nahyeli answer a question from listener Ezgi who is curious about how best

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 203

After a short delay we’re back with a new episode of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: Alba asks, ¿qué es lo primero que has pensado esta mañana? – what was the first thing you thought about this morning? Mark joins Fernanda on a virtual tour of Easter Island; and JP and Nahyeli answer a question from listener

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 202

We’re back with a new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine. In this episode: Alba asks, ¿qué te llevarías a una isla desierta? – what would you take to a desert island? Fernanda tells Mark all about the the city of Buenos Aires; and JP and Nahyeli answer an interesting question about a word which listener Rodney has come

Coffee Break Spanish Magazine – Episode 201

We’re back with a new season of the Coffee Break Spanish Magazine! In this episode: Alba asks the question, ¿cuál es tu forma favorita de ligar? – what’s your best chat-up line? JP and Nahyeli answer a question from listener Jess about using quantities in Spanish; and we’re introducing a new member of the team – Mark is joined by