Monthly Archives: August 2011

Famous Colombians: Shakira

So Manu is going to strongly dislike this post, but we’re only halfway through the week and I’m sure everyone would like to watch some music videos and hear about a famous Colombian who is not involved in politics or … Continue reading

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Fast Food: A genre, not a time description

It’s nice to go out to eat: you wander in and take a seat, peruse the menu until someone pops out of the kitchen to take your order, eagerly await your food and try not to down your whole drink, … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Zapote!

For those of you who guessed right—my dad—the fruit is indeed the coveted Zapote. This fruit’s home is Nahuas, Mexico. Hence its name comes from the Náhuatl tzapotl. It exists in many varieties, but I only know the south-american one: It … Continue reading

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A Walking Tour

I figured we’d been bombarding you with enough language fun so here are pictures! Pictures of our ‘hood! The local park. Currently it is “kite season” since it’s windy, so the things are everywhere. and you probably thought it was … Continue reading

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Expand your vocabulary: Modern Relationships

Some recent encounters with the Colombian slang have led me to write this post. More specifically my encounters with the word “tinieblo”. In order for me to explain this word, however, I must explain a series of other words closely … Continue reading

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TENER OCTOPUS

Tener, to have, is a very useful verb and is unsurprisingly one of the first ones we learned despite its irregular conjugation. When you are stuck talking in the present tense with a limited vocabulary the conversation naturally turns towards … Continue reading

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Fútbol & Nightlife (or lack thereof)

Yesterday we headed into the center after classes to check out this independent movie screening and other shenanigans. Normally this is something we would not even think of, as the center usually clears out by six and gets unsafe (at … Continue reading

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