Word of the Day & Expressions



 

Word of the Day



http://www.donquijote.org/spanish-word-of-the-day/

Spanish word of the day. Provides translation, etymology, meaning and examples of use.

E-mailed Word of the Day


http://diccionariolibre.com/diario.php


Get a new word/expression e-mailed daily. Words are from all different countries and examples of use are provided.

Spanish Slang


http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/cool/



BBC that includes slang. Warning: Site includes some sexual slang.

 

Spanish Expressions by CCDMD



http://expressions.ccdmd.qc.ca/index.html


Common expressions in French, Spanish and English.  Expressions can be searched by category or keyword and for each expression there is an English equivalent, a link to hear it pronounced and one contextual example of the expression.  Under the “actividades” link there are short cartoons providing a visual representation of each expression as well.

Interpretive: Students are given a list of phrases in one column and then are asked to guess the meaning in the next. After they have made a guess at each of the phrases, they go to the website and find out the actual meaning of the phrases. After completing these tasks, they draw a visual representation of one of the phrases or another phrase from the website.
Click here for developed activity

Interpersonal: Students will pick their three favorite phrases from a list and will justify why they like those three the most. They could also choose which three phrases would be used most frequently.

Presentational: Students will share and explain the drawing they made during the interpretive activity.


 

BBC Quick Fix in Spanish

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/quickfix/


 
An easy reference to learn Spanish and refine your skills, especially prior to traveling.

 


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