Buenos Aires, The Bookshop Capital of the World – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Buenos Aires BookstorePhotograph: Alamy

Buenos Aires has more bookshops per inhabitant than any other city in the world, according to a recent study by the World Cities Culture Forum. With a population of around 2.8 million, Argentina´s capital has at least 734 bookstores – roughly 25 bookshops for every 100,000 inhabitants. Worldwide, only Hong Kong comes close, with 22 bookshops per 100,000, followed by Madrid in a distant third with just 16 and compared to a mere 10 bookshops for every 100,000 for London.

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Adjetivos superlativos – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Grammar Corner

Evelyn Silva

Adjetivos superlativos

Se pueden formar superlativos de los adjetivos mediante los sufijos -ísimo(as), -ísima(s).

  • Adjetivos y adverbios que terminan en vocal → El sufijo -ísimo(s), -ísima(s) reemplaza la última vocal:

 

alto→ altísimo: El payaso era altísimo.

baja→ bajísima: La bailarina era bajísima.

guapos→ guapísimos: Los malabaristas estaban guapísimos esa noche.

malas→ malísimas: La banda era malísima.

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Help! Preterite or Imperfect? It is not the same! – Resources for your Spanish Classroom

Grammar Corner

Evelyn Silva

Two weeks ago, I was teaching the uses of the imperfect. My students seemed to be confused and some frustrated because they couldn't understand why Spanish language has two different tenses to narrate events in the past. Several of them stopped by after school and asked me the same question: but is it not the same?

In Spanish, deciding when to use preterite or imperfect can be one of the biggest challenges for every student. Practicing is never enough. That's why I decided to create a handout, an easy way to describe the use of these tenses:

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