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IIC Spanish School's 20 fun facts about Spanish , honoring April 23 which is the UN Spanish Language Day.

Here are our 20 Fun Facts about Spanish: Spanish is a very phonetic language. If you know how a word is spelled, you can surely know how it’s pronounced. Spanish[…]

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Berenice Franco and Luis Pichardo from IIC Spanish School in Santo Domingo show that 13 is a lucky number.

Friday 13 – for many it is still a date suspicious to bring bad luck. Though we may say to ourselves “I am not superstitious”, many of us simply avoid[…]

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Artist Humberto Lopez designs and creates the devils and masks of the famous Dominican carnival.

Dominican Carnival Masks: The Art of Making them. Meet artist and designer Humberto López and see how the famous Dominican Carnival masks (caretas) are made: Video Copyright: Great Big Historia[…]

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Woman in her small colmado shop with fruits and vegetables near Las Galeras, Samana.

A colmado is a mix between a small supermarket and a bar. It covers all the little daily needs and is a great place to meet people. In our vlog,[…]

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Dominican New Year's Traditions and resolutions how to celebrate and start the New Year.

How do Dominicans celebrate the change of the year? For many Dominicans still nowadays, on New Year’s Eve it is about doing things to attract good luck for the New[…]

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Serving the fruit cake after the meal on Holy night or on the 25th of December is one of the many typical Dominican Christmas traditions in the Dominican Republic.

We Dominicans have the gift of celebrating everything. As for all our celebrations, in particular in our christmas traditions, it’s about people. How We Celebrate? Since October, the Angelitos (little[…]

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IIC Spanish School facilitator Luis Ramon and assistant Berenice Franco looking good in their new school t-shirts.

The same Spanish word can have completely different meanings in the various Spanish speaking countries. Example: “Guapo/a” in the Dominican Republic is used to express that someone is mad about[…]

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Puerco Asado = Pork Roast is a general favorite during the holidays. In the Dominican Republic it is also called Puerco en Puya (Pork on a stick) as that is[…]

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Translated into English it means “to die dreaming”, and this uniquely Dominican beverage will certainly take you to a heaven of delight. Milk and orange, mixed with some vanilla flavor[…]

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Easy learning! Cognates are similar or even identical words in two languages. “ACTOR” is one of them. Picture: Dominican actor Manny Pérez and Dominican actress Zoe Saldana. —– ¡Aprendizaje fácil![…]