The Spanish is a language with very rich expressions. These are some of the expressions we use with animals’ names. Which is your favourite?

 

A CABALLO REGALADO NO SE LE MIRA EL DIENTE 

A smiling horse

Cuando recibes un regalo, debes estar agradecido aunque no te guste mucho.

In English: When receiving a gift, we should be grateful even though you don’t like it very much. A similar expression in English is: “Never look a gift horse in the mouth”.

 

 

 

SER MUY MONO 

monkey pulls the tongue

 

Ser bonito o ser guapo.

In English: To be cute

 

 

MÁS VALE PÁJARO EN MANO QUE CIENTO VOLANDO 

a bird that takes food in a person's hand

Es mejor tener algo seguro, que no muchas cosas pero ninguna de ellas con seguridad. 

In English: It’s better to have few things but that those are yours and have them safe, than having a lot of good things in the world, but none of them belong to you. A similar expression in English is “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

 

 

 

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Do you know how Christmas is celebrated in Spain? Here you can find vocabulary related to Christmas in Spanish plus the most important celebrations. Are they different in your country? Tell us in the comments.

Merry Christmas!

Here we have the list of the most common vocabulary about Christmas in Spanish, so you know a little more about Christmas in Spain.

 

SPANISH CHRISTMAS VOCABULARY:


La decoración navideña (Christmas decoration)

Christmas tree - Spanish decoration for Christmas

La guirnalda (The wreath)
El árbol de Navidad (Christmas tree)
La flor de Pascua (The poinsettia)
Las luces (Lights)
Las velas (The candles)
El belén = nacimiento (The nativity scene)

La lotería de Navidad (Christmas lottery)

Spanish lotterly - tenth of a share of a ticket

El día del sorteo (The day of the draw)
El décimo o boleto (The tenth of a share of a ticket)
El gordo = primer premio (The big prize of the lottery in Spain)
El día del sorteo (The day of the draw) (Date: 22nd December)

Nochebuena (Christmas’ Eve) (Date: 24th December)

Table decorate for Christmas Eve

El turrón (The nougat)
La cena de Nochebuena (Christmas Eve dinner)
Papá Noel (Santa Claus)

Día de los inocentes (Day of the Innocents) (Date: 28th December)

Gastar bromas (play tricks or jokes)

Spanish Christmas Day of Innocents

Inocente (Innocent)
Gastar bromas (Spend jokes)

Nochevieja y Año Nuevo (New Year’s Eve and New Year Day
(Dates: 30th December and 1st January)

Spanish New Year Eve 12 grapes tradition
Los fuegos artificiales (Fireworks)
Las campanadas (The chimes)
Las doce uvas (The twelve grapes)
El cotillón (The cotillion or French country dance, also the accesories you put on to celebrate)
El brindis (The toast)

La noche y el día de Reyes (The night and the day of Kings) (Dates: 5th and 6th January)

The Three Wise Men in Spain

Melchor, Gaspar y Baltasar (The Three Wise Men)
El roscón de reyes (a Spanish and Spanish American king’s cake pastry traditionally eaten to celebrate the day of the Wise Men)
El carbón (Charcoal / given by the Kings to children who does not behave)
La cabalgata (The cavalcade or parade of the Three Wise Men)
La carta de los Reyes Magos (The letter for Three Wise Men to ask for presents)
Los regalos (Gifts)

We hope that you now know a little bit more about Christmas in Spain and its essential vocabulary. We also wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that all your wishes are fulfilled in 2018.


Some perfume, a piece of clothing, a box of chocolates, a photo frame … Sometimes it seems like we tend to always give the same for Christmas. Do you need a good idea? Give an Intensive Spanish course in Denia gift card. Learning is the best investment!

GIVE LEARNING: IT IS THE BEST GIFT!

Give a Spanish intensive course (and accommodation if needed).

Our Spanish courses: We offer courses from beginners levels to advanced Spanish. They are intensive courses from Monday to Friday. Usually in the mornings. Our lessons are based on the communicative method working on all the skills of Spanish: listening, speaking, reading and writing, but the most important is that the student speak fluently and are able to understand real Spanish. You can check our Intensive Spanish courses here

IF THE PERSON CANNOT COME TO DENIA…GIVE HIM/HER SPANISH ONLINE LESSONS! 

If the person cannot come to Denia to study everyday, we also offer online Spanish lessons. Students can learn Spanish with our teachers from everywhere. We offer General Spanish, Spanish to travel Business Spanish, Spanish conversation: Check our Online Spanish courses here

Our accommodations in Denia: you can choose a flatshared very close to school, an apartment in city centre or an aparment by the sea. All are great accommodations where students enjoy their stay. You can see some pictures of our accommodation for students here. Check our accommodation prices in Denia via next links: flatsharedbeach apartmentapartment in town

Our destination: Do you know Denia? If not, you are missing a great city on the Mediterranean coast. It is between Alicante and Valencia (both airports are perfect to go to Denia). Denia is Creative City of Gastronomy and that is why we have so many amazing restaurants around. Also we have a Natural Park called Montgó (perfect for hiking lovers) and great cycling routes. We have 20 kilometres of coast with rocky and sandy beaches).

We will prepare a Spanish Course Gift Card to surprise that person.

They will love this gift and wil definitely be left speechless!

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If you want to give a course of Spanish in Denia, we will prepare a GIFT CARD GIFT ENGLISH in Dénia on behalf of the person who receives the gift, with the dates that suit you.

 Contact us at info@tlcdenia.es or phone: 96 642 36 72

EXAMPLE OF A SPANISH COURSE GIFT CARD

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By giving this awesome gift that will impress everyone, you will be the star of the show!


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EXCLUSIVE OFFER: BLACK FRIDAY – SPANISH COURSES

 

Get our BLACK FRIDAY discount 15 % on our Spanish courses in Dénia (Book from 23rd November 2pm to 24th November 2pm).

Choose one of our de nuestros Spanish intensive courses in Denia and enjoy this discount!

TERMS & CONDITIONS – BLACK FRIDAY OFFER ON SPANISH COURSES
- Valid for new reservations paid from 23rd November 2pm to 24th November 2pm.
- Duration: from 2 to 4 weeks courses.
- Dates of the course: from 27th November 2017 to 2nd March 2018.

Contact us and make the most of this discount!
E-mail: info@tlcdenia.es
Address: C/ Barbacana, 15 03700 Dénia
Telephone number: (0034) 96 642 36 72


Student: Roma Lily Bourne
Course: Spanish for children Mini-group
Check our programme of Spanish for children here

TLCdenia, a fantastic language school…. in a great location. Our 6 year old daughter loves it here. We were nervous when we first enrolled her, as we had never left her with anyone other than family or school.

The staff especially “Maria and Kevin” could tell we were nervous and they were fab, they really went out of their way to explaining her day and what she would be doing and put us at ease. Her smile at the end of her first day said it all. She had had such a great day. Kevin’s art and craft skills are as good as any “Blue Peter” presenter! Our LG Spanish is coming along nicely and we have booked for April next year. Can’t wait to go back!!!

Thank to all at TLCdenia for making us feel so welcome and for looking after our LG!

Cindy and Alan Bourne - Essex (UK)

You can see some pictures of Roma during the activities in her programme Spanish mini-group below:

 

Roma during her visit to the castle with the teacher:

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