academy

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The place that you go to for your English language classes might call itself the Academy but these places are generally known in English as language schools. Also, all children go to a school in English but it might be a colegio, escuela or INSTITUTO in Spanish.

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ACTUALLY no és ACTUALMENTE

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ACTUALLY- no tiene relación con el tiempo en inglés

Por ejemplo:

Mi nombre parece inglés, pero en realidad és aléman. My name looks English, but actually it´s German.

ACTUALMENTE- tiene relación con el tiempo en castellano

Por ejemplo:

Actualmente vive en París mi hermano, pero va a mudarse a Berlín dentro de un mes. (Currently, my brother lives in Madrid, but he is going to move to Barcelona in a month’s time.)

On the other way around, some English speakers who´ve been to Spain didn’t know that ...

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Cómo se dice en inglés “hacer puente?”

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holidays

Is it “to make a bridge?” It sounds funny, doesn’t it? You don’t make bridge, but you build it instead.

One great example is the date “December 7, 2015″ which is “puente” as you call it. It falls the day before the holiday “December 8, 2015.”

December 8 falls on Tuesday. When a public holiday in Spain falls on Tuesday, it is a common practice for employers to make  Monday as well and to ...

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“Hit the road!”

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Read the following dialogue:hit the road

Marc: What time it it?

Ana: It´s getting late.

Marc: Right, I’d better hit the road.

Ana: Okay see you tomorrow!

Hace referencia a las necesidades de los caballos al golpear contra el suelo, así que es bastante informal. Se usa para marcharse en cualquier contexto, no hace falta que sea en coche ni a caballo.

You might be interested with this famous song “Hit the road Jack, don’t you come ...

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attic

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Attic is an empty space inside the roof. It is used for storage of things that are used occasionally. No one wants to live in altillo o desván. If your flat is an aticó which is a very pleasant to live in, with fresh air and a wonderful view over the city or the beach, you can call it PENTHOUSE. Loft is more or less synonym of attic but it is now a very fashionable for a large space that has ...

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APERITIF

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aperitivo 

Aperitivo is not aperitif in English. Aperitif is just the drink that you might have before dinner. This custom is not so usual in Spain. So what do you call the food that comes with the cava then? Less formally these olives, little pastries and biscuits (savoury or sweet) are called nibbles. Nibble means “mordisquear,” which is what you do with pica-pica.

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