Winter Words

Both Spanish and English have beautiful words to describe winter! These unique words go beyond some of the more commonly known terms to conjure up the feeling of the season. Spanish winter words: carámbano – icicle rompope – eggnog duende – elf, fairy, goblin copo de nieve – snowflake hoguera – bonfire granizo – hailContinue reading “Winter Words”


“Estrenar” is one of my favorite Spanish words. This verb is often used to mean “to wear something for the first time.” It also means “to premiere” or “to debut.” When wearing something new for the first time, I often imagine that I am “premiering” the new shoes, or earrings, etc. Here’s an example ofContinue reading “Estrenar”

5 Questions to ask before choosing a language class

I can’t wait to get back into Italian lessons. I love my Italian school here in San Francisco and give them molto credit for all the conversations I was able to have while in Rome and the Amalfi Coast. One day soon I’ll be back in class. As a language teacher I see specific qualitiesContinue reading “5 Questions to ask before choosing a language class”

Mi camino al español: Mallory Powers

I’m very happy to share this second feature of Mi Camino al español/My Spanish Journey! Mi Camino al español is a series in which I profile individuals who have learned Spanish as a second (or third…or fourth…) language. Read about why these inspiring people decided to learn Spanish, how they became fluent, and the ways they maintain a connection with the SpanishContinue reading “Mi camino al español: Mallory Powers”

Keep learning

A lot of people tell me that they’ve hit a wall in learning a new language. Some chalk it up to less exciting content in a class, or others say they don’t have anyone to practice with. I’ve rounded up a few previous posts that will help you or someone you know stick with learningContinue reading “Keep learning”

“Bienvenidos” a 2016

¡Feliz Año Nuevo! The new year will bring some fresh content to Life, Translated….plus keep reading for a special announcement about Summer 2016! In the new year I’ll continue to provide you with inspirational Spanish videos such as this one. You will also read new Spanish Journey profiles of people who have become fluent in Spanish.Continue reading ““Bienvenidos” a 2016″