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5 Words That Are Nearly Impossible To Pronounce In Spanish

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.24.2016 | Latino Voices

Being bilingual has its fair share of benefits, but truly mastering a second language isn’t always as easy as it seems. And Buzzfeed’s Pero Like ...

Mixteco/RVA--An Exploration of Linguistic Injustice in Virginia

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Christine Stoddard

Mixteco/RVA is a photographic artist book about the author's yearlong journey toward understanding linguistic injustice amongst Virginia's Latin American immigrants--Spanish-speaking and otherwise.

How Are Your Words Shaping Your Day?

Melissa Heisler | Posted 05.31.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Melissa Heisler

Listen to your language this next week. What are you expressing and how are you expressing it? Are you being blunt and moving to the next subject? Are you using expressive verbiage to help your listener really comprehend and feel what you mean?

Soy/Somos: "I'm Not Yelling! I'm Cuban!"

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 03.14.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

Her hair is dark, her skin tawny, her eyes the green of coke bottles with a little yellow limón in the mix. While we are speaking in English mostly, when she switches to Spanish, her Spanish is faster and more clipped than my own. Her "Cuban" is making me nostalgic for my family's voices in Panama.

The 5 Best Apps For Learning Spanish

France Francois | Posted 01.20.2017 | Technology
France Francois

Rather than buying more index cards and starting the tedious task of making flashcards out of every new word all over again, I whipped out my cell phone and started researching apps that could help me learn Spanish.

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

Thrillist | Posted 10.06.2016 | Travel

Sure, the backpackers might think they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to uncover.

I Can Greet You With 'Hi,' 'Hola' or 'Ciao.' What's Wrong With That?

Elio Leturia | Posted 09.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

Immigrants like you and me move to other countries for various reasons. We bring our language, customs and cultures with us. We can't leave them at the border. Do I want to assimilate? Hell, no. Do I want to acculturate? Yes. I want to get the best of both worlds.

Club De Cuervos Is Netflix's Freshest New Series of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Netflix's brand new series is not only this summer's most binge-worthy delight, but should be applauded as a game changer in the burgeoning world of globally-designed entertainment.

9 Curse Words With No Translation That Will Make You Want To Learn Spanish

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.27.2015 | Latino Voices

An earlier version of this article was published in May 2013. We're revisiting it in light of the interest awakened by our earlier posts on Spanish wo...

Watch A Republican Congressman Sidestep A Straightforward Question About Immigration

Bloomberg | Michael C. Bender | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

On Monday's episode of “With All Due Respect,” Representative Tim Huelskamp, one of the most strident anti-illegal immigration Republicans in the ...

Don't Ignore the Banks for the Stream

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 12.24.2014 | Arts
Eduardo Diaz

Jim Estrada has gifted us a poignant and highly usable guide to navigate the culture and the foundational importance of Latino USA.

Raúl De Molina Explains Why 'Latinos Are Going To The Spanish Networks'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices

Raúl De Molina isn’t satisfied with the state of Latino representation on television. In an interview with HuffPost Live, the Emmy Award-winnin...

The Implications Of Using 'Señora' Versus 'Señorita'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.19.2014 | Latino Voices

Thinking twice about using "señora" or "señorita"? That's probably a good thing, because the implications behind the two can be quite suggestive. ...

ELL Parents: Forcing Change and Fighting to Be Heard Within Our U.S. School System!

Laura Wellington | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Laura Wellington

Only in America can taking 36th place award you a grand prize of $71 billion dollars. But that's where we are folks. According to the 2012 Program For...

Knowing When to Ask For Help Is Key to Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

You never know when you or someone you love might need daily help, such as assistance getting groceries, help with transportation or round the clock care, all of which require planning and coordination.

Hernan Lopez on Spanish Language TV and FOX International Channels | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with me about the continued rise of Spanish language television and the worldwide ... Getting Better, Unless You Speak Spanish

Patricia Guerra | Posted 02.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Patricia Guerra

Recent reports show light at the end of the tunnel for the Affordable Care Act's infamous website. For New York non-English speakers, however, the story doesn't end there.

You Have The Right To A Correct Translation

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2013 | Latino Voices

Cops giving Miranda warnings in Spanish better make sure nothing gets lost in translation. Miranda warnings given in translation to Spanish-speaki...

Neither Fast Nor Furious: Part 2

Jeff Valdez | Posted 09.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Jeff Valdez

For years there was what ad agencies called an "ethnic budget" created to cater to all "non-white" people in America. Some marketers are now going as far as to say that Hispanics don't need a special budget, as they are now part of the "Mainstream."

7 Phrases Your Spanish Speaking Friends Don't Actually Use

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2013 | Latino Voices

One in every four people in the United States can speak another language, according to Gallup. The most common language spoken, apart from English, is...

Immigrants Today Learning English Much Faster Than Europeans Did

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics

Today's immigrants are learning English more quickly than the throngs of German-Americans who migrated to the United States more than 100 years ago, a...

8 Reasons Why Spanish ISN'T A Foreign Language

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 05.27.2016 | Latino Voices

Anyone who’s ever enrolled in a Spanish class knows that schools generally refer to it as a “foreign language.” Most of us repeat the phrase unc...

Malia Obama's Is Dominating This New Language, Dad Says

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2013 | Latino Voices

The White House may be the next thing to go Latino. First daughter Malia Obama has gained a strong command of the Spanish language, President Barac...

24 Words You Didn't Know Were Spanish

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.25.2013 | Latino Voices

Many Americans worry that the recent era of mass migration will permanently change the face of the United States. But they forget that English-speakin...

Slammed For Speaking Spanish?!

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.07.2013 | Latino Voices

Is English going the way of the printed newspaper? One Boston columnist seems to think so. In an article published Wednesday, Jeff Jacoby of the B...