PinPoint Spanish: Insights into Mexican Spanish

Learn about the context and nuances of Mexican Spanish language usage with this PinPoint Spanish series

Learn about the context and nuances of Mexican Spanish language usage with this PinPoint Spanish series

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Crowing About Nomenclature

One of the most rewarding, and frequently neglected, parts of learning another language is finding out the names of the different animals

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Mind Your Vocabulary

Students of the Spanish language seeking an armory of fancy words need look no further than the opinion columns of Mexico's principal newspapers

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Matching People and Place Names in Mexico

Each state in Mexico has its corresponding gentilic —adjectives that describe people's place of origin— and some also have nicknames. Here's a guide through the nomenclature

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A Saying For Every Occasion

Mexico has a wide variety of sayings, maxims, or phrases —some of Mexican origin, and others evidently not— and all are supposed to convey truths that admit no argument

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A Word on Behalf of Spanish Grammar

Mastery of any language —including Spanish— requires a combination of spoken, reading and writing skills as well as knowledge of its grammar