Hola! Today we’re going to learn about Spanish! But, before that, let’s learn about the history and culture of Spain. Ready? Let’s do it!
Spain is known for its tapas, Corrida De Toros (Bullfighting), and La Tomatina. A tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine. Tapas can be hot or cold, and they are very popular in Spain. They can simply be made of some marinated olives or a few slices of meat and cheese accompanied by a few nuts, but there are many other types of tapas too. Corrida De Toros is bullfighting in Spain. It’s when a man pulls out a red piece of fabric, and the bull runs through it. The aim is to either subdue, immobilize, or kill a bull, which is very sad. But the next thing is very fun. It’s called La Tomatina. It is when everyone gathers around and throws tomatoes at each other! It is just for entertainment, but it was started by some youngsters long ago when they fought each other with tomatoes. Luckily, the government came and stopped this before anyone got hurt. The following year, some young people engaged in a pre-planned quarrel and brought their own tomatoes from home. Although the local forces broke it up, this began the yearly tradition. In the following years, the young boys' example had unwittingly made history for thousands of people.
Now that we’ve talked a bit about Spain, I’ll teach you how to say some Spanish. Once you have learned all the words very well, you can go and stump your family by exploding into a Spanish conversation! I do it to my mum all the time. But you need to know the words to do all that! So here they are:
Buenos días: Good morning
Buenas Noches: Good evening/ Good night
Buenas tardes: Good afternoon
?: How are you?
Gracias: Thank you
Qué estás haciendo?: What are you doing?
Cuál es su nombre?: What’s your name?
Yo soy… : I am…
Sabes español?: Do you know Spanish?
Te quiero: I love you
That should be all you need to start a small conversation. If you would like to learn more Spanish, research a bit on it. If you would like something fun to do, try this challenge. “Un gallo pone un huevo encima de un gallinero. ¿En qué dirección rueda el huevo?”. First, guess what you think this might mean. Then find it out on the internet, and solve it! ( Don’t worry, this isn’t a maths question). I hope you have found this blog fun. Spanish is a very fun language to learn. I hope you think this too, because, if you are interested in it, you could learn the language and go to Spain! But for now, let’s stick with small things. Like… adios!