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A New Exlamation Mark ! The Spanish-language double-deployment of ¡exclamation! marks, but combines the two symbols to suggest roughly half the level of exclaiming: precisely the new measurement we need. By Ellen Susan

LINKS<p>DISCLAIMER<p>None of the images, work or art displayed here are our own, and we are really thankful to all of you who have created and represented …

The Fascinating Evolution Of Language In The Iberian Peninsula

While most consider Spain’s linguistic roots to be firmly ensconced within the Latin-based Spanish language, history tells a far different story. …

We Can't Keep Ignoring The Spanish Language Problem For Long

The fight over bilingual education has been especially passionate. Some believe that students should be forced to learn English through immersion, while others argue that students who do not speak English should receive education in their own language while they learn English. Some believe it …

How to make a Spanish hot chocolate

We have a knack in this country for creating chocolate dishes that don't really taste of chocolate. At school, for instance, there was that brown …

And Introduction to Spanish Verb Conjugation

The concept of verb conjugation is the same as in English — only the details are far more complicated.<p>Verb conjugation refers to the process of …

24 Spanish Words English Speakers Might Not Know They're Using (SLIDESHOW)

PHOTO GALLERY<p>24 Words You Didn't Know Were Spanish<p>Many Americans worry that the recent era of mass migration will permanently change the face of the United States. But they forget that English-speaking Europeans are relative latecomers to North America. Indigenous groups first populated the …

Rules of Capitalization in Spanish

Spanish uses far fewer capital letters than does English. With only two exceptions — Spanish capitalizes <i>Sol</i> and <i>Luna</i> when they refer to the Earth's …

Why The Spanish Language Isn't 'Foreign' In The United States

Millions of Americans speak Spanish every single day.<p>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 uncritically, as if it were actually true. But is it?<p>Take a look around. Spanish isn’t “foreign” to the …