Amor es…

Hablemos del amor de pareja, al mismo tiempo que aprendemos un poquito más de español. Amor es …

Let’s talk about that love between partners, at the same time we learn a little bit more of Spanish. Love is…

…descubrir las virtudes de la otra persona y enfocarse en estas virtudes para fortalecer este sentimiento.

…to discover the virtues of the other person and to focus on these virtues in order to strength this feeling.

La intimidad es lograr conocerse mutuamente.

Intimacy is to get to know each other.

Two words that say it all: “Te Amo”

In Spanish you just need two words to say “I love you”:” TE AMO”

*Important note: Some translations are literal. When you see the literal translation, you can start feeling the language and understanding the mentality and “la cosmovisión” of the native speaker. It helps you start thinking in Spanish language!

Amor es… love is…

…entenderse – to understand each other.

…conectarse – to connect each other.

…extrañarse – to miss each other.

…buscarse – to look for each other.

…respetarse – to respect each other.

…admirarse – to admire each other.

…aceptarse – to accept each other.

…estar allí cuando esa persona te necesita – to be there for that person, when that person needs you.

…estar abierto a la comunicación con la otra persona – To be open to communicate with the other person.

…confiar totalmente en la otra persona – to fully trust the other person.

…estar seguro/a de poder confiar en esa persona – to be confident that you can trust that person.

…sentirte tu mismo con esa persona – to feel yourself when you are with that person.

…expresar tus sentimientos abiertamente – to express your feelings openly.

…una sonrisa espontánea cuando piensas en esa persona – a spontaneous smile when you think about that person.

…cuando tu corazón “salta de felicidad” cada vez que ves o escuchas a esa persona – when your heart “jumps joyfully” every time you see or hear that person.

…buscar la forma de hacer feliz a esa persona – to find the way to make that person happy.

…disfrutar la vida juntos – to enjoy life together.

…compartir el mismo sentimiento – to share the same feeling.

y lo más importante, debe ser recíproco. – and the most important, should be reciprocal.

Amor es… – Love is…


Amor es + Action: Amor es estar junto a ti – love is to be by your side, to be with you.

Amor es + description: Amor es cuando te preocupas por esa persona – love is when you care about that person.

Definition: ¿Qué es el amor? – El amor es un sentimiento.

Amor es…

Jokes – Bromas

  1. Broma de adolecentes – Teenagers’ joke

If the guy couldn’t catch the girl’s attention he would tell her:

Amiga, ¿Crees en el amor a primera vista, o vuelvo a pasar?

Hey girl, do you believe in love at first sight, or should I pass by again?

  1. El amor es ciego – Love is blind!
  2. El amor encontrará la forma – Love will find the way!

    El amor encontrará la forma.

    Amor es… compartir este artículo con esa persona y “propagar el amor” 🙂

    love is… to share this article with that person and “to share the love” 🙂

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Say it in Spanish: Rewarding – Gratificante

Say it in Spanish: Rewarding – Gratificante

Usuing “Gratificante” [Rewarding] in  sentence:

-Ser profesora es muy gratificante. Me gusta ver cuando mis alumnos hablan español. Les cambia la vida.| (310)403-3001

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Crema de Palta – Pure Avocado Dip

Today, we will make CREMA DE PALTA – Pure Avocado Dip
What is PALTA /pal-tah/ ?
It is AVOCADO! Most countries in South America, call it PALTA!
In today’s recipe, we will use the Avocado’s South American name, since this is a South American recipe.

If you love avocado, you are going to have fun making “crema de palta – Pure Avocado Dip” yourself and enjoying it with crackers, or chips.
Personally, I love it over sliced cucumbers and raw pistachio on top, as snack at nights, or with pita chips, or flax seed chips, and hot tea!


Crema de Palta – Pure Avocado Dip, Recipe.

Crema de palta - Pure avocado dip



Una palta madura

Un Limón

Aceite de oliva. Una cucharada.

Sal al gusto

Pimienta negra




A ripe avocado

Una Lima

Olive Oil. A tablespoon.

Salt to taste

Black Pepper



Un tazón pequeño

Un tenedor

Un cuchillo de cocina


A small bowl

A fork

A cooking knife


-Cortar la palta y poner la pulpa en el tazón.

-Presionar la palta con el tenedor hasta que quede como puré.

-Añadir la cucharada de aceite de oliva, el jugo de limón, la sal y la pimienta.

-Mezclar bien.

-Servir acompañado de galletas, chips o vegetales.


– Cut the avocado and place the meat in the bowl.

– Puree the avocado with the fork.

-Add the Olive oil, the lime juice, the salt and the pepper.

-Mix thoroughly.

– Serve with crackers, chips or vegetables.


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Palabras De Amor-Love Words

We all love to say Palabras de Amor-Love Words to our love. So, I have prepared a list of useful words that you can use with that special person.

Palabras de amor-Love words

It is always a good time to say these Palabras de Amor – Love words. Find any excuse to say them for no reason, just to infuse happiness into your relationship.

Below this list of expressions, you will find a list of ideas to keep pampering that special person.

List of Palabras De Amor-Love Words

-Me gusta tu sonrisa.

-Me gusta estar contigo.

-Me gustas mucho.

-Me encantan nuestras conversaciones.

-Eres lo mejor que me ha pasado en la vida.

-Me gusta mirarme en tus ojos

-¡Te amo!

-I like your smile.

-I love to spend time with you.

-I like you so much.

-I love our conversations.

-You are the best thing that ever happened to me.

-I like to see myself reflected in your eyes.

-I love you!

Don’t forget to pamper your love with:



Una cena romántica




Miradas a los ojos

Silencio significativo

Tu presencia

Tu amabilidad

Tu respeto

Tu entendimiento

Tu tiempo

Tu deseo de hacerla/lo feliz

Comunicación sincera

Tu mismo/a



A romantic dinner




Looking into his/her eyes

Meaningful silence

Your presence

Your kindness

Your respect

Your understanding

Your time

Your desire to make him/her happy

Sincere communication


Being fully present is the best gift you can give to your love!

Lista de Palabras De Amor-Love Words

Amor love words


Last weekend I met an inspiring couple that were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. She said the main reason they were together, it was that her husband believed in marriage. He said SHE was the main reason they were together all of these years, and start talking about all her achievements in life, as a person, and as a professional, which showed how mesmerized he was with her and how much he admires and respects her. But I loved when he started his talk saying: First of all, to be married for 60 years, you need to be alive for such a long time! J

Do you have a love story you want to share with us?

We want to hear from you!

If you wish to learn more Palabras de Amor – Love words, use the comment box to send me the words or expressions you would like me to translate for you.

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Arroz con Leche Peruano

ARROZ CON LECHE PERUANO –Peruvian Rice Pudding [rice with milk]

Receta tradicional de Dalila – Traditional Recipe by Dalila

“With love for my students” Dalila M.

El arroz con leche peruano es un postre casero muy común en la cocina peruana.

The Peruvian Rice Pudding is a very common home made dessert from the Peruvian cuisine.

Es una receta muy fácil de preparar, y los ingredients se encuentran fácilmente en la casa, pues son ingredients de uso diario.

Is an easy to make recipe and the ingredients are easily found at home, since they are of daily use.

Este postre se disfruta no solo después de algunas comidas, sino también se sirve en las fiestas de cumpleaños para niños y otras reunions familiars y sociales.

This dessert is enjoyed not only after some meals, but is also served at children birthday parties and other family and social gatherings.

Se sirve frio o caliente.

It can be served cold or hot.


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Arroz con Leche | Arroz con Leche Peruano | Rice Pudding


Un litro de agua A liter of water
Azúcar al gusto Sugar to taste
Arroz blanco [1 taza] White rice [1 cup]
Canela [dos palos] Cinnamon [two sticks]
Canela en polvo para decorar Cinnamon powder to garnish
Clavo de olor [1 o 2 clavos] – Opcional Clove [1 or 2] – optional
Pasas secas negras [un puñado]-opcional Black dried raisins [a fist] – optional
Extracto de vainilla [1 cdta] – opcional Vanilla extract [1 teaspoon] – optional
Leche condensada – Opcional Condensed milk – Optional


Una olla mediana A medium size pot
Una cuchara de palo A wooden spatula



Poner el agua en la olla en la cocina Put the water on the pot on the stove
Agregar el azúcar, los dos palos de canela, clavos de olor y vainilla Add the sugar and the cinnamon sticks, cloves and vanilla
Hervir el agua Boil the water
Remover para dissolver el azúcar Remove to dissolve the sugar
Aparte lavar el arroz y escurrirlo On a side, wash and strain the rice
Añadir el arroz al agua hirviendo Add the rice to the boiling water
Cocinar a fuego lento removiendo todo el tiempo con la cuchara de palo, para que no se puegue al fondo Cook at low heat removing with the wooden spatula all the time, so it does not get burn at the bottom
Cocinar alrededor de 15-20 min Cook around 15-20
Probar cuidadosamente. ¡Está caliente! Taste carefully. It’s hot!
Remove hasta que está cocinado “al dente” y el agua está casi evaporada Remove until it is cooked “al dente” and the water is almost evaporated
Añadir la leche y continuar moviendo lentamente. La leche se puede añadir poco a poco. Add the milk and continue cooking slowly. The milk can be added little by little.
Cocinar hasta alcanzar la textura deseada Cook till get the desired texture
Retirar los palos de canela y el clavo Remove the cinnamon sticks and clove
Añadir las pasas Add the raisins
Añadir la leche condensada poco a poco, removiendo bien, para mezclarla bien con el arroz. Add the condensed milk little by little, removing thoroughly, to mix it evenly with the rice.
Dejar enfriar Let it cool down
Servirlo en dulceras Serve it in dessert bowls
Espolvorear la canela en polvo sobre el arroz Sprinkle the powder cinnamon over the rice
Disfrutarlo frio o caliente! Enjoy it cold or hot!

Espero que hayan disfrutado de la receta de mi auténtico Arroz con Leche Peruano.

I hope you enjoyed my authentic Peruvian Rice Pudding recipe.

Por favor, pongan sus comentarios abajo y me gustaría saber si tienen sugerencias para nuestra próxima receta.

Please, put your comments below and I would like to know if you have some suggestions for our next recipe.

¿Cómo te salió la receta? How did it turn out?
¿Fue fácil hacerlo? Was it easy to make?
¿Te gustó? Did you like it?
¿Lo compartiste con alguien? Did you share it with someone else?

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Most of her students from the prime educational institutions in the area request her services during the academic year and are satisfied with the results.

You are our inspiration, your needs become our needs, and in order to help us give you the best service, we greatly appreciate your Spanish language school reviews.

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LA Spanish, provides Spanish language instruction in Greater Los Angeles area.

The same Spanish language Instruction is offered overseas online through Skype.

At LA Spanish, we make sure that you learn the fundamentals in the way your mind is ready to produce sentences on its own, which is the real goal to get to a conversational level.

With LA Spanish language instruction, the building blocks of Spanish language are taught carefully so pieces can be engaged step by step and bonded to produce the language the right way.

LA Spanish, conversational level training includes:

–       Preparation for tests. All skills.

–       Preparations for Spanish I, II, III

–       Help with homework for high school, college, university.

–       Professional Instruction for health, business, etc.

–       Spanish grammar review

–       Spanish for travelers

–       Spanish for children

–       Cultural awareness for companies doing business with Latin American clients in the US and Latin countries.

–       ESP, English for specific purposes.

–       Bilingual, English-Spanish interaction between employees and employers.

–       Translations for documents, website, etc.

–       Proof reading for blogs, scripts, commercials, and all type of documents.

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Say it in Spanish

And now…lets’ say it in Spanish!

Let’s have fun learning expressions in Spanish, but Watch out! An expression translated word by word from English to Spanish may not be the way native Spanish speakers say it in Spanish!

For the best practice, try to find out the way you can say it in Spanish from a real native raised in a Spanish speaking country or from a trustworthy source.

Sometimes students feel that expressions need to be translated the same way they say it in their native language otherwise they will not be conveying the exact meaning and/or feeling. But if native people were in the same situation, and you were around, you would be surprised to hear how exactly they say it in Spanish!

In fact, even when some Spanish language learners may say “that sounds weird to me” “I would never say something like this in English”, if you say it your way, translated directly from your language to Spanish, Spanish native speakers will say “that sounds weird to me”, “I would never say something like this in Spanish”, you know why? Because that’s not how you say it in Spanish!

So, the key to say things properly, and express them correctly in the right situation, requires a simple attitude, being receptive and start thinking in Spanish. Because even when your expression is not translated word by word or in the same order, what it really matters is the emotional charge, the feeling of the expression and how they are nailed by natives in the exact same situation, in your target language.

Being bilingual has helped me understand some expressions from both points of view, from my native language, Spanish, and from the English language perspective and that’s why I love these two languages.

So, that’s what say it in Spanish is all about. Helping you connect with the real way to say things in Spanish!

1.    ¡No hay problema! = No problem!

This is one of the most confused expressions that I have heard in America. When translating directly from English, the real essence of the expression is missing. In Spanish we would say “there is no problem”. So, let’s say it in Spanish!

No problem! : Expression in English.

No problema : Literal translation from English to Spanish.

¡No hay problema! : Real Spanish translation.

There is no problem! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

2.    No es = It is not

In Spanish, we place the negative word “no” in front of the verb.

So, while in English you say “it is not”, in Spanish we say “not is” considering that we don’t have “it” for this case. So, let’s say it in Spanish!

It is not! : Expression in English.

Es no: Literal translation from English to Spanish.

¡No es! : Real Spanish translation.

No is! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

3.    ! No lo puedo evitar! or !No puedo controlarme! = I can’t help myself!

The literal translation of this expression from Spanish to English would be a total nonsense in Spanish language. Let’s check how native Spanish speakers say it in Spanish!

I can’t help myself! : Expression in English.

Yo no puedo ayudarme a mi mismo: Literal translation from English to Spanish.

1. ¡No lo puedo evitar! : Real Spanish translation

¡I can’t avoid it! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

2. ¡No puedo controlarme! : Real Spanish translation.

¡I can’t control myself! : Literal translation from Spanish to English.

Hope you enjoyed it!



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Hispanic Population



*Habitantes [Hab] – Inhabitants. Source of information about population: Wikipedia 2013.

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Flag – Bandera
Spanish Population





46,704,314 hab.







118,419,000 hab.





Costa Rica

El Salvador







4,652,459 hab.

6,288,899 hab.

15,500,000 hab.

8,264,000 hab.

6,071,045 hab.

3,405,813 hab.

GT: 44,182,216



Costa Rica

El Salvador



















42,192,500 hab.

10,027,254 hab.

192,376,496 hab.

16,634,603 hab.

47,121,089 hab.

15,761,731 hab.

6,672,933 hab.

30,475,144 hab.

3,368,595 hab.

28,946,101 hab.

GT: 393,576,446














-Spanish is the second most spoken language in the US. And the as the Hispanic population is increasing.

-The Hispanic population in numbers. The last US census revealed that 16.3% of the nation’s population are Hispanic, which in numbers are 50.5 millions, as of April 2010. In addition, there are 3.7 million residents of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory.

-The projected Hispanic population of the United States in July 1st, 2050 will be 132.8 millions.

The increase in the Hispanic population demands to start thinking about becoming bilingual in USA.

– Spanish language is spoken in many other countries that have not been mentioned in this practice. You are welcome to do your own research.

Spanish Immersion


Spanish Immersion

Spanish Immersion


The benefit of our Spanish Immersion program is that our students accomplish to think in Spanish, gain confidence to express themselves in Spanish language and increase their fluency.

 These conversation by immersion Spanish courses has been tailored exclusively for the busy professionals and executives who need to learn to speak Spanish fast and effectively, while living in Los Angeles, achieving an adequate level of fluency in their conversation and be ready to interact in Spanish language out of the classroom


During these three months of the Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to understand the foundations of Spanish language and understand the basic rules that will help them build their own sentences from scratch.

By the end of this Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to create their own dialogues for everyday situations with ease and confidence.


– Students who have never studied a formal Spanish language course.

– Students who speak just few words in Spanish but can’t say sentences.

– Students who understand a little Spanish but can not express themselves in Spanish.

– Students who would like to refresh the foundations of Spanish language.


Level – Module 1

–       In module I, you will learn the fundamentals of Spanish language, the pronunciation and the elements of a proper conversation.

–       You will learn to make descriptions, and how to start and follow a simple daily conversation

–       In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn to integrate vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

Beginner Level – Module 2

–       In module II, you will learn simple, common and useful verbs and their conjugations.

–       You will learn to speak in Present, Past and Future

–      In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn to handle a daily conversation integrating proper grammar and vocabulary.

 Beginner Level – Module 3

– In this module you will learn more ways to express yourself in different simple tenses.

– In this module of your Spanish immersion course you will have the opportunity to master the best practice of handling a simple Spanish conversation in common contexts.


 During these three months of the Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to put in practice the foundations of Spanish language and create more complex conversations.

By the end of this Spanish immersion course, the students will be able to apply main tenses and create their own pieces of conversation for casual situations with ease and confidence.


– Students who have previous knowledge of Spanish through a formal   Spanish language course. Ex. Spanish I, II, etc.

– Students who come from a Spanish background. Ex. Latin mother

– Students who have been exposed to a native Spanish community but can’t express themselves correctly.

– Students who understand Spanish when people speak but cannot express themselves in Spanish.

– Students who need to achieve a conversational level in Spanish language.


Intermediate Level – Module 1

–       In module I, you will review the fundamentals of Spanish language, the pronunciation and the elements of a proper conversation in simple tenses.

–       You will learn how to handle more complex and longer conversations.

–       In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn the best practices to integrate vocabulary, grammar and conversation.

 Intermediate Level – Module 2

–       In module II, we will focus on verbs and conjugations in different situations.

–       In this module of your Spanish immersion course, you will learn how to handle daily conversations integrating proper grammar, vocabulary and tenses.

Intermediate Level – Module 3

– In this module we will focus on real conversations approaching different tenses.

– In this module of your Spanish immersion course you will have the opportunity to boost your conversation skills in appropriate contexts.

Spanish immersion Schedule

Spanish Immersion – Beginners Level

Mondays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Starts September 23rd, 2013

Spanish Immersion – Intermediate Level

Tuesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Starts September 24th, 2013

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