Diminutives and augmentatives in Spanish

Anyone who knows a little about Spanish and its characteristics knows that it is a dynamic language. One of the most peculiar and sometimes confusing features is the use of diminutives and augmentatives. Is it the same to say “perrito” as “perrote”? What about “casita” or “casota”? We from iNMSOL want to explain the differences…

Discovering the footprints of Spanish in other languages.

Imagine for a moment that Spanish was a sauce. How would it be like? It would have a strong flavor for sure, capable of enriching any dish it gets in touch with. Because of this, Spanish has left its footprints everywhere in the vast menu of the languages of the world. From iNMSOL we want…

International Flamenco Day in Granada and the Grammy Latinos 2023

A day dedicated to music: we celebrate the Día Internacional del Flamenco ed Grammy Latinos 2023   This November 16 is a very important date for Andalucía, given the amount of cultural events that will take place. We at iNMSOL want to introduce you to this very important day, with all its main attractions and…

Differences in vocabulary between Spanish in Spain and Latin America

Have you ever wondered why the Spanish talk in a Mexican telenovela is different from the one of a Spanish show? It is not about magic, but it is the consequence of the linguistic evolution, the cultural influences and the regional characteristics. From iNMSOL we want to show you some examples of the lexical differences…

Linguistic loans in Spanish

Have you ever wondered where the words you use in Spanish come from? You should know that Spanish, so rich and varied, has made so many linguistic friends over time. These “language loans” are the bridge that connects it with other languages and cultures, giving us such a wide and varied vocabulary. We at iNMSOL…

The Spanish of business

When In the fast-paced world of business, there is no time to waste. Everyone knows that “Time is money” right!!! If you want to make your way in the Hispanic corporate world, beyond language it is essential to master those key phrases and words that will allow you to move through this chaotic world. From…

From “goles” to “mate”: sports vocabulary in Spanish

Welcome to all sports fans! From Spanish soccer stadiums to basketball arenas in Argentina, Spanish echoes with its own unique rhythm.  I am not only referring to the choruses of ultras in the stands, but also to the rich sports vocabulary underlying this passion. If you’ve already wondered why they say “chilena” or “dar cera,”…

September DELE exam results are available

The grades for the September 2023 DELE exam have been published. All candidates can find out if they were promoted through the Instituto Cervantes’ Exámenes portal. (https://examenes.cervantes.es/es) From iNMSOL we want to give you some important information: The review period for September DELE exam is from the 20th of October to the 20th of November.…

The evolution of idioms in Spanish

Have you never heard “más vale tarde que nunca” or “a quien madruga, Dios lo ayuda”?  Cero that you have! Spanish idioms (refranes) are pearls of wisdom passed down by word of mouth, one generation after another.These treasures of folk wisdom have much to teach us, much more than we imagine. Have you ever wondered…

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