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9 words to sweep you into the world of Bridgerton

2021 is set to be the renaissance of Regency romance, as Netflix viewers indulge themselves in the delicious escapism of Bridgerton, a period romance with a modern twist. The salacious gossip of the anonymous Lady Whistledown, who has stepped gracefully into the role of a Georgian Gossip Girl, has kept… Read More

Spanish word of the week: hecho

This week’s Spanish word of the week is el hecho NOUN fact Apart from being the past participle of hacer, hecho is also a noun, and the commonest way of expressing the idea of a fact: Es… Read More

Spanish word of the week: motivo

This week’s Spanish word of the week is el motivo NOUN reason; motive Motivo is one of the many Spanish words which have one meaning like their English equivalent and another which is different. It’s a very common word for the reason for something: Dejó… Read More
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TikTok’s Sea Shanties: Explore their vocabulary

Well, blow me down. Improbable as it may seem, there’s no denying that sea shanties are having a very real moment in the spotlight. Near the end of 2020, a video from a young Scottish singer started to do the rounds on the social media platform… Read More

Spanish word of the week: mismo

This week’s Spanish word of the week is mismo ADJECTIVE, ADVERB same; right When you need to compare things and say they’re the same, mismo is the word you need: Nos gustan los mismos libros. We like the same books. When you want to say one thing is the… Read More

Ten US political terms to baffle Brits

(Updated from 7 US political terms to baffle the Brits, published on 7th November 2020) The United States will inaugurate a new president on January 20th when Joe Biden will be sworn in as the forty-sixth person to hold the office. While observers in Europe… Read More
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Word exploration: vaccines, vaccinations and jabs

In what the PM has described as a ‘final sprint’, the new year got off to a flying start with a COVID-19 vaccination rollout underway across the UK. In early January, Her Majesty The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh were vaccinated. The Palace decided… Read More

Spanish word of the week: gracias

This week’s Spanish word of the week is  las gracias PLURAL NOUN thanks Of course, as an exclamation gracias is one of the first words you learn in Spanish: Te lo doy, si te gusta tanto – ¡Gracias! I’ll give it to you if you like it so… Read More