World Book Day: read up on the language of books

Thursday marks UK World Book Day. Fifteen million UK primary and secondary pupils will receive a £1 voucher to cash in for a book priced by publishers at a nominal £1. The aim is to encourage reading for pleasure. Reading for pleasure is, paradoxically, not pure and simple pleasure. Read More

Spanish word of the week: claro

This week's Spanish word of the week is claro. Claro is a word you’ll very often hear in conversation. The more you use it appropriately in your own conversation, the more natural your Spanish will sound. Read More
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9 words to decode Reddit’s GameStop trading lingo

The events surrounding trading in the shares of the American company GameStop have provided us with one of the more intriguing news stories of recent times. The story of a bunch of small investors threatening to bring some of the giants of the financial world to their knees by taking… Read More

Spanish word of the week: dirigir

This week’s Spanish word of the week is dirigir. Dirigir has several basic meanings. The one that looks obvious, to direct, is rather less common than some of its other meanings. First, to manage, or to run something: Read More
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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