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Best Apps to Learn Spanish

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:26

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DuoLingo

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Duolingo is probably the most popular app for learning foreign languages. This app works by going through levels and categories by theme. While completing these units, you will have to do voice recordings, Spanish to English translations, English to Spanish translations, multiple choice questions, match words to certain photos, and rearrange words to form a correct sentence. This app is designed for you to do about 20 minutes a day with the goal of finishing all of the lessons in about 3-4 months. There are also a lot of cool features in this app, like setting reminders to get your 20 minutes in, or just going over words that cause you more trouble. All in all, Duolingo is a good starting point and a fun way to practice Spanish!

FluentU

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Rather than teaching through lessons, FluentU provides media to help learn Spanish. With modern music videos, movie trailers, news, and talks, one can learn Spanish through pop culture. It works by providing interactive captions to each video, which means you can click on any word in the captions and find pictures, definitions, and even example sentences. Not only does it just use these captioned videos, it also turns these videos into language learning lessons and games. What you have watched can then become questions to help you learn grammar and conversational phrases. Keeping track of the words you’ve learned, FluentU suggests videos based on your progress. This is a great and fun way to learn conversational Spanish at any level!

Memrise

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Rather than teaching formal grammar, this app focuses on memorizing vocabulary in Spanish. It is unique in the methods of memorization, and if you struggle to remember your vocab, this app is for you. There are different categories for learning Spanish, like “Spanish by Frequency”or even Spanish words by region. This app works by using hilarious sentences or photos to help you learn words. If the repetition of just looking at words on paper isn’t your thing, then try out this app! *they have also recently developed an app Cat Spanish that uses these same methods, but solely with pictures of cats.

SpanishDict

 Best Apps to Learn Spanish

This is just a Spanish to English dictionary, but it comes in handy whenever you’re out and about and don’t know a word. It’s great for being abroad because it works offline! So, you’re at a restaurant and don’t recognize a food item? Easy, you can look it up! It also has word games, common phrases, word of the day, and verb conjugations. This is one of the most useful apps to have while abroad!

 

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The Best Heladeria in Your Barrio: A World Beyond Freddo

Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:59

Categories - Food in Buenos Aires, Uncategorized - 0 Comments

Just spending an hour in Buenos Aires, one can see how big of a role ice cream plays in the daily life of the porteño. While there are heladerias on every corner, it seems everyone you talk to has “their” heladeria that they claim is the best in the city. So, how do you go about finding your one true heladeria? Well, a major factor is obviously quality, but another factor is proximity. When you want to drown your sorrows in a half kilo, you want to make sure it’s only a short walk away, or delivers. If you’re in Buenos Aires for any period of time, try some heladerias in your area, pick your favorite, and of course, stay faithful.

Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for: a breakdown of the best heladerias by barrio!

Puerto Madero: Abuela Goye; Alicia Moreau De Justo 540

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This is a shop with a lot of history and traditional homemade ice cream, so you can’t go wrong. Abuela Goye sells ice cream, traditional Patagonian chocolates, cookies, alfajores, and pastries. In addition, every shop has a cute statue of Abuela Goye herslef for you to take some selfies with!

San Telmo: Nonna Bianca; Estados Unidos 425

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With a homey vibe from all the wooden furniture, Nonna Bianca is the stop for San Telmo. This family-owned heladeria offers homemade Italian gelato, coffee, and chocolates. If you´re headed there during the day, they also sell snacks and pastries.

Recoleta: Rapa Nui; Arenales 2302

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This heladeria is my personal favorite. They have amazing flavors, with their specialty flavors on display in the front and many more to choose from in the back. What makes this place stand out is that they double as a chocolate shop and sell delicious gourmet chocolates as well. Not to mention you can buy all types of coffee and pastries.

Palermo: Tufic; Gautemala 4579

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In Palermo Soho, this is a great place to hit before a night out on the town. This heladeria has creamy, rich flavors and is definitely worth a visit. Aside from just ice cream, they also have a cafe that serves fresh coffee along with tasty food. They also have a variety of specials ranging from popsicles to frozen yogurt to crepes topped with ice cream.

Belgrano: Furchi; Cabildo 1508

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Arguably the best heladeria Belgrano has to offer. Unlike the other heladerias on the list, this place is low-fat (as far as ice cream goes anyways). So eat away with these unique flavors, like pineapple and parsley or celery and apple!

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