Monthly Archives: February 2016

5 reasons why companies should invest in their employees’ language skills

Think Global scaled1. Expand your client base

Multilingual employees are able to attract more bilingual clients allowing you to grow your business globally by tapping into foreign markets.
Multilingual sales staff, customer service and marketing experts can reach out to new customers more effectively if they are speaking in the same language as potential clients. Continue reading

How to text like a native Spanish person!

Text like a nativeTexting abbreviations in Spanish

Do you have a Spanish friend or relative that you send and receive messages to/from and are always trying to decipher their message with all the abbreviated words? Here are the most commonly abbreviated words in Spanish.

Watch out for words that contain ‘h’, because this is not pronounced in Spanish they completely miss it off when texting.

You will always come across newly abbreviated words and ways of abbreviating but here are the most common ones:

aora – ahora – now
b – bien – good/well/fine
bs / bss – besos – kisses
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10 interesting facts you may not know about the Spanish language!

  1. Se Habla Espanol scaledSpanish is spoken by over 500 million people and is the fastest growing language. By 2050 there will be over 600 million Spanish speakers.

2. Spanish is the official language of 22 countries in four continents; Spain, Canary Islands (Europe), Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Paraguay, Panama, Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua (America), Ceuta, Melilla, Equatorial Guinea, Western Sahara, Gabon (Africa), Eastern Island (Oceania). Continue reading

Useful Spanish travel phrases everyone going to Spain should learn!

Hiring a car in SpainSo you’ve booked your flight and hotel, packed your suitcase, got your euros, don’t forget your phrase book or at least learn some key phrases before you leave!
Everybody knows how to ask for two beers, “Dos cervezas, por favor”, but knowing just a few extra words and phrases can help you get much more out of a holiday. Taking the time to learn the following could make your next trip much easier and stress-free:

Greetings

Spanish people are very polite so it is a good idea to learn how to greet them correctly.

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