Say your name or company name …. bonjour!
Comment puis-je vous aider or Comment puis-je vous être utile? – May I help you? Continue reading →
So you are in Spain to promote your business and attend meetings so you want to make the best impression possible. Rule number one – make an effort to do business in Spain in their language rather than expect them to speak English. Here are some useful phrases and questions you could learn to help you make an appointment with anyone that you need to: Continue reading →
One thing you are bound to hear when visiting Portugal, particularly Lisbon, is Fado. This is the traditional music of Portugal that dates back to the 1800s and Portugal´s glory on the high seas. It is still sung spontaneously in many bars in the capital city so don´t be surprised if you are enjoying a nice glass of vinho verde and someone suddenly stands up to sing. Just watch, listen and enjoy. Continue reading →
The majority of people believe Mandarin is difficult to learn. But it is not as difficult as most people think. Listening, speaking, reading and writing are the four skills you need to gain to be fluent in any language. Over the next few months I will be posting some useful tips for beginners. Continue reading →
Impress the examiner by using two different tenses in the same sentence. For example, you could use both the preterite and imperfect tenses:
E.g. Fuimos a San Sebastián que era bonito pero bastante caro.
We went to San Sebastian which was pretty but quite expensive. Continue reading →