Tomar el pelo
On this occasion, we would like to explain to you the meaning of the Spanish expression “tomar el pelo” (taking the piss).
Synonyms of the expression «Tomar el pelo»: chancear, guasearse, mofarse, pitorrearse, cachondearse, burlarse, chacotear, bufonear, chirigotear, rechiflarse, coñearse, chasquear, chufletear, reírse, chunguearse…
The word “hombre” in Spain not only serves to refer to an adult male but in many expressions, it is used to emphasize different meanings. If we are talking to a woman, we can replace the word “hombre” with “mujer”. Although it’s not uncommon to hear “hombre” used to address women.
When do we use the Pretérito perfecto or indefinido in Spanish?
One of the common mistakes made by students is the difference between the Pretérito Perfecto and the Indefinido. We will show you how to use both tenses. PRETÉRITO PERFECTO We use the“Pretérito Perfecto” when we are talking about actions or things that are related to the present: the day, the week, the month, Christmas. For […]
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As a retired teacher (university) I was very impressed with the techniques used by the instructors. The... leer másAs a retired teacher (university) I was very impressed with the techniques used by the instructors. The classes are engaging; the teachers are motivating and supportive. I enjoyed the diversity of students in the classroom ( countries and ages). At the beginning of each week learning outcomes are presented. Then each class starts with a review of the days learning outcomes and ends with a recap of achievements-- theory, activities, and new words. Each class offers ample opportunities to practice new skills with a wide range of activities. Everyone has numerous chances to speak in every class with carefully crafted activities that are inclusive and fun. The small group size adds to the comfort for those of us who are intimidated with learning new skills.
Classes are pitched at each student's level based on a written assessment. However, during the morning of the first class each person can assess how comfortable they are with the material. They can then move to a higher or lower level class that will more closely meet their personal learning needs.
The school also offers a wide range of activities which further engages learners with more ways to practice language skills as well as to learn about the culture of Spain. I will do another post about my decision to study in Valencia leer menos
I did a 3 week summer Spanish course in the school.
I highly recommend. I'm a teacher myself and was... leer másI did a 3 week summer Spanish course in the school.
I highly recommend. I'm a teacher myself and was very impressive by the communicative methods and the quality of the teaching.
The school offers a wonderful Co curricular programme and we really enjoyed the activities, including a tapas crawl and lots of cultural events plus a beach party.
Totally recommended. leer menos
I came to Taronja on a friends recommendation and I am so glad that I did! I only did one... leer másI came to Taronja on a friends recommendation and I am so glad that I did! I only did one week intensive and am already signing up to do more lessons. The classes are interesting and fun. The teachers are enthusiastic. Also the daily activities are really well organised. Fully recommend for anyone - no questions asked 🙂 leer menos
Zeer goede en leuke school Samen met mijn echtgenoot 1 week intensief Spaanse les gevolgd. Alles goed geregeld, modern lesmateriaal en prettige manier van (interactief)... leer másSamen met mijn echtgenoot 1 week intensief Spaanse les gevolgd. Alles goed geregeld, modern lesmateriaal en prettige manier van (interactief) lesgeven. Fijne school voor jong en ‘oud’! Hoewel wij veelal niet deelnamen aan de activiteiten zijn ze erg leuk, zeker voor jongeren! Deze school is echt een aanrader! leer menos
Had a GREAT time and improved my spanish a LOT in Taronja. The lecturers were pros and the out-of-school program... leer másHad a GREAT time and improved my spanish a LOT in Taronja. The lecturers were pros and the out-of-school program was very entertaining. Without doubt, I recommend Taronja and Valencia (y) leer menos