“The Most Latin Super Bowl of All Time” Last week we were treated to a spectacle at the Super Bowl, the championship game of the professional “gridiron” football league in the USA. But the Súper Tazón encompasses more than just the 60 minutes the players spend brutalizing each other. The much-anticipated, extremely expensive commercials make […]
Spanish World in the Time of Coronavirus In the past 10 months, Hong Kong has been through a number of unprecedented events. Just as the protests were beginning to simmer down, a new threat presented itself: an unknown infection, with a risk of quickly spreading among humans, within one of the densest cities in the […]
Those of us who share a love for languages, either Spanish or any other, we know that there are always difficulties when we are learning a new one. One of those discuss is related to written expression, which is what we are going to treat this time in our blog.
Do you have any friend called James, Jacob or Jamie? Try asking him what’s his name in Spanish. If he doesn’t know the answer, he may want to read this blog and find out the history behind it.
James (in English), Jacques (in French), Giacomo (in italian), Yakub (in Malay) or Yakobu ヤコブ (in Japanese) are all variants of the same Hebrew name, Jacob (יַעֲקֹב).
It is my professional and personal mission to bring the cultures of the Spanish speaking countries closer to Hong Kong. This is why I’m excited to assume this leading role at the largest Spanish school in Hong Kong, and part of the largest Spanish education group in Asia.
Seville opens the season of fairs in Andalucía with its famous Feria de Abril, a week of uninterrupted celebration to enjoy Andalusian folklore at its best. This year begins on Saturday May 4th at midnight with the lighting of “La portada” (the access gate) and El Ferial, and ends on Saturday 11th at the same time, with the traditional fireworks display.