Did you know that the Iberian peninsula was a part of the Islamic world for centuries? Plenty of time for deep connections to be forged between the cultures and languages. Read this blog to find out how the Arabic language influenced Spanish.
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).
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.