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Discover our next Language of the Month!

What did you learn from our first Language of the Month?

Throughout July, we posted fun facts about Spanish on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Here are some of the highlights, as well as which language we’ll be focusing on in August!

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Words and phrases

‘Eres la leche’ is an expression used in Spain that sounds funny if translated literally (‘You are the milk’). What it actually means is ‘You’re amazing’, as lots of people correctly said.

False friends are words that sound similar to ones in your native language, but have a different meaning. ‘Estoy embarazado/a’ sounds just like ‘I’m embarrassed’, but it means ‘I’m pregnant’!

What do ‘autobús’, ‘camión’ and ‘guaguas’ have in common? They all mean ‘bus’ in different parts of the Spanish-speaking worldFind out which words our members suggested.

 

Cultural aspects

Many of you identified our mystery landmark as Peru’s Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Inca site. Claudia Elgueta Beltrán Mayssa, a busuu.com fan, even shared a music video featuring Machu Picchu. Great link, Claudia!

Our post about the Mexican sauce called ‘mole (from Nahuatl ‘molli’) was also popular. Lots of busuu.com members took part in naming different types of mole. Fan Anke Baurott offered to help anyone looking for Mexican recipes. Thanks, Anke!

Language of the Month in August

Following the success of our Spanish month, we will be taking a closer look at German in August. It’s an official or dominant language in 7 countries (can you name them all?) and has around 90 million native speakers.

So if you’d like to tell everyone how great Oktoberfest is, discover some tasty delicacies or see beautiful sights in German-speaking countries, follow busuu.com on FacebookTwitter and Google+. Bis bald!

 

4 thoughts on “Discover our next Language of the Month!

  1. investeringar

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  2. Luiz Antonio de Oliveira

    Através desta solicito que o BUSSU mantenha-me como membro ativo pois não estou conseguindo dar sequência ao aprendizado pois em todas as questões aparece um símbolo aos agregados do BUSSUU PREMIUM e não consigo dar sequência ao referido questionário e respectivas perguntas e por fim receber o Certificado de Aprendizado do idioma Árabe o pior perdi o Boleto ao qual paguei para ingressar-me ao BUSSUU PREMIUM e solicito ainda pelo envio do respectivo documento .
    atenciosamente ,
    Luiz Antonio de Oliveira

  3. Fabia Alves

    Olá Luiz Antonio de Oliveira,

    Agradecemos a sua mensagem e pedimos que por gentileza envie um email team@busuu.com para que nossa equipe de suporte possa verificar esta situação e ajudar você.
    Lamentamos o incómodo causado.

    Atenciosamente,
    Fábia

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