Spanish Friday

Okay I tried to come up with a super chévere name for this, but unfortunately as far as alliteration goes, I think I’m out of luck. “Viernes Vernáculo” is not very catchy, is it?

So, here’s the thing – when I blogged in Spanish last Friday and said that I would be doing so on Fridays from now on, quite a few people expressed interest in doing it on their blogs as well. So here is how it will work if you want to participate.

Every Friday is “Spanish Friday” (#SpanishFriday on Twitter.) All you have to do is write your usual blog post in Spanish that day. The purpose is to practice, improve and learn. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a native speaker or if Spanish is your second language. It doesn’t matter if you’re Latino/a or a Gringo/a. Some of us are going to make mistakes, from missing an accent to completely screwing up a verb conjugation – but that’s okay… I don’t want anyone to feel shy about doing this.

Remember, “La práctica hace al maestro” – (Practice makes perfect.)

RULES FOR SPANISH FRIDAY

• Go to your blog on Fridays.
• Blog in Spanish.
• Some ideas: The blog can be a written post to practice written Spanish, a vlog to practice spoken Spanish, a podcast of you reading from a book in Spanish to practice your reading skills – Be creative!
• Tag your post with “Spanish Friday”
• If you tweet about it on Twitter use the hashtag #SpanishFriday
• Visit Latinaish.com on Fridays to leave your link in comments so we can all visit each other! (Please leave the link to your exact post URL.)
• If you’d like, put the image below on your blog post or in your blog’s sidebar – (Not mandatory!)

Right click to save to your computer and upload to your own blog. Please link it to this blog post so others will know what it’s about!

http://latinaish.com/2010/12/16/spanish-friday/

Lastly, ¡Diviértanse! (HAVE FUN!)

Helpful links:

wordreference.com
Google Translate
Barra de español (Firefox add-on with shortcuts to accented characters)
ElMundo.es/diccionarios (Thanks Federico!)

Posted on December 16, 2010, in Language, Spanish Friday. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. No me tienen que preguntar dos veces!!! ;)

    • Sure – native Spanish speakers are welcome, even if you always blog in Spanish. (Though if you want to, you could blog in your second language to make it more challenging/fun for yourself – it’s up to you!)

  2. You should try with a spanish-spanish dictionary. Here’s tne best one I know: http://www.elmundo.es/diccionarios/
    Search “cipote” and you’ll see.
    ¡Besotes!

  3. Yupi! I’m in!! :) Thanks for the wonderful idea and spreading word about it!

  4. Ok, here’s my semi-first post on #SpanishFriday! http://www.101882.com/2010/12/spanishfridays.html

    Feel free to correct me (kindly!), I feel it’s choppy, where I try to sound proper, then get all slang-y. Hehe.

  5. Yikes, this is a great challenge and super intimidating to me. I feel I have the Spanish writing skills of a 5th grader (on a good day), but I might have to give this a try. :-)

  6. That is pretty cool Tracy. I would participate if I didn’t already write my blog both in English and Español. But I sure will pass the word around for you. Have fun!

  7. Yipes! Now, that is a challenge!! I’ve backed out of doing posts in Spanish and CinchCasting in Spanish b/c I stumble too much. Tempting.

    • You know where to find me if you decide to play! I’m sure I’m making many mistakes, but I already feel I’m improving so it’s definitely worth the effort!

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  9. I am going to join as well starting with this Friday’s post. Thanks to Leslie over at Motherhood in Mexico or I wouldn’t have known about it!

    Thanks!
    Krystal

  10. GREAT IDEA!

    use it or lose it, right?

  11. Just wrote my blog in Spanish for #SpanishFriday. Hope you will like it http://www.babelitos.com/graba-ficheros-de-sonido-usando-audacity/

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