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 one 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!)

takethebadge

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/spanish-friday/

UPDATE 9/14/2013 – Here’s a new image badge to use on your Spanish Friday posts, although you’re free to use the old one if you like.

SpanishFriday_Latinaish_2013 takethebadge

Lastly, ¡Diviértanse! (HAVE FUN!)

Helpful links:

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

  1. Hola Tracy,

    Me encanta esta iniciativa. Aquí te dejo otros dos recursos que podrían resultar de utilidad a los participantes de Spanish Friday:
    a) ProZ.com (Ir a Terminology > Term Search)
    b) Linguee.es

    Además, cuando tengan alguna duda en español, pueden consultar el Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas en la página de la Real Academia Española (rae.es)

  2. Tracy, es primera vez que participo en Spanish Friday, aqui te dejo el link ;)

    http://dc-agenda.blogspot.com/2011/09/cultural-hybrid.html

    Reina

  3. i want to do spanish friday wholeheartedly! i’m let down though because i can’t do the accents & spanish designators….makes it look like i don’t really feel in spanish,,,,

  4. What a fantastic idea! Esto no esta bueno, si no, como dice mi papa, BUENASO.

  5. Somos muchos tijuaneros!!!!!!!! Saludos desde Tulsa OK.

  6. Hola a todos! Tengo un blog que he hecho solo para que pueda practicar a escribir en español. Que eche un vistazo a el. Gracias! http://laviajeramochillera.tumblr.com/post/31925468533/spanish-friday-sacale-todo-el-jugo

  7. Tracy, acabo de colgar un aporte para “Spanish Friday” en mi blog, spanishlinguist.us . El aporte se llama “La erre de Puerto Rico” y el shortlink es http://wp.me/p3kGSe-3v . Gracias por tus esfuerzos.

    - Judy Hochberg, spanishlinguist.us

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