The history of the letter “ñ”

If there is a singular letter in our alphabet, this it is undoubtedly the letter ñ. This graphical representation of the nasal palatal sonorous consonant.  It is a significant case of evolution of consonants, since we will see hereinafter. Also we refer to her as singularly since, in spite of the fact that the nasal palatal sonorous sound is in many other languages, his graphical representation – is to say, the “letter” – is not it ñ, but another series of dígrafos.

The letter ñ is not an ancient archaeological form but everything opposite: a cultural jump of a language romance that left behind others on having expressed with an alone letter a sound that in other places continues expressing with two.

 

 

5 phrases you shouldn’t believe when a Mexican says them

“No pica” means “it’s not spicy at all”
Foreigners no longer trust us because every time we say this phrase, their food ends up being the spiciest food ever made. In our defense, it wasn’t spicy at all.

“Ahorita” means “Just one second”
Scientists are still trying to figure out how much time “ahorita” means. It seems like it can vary between one minute, one hour, five hours, one day… or never.

“La última y nos vamos” means “This is our last drink, then well go”
Whenever we say this phrase we really mean it! But… any decision can change with mezcal.

“Ya voy saliendo” means “I’m on my way”
Every Mexican has sent this message from home, even when they’ve not even finished getting ready.

“Hoy algo tranqui” means “Today we’ll just chill”
When say that… We end up singing songs of Juaga (Juan Gabriel) in a bar at 4am.

Study Spanish in Mexico

Study Spanish in Mexico

Instituto Chac Mool Cuernavaca

Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico and discover a vast country of incredibly-diverse landscapes and rich cultural traditions. Chac mool offers a number of courses which will enable you to learn Spanish and experience the variety of regions Mexico has to offer.

Cuernavaca Mexico’s second largest city retains a Spanish colonial feel with its many plazas and stunning architecture, It offers tourists and travelers alike a wide range of traditional and contemporary activities to ensure an unforgettable experience.

Why Study Spanish in Cuernavaca, Mexico?

Our qualified teachers will ensure a fulfilling and educative experience for students of all levels and ages. We offer Regular and Intensive Immersion Spanish Programs for a period of time set by you.

Many Spanish language courses concentrate on a strictly grammatical approach. However, our Spanish immersion programs as well as covering all areas of Spanish grammar,it provides you a more conversational and interactive learning experience of the Spanish language.

You can learn Spanish in many ways, since we offer a wide variety of options and courses. Whether you are a beginner or master Spanish speaker, you will find the perfect option tolearn Spanish with us.