Sabbatical: What’s with Saint George and Catalans?

After 8 years and over 350 posts, it's a pity that my posts collect virtual dust at WordPress's server. So this year I'll be bringing back some of the best stuff, which doesn't disagree with publishing new material. You may have noticed it's April. If you haven't, you'd better go to your doctor because it's … Continue reading Sabbatical: What’s with Saint George and Catalans?

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Correct these mistakes for Christmas

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and there’s nothing jollier than knowing your vocabulary. Therefore, today we’re learning about two Catalan words that foreigners tend to get wrong. Now that the tió tradition has gone properly international thanks to Kate McKinnon (see video below), it’s time to debunk the belief that tió means uncle. ‘If … Continue reading Correct these mistakes for Christmas

Saint Valentine may not be a Catalan tradition, but…

We spend our lives thinking that we betray our motherland with foreign celebrations, but maybe we were doing just fine. I’ve always been interested in things from outside Catalonia; mainly in cultures, ways of life, languages, traditions... Some years ago I told a friend of mine how I envied her intercultural relationship with an English … Continue reading Saint Valentine may not be a Catalan tradition, but…