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What is iberico?

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The term 'iberico' is frequently used by itself to refer to 'Jamon Ibérico'.

Jamon Ibérico directly translates to 'Iberian ham'.

'Iberian' refers to the Iberian Peninsula, which is the peninsula that Spain and Portugal are located on.

While the term is most frequently used to refer to this type of sausage, it can be used to refer to items that come from the Iberian Peninsula.

What does cerrado mean?

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Cerrado is the Spanish (masculine) word for 'closed'.

For example: 'La puerta está cerrada' means 'The door is closed.'

If 'cerrado' is on a sign with no other words, or in a very large print, it is most likely a sign stating that a business is closed.

Cerrado can also refer to a Brazilian savannah that spans across five states (Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Tocantins and Minas Gerais). The Cerrado makes up 21% of the country's land area.

SoyDanielBos - a fun Spanish Language Youtube for Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Learners

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A common problem for language learners is realizing that they know a lot of vocabulary, and they know a lot of grammar patterns, but still have trouble understanding native speakers and communicating naturally. 
The problem is that they know a language academically, but they don't know how native speakers utilize it.
A solution? Watch content developed for native speakers. 
Who is SoyDanielBos?

Daniel Bos is a 27-year-old woman from Mexico City, Mexico.

She is a Spanish speaking internet personality with: 270k+ Facebook followers178k+ Instagram followers234k+ Twitter followers629k+ Youtube subscribers
She is most famous for her Comedy Youtube channel which started in 2013.
How to use the SoyDanielBos to learn Spanish?First of all, watch the videos, and try to enjoy them. Don't freak out if you miss entire words or sentences that she says. Keep in mind that even if you're watching a fast-talking youtuber who speaks your native language, that you're going to have trouble…

What's the difference in Qué and Quién? How to use what and where in Spanish

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Quick definitions:
Qué: a direct translation of 'what'. Qué is used when referring to objects.Quién: isused to ask the question 'who'. This is used when referring to people.Plurals Qué does not change regardless of the number of items being referred to.

Quién specifically is used when asking a question and the expected response is a single person. If the expected response is more than one person, then 'quiénes' is used.  
Accent marks - when to use them? The accents are used when a question is being asked. If who is used to add information about a person, then que or quien are used without the accent mark.
My mother who is German, works as a nurse.Mi madre que es alemana, trabaja como enfermera.Wait, why did you use que for who? Generally speaking, when adding information about a person, que is used. If there is a comma between a named person and who, a comma can be used. However, que tends to be used most often.

Free Online Courses to Prepare for the AP* Spanish Language and Culture Exam

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What is EdX? Long story short, EdX is an online website that hosts courses from colleges around the world. Any one can take these classes online for free. You won't get actual college credit for them, but you will get the knowledge, and they can be shown on your LinkedIn profile or gain you certificates.
From the EdX website: Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is an online learning destination and MOOC provider, offering high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere. With more than 85 global partners, we are proud to count the world’s leading universities, nonprofits, and institutions as our members. EdX university members top the QS World University Rankings® with our founders receiving the top honors, and edX partner institutions ranking highly on the full list.  EdX Spanish Courses Courses change depending on the date, however if these courses are no longer available, search through the EdX catalog.
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Gender of Nouns in the Spanish Language

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For native English speakers, the notion that nouns have specific genders is confusing, however, there are plenty of languages around the world that use this practice.



In general, the gender of Spanish nouns can be broke down to the masculine nouns end with -o, and the feminine nouns end with an -a.

 The idea of gender in Spanish is a presence to be reckoned with. One of the neo-Latin languages, Spanish inherits the concept of M. gender (i.e. el=the) and F. gender (i.e. la=the) just like French, Italian, Romanian and Portuguese. One may understand M. and F. nouns in the context of humans (male and female) and some animals (again male and female). But that a mesa (table) in Spanish should be F. (=la mesa), like the Italian la tavola, and la table in French, while el cuchillo in Spanish, il coltello in Italian and le couteau in French (all three=knife) are M., defies rational explanation. Spanish torments us even more sharply with a F. form for big, butcher’s knife, la cuchilla, and Itali…