Tag Archive | Spanish

PERSPECTIVES OF A CHURCH


“Ranchos de Taos” watercolor by kayti sweetland rasmussen It’s entire name is “San Francisco de Asis Mission church and it has stood in the plaza in Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico since 1816. Possibly one of the most photographed churches in the Southwest, its rear view has attracted the attention of artists from all over […]

LANGUAGE IS A WAY TO DESCRIBE THE WORLD


“SOMETHING FISHY” original watercolor painting by kayti sweetland Rasmussen It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is. Sheila is tall. Neil is tired. In English we use the same word “is” to describe the two conditions even though one is a permanent attribute while the other is temporary. Or consider the statement: […]

BUT I CAN’T SPEAK SPANISH GRANDMA


Mark Twain once said, “My philological studies have satisfied me that a gifted person ought to learn English (barring spelling and pronouncing) in thirty hours, French in thirty days, and German in thirty years.” Well, how hard it is to learn a language depends on what language you speak to begin with. If you speak […]

TRAVELERS VS. TOURISTS


 There are two types of people in this world; travelers and tourists.  Tourists can’t wait to come back home.  Travelers never want to come back. “But why do we travel, really?  If we are of a thoughtful nature, we may wish to improve our minds, to examine the manners and customs of others and compare […]