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Un argentino en Toronto

Toronto in Winter

This is a funny audio clip of an Argentine who lives in Toronto (it’s a joke). There are lots of great Argentine expressions, so for anyone who wants to hear some Argentine Spanish, this is a great little introduction to it.  There are a few vulgar expressions, so if you think this would bother you, […]

Spanish in Argentina – Pronunciation, Intonation, and Argentina Vos Form

Spanish in Argentina – Pronunciation, Intonation, and Argentina Vos Form

Argentine Castellano, or better said, caste-SH-ano, is significantly different from all other forms of Castellano (which means the Spanish language).    If you have come here to learn Spanish, be aware that there are many differences, and you will be learning a Spanish that differs a lot from Spanish spoken in all other countries.  That being […]

Vinos de Lujo – Luxury Wine Tasting Event

Vinos de Lujo – Luxury Wine Tasting Event

Taking place in the famous Alvear Palace Hotel, this is another wine event you can´t miss. Vinos de Lujo in English means Luxury Wines and that´s what this event is all about. You get to try wines you probably never knew existed, let alone considered buying. Here´s how it works. You pay an entrance fee […]

Typical Argentine Food

Typical Argentine Food

Some traditional dishes in Argentina: Carbonada – a delicious stew, sometimes served in one half of a squash. Locro - another stew, made with beans, corn, and different cuts of meat. Empanadas – most latinamerican countries serve empanadas, each with their own distinct styles.  This is an extremely option lunch item. Estofado, often served on pasta […]

Eating out in Argentina

Eating out in Argentina

The following is intended to give you a general idea of what you will see in all of the basic restaurants here, and in little take out places. Buenos Aires is a huge city, and has a great selection of restaurants, so there are plenty of other options available. The following is what you can […]

Chocolina Cake

Chocolina Cake

This is a delicious, simple, and VERY Argentine dessert. Argentines love to make this, eat this, and reminisce about eating it. It is one of those desserts you ate a lot as a kid, and that you think is one of the best things in the world! Keep in mind it is overly rich, extremely […]

Yerba Mate in Argentina

Yerba Mate in Argentina

Mate is a very important part of the Argentine culture. Everywhere you go, you will see people with their mate, thermos, and bag of yerba mate. They drink it in the car, at work, at home, in the park, at the beach, when it´s raining, when it´s 40C, when it’s snowing, always! They love their […]

Mendozan Wines: What Makes them so Good

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When a foreigner thinks of wine from Argentina, they will almost always associate it with Mendoza. The majority of exported wines are from Mendoza, and the Mendozan wines are so good that they are starting to win many international awards. To truly appreciate these wines, it is important to know WHY these wines are so […]

Why the Argentinians Use the ‘vos’ Form

In Argentina, when speaking in the second person, they use the pronoun vos instead of tú.  Not only is it a different pronoun, but it is also a slightly different conjugation than tú, when used in the present or the imperative (see our post on the vos form for more detail).  Most people, including many Argentines, believe that the vos […]

Christmas in Buenos Aires

Christmas in Buenos Aires

The sun is shining, temperatures are in the high 30s, and there is a heavy humidity that challenges your inner strength.  Not exactly what most North Americans are used to during Christmas holidays.   However, this is the feeling of Christmas in Argentina, a far different experience than you´ll have in the northern hemisphere.  And it´s […]