Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Formal Spanish Use in Argentina

One difficult thing for English speakers to get used to when speaking Spanish is speaking formally, by using the “usted” form.  In English, you say “you” to everyone, because there is no distinction between formal and informal.  In Spanish, “you” can either be “vos” (remember that in Argentina, they don´t use “tú” they use vos) […]

What is Lunfardo?

Surely at some point you have seen or heard about Lunfardo. You probable saw something about it when looking up Argentine slang, or you read about it at some point in a guide book, or heard it mentioned somewhere. What is it exactly? Perhaps the most accurate definition is that it is collection of terms […]

Friends Day in Argentina

Friends Day in Argentina

Dia del amigo in Argentina is a very big day, and in some ways could be compared to the Argentine version of Valentine´s Day. Although it is not a day for couples, it is a day where friends get together, to celebrate their friendship. The celebration takes place on July 20th, and although it is […]

10 Ways to Help You Become Fluent In Spanish While Living in Buenos Aires

10 Ways to Help You Become Fluent In Spanish While Living in Buenos Aires

If you are visiting or living in Buenos Aires, you probably are trying to learn or improve your Spanish.The obvious way to learn and improve your Spanish would be to take a Spanish course, and then make sure to speak as much Spanish as possible.However, there are many other ways you can improve you language […]

Argentina Culture: How to Greet a Porteño

For many foreigners, and especially English speakers, one of the more difficult things to adjust to is the Argentine way of greeting. By Argentine greeting, I mean giving a kiss. In Argentina, when you greet someone or say goodbye to them, you give each other one kiss on the cheek. This sounds pretty basic, but […]

Argentine Music: Find out the top bands, songs, and albums to get a taste for music in Argentina

Argentine Music: Find out the top bands, songs, and albums to get a taste for music in Argentina

Argentina is the home of many famous music artists, and to get a true taste of Argentine culture, you should become familiar with the music. It helps you learn about Argentina, Argentines, and it will certainly help you improve your Spanish!  Buenos Aires is a great place to see some of these famous artists live, […]

Buying Argentine Wine

Most people unfamiliar with wine in Argentina (which is pretty much everyone when they first arrive) will often wonder how much they need to spend to buy a decent wine in a retail store. This is no easy question, because wine varies so much from person to person. However, here is something to start with, […]

Argentine Wine Region Basics

When thinking of wine, people do not always associate it with Argentina. However, this is beginning to change, and for good reason. Argentine wines are starting to compete with some of the best wines in the world, evident by the international awards their wines have won. If you are visiting or living in Buenos Aires, […]

Pascualina

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Pascualina is an Argentine vegetable pie, filled with swiss chard and hard-boiled eggs.  It is found in any traditional Argentine restaurant, and is especially popular to eat as a quick take-out meal. You will need a pre-made pie crust or you can make the pie crust yourself.  Here is how to make the filling: • […]

Instant Coffee Culture

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You don´t have to live here long to realize that instant coffee (something you probably haven´t drank since the last time you went camping) is a staple in the daily life of most Argentines. Whether at home, work or both, instant coffee is more common than drip coffee, and makes up the daily caffeine dose […]