The best overnight oats
I know a ton of people will probably think that this is boring but I’m making this for myself Incase I can’t remember how to make these.
So it’s ½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup almond milk (unsweetened)
¼ cup water
1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon all natural honey
Keep them in the fridge overnight and then in the morning heat them in the microwave for twenty seconds (I just can’t stand them super cold so I make them like lukewarm idk I enjoy it)
PB Bites 🥜
- 1 ½ cups of dry oats
- ½ cup peanut butter (or nut butter of choice)
- ¼ cup chia seeds
- ½ cup pumpkin puree
- ¼ cup quality honey
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
- ¼ cup chocolate chips!
Mix ingredients. Use a spoon to scoop onto a plate and refrigerate for about an hour. I eat these as snacks or as pre-run fuel! So tasty 😋
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Words Spanish speakers mispronounce
It’s very common for Spanish speakers to shorten words or join them with the following ones when speaking quickly and/or in informal situations.
This is not a comprehensive list, as it only contains the ones that I’ve noticed most frequently. Bear in mind that I’m referring to Castilian Spanish and to be more precise, the Spanish I normally hear is that of Madrid.
- Ejque (es que): Spaniards from outside of Madrid make fun of us for saying this word like that, it’s like the “y'all” of southern USAmericans. Example: Ejque no sabía que había que venir (But I didn’t know we had to come).
- La dije que (le dije que): recently, a phenomenon known as laísmo has become very popular among young (and not that young) speakers, mainly in Madrid. The correct pronoun would be the masculine/feminine indirect object pronoun le, not the feminine direct object pronoun. Example: La dije que teníamos que irnos (I told her we had to go).
- Madri/Madriz (Madrid): only Catalan-speakers pronounce the -d at the end of the word and they pronounce like a -t, so the conclusion is that no Spaniard correctly pronounces their country’s capital city (maybe people from Valladolid, who are said to speak the best Spanish in the country, say it correctly). People mostly say Madri on a regular basis, but some say Madriz instead. Example: Vamos a pasear por Madri/Madriz (We’re going for a walk in Madrid).
- Ma gustao (me ha gustado), tabian mirao (te habían mirado), sa creio (se ha creído): it’s very common for people to join the pronunciation of the pronoun (only if it ends in -e) with that of the conjugated form of the verb haber, which is used to form compound tenses. Furthermore, many people omit the last -d- of the past participle, not only in verb forms but also in adjectives derived from them like pesao (pesado, [annoying]). Example: Sa creio que era verdad (He has thought that it was true).
- Mu bien (muy bien): this is less common, but certain people tend to drop the -y in muy. Example: Lo has hecho mu bien (You’ve done very well).
- Pa eso (para eso): in this case, two letters are dropped, -r- and -a. Example: Pa eso lo hubiera hecho yo (To get that result I would have done it myself).
- Pos a mí (pues a mí): -u- and -e- merge into -o- in this case. Example: Pos a mí me parece bien (I think it’s fine).
- Teo que (tengo que): -n- and -g- are dropped. Example: Teo que hacer eso (I need to do that).
- To pedo (todo pedo): this is the result of the loss of -d- and -o-. Pedo is slang for “drunk”. Example: Ayer iba to pedo (I was so drunk yesterday).
People that usually speak in the way described above typically come from lower-income backgrounds, but this is not always true. Many young people speak like that in some cases (such as a familiar setting or an informal context) or when talking quickly, myself included.
How to know which language level you’re at and tips for improving your skills - divided by proficiency level!
These are all my personal thoughts and experiences from reaching a proficient level in one language, and an intermediate in another!! Feel free to correct me or add whatever you wish<3
1. A0 - Knowledge Level: Nothing
At this stage, you have absolutely no knowledge or very little knowledge about a language. My advice is to start out slow: the alphabet, pronunciation rules, basic pronouns, colors, etc. At this point, there’s not much you can improve on (Reading/Writing, Listening and Speaking) since you’ve got no actual knowledge to expand upon. Try apps like Duolingo, have fun with translating words such as your favorite animal, plant, or swear word. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself at this point, it’s all in good fun! Try starting a notebook in which you write down new words, (i.e. all of them) or watching a couple videos on Youtube, even if you don’t understand much.
2. A1 - Knowledge Level: Just a Bit
This is when you slowly exit the stage of “is this even a language” and enter the “beginner” world. You know a couple basic verbs (to be, to have, eat, sleep, walk, talk, etc) and some sets of basic nouns/pronouns. (weekdays, months, numbers, colors, objects you find around the house, and all that fun jazz.) You can string together a couple sentences you’ve heard twenty times on Duolingo! Regardless of the fact that “The boys drink milk” is not really something you’ll need in irl conversation, it’s good that you’re getting familiar. By this time, you should start looking into proper grammar rules such as verb terminations, tenses, noun declinations, pronouns, etc. Children’s books are a good way to learn a lot of stuff you’d need. The language is simple and it goes straight to the point, which is the only type of writing you understand, mostly. Right now, speaking is not really an option aside from learning to pronounce words right. Listening, on the other hand, can be done really easily! If you find that Youtube channels in your target language are boring or too hard to understand, music is the way to go. You’re especially lucky if you’re a Disney fan, because most of their songs are easy to remember and are dubbed in a lot of languages, so have fun with finding what fits you best!
3. A2 - Knowledge Level: Basic/Preliminary
Now we’re beginning to see some major improvements. You pick up words easier, you can read almost perfectly even if you don’t understand everything, and you can form really basic sentences by yourself. For speaking, by now you should be able to say your name, the place you live in, and maybe talk about your hobbies or your favorite stuff! It depends on if you’ve worked with a teacher until now or not, so don’t worry if you’re still struggling. As a stepping stone between beginner and intermediate, this level can either be the one when you slowly improve or make a really big jump in your skills. Listening to songs and youtube videos should be easier, but nobody is expecting you to actually comprehend everything. As for vocabulary and reading, learning new words should come more intuitively by now, but again, you’re still in the early days. Writing is still something that can be difficult, so try maybe linking a couple sentences together to make a short story and translating some simple texts. But it you don’t find it difficult, writing a hundred words once a couple days may be the way to go.
4. B1 - Knowledge Level - Intermediate
Finally, we’ve reached the intermediate stage! By now you should be able to hold very basic conversation and reveal information about yourself. You should be able to pick up words you know from the people around you, and understand mostly everything if spoken slowly and clearly to. Reading light books or magazines should be challenging but okay, while you should be able to remember certain words without making too big of an effort. By this stage, active learning is still essential, as you probably have a lot more ahead in your language learning journey. I encourage you to write short stories or several sentences about your day in a diary, depending on what works for you. Watching Youtube videos should be something you do often, because it improves listening skills greatly and gets you accustomed to informal speech patterns and filler words.
5. B2 - Knowledge Level - Advanced Intermediate
Yay! You have officially reached the advanced intermediate stage! You should be able to hold everyday conversation without too big of a headache, listening probably isn’t a breeze for you but still, if you watch a basic youtube video you can pretty much get all of it. YA books should be a regular part of your reading, since they’re not too hard to comprehend but still a good reading exercise. Vocabulary probably isn’t a bother anymore, since you know most of the words you need and the ones you don’t, you hear them once or five times and they stick to you. At this level you can probably write some basic fanfiction, or anything that doesn’t require advanced language skills but is still challenging. Congrats! You’re almost at an advanced level!
6. C1 - Advanced
If you’re still here, means you’ve got a strong sense of dedication. C1 is the advanced level, where you have pretty much everything that you need to comfortably live your life in a country which speaks your target language. If you’re already here and most of the above things seem far, far away to you, then maybe it’s time to get down on some serious reading. Look up local classics, or contemporary works that stimulate your mind. Writing essays, reviews, reports, etc, should be something you are able to do, as you have a good grasp on both formal and informal language, both literary concepts and idioms/phrasal verbs/slang. Listening should come easily, with the ability to understand everything that is spoken to you without worries, as long as they don’t have an alien accent. Speaking, too, should be a breeze by now, with everyday conversation being a piece of cake and more formal conversations not posing too big of a challenge. If you want to reach the next– and last– level, it can be done through thorough preparation of skills that are usually required by exams or for language-related jobs. If you don’t care about either of these, congrats! You learned a language!
7. C2 - Proficient
Long past fluency, you now wish to master a language, down to its very core and history. Pick up some of the big classics to read. Watch a bunch of those complicated videos explaining complicated concepts. Write poetry and prose,and speak to people in contexts which require more than the average range of vocabulary. If you’re still not satisfied, get a damn teacher. Tumblr can’t help you now.
El absceso - abscess
La acupuntura - acupuncture
La adicción - addiction
La ambulancia - ambulance
La alergia - alergy
Alérgico/alérgica - alergic
La anemia - anemia
Anémico/anémica - anemic
La anestesia - anesthesia
El anticuerpo - antibody
El antídoto - antidote
La bacteria - bacteria
Benigno - benign
maligno - malignant
La biopsia - biopsy
La ceguera - blindness
Ciego/ciega - blind
La quemadura - burn
La respiración - breathing
La bronquitis -bronchitis
La neumonía -pneumonia
El cáncer - cancer
La enfermedad - illness
Enfermo/enferma - ill
Cardíaco/cardíaca - cardiac
El catéter - catheter
La caries/ la cavidad - caries/cavity
La célula - cell
Crónico/crónica - chronic
Congénito/congénita - congenital
La constipación - constipation
Constipado/constipada - constipated
La sordera -deafness
Sordo/sorda - deaf
La convulsión - convulsion
La tos - cough
La deshidratación - dehydration
La depresión - depression
El diagnóstico - diagnosis
La diarrea - diarrhea
La indigestión -indigestion
La dieta - diet
El trastorno -disorder
La emergencia - emergency
La epilepsia - epilepsy
Epiléptico/epiléptica - epileptic
La fiebre - fever
La fractura - fracture
La salud - health
Saludable - healthy
La hemorragia - hemorrhage
La inmunidad - immunity
Inmune - immune
La lesión -injury
La vacuna - vaccine
El doctor/ la doctora - doctor
El enfermero / la enfermera - nurse
El dolor - pain
Doloroso - painful
La fobia - phobia
Fóbico/fóbica - phobic
El embarazo - pregnancy
Embarazada - pregnant
La cirugía - surgery
El cirujano/ la cirujana - surgeon
El síndrome - syndrome
El examen - test
El laboratorio - laboratory
La terapia - therapy
El trauma - trauma
El transplante - transplant
El tumor - tumor
El virus - virus
Well, first of all I don’t recommend you to learn “por and para” as “to and for” because this is not always correct, and you might get even more confused. The truth is that these prepositions don’t have an exact translation in English or any other language, so the only thing you can do is to know the uses and differences between them.
This is how I recommend you to learn them:
POR: reason, cause, method, way, duration
PARA: purpose, goal
I think para is easier to understand. Para always refers to a purpose, a goal or an effect. So if you’re not sure which one to use, ask yourself “Does the next phrase after para talk about a purpose or goal? If yes, use it. If not, 80% of the times is por. (I say “80%” because this is not an official rule. This is just something I thought about to help you choose the right preposition).
Now let’s see some examples to make this clearer:
More examples with gracias + por.
I hope this was useful! :)
I just found an INCREDIBLE youtube channel for learning spanish. Its this guy talking about various topics, slowly and using basic vocabulary. He includes imagery and draws out the story on paper while talking. It’s called Dreaming Spanish. He has playlists set up based on topic, and another set of playlists based on level (he has three, super beginner, beginner, and intermediate), and I imagine it’s extremly useful for anyone who knows a handful of spanish, but would like to improve vocabulary and grammar.
Helpful chart for different ways “to become” in Spanish
Hi everyone! So sorry I didn’t get a challenge out last month, but here’s an autumn-themed one for November! Also, I know that for my southern hemisphere friends it is not, in fact, fall; I apologize! Feel free to make it summer-themed or to improvise. :)
If you don’t know about this challenge: Want to maintain or improve your writing skills in your target language? Try this 30-day writing challenge for November: Every day, answer the following prompts in your target language (in a personal journal or in a tumblr post). Good luck!
- If you could design a candle with any scent, what would it be and why?
- What is your favorite fall food or treat? Translate its recipe.
- What do you like to do on rainy days?
- Do you prefer fall or winter? Why?
- What is your favorite fall activity and why? (e.g. pumpkin patch, football game, etc)
- What is your favorite childhood memory from this time of year?
- Do you prefer hot or cold drinks? Name a few of your favorites.
- What does fall look like where you live?
- Do you think that autumn is overhyped on social media? Why do you think this?
- How do you relax on a fall night?
- We’ve talked about the amazing parts of this season. What are some not-so-great things about autumn?
- What is something you’re looking forward to this month?
- What is your favorite book this month and why?
- Do you like scary movies? Why? (if so, name a few!)
- What is a go-to fall outfit for you? Describe it!
- Compare yourself to the you at the beginning of this year. How have you improved? Where do you want to continue improving?
- What is one skill or experience you wish you could truthfully put on your college applications/resume? Is this something obtainable?
- What’s one song you’ve been loving recently? Translate some of its lyrics.
- Describe one good thing about today.
- If you could bake any flavor of pie, what would it be and why?
- What is your favorite part about autumn?
- What is something you are thankful for? What is something you want to give up?
- Do you decorate for fall? If so, what does your house/room look like? If not, what would it look like?
- What is your favorite feel-good movie and why?
- What is one thing that you take for granted? Explain its importance.
- If you could grab a coffee with anyone right now, who would it be? Why?
- What’s something that has changed in your life recently?
- What is the last gift you gave to someone?
- Have you been productive lately? If so, how have you accomplished this? If not, what can you do to improve it?
- What are some goals for next month?
If you participate in this challenge and post your prompt answers, make sure to tag me with #writingchallengenovember ! I’ll be liking/reblogging them :)
- Feeling like you haven’t made progress, then looking back on your previous work and realising you’ve actually come a long way
- When you start to use prepositions, interjections and grammatical elements that don’t exist in your native language correctly without thinking because they just feel right
- Being able to get your point across most of the time, even if it’s in a slightly awkward roundabout way sometimes
- Natives telling you you’re good at the language
- Being able to watch TV shows, read books and listen to the radio and actually understand enough to get the gist, even if you don’t understand everything
- Developing an understanding of the culture through the language and feeling yourself grow as a person as a result
- Listening to songs in your TL that you haven’t heard for a while and realising you can actually understand a lot of the lyrics now
- Starting to understand puns, double-meanings and innuendos you missed previously and going :O :O :O
- Discovering a wealth of idioms, many of which are funny, insightful or just plain cute
- When you stop translating words in your head and start just understanding
- When people mention that you speak your target language, and instead of saying “I really don’t” you can say “well yes, kind of”
I had to.
- He’s almost too gay to function.
Es casi demasiado gay para funcionar. (LAT)
Es insoportablemente gay. (SPA)
- Nice wig Janis, what’s it made of? - Your mom’s chest hair.
Linda peluca Janis, ¿Con qué la hiciste? - Con las barbas de tu madre. (LAT)
Bonita peluca Janis, ¿De qué está hecha? - De la barba de tu madre. (SPA)
- That’s why her hair is so big, it’s full of secrets.
Por eso su cabello es enorme, está lleno de secretos. (LAT)
Por eso ese cabezón, de almacenar secretos. (SPA)
- So you agree? You think you’re really pretty.
¿Estás de acuerdo? ¿En que eres muy hermosa? (LAT)
¿Estás de acuerdo? ¿Te crees muy guapa? (SPA)
- On Wednesdays we wear pink.
Los miércoles usamos rosa. (LAT)
Los miércoles vamos de rosa. (SPA)
- I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.
Noy soy una madre común, soy una madre genial. (LAT)
No soy una madre carga, soy muy moderna. (SPA)
- On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was. “It’s October 3rd”
El 3 de octubre me preguntó qué día era. “Es el 3 de octubre” (LAT)
El 3 de octubre me preguntó qué día era. “3 de octubre” (SPA)
- Whatever, I’m getting cheese fries.
Como sea, comeré una hamburguesa. (LAT)
Da igual, voy a por unas patatas. (SPA)
- You can’t sit with us.
No te sentarás con nosotras. (LAT)
No puedes sentarte con nosotras. (SPA)
- Get in loser, we’re going shopping.
Sube, fracasada, iremos de compras. (LAT)
Sube, pardilla, nos vamos de compras. (SPA)
- Four for you, Glenn Coco, you go, Glenn Coco!
¡Cuatro para ti! ¡Felicidades Glenn Coco! (LAT)
¡Cuatro para ti! ¡Enhorabuena Glenn Coco! (SPA)
- She doesn’t even go here!
¡Ni siquiera viene a esta escuela! (LAT)
¡Esa ni siquiera estudia aquí! (SPA)
- It’s so fetch.
¡Es tan fetch! (LAT)
¡Super fabu! (SPA)
Remember that not all translations are literal, for different reasons.
These were taken from the dubbed versions.
Trees in Spanish 🌳
- el Abedul. Birch
- el Abeto. Fir
- el Acebo. Holly
- el Álamo, chopo. Aspen, poplar, cottonwood
- el Aliso, alno. Alder
- el Arce. Maple
- el Castaño. Chestnut tree
- la Caoba (el Caoba is a color). Mahogany tree
- la Catalpa. Catalpa
- el Cedro. Cedar
- el Cerezo. Cherry tree
- el Ciprés. Cypress
- el Enebro, la Sabina. Juniper
- el Fresno. Ash
- el Manzano. Apple tree
- el Olmo. Elm
- el Peral. Pear tree
- el Pino. Pine
- el Roble. Oak
- el Sauce. Willow
- la Secuoya. Sequoia
- el Serbal. Mountain ash
- el Tilo. Basswood
These verbs are preceded by an indirect object pronoun and are conjugated according to the following noun or verb.
↦ Por ejemplo: Me gusta bailar o Me gustan los girasoles.
- aburrir | to bore
- agradar | to please
- apetecer | to feel like
- atraer | to attract
- chocar | to hate
- convenir | to suit
- corresponder | to be responsible for
- disgustar | to disgust
- doler | to hurt
- encantar | to like a lot, to love (inanimate objects)
- faltar | to lack
- fascinar | to fascinate
- fastidiar | to annoy
- hacer falta | to need, to be lacking
- importar | to matter
- interesar | to interest
- irritar | to irritate
- molestar | to bother
- parecer | to seem
- picar | to itch
- preocupar | to worry
- quedar | to remain
- sobrar | to be left over or in excess
- tocar | to be one’s turn
- volver loco | to drive crazy
Attention all Spanish language learners:
That 70s Show is available with Spanish dubbing on Netflix.
Hi loves! I don’t know if anyone actually wants this but here’s another writing challenge. Let me know if there are repeats from last month!
Also, I would like to give shoutouts to the following lovely people for consistently keeping up with last month’s challenge. I’m proud of you guys and thanks for playing (and sorry if I forgot anyone)! @kulmvihm @slightly-weird-book-worm @tari-elenion @sourjen @almostapolyglot @doitforthek-s
If you don’t know about this challenge: Want to maintain or improve your writing skills in your target language this summer? Try this 30-day writing challenge for June: Every day, answer the following prompts in your target language (in a personal journal or in a tumblr post). Good luck!
- What traits make someone attractive to you?
- What is your zodiac sign? Do you think it is accurate? Why?
- Name a weird habit and a common habit of yours.
- Describe your favorite scent and why.
- How is your life better than it was a year ago?
- Name some of your favorite blogs and why you love them! (Be sure to translate them into their language if they don’t know your target language).
- What is one tradition you have with your family or friends?
- What is your ideal date, or an ideal day with a friend?
- Do you ever plan on having kids? Why?
- 3 strange facts about you.
- Write a letter to future self 10 years from now.
- What is something you did recently that made you proud of yourself?
- What did you eat today (or if you haven’t eaten, what do you plan on eating)?
- Something that made you cry recently (or not so recently).
- Something you’re proud of.
- Put your music on shuffle. Translate some lyrics of the first song that comes on.
- Name a place you would seriously move to.
- Describe a weird dream that you’ve had.
- Name a fictional character who you identify with.
- Write whatever’s on your mind :) (can you tell I’m running out of ideas?)
- What does self love mean to you?
- What’s in your bag/backpack/purse/etc?
- What are you looking forward to next month?
- Again, write your to-do list in your target language.
- Why did you create your blog?
- What was the best year for music? Translate some song titles from that year.
- What do you do when you’re home alone?
- How do you express your creativity?
- Describe your childhood room.
- What are some healthy choices you have made this week, and what are some decisions you are going to make to be healthier? (diet, mental health, productivity…)
- Goals for next month?
If you participate in this challenge and post your prompt answers, make sure to tag me with #studyingsenseless or #writingchallengeaugust ! I’ll be liking/reblogging them :)