Welcome to Vol. 71 of
the Spanish Online Newsletter! Part of the Spanish
Learning Blog - your weekly lessons with mp3 files, as well
as links to Spanish travel spots and more.
Since there may be a few of you like me who are
closely following this hurricane Katrina, this week I've done
a special newsletter focused on hurricane and storm vocabulary.
As some of you are heading back to school this week, I have a
feeling this potentially devastating event in New Orleans and
surrounding areas may be one of the key things talked about at
school. Hurricanes hit Spanish speaking areas frequently - and
along with them comes vocabulary specific to these events. Did
you know that Louisiana is also home
to over a hundred thousand Hispanics?
For those of you who don't know, I went to graduate
school in New Orleans, and can't turn the TV off at the moment!
I am praying that somehow the city is spared a direct hit, as
one of my dearest friends Julie lives there with all of her extended
family. She is a newlywed expecting her first child, with a new
house just a few blocks from Lake Ponchatrain! No me puedo
imaginar lo preocupado que han de estar, todos que viven allí. I
guess all we can do is hope for the best!
Thanks to all who have participated in our online
forum - it's gotten off to a nice start. Soon I'll be featuring
a selections of postings at the bottom of newsletters - so
that those who don't have the time to go through the postings
will see just a sample of the discussions taking place. Many
of you have great experiences to share, as well as questions
that can help others - so please think about participating.
The Spanish Verb Visualizer is still being finished
- and the demo version isn't ready for release yet, but you can
at least get a look at the a screen shot by clicking below.
Hurricane and Storm Vocabulary in Spanish
aguas del trópico
ojo del huracán
the eye of the
suministros de emergencia
order of evacuation
de la electricidad
básicas para prepararse
Words in Spanish
Hurricane Information in Spanish