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Learning the language through culture

As we all know, learning about the culture of a country is an essential part of learning a language. It is impossible to learn a language without learning its history, culture and customs. Some people say that learning about culture is the key to learning a language. These two spheres are mutually permeable.

We will never fully understand the language, its meaning, if we do not immerse ourselves in culture, if we do not get to know it from the inside out.

Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts. 


Culture has a very strong influence on the formation of the language. However, the concept of culture can be very broad, it is also manifested in food, religion, values, mythology, customs. Learning a language is also learning culture, but many people forget about it, so their language does not develop as it should. They learn to "parrot" it, but never fully recognize it, do not get to know the mentality of people who speak a given language.

To make you aware of what we have written about, we will give you a simple example of IDIOMY. What is an idiom? Well, it is a phrase proper only for a given language, which cannot be literally translated into another language. Few examples:

“Hold your horses” means wait a moment

“Bob’s your uncle” means its as simple as that

„Estar de mala leche” means be in a bad mood

“Love is blind, but not the neighbors” means that the people around you are aware of your actions. And if you do something wrong, there will always be someone who saw you do it.

„Hacerle la pelota a alguien” means suck up to somebody

If you already know that you cannot learn a language without getting to know its culture, we have a great idea for you. To this day, in one of Seville's districts there is a great event called Velá de Santa Ana. La Velá de Triana, in honour of the apostle Santiago and the mother of the Virgin Santa Ana, although in recent years it has lost part of its religious character.

Underneath the link to the event