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Hildegard von Bingen Biography

Hildegard von Bingen Biography

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a Benedictine nun and a German mystic of the Middle Ages. She dealt with such diverse disciplines as religion, medicine, biology and music.

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Biography: Selena

Biography: Selena

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was born on April 16, 1971 in Texas. She is known as the queen of Tejano music, which is a combination of music from Texas and Mexico and is very popular among the Mexican-American populations of southern and central Texas.

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Common German Idioms

Common German Idioms

Idioms can be fun and a challenge to learn in a foreign language. Here are some great ones in German!

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Biography: Cesar Chavez

Biography: Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez was a union leader and civil rights activist. He was ‘Chicano’ a term that refers to the descendants of Mexicans living in the United States.

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Grammar Terms for German Students

Grammar Terms for German Students

Here are the most important grammar terms for learning German.

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Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende is a famous Chilean author.

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Grammar Tips ~ The Subjunctive

Grammar Tips ~ The Subjunctive

Nothing in the Spanish language can seem quite as confusing to English speakers as the subjunctive! It’s not surprising, as this is one area of grammar in which English and Spanish are very different. The use of the subjunctive in English is very limited and can often sound arcane or old-fashioned whereas it is a fundamental part of everyday Spanish […]

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Biography ~ Shakira

Biography ~ Shakira

Shakira is a very popular Colombian singer. She was born in Baranquilla in February 1977. Her father’s family is of Lebanese origin and her mother’s family comes from Catalonia and Italy. Their ethnic roots have had a great influence on the music of Shakira.

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Che Guevara

Che Guevara

Ernesto Che Guevara was born on June 14, 1928 in Argentina. After studying medicine, he became a Marxist revolutionary and fought during the Cuban revolution of 1959 with Fidel Castro.

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Biografía ~ Celia Cruz

Biografía ~ Celia Cruz

Celia Cruz was born on October 21, 1925 in Havana, Cuba. She was a very positive person and a great singer.

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