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Essential Portuguese Expressions

essential Portuguese expressions

 

Essential Portuguese Expressions

If you’re off on holiday to Portugal or Brazil this summer, or are just taking a short weekend break, you will want to have these useful expressions in your pocket.

Hello Olá (olah)
Goodbye Tchau (chaoh)
Please Por favor
Thank you Obrigado (obrigahdu)

Yes Sim (simng)
No Não (nowng)
Excuse me/sorry Desculpe / perdão (des-cool-peh)
My name is…
 O meu nome é… (oh meoh nomay ay)
What is your name? Qual é o seu nome? (kwah-ooh eh seh-ooh noh-mee)
Nice to meet you
 Muito prazer (mweeng tu prazair)
Where do you come from?
 De onde você vem? (jee ohn-jee voh-seh vem)

I come from Great Britain Eu sou da Grã Bretanha
How are you? Como vai? / Com vai você? (comu vay)
Where is…?
 Onde está…?
I would like (2 bottles of water) Eu gostaria (de duas garrafas de água)
How much is it?
 Quanto é isso?
How do I get to…?
 Como eu chego à…?
I don’t understand
 Eu não entendo (naw en-tehn-doo)
I’m sorry, I don’t speak Portuguese Eu sinto muito, eu não falo português (non par-lo ee-tahl-ee-ah-no)
Do you speak English? Você fala inglês? (vossay fah-la een-glaysh)

 

Cactus offers Portuguese Language Holidays in Portugal and Brazil, and Portuguese Evening Language Courses across the UK.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 00441273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Essential Spanish Expressions

essential Spanish expressions

 

Essential Spanish Expressions

If you’re off on holiday to Spain or a Spanish speaking country this summer, or are just taking a short weekend break, you will want to have these useful expressions in your pocket.

Hello Hola (oh-lah)
Goodbye Adiós (ah-dee-ohs)
Please Por favor (por fah-bor)
Thank you Gracias (grah-see-ahs) 

Yes (see)
No No (no)
Excuse me/sorry Disculpe/Perdone (dees-kool-peh / pehr-dohnay)
My name is…
 Mi nombre es/Me llamo… (mee nohm-breh ess/may yah-moh)
What is your name? ¿Cómo te llamas? (koh-moh tay yah-mahs)
Nice to meet you
 Encantado/a (en-cahn-tah-doh/da)
Where do you come from?
 ¿De dónde eres? (day dohn-day eh-rehs)



I come from Great Britain Soy de Gran Bretaña
How are you? ¿Qué tal estás? ( (kay tahl ay-stahs)
Where is…?
 ¿Dónde está…? (dohn-deh eh-stah) 

I would like (2 bottles of water) Me gustaría / ¿Me puede dar? (dos botellas de agua)
How much is that?
 ¿Cuánto cuesta esto?
How do I get to…? ¿Cómo puedo ir a…?
I don’t understand
 No (lo) entiendo (noh (loh) ehn-tyen-doh)
I’m sorry, I don’t speak Spanish Lo siento, no hablo español (loh see-ehn-toh noh ah-bloh eh-spahn-yol)
Do you speak English? ¿Hablas inglés? (ah-blahs een-glehs)

 

Cactus offers Spanish Language Holidays all over Spain and the Spanish speaking countries, and Spanish Evening Language Courses across the UK.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

5 Great Reasons to go to Peru in 2016

5 reasons to visit Peru

 

5 Great Reasons to go to Peru in 2016

1. Fly Direct from the UK – For the First Time in 34 Years

Since 1982 there has been no direct link between the UK and Peru, until now. Back in 1982 Peru decided to close its airspace to flights being operated by the British, in support of their fellow Latin American country, Argentina, during the Falklands War. However, British Airways is now offering direct flights between Gatwick and Lima, largely as a result of its surge in popularity.

2. Try the Cuisine of the Moment – Peruvian

Peruvian cuisine is one of the most diverse fusion foods in the world with influences from Spain, Africa, China, Japan, and France, and has seen a huge growth in popularity over the last couple of years, with Peruvian restaurants such as Coya, Ceviche and Lima popping up in international cities across the world. Dishes like lomo saltado, ceviche, tiradito, and anticucho are now offered in Michellin starred restaurants, so why not try these dishes in the country from which they originate?

3. Solve your Life Problems – In the Amazon

Peru has a very long and rich tradition of healers, spiritual advisors and shamans, who can be found deep in the Amazon jungle. Thousands of people a year are now making the trip to the Amazon to take a life changing spiritual journey, to experience the a�?ayahuascaa�� ceremony, and rid their bodies of all mental, emotional and physical impurities. This experience has become so popular that even Leo di Caprio mentioned it in a recent interview.

4. Don’t Just Visit the Ruins – Visit the Beaches

Peru is well known for its ancient Inca ruins a�� Machu Picchu is a must-see and there are plenty of other sites to visit such as Inca Pisac and Isla del Sol. However, Peru is also well-known for its beautiful beaches and its great surf, which is world-renown among the surfing community. The best surfing beaches are Herradura, Costa Verde, and Punta Rocas a�� and if you dona��t surf, ita��s worth going just to watch. For more tranquil waters you can go to beaches such as Punta Sal, Punta Hermosa, Pucusana, and Santa MarA�a.

5. Have a Pisco Sour – Or Ten

The famous pisco sour is the taste of Peru. Ita��s a delicious mix of lemon juice, ice, egg whites and Angostura bitters and the liquor is Peruvian Pisco which can be made with either lime or lemon. This cocktail comes from the capital Lima and was invented by an American bartender in the early part of the twentieth century. This is a drink that is made to be enjoyed, so why not go and enjoy?

You can visit Lima and Cusco with Cactus Language, doing all of the above and learning Spanish at the same time.

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

3 Day Flash Sale

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3 Day Flash Sale

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Cactus is offering a massive 25% off our 10 week courses starting January in all locations. We are also offering 25% off our 5 week courses starting January and February in London and Brighton. This offer will last for 3 days only! All bookings must be made between 9am Tuesday 15th November and midnight Thursday 17th November. Please use code 25JCD to receive your discount.*

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Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

5 Reasons to go to Colombia in 2016

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5 Reasons to go to Colombia a�� Now!

Colombia has changed a lot since its days of drug cartels and merciless kidnappings. Of course, wherever you are travelling you need to be sensible, but Colombia has developed into one of the top countries to visit in Latin America, and rightly so.

White Sands, Turquoise Seas

Fronting both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Colombia has some of the most pristine beaches and paradisiacal islands in Latin America. From Playa Blanca to Santa Marta there are too many stunning spots to mention, but the archipelago of San AndrA�s y Providencia is a must-visit if you dream of private sunbathing and unspoilt coral reefs. Go before the masses discover these precious gems of relaxation.

Well-Spoken Spanish

The Colombian Spanish accent is known to be very neutral and Colombia is said to have one of the highest standards of Spanish in Latin America. Other Latin American destinations have a dense number of vocabulary variants which can make comprehension difficult. Another bonus is that the Colombian people are super friendly and are usually happy to practise your Spanish with you.

Party, Party, Party

There is always a festival or carnival happening in Colombia. Whatever the reason for the celebration Colombians like to put on a show and celebrate with all their heart. They have such a variety of festivals that there is bound to be something to interest everyone.

Coffee not Cocaine

If you are looking for a high then Colombia can offer this in the form of the best coffee in the entire world. If you cannot operate without your morning espresso why not visit a coffee farm and see how they make it.

Big and Beautiful Bogota

Bogota is Colombiaa��s centre piece a�� historical, modern, and fast paced, Bogota has propelled itself into the 21st Century with a huge growing and successful middle class. Bogota has everything you would expect from a capital city, and something more.

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Cactus language offers Spanish language courses in Bogota and Cartagena .To book any of our courses please call us on 01273 830 960 or email us. Our multilingual team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 
 

Cactus language offers the following types of language courses:

Evening language courses: 19 different languages in 15 UK locations
Language holidays: worldwide immersion courses in the country of the language
Private tuition: tailor-made and corporate language training solutions throughout the world
TEFL: teacher training courses for both English and other languages all over the world
Online courses: for teacher training, English and French

 

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