Learñ en el Patio

Learñ en el Patio

Welcome to El Patio! Communication focused Spanish classes in Edinburgh & online. Learn languages through an immersive method in a relaxed atmosphere.

Operating as usual

Photos from Learñ en el Patio's post 07/12/2023

Another Spanish colloquial expression.

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Photos from Learñ en el Patio's post 30/11/2023

Do you know this Spanish informal expression? Let us know in the comments.

Photos from Learñ en el Patio's post 23/11/2023

"Cortar el bacalao" is a Spanish colloquial expression meaning to be in charge. Literally "to cut the cod".
👉 El que corta el bacalao” o “la que corta el bacalao” (as in, “Mi mujer es la que corta el bacalao“) is the person in charge, the person in control over the progress of a situation or a course of action.

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One word, two meanings. "Vela" means either "candle" or "sail". Always remember to check context.
Do you know other words with more than one meaning?

Photos from Learñ en el Patio's post 09/11/2023

"Dar la vuelta a la tortilla", literally "to flip the omelette" means to change the situation, to turn things up.
👉 Estoy cansada de la rutina, necesito darle vuelta a la tortilla. / En: I am tired of this routine; I need to change things up.

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Photos from Learñ en el Patio's post 06/11/2023

Some pictures from our last Madrid immersion trip! Thank you for making it happen! 🤗


So many ways of saying car... Do you know more?


Thinking about learning Spanish? Our new term starts on 20th November! Check our website for more info and get in touch!


Today's word with a double meaning is Río.
Río is the present tense (first person singular - yo) of the verb Reír. 👉 I laugh
Río also means River.

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📣 New Spanish taster! Come try one of our classes before registering for the next term.


Double meaning word 👉 Lima.
It means either Lime or File depending on the context. Did you know it?



Everything’s ready for our immersion trip to Madrid!!! Hasta pronto!! 😃🛫💃🏻


One word, two meanings! Always check the context. 😊
Botones 👉 Bellboy
Botones 👉 Buttons

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One word, two meanings.🧐The context matters!
Hoja 👉 Leaf
Hoja 👉 Sheet

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Codo 👉 Elbow
Código 👉 Code

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Carta 👉 Letter
Letra 👉 Letter (in the alphabet)

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Photos from Learñ en el Patio's post 14/09/2023

Éramos pocos y parió la abuela. Literally, “there were few of us, and Grandma gave birth”. An idiomatic expression to say as if it wasn't enough. Things went from bad to worse. Did you know it?



Salida 👉 Exit
Éxito 👉 Success


📢 New Spanish courses starting on 18th September. Hurry up! 😊

Photos from Learñ en el Patio's post 31/08/2023

Paluego: Ironic way of referring to the fact that the food debris between the teeth can be snacked later. 😅 Did you know this Spanish word?


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