Las posadas

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level C1

Learn about these traditional Christmas parties that are celebrated throughout Latin America from the 16th till the 24th of December. The word posadas has come to mean these Christmas parties, but "la posada" means "hospitality, accommodation" and also, notably, "inn" - just like the stable of the inn where there was "no room" in the Christmas story.

This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the pasiva refleja and El Imperfecto vs El indefinido.

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Exercise: Las posadas

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