nurse building confianza with her patients

6 Easy Ways to Build Confianza with your Spanish Speaking Patients

On the most basic level, confianza means trust in English. Contributing factors to establishing confianza with another person can vary depending on the situation and the environment of the interaction, but for the healthcare context it is a conscious judgment that someone makes about another person that includes perceptions like: this person is approachable this person is respectful […]

Bilingual Healthcare Interpreter

5 Tangible Differences Between Bilingualism and Qualified Interpreters in Healthcare

What is the practical difference between bilingual healthcare workers and those bilingual staff that are qualified to interpret in healthcare? On the surface the difference may seem negligible; but as soon as you take a close look at the code of ethics of interpreting in healthcare and the national standards of practice for healthcare interpreting, it becomes evident that […]

Medical Spanish topics for hispanics

High Value Medical Spanish Topics

The CDC recently released some health statistics about the hispanic population that you should know about…and they’re super helpful for identifying medical Spanish topics to study. Do you ever feel like you want to study medical Spanish, but you’re just not sure what to focus on? If I were you, I would take a look […]

street smarts in central america

Street Smarts in Central America

International travel to the developing countries in Central America offers amazingly rich opportunities to explore the tropical beauty of the Americas that you don’t see in other parts of the world, but it comes with inherent risks that you should be aware of. My family just got robbed in Costa Rica on a weekend trip. We […]

butt in spanish

Proper Words for Butt in Spanish

You’re definitely not the only one who gets uneasy about saying the word butt in Spanish. I wrote this post so you can avoid making a culo out of yourself unintentionally :). First of all, in this post we’re talking anatomy. We’re not discussing the conjunction “but,” nor some other use of the word “butt” like “head […]

Pregnant in Spanish

Pregnant in Spanish – what’s the best word?

So, how do you talk about pregnancy and pregnant in Spanish? I can’t tell you how many clarifications I make in my classes on a regular basis – so don’t feel bad if you need some help here. Some high frequency words/phrases that you probably want to use: el embarazo = pregnancy embarazada = pregnant quedar(se) […]

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