Spain Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/spain/ Second Vermont Republic Mon, 08 Feb 2021 12:49:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://vermontrepublic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/cropped-LogoSample_ByTailorBrands-1-32x32.jpg Spain Archives - Vermont Republic https://vermontrepublic.org/tag/spain/ 32 32 Spain – The Best Place to Learn Spanish in 2023 https://vermontrepublic.org/learn-spanish/ Mon, 08 Feb 2021 09:39:46 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=3754 Learning languages is the most beautiful experience we can enjoy but sometimes it can be a little difficult to understand. Spanish countries can be the best option to improve our language skills. One of the best options to learn is perfectly being in a country that speaks the language you want to learn. Talk with …

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Learning languages is the most beautiful experience we can enjoy but sometimes it can be a little difficult to understand. Spanish countries can be the best option to improve our language skills. One of the best options to learn is perfectly being in a country that speaks the language you want to learn.

Talk with Everybody

English is one of the most spoken languages in the world. Many texts of engineering, medicine, and even mathematics or physics are often originally written in English. Also, literature. Learning other languages will always be a good choice so, if you can do it, do not think about it and do it. Besides, try to apply different ways to improve your understanding of the language and some important aspects like their culture and others.

But, why? Many Spanish natives travel around the world and rest working in many countries, making his language one of the most popular. You can listen to a long list of different people, talking in this amazing language, to express their ideas and their needs. You should practice every single day to have the comprehension of a native person.

The Best Option you can Take

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If your native tongue is English and decides to study Spanish, you surely can talk with different people around the world and be updated about some news. We can say, there are 520 million people around the world who speak Spanish so this will give you many opportunities to communicate with others.

You can read different texts and have the chance to watch information and news about other countries. In the beginning, it can result in incomprehensibility but if you keep practicing a lot, you will talk and understand like a native speaker.

Differences to be Considered between both Languages

For us, any romantic language results in a little rare to understand. English is exact and direct. Talking in Spanish, they use the same words to express the same thing, rules, and also, many expressions that can result in a little bizarre for English speakers.

If you study very hard, you can determine the differences between both languages and you will understand all exceptions and rules to talk about and express your ideas. English is composed of many words that are similar to Spanish. Also, they can have the same sounds, appearance, and the same meaning that sometimes, are the same in both languages.

Some Differences between both Languages

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We do not use the letter ñ at English, we can say, it does not exist. Do not worry because native English speakers have their ways to replace that letter. We usually use “NY”.

This is the most significant rule but in Spanish, you can find many others. All of them are related to pronunciation, the use of masculine and female, articles, and others. You have to know to understand it.

The grammar rules can give us more opportunities to unwrap talking with other persons. So, go and improve your Spanish skills until you can talk about it fluently.

The Best Way to Learn Spanish

We can find different academies around the world that offer us different programs to have the opportunity to learn Spanish. It is simple to discover different rules to try to understand faster the language and talk like a native speaker but, you have to check many things and keep practicing. We recommend you, do not try to learn a language without any kind of help. That is the principal reason why sometimes we are taking classes in a country where Spanish is the native language. You can have the option of traveling to learn Spanish in Spain. So, take advantage and if you want to have more information, click here.

Can I Find a Great Institute to Learn Spanish in Spain?

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Of course yes. Spain results in a nice option for those whose native language is English. You can meet many people, talk to everybody in Spanish to keep practicing. But, most important, you can find many institutes that are dedicated to teaching different people no matter their age, profession, or interest.

You will be able to adapt your knowledge and improve your skills. They are also important to learn some incomprehensible things. Otherwise, you can spend with people who will have the same level of understanding as you and it will do all easier

It Results Difficult at the Beginning

Do not be upset if at the beginning you do not understand some things. Just practice your grammar and then, listen to others talking, go out and talk with people, and have the chance to read some things in Spanish. Surely, it will give you many advantages.

Another way to Learn Spanish

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We know that there are many institutes worldwide that are recognized for their excellence. Their programs are completely adapted to any person and give you many opportunities to learn easily.

However, some people opt for simpler ways such as listening to music, reading books, or searching for some tips on the internet. Maybe, you can try one of them to improve. But, the most important thing is to keep practicing.

Why Should we Select Spain to Learn Spanish?

The answer can be simple. This country offers many options and different touristic sites that you can visit. Also, you can find many people for other countries who can allow you to talk, learn, and improve the way you talk and express your ideas. Besides, Spain represents one of the most known and visited countries in Europe. You will have many benefits, being there.

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Spain’s Most Popular Flowers https://vermontrepublic.org/spain-and-its-most-popular-flowers/ Sat, 07 Dec 2019 08:00:43 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=2290 One of the biggest reasons why Spain is considered to be such a beautiful country is because it is filled with fields full of amazingly colored flowers. The fields are not the only place with such beauty as you will notice while walking around the streets of Spain that the windows and balconies of buildings …

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One of the biggest reasons why Spain is considered to be such a beautiful country is because it is filled with fields full of amazingly colored flowers. The fields are not the only place with such beauty as you will notice while walking around the streets of Spain that the windows and balconies of buildings are riddled with all kinds of different colored flowers. The Spanish simply love decorating their homes with natural colors.

Many centuries ago Spain started a tradition where they use flowers to express their feelings and today it is considered to be part of their culture. Here are some of Spain’s most popular flowers.

The Valencia Red Rose

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The Valencia rose is a rarer type of rose that you can probably find it only in the Spanish region. This rare red rose has been used for many years in the past as a way to express love towards a soulmate. Today, the red rose is the obvious pick when looking for a bouquet for your love, they are also ideal when going on a Valentine’s Day date, for your anniversary, or when you just want to surprise your partner. Spain is probably one of the first countries that made the connection between the red rose and romance.

Most residents in the cities of Spain choose to grow this type of rose because it has a very long lifespan and can grow into a huge bush with hundreds of flowers.

Red Carnation

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This is considered to be the national flower of Spain and you can hear it be referred to as a Clavel. It is most famously used to show affection from one towards another and it is also very popularly used in Christianity. The thorns on the stem represent the crown of thorn that Jesus Christ himself worn. So, if you ever want to show your true feelings to someone, the red carnation is probably your best option.

The flower can also come in various other bright colors that can be used for almost any kind of occasion. The white carnation is usually used to wish someone good luck while the darker colors such as the red one show affection or true love. Pink carnations are usually gifted to mothers, symbolizing the love between a child and a mother. It can also be used as a centerpiece for various events such as a wedding, family dinner, holidays, etc. Spain is filled with many different types of carnation which you can learn more about here.

Nymphaeaceae or simply Water Lilies

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Water lilies love the tropical weather which is why they are in abundance in Spain. Anyone who is Spanish and has a pond in their own backyard probably has at least several water lilies in there. Not only they look much more unique than regular lilies, but their petal colors are also exceptionally vibrant and look great in combination with their green leaves. After you plant them in your pond, they do not really require any care as they are pretty self-sustainable and the pond creates a safe space for the plant.

They also positively contribute to many other species such as dragonflies, butterflies, bees, fish, and frogs by creating a safe habitat for them. They come in two different categories, but they can grow in several colors or shapes. Hardy lilies are the category of water lilies that only bloom during the day while tropical lilies can be seen blooming even at night.

Keep in mind, if you want to successfully grow water lilies in your backyard, your body of water must be at least 40 centimeters deep and have a surface area of about one or two square meters. If the pond is too small, the oxygen and carbon exchange between the water and air which can be dangerous for both your plants and your fish (if you have any). Water lilies can also regulate the quality of the water or in other words, keep it clean.

Poppies

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While poppies might not be such a rare flower and certainly not native to Spain, but they do fill up most of the flower fields in the country. It is a perennial flower that prefers growing wild on fields or meadows, but the Spanish have started using the Spanish Poppy to decorate their own homes or buildings. If you ever visit Madrid during Spring, you will notice how every single balcony will have red flowers. Those flowers are usually poppies and people choose them because of their self-sustainability and the various colors it grows in.

Geraniums

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These are also a very popular flower in Spain and people mainly grow them inside. You can also see them grown over balconies or are used as bedding plants in the garden. They do not require a lot of sun and can grow in the shade, so no need to worry if your balcony side doesn’t get a lot of sun during the day. They can also thrive in very hot climates and are pretty low-maintenance, so they won’t dry out as fast as you think. These plants became popular somewhere around the 17th century when Spain first discovered the home of Geraniums in South Africa.

Geraniums are well known for their strong fragrance from its green foliage which is why they are so commonly used in the kitchen for cooking. The strong smell can give any meal preparation a much richer taste. Keep in mind, they are usually used for sweeter food or drinks such as ice cream or lemonade.

Gazania

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Gazania is the type of flower that won’t survive if you are not ready to spend a lot of time caring for it. They are usually referred to as the treasure flower or more famously as the African daisy. When fully grown, Gazania flowers can reach up to 18 inches in height and it can have the same spread as its height. No worries if you have sandy or dry soil in your backyard, you can easily grow these plants in even worse condition. They can also endure direct sunlight with no problem, so no point worrying about them getting too much heat. It is quite common to mistake this flower with a daisy, however, it has much stronger orange and yellow colors.

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Paying Taxes in Spain as a Foreigner: The Impatriate Tax Regime https://vermontrepublic.org/paying-taxes-in-spain-as-a-foreigner-the-impatriate-tax-regime/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 13:30:37 +0000 https://vermontrepublic.org/?p=2283 Some of the needs people experience can be met individually from their own resources. However, there are also other needs whose individualized satisfaction is not possible, but that must be met collectively instead by joining forces through collective contribution. This contribution is made mainly through the payment of taxes, in order to constitute what we …

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Some of the needs people experience can be met individually from their own resources. However, there are also other needs whose individualized satisfaction is not possible, but that must be met collectively instead by joining forces through collective contribution. This contribution is made mainly through the payment of taxes, in order to constitute what we could call a common fund. Taxes could, therefore, be defined as those amounts of money that citizens are obliged by law to pay so that the Public Administrations have sufficient resources with which to finance the satisfaction of public needs.

If you live outside your home country because of your job, it is likely that you’ll have some questions about taxes. Do you have to pay taxes as a foreigner? Which ones? How can you do it? All these questions have no easy answer since tax obligations are different for every situation. In this article, we are going to talk about the Impatriate Regime, which is one of the most popular taxes for foreigners who work in Spain. But there are more taxes that you may have to pay depending on your particular situation such as wealth tax, inheritance tax, or property transfer tax, about which you can learn more here.

Foreign citizens who establish their residence in Spain in order to work in the country must become tax residents in Spain according to article 93 of the Personal Income Tax Law (LIRPF). They may choose to pay income tax or non-resident income tax (IRNR), also known as the Impatriate Regime. The Impatriate Regime is a special tax regime that was introduced a few years ago to encourage the entry of skilled workers into Spain, and it is aimed at all foreigners who reside and work in Spain.

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Those who wish to take advantage of this system will have to apply for it, and they will be able to declare their income using Form 151. This document is taxed according to the Non-Resident Income Tax (IRNR), which, in the majority of cases, is much lower than the general IRPF rates. If they do not choose Form 151, they will declare their income using Form 100, like all other taxpayers.

When you file Form 151, work income derived from the employment relationship cannot be exempt from taxation in the Non-Resident Income Tax (Impuesto Sobre la Renta de No Residentes). This is intended to avoid situations in which, for example, there are yields that remain untaxed when the rules of the IRPF Law or IRNR are applied.

Since 2010, it is also required that the foreseeable payments derived from the employment contract are taxed according to this special regime, provided that they do not exceed the amount of 600,000 € per year. This limit already includes the calendar years from 2010 and the transitional regimes for those workers who had opted for this before 2010 and had not passed the 1+5 year application period.

In order to be able to make the Income Tax Return for foreign residents by using Form 151, you must meet some specific requirements. Answer the following questions, and you will know if you are able to take advantage of the Special Tax Regime for Impatriates.

Have you previously lived in Spain?

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You must not have lived in Spain for the prior ten years to your work-arranged arrival. This basically means that you can only file a tax return for foreign residents if you have acquired tax residence if you haven’t done it during the last ten years. As a worker, you may have traveled to Spain and even lived here several short periods of time -a few weeks or a couple of months, but without being considered a tax resident in Spain.

Do you have an employment contract?

In order to become a tax resident and apply this special tax regime, the Spanish Ministry of Finance establishes that the foreign resident must come to Spain because of an employment contract. This is because the Impatriate Tax Regime cannot be applied to those people who come to Spain to get a job since the cause of changing their residence to Spain must be the employment contract itself.

Where do you work?

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In order to be able to present Form 151, it is necessary that the job you have been hired for is carried out in Spain. Beware, this condition will be understood as fulfilled when part of the work is also provided abroad, as long as the sum of the remuneration corresponding to the aforementioned work is or is not considered to be income obtained in Spanish territory.

Is your company based in Spain?

The job must be carried out for a company or entity resident in Spain. A company or entity resident in Spain or a permanent establishment located in Spain of an entity not resident in Spanish territory will be deemed to have fulfilled this condition.

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