Okay guys, I had an entirely different lesson planned for today, but then I saw this. I was blown away: this Vine is the perfect mix of funny, ridiculous, useful, and memorable.
He matches a Mexican acoustic-pop song with footage of a cheese-rolling festival in Gloucester, England. The cheese-rolling festival is apparently an annual tradition where a cheese is tossed down a grassy hill, and a bunch of adults race each other downhill to catch the cheese. No, really. Read more on Wikipedia.
The song is called ¡Corre! (“Run!”) and it’s by a Mexican duo called Jesse & Joy.
Transcript & Explanation
The lyrics that play in this video are the chorus of the song:
Así que corre, corre, corre, corazon. = So, run, run, run, my dear.
- corazón = heart. But it’s also used as a term of endearment.
- e.g. “Hola, corazon.“
- así que = so. (as in, “therefore”)
- The beginning of the word gets cut off in this Vine so it sounds like “sí que” but it’s actually “así que“
- This is a VERY COMMON way of saying “so”/”therefore” and can also be used as a filler phrase.
- Similar meaning to entonces in Spanish
- corre = run.
- the verb is correr = to run
- this is the informal (tú) command form.
- for more about commands, check out this lesson.
It’s a short list this time. Make sure you’ve got all of these down pat and then take a listen to the song! (“¡Corre!” by Jesse & Joy)
- así que
- yo corro
- tú corres
- el corazón
Want to watch the Vine again? Here you go.