Wednesday Vine – ¿Tú me estás escuchando?

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decir / objects / past preterite / present progressive / Puerto Rico

Today’s Vine is by Daniel El Travieso, who is turning into one of my favorite Viners.  He’s from Puerto Rico and has also been featured in two earlier posts.  If you’re ever looking for extra practice/entertainment, I recommend visiting his Vine channel and watching all of his videos.

Fun fact about his username: Daniel El Travieso is the Spanish name for Dennis the Menace.

travieso = naughty

el travieso = the naughty one

The Vine

Transcript

  • Guy: ¿Tú me estás escuchando?
  • Dog: uh-huh.
  • Guy: ¿Qué fue el último que dije?
  • Dog:

Explanation

  • Guy: Are you listening to me?
  • Dog: uh-huh.
  • Guy: What’s the last thing I said?
  • Dog:

I love the dog’s facial expression and timing.

Note that with his Puerto Rican accent, Daniel seems to be skipping all the “s” sounds.  This is actually very common in multiple cities and countries: Chile, Argentina, Cuba, Peru (Lima only), and parts of Spain.

That’s why instead of “me estás escuchando” it might sound like “me está ehh-cuchando.”

Slo-Mo Version

https://soundcloud.com/spanishin6seconds/wednesday-vine-t-me-est-s

Useful Phrases

  • ¿Me estás escuchando? – Are you listening to me?
  • ¿Estás escuchando? – Are you listening?
  • ¡Te estoy escuchando! – I’m listening to you

Verb Tenses in this Vine

I’ll point out the verbs and tenses, and link to places where you can read more about each tense.

  • ¿estás escuchando? = ¿are you listening?
  • ¿qué fue el último? = what was the last thing?
  • …que dije… = …that I said…

qué vs que

This is a good Vine to illustrate the difference between qué and que.

¿Qué fue el último que dije?

What was the last thing that I said?

Visit this earlier post for more on the meaning of “que.”

VOCABULARY

See if you can identify these words/phrases in English.

  • el último
  • el último que dije
  • ¿qué?
  • ¿estás escuchando?
  • No me estás escuchando.
  • ¿Qué estás escuchando?

If you’re still reading this, watch the Vine again!  Then try to speak the words of the Vine out loud again, as slowly as you need to.

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