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Monday Vine – ¡atrévete!

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¡atrévete! = dare yourself! / be bold! / go for it! Today’s Vine is by Dimirex, from Mexico.  The caption is: Cuando retas a tu mamá!!! = When you challenge your mom!!! retar = to challenge el reto = the challenge CAUTION: today’s Vine is fast and dialogue-dense!  You’ve been warned!  You might find that you understand what’s being communicated, even if you don’t understand every word of dialogue. The Vine Transcript Mom: Y el cambio del mandado. […]

Wednesday Vine – sólo una vez

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Today’s Vine is by Daniel El Travieso, from Puerto Rico. The Vine Transcript Te lo voy a decir sólo una vez… Recoge tu cuarto. Recoge tu cuarto! Explanation I’m going to tell you only once… [literally: I go to say it to you only one time] Clean your room. [literally: pick up / tidy up your room] Clean your room! It was perhaps a simplistic idea for a Vine, but I love their execution: the timing, […]

Monday Vine – ¡es rápido!

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commands / expressions / ir / objects / past preterite / present tense / Puerto Rico

Today’s Vine is made by Buoy from Puerto Rico. Note: This Vine contains one expletive in Spanish.  I substituted it for a softer English word in my translation, in an effort to keep this blog relatively clean.  I figured it’s worth it to be familiar with expletives so you can recognize them when you hear them, instead of being blindsided by them.  In your own conversations, I’d recommend not using Spanish expletives because as a non-native speaker, you have a high […]