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Wednesday Vine – con ganas de besarte

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beginner / expressions / Mexico / music / past preterite / reflexive verbs

Today’s Vine is by Michelle Gt, from Puebla, Mexico. (we also saw her in last Friday’s post on “¿qué te pasa?“) Michelle Gt does a lot of singing in her Vines.  This one starts out as a cover of the chill, milky-smooth indy-pop hit, “Eres tú,” by Mexican singer-songwriter Carla Morrison. The song is supposed to begin, Hoy desperté con ganas de besarte. (Today I woke up in the mood to kiss you.) But Michelle Gt throws a twist […]

Friday Treat – ¿qué te pasa?

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beginner / expressions / Friday Treat / Mexico / music / objects / present tense

The Friday Treat is an “easy” Vine in with minimal or no dialogue, that you can understand and enjoy without an explanation. Today’s Friday Treat is by Michelle Gt from Puebla, Mexico. The phrase to notice is: ¿Qué te pasa?   Literally, “what happens to you?”   Usually used as, “What’s wrong with you? / What’s your problem?”   PS the song she’s singing is “Ya te olvidé” (I already forgot you) by Yuridia. Weekly Review […]

Monday Vine – ¡atrévete!

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advanced / commands / ir / Mexico / music / objects / past preterite / present progressive / Puerto Rico / questions / reflexive verbs

¡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 – corre, corre, corre, corazón

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así / beginner / commands / Mexico / music / Panama

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. Today’s Vine is by SrDePera, from Panama, who was also featured in a lesson in September (“¿cómo te fue?“). 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 […]