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Monday Vine – no me importa cómo se llama

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commands / Mexico / objects / present tense / reflexive verbs

Today’s Vine is by Daniel Sosa from Mexico. He has become well known due to a series of Vines recreating things his mom says to him.  This is one such Vine.  Here’s the caption (I color-coded it so you can see how the Spanish words match up to English words): Como cuando tu mamá dice mal el nombre de las Apps y si la corriges se enoja más Like when your mom says the name of the app wrong, and […]

Monday Vine – ¡deja de grabarme!

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commands / Mexico / objects / present progressive / present tense / ya

Today’s Vine is by Werevertumorro, from Mexico City. His real name is Gabriel Montiel Guitiérrez, and he is one of the first Spanish-speaking Youtubers I started following.  With over 8 million subscribers, his Youtube channel is the 13th most-subscribed channel in the world.  You can read more about him on his Wikipedia page. Many of his fans simply call him “Werever.” In this Vine, the first thing you’ll hear is the verb grabar – to record.   He […]

Wednesday Vine – la maldición de la calculadora

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beginner / objects / present tense / questions / Spain

Today’s Vine is by Dante Caro, from Madrid, Spain. The caption is: La maldición de la calculadora.  (The curse of the calculator) The Vine Transcript Calculadora: Hey. Estudiante: ¿Mmm? Calculadora: ¿Te ayudo? Estudiante: No, es fácil. Calculadora: ¿Seguro? Estudiante: Sí. Calculadora: ¿SEGURO? Estudiante: [nervously reaches for calculator to type 2+2=4] Explanation Calculator: Hey. Student: ¿Mmm? Calculator: Can I help you? Student: No, it’s easy. Calculator: You sure? Student: Yeah. Calculator: YOU SURE? Student: [nervously reaches for calculator to type 2+2=4] This Vine is a great illustration […]

Monday Vine – me avisas cualquier cosa

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así / expressions / Mexico / objects / past preterite / past subjunctive / subjunctive / ya

Today’s Vine is by SefChol from Mexico.  We saw him last Monday, too.  He has a series called #SiLasExpresionesFueranReales = if expressions were real/literal. This week the expression is: me avisas cualquier cosa. It literally means, “you let me know anything.” Interpret it as, “Let me know if anything comes up” / “Let me know if you need anything.” The Vine Transcript Intro: Si las expresiones fueran reales: Guy #1: Ya voy. Guy #1: Me avisas cualquier cosa. Guy […]