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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 […]

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 – ¿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 […]

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 […]