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Monday Vine – qué poca vergüenza.

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beginner / expressions / present tense / Spain / tener

Today’s Vine is by Zaifer4, from Santander, Spain. (we also saw Zaifer4 in last Monday’s post on “por eso”) In this Vine, Zaifer is criticizing some woman across the street for not taking good enough care of her dog.  At the end of the Vine, we realize Zaifer is doing a similar thing herself. The Vine Transcript Señora, ¡tiene un perro en el tejano! Qué poca vergüenza. ¿Verdad, Timmy? ¡A que es horrible! Explanation Ma’am, you have a dog on your […]

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 – por eso.

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expressions / por/para / present tense / Spain / ya

Today’s Vine is by Zaifer, from Santander, Spain. It’s a good example of the phrase por eso, which literally means “for that,” where “for” is taken to be “because of.”  So por eso can be used as a stand-alone, or as part of a sentence, to mean “because of that” or “that’s why!” por eso = because of that / that’s why   The Vine Transcript Girl #1: ¡Sales guapísima en esa foto! Girl #2: Si casi […]

Wednesday Vine – tu cara es un poema.

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expressions / objects / present perfect / present tense / puns / ser/estar / Spain

Today’s Vine is by Saúl Tijeras, from Almería, Spain. There are two expressions you should know beforehand. Tu cara es un poema. Literally: Your face is a poem. It’s a way of saying, “You’ve got such-and-such written all over you,” or, “I can read all your emotions in your face.” In this Vine, it’s being used as: “I can tell you had a bad day just by looking at your face.” ¡Madre mía! Literally: Mother […]