All posts filed under: present tense

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 […]

Friday Treat – correcting math on the street

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Argentina / beginner / Friday Treat / numbers / 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 Zepet from Buenos Aires, Argentina. I think you’ll be able to understand it with no explanation.  The caption is: Qué imbeciles.  (Recognize that word?)  The one new spoken word is: es = it is / he is / she is Weekly Review Here are the Monday and Wednesday Vines.  Watch them […]

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 […]