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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]