Author Archives: Elia Lorena Lopez

About Elia Lorena Lopez

Associate Lecturer in Spanish for the Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York.

Rosas (Oreja de Van Gogh)

Who hasn’t been in love? Who hasn’t experienced a love that couldn’t be? Rosas is a beautiful song for when love keeps you waiting and waiting. With this song you can practice both the preterite and imperfect tenses. Enjoy! Remember, the lyrics … Continue reading

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Gracias (Luis Pescetti)

¿Qué nos decían en la casa siempre, de pequeños? A mí me decían mucho “Saluda a tu tía” (porque todas las señoras que recuerdo de mi pueblo natal, resultaban ser mis tías). Esta canción utiliza el imperativo de una manera … Continue reading

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Agua (Jarabe de Palo)

Jarabe de palo, a Spanish latin rock group presents the dilemma of a one-way platonic love… It uses tener and querer, two of the most common irregular verbs in the present tense. Enjoy. ¿Cómo quieres ser mi amiga si por … Continue reading

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Luz de día (Enanitos Verdes)

Enanitos verdes is a great Argentinian rock band, and Luz de día is a terrific song about the story of two old sweethearts who reencounter. It’s starts with an imperative sentence: “Open the champagne…” Wanna know more? Remember, the proof-read … Continue reading

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Si no te hubieras ido (If you hadn’t left)

“Si no te hubieras ido” (“If You Hadn’t Left”) is a very well-known song in Latin America and the US, written by Mexican singer-songwriter Marco Antonio Solís, which has been recorded by a number of singers. Te extraño más que … Continue reading

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Voy a tener que olvidarte (Andy Andy)

Un poco de bachata (A bit of bachata)… With this song you can practise the present tense and the use of tener que + infinitive. Por tantas cosas que pasan, por tantas cosas que no compartimos los dos. Por tanta … Continue reading

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Ojalá by Silvio Rodríguez

Esta canción es una de las más famosas del famoso trovador cubano Silvio Rodriguez. Compuesta en 1969 y publicada en 1978 en su disco “Al final de este viaje”. A la letra de “Ojalá” se le ha dado diversas interpretaciones, por ejemplo … Continue reading

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