Category Archives: Advanced

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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Ya lo había vivido (Franco de Vita)

Con esta canción puedes practicar el Pasado Perfecto (Pluscuamperfecto – o Pluperfect en inglés):   Ya lo había vivido (Franco de Vita) Y aquella noche caminamos juntos sin importar la lluvia… aquella prisa por saber quién eras y por rozarte … Continue reading

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Pedro Navaja

Pedro Navaja is a character created by Panamanian singer and composer, Rubén Blades. Blades’ most famous salsa hit, Pedro Navajas can be taken as a social commentary telling the story of a neighborhood thug (inspired by “Mack the Knife”) who … Continue reading

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Nueva York Hispano

This video, made by Spanish commentators (check out the European accent) presents aspects of neighbourhoods in New York and how the Hispanic culture is predominant in some of them. Although I generally favour the use of terminology like “grupos étnicos” instead of “razas” (races), I … Continue reading

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Olvídame y pega la vuelta (song by Argentinian duet Pimpinela)

Listening to songs is one of the best ways to learn a language! It is also a fantastic way to learn about cultural aspects. For example, the song Olvídame y pega la vuelta (Forget me and go away) shows a … Continue reading

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El cuento de Caperucita Roja (Little Red Riding Hood story)

Esta versión varía un poco del cuento original, pero créanlo o no, ¡es más realista y me gusta! This version varies slightly from the original story, but believe it or not it is more realistic and I like it! Copy … Continue reading

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