Category Archives: Intermediate

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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A Dios le pido – Juanes

The Subjunctive mood (el modo subjuntivo) is mostly used in subordinate clauses, for example, in a sentence introduced by a conjunction such as que, como, cuando, si. It suggests that the action of the subordinate verb is regarded as unreal … Continue reading

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Los cochinitos dormilones (The little sleepyhead pigs) by Cri-Cri

“Los cochinitos” is one of the many famous songs by greatly loved Mexican composer and performer of children’s songs, Francisco Gavilondo Soler, whose stage name was Cri-Cri: El Grillito Cantor (“Cri-Cri: The Little Singing Cricket”). La canción describe los sueños … Continue reading

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¿Dónde jugarán los niños? Song by Maná

This video makes us think about the future thatwe are giving to our successors (“our children” as the lyrics say), given that our world is changing to become increasingly less safe. The song also infers that our planet is being … Continue reading

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“Dime” by José Luis Perales

José Luis Perales es un cantante oriundo del norte de España, de la comunidad autónoma de Navarra. Es muy querido tanto en España como en Latinoamérica. Su canción “Dime” invita a la reflexión sobre los males que han aquejado y … Continue reading

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Agua de Rosas by Lila Downs

Lila Downs es una cantautora mexicana originaria de Oaxaca, México que se inspira en elementos tradicionales y folclóricos de las culturas indígenas como la zapoteca, mixteca, y náhuatl. ¡Su voz es espectacular! La canción “Agua de Rosas” es especial para … Continue reading

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