Category Archives: Past Tenses (Preterite, Perfect, Imperfect, etc.)

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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La camisa negra – Juanes

The verb “tener” is an irregular verb in the present tense; not only it has an e-to-ie stem change in all but the yo, nosotros, and vosotros forms, but also, the yo form is completely irregular and is conjugated as … 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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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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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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