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Papel: It's a Role

El papel principal del gobierno es promover el desarrollo... y mejorar el nivel de vida.

The main role of the government is to promote development... and improve the standard of living.

Captions 21-22, Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 3

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Most of us know that papel is "paper," not only do they sound alike but if you've ever taken Spanish class no doubt your teacher has often asked you to take out una hoja de papel, "a sheet of paper."

However, papel is also "role" (as in "the role of technology in education"). So, in the phrase above we have:

"The main role of the government is to promote development..."


El papel de la ONG ha sido un papel auxiliador.

The role of NGO has been an assisting role.

Caption 29, Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 3

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Note: Organización No Gubernamental (ONG), Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)


In this final clip we have Carlos explaining some of the functions that the myth of Bachué played in Muisca society.


Que además resalta el papel que la mujer tenía en la sociedad muisca

Which also highlights the role that women had in Muisca society

como la encargada de transmitir las tradiciones y valores de la cultura.

as the ones in charge of transmitting traditions and cultural values.

Captions 57-59, Aprendiendo con Carlos - América precolombina - El mito de Bachué

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