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Save Me Socorro

We really hope that you never find yourself hanging upside down in a hunter's trap in the middle of the jungle. However, since a problem might aways be a la vuelta de la esquina (around the corner), words such as iayuda!, ¡auxilio! and ¡socorro! (all of them equivalent to “help!”) merit inclusion in every Spanish learner’s basic kit. With the appropriate intonation and volume, these words can make the difference for you in a difficult situation just like they did for Morena:

¡Socorro! ¡Socorro! ¡Sáquenme!

Help! Help! Get me out!

Captions 8-10, Yago - 2 El puma

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By the way, note that the word Socorro is also used as a female name in Spanish:

¿Usted por qué me dijo que Socorro estaba embarazada?

Why did you tell me that Socorro was pregnant?

-Porque está embarazada.

-Because she is pregnant.

Captions 78-79, Muñeca Brava - 44 El encuentro

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So, if you decide to use socorro to ask for help, just be sure to use the proper intonation… You don’t want people to believe that you are simply looking for your dear friend, Socorro.


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Caption 10, 9, 8

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