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Con ánimo de lucro - Cortometraje - Part 8 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Nicaragua, Spain Catalonia

Spain has never been a country afraid of divisive politics, and filmmaker Joan Planas has no fear of getting controversial when presenting his views of society, church and state. Note that the older gentleman is not speaking straight Spanish but Catalan, and the Spanish captions reflect not his exact words but are the same as the Spanish subtitles seen in white on the screen.

Estado Falcón - Locos de la Vela - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

Vela, a word often used for “candle,” or “sail,” can also mean “wakefulness,” as in “vigilance.” It’s related to the verb velar, “to stand watch.” The name of the port city of La Vela de Coro refers not to the “sails” of merchant ships (as many assume) but rather to this town’s role as a “lookout” point for marauding pirates. One-eyed peg-legs are now less common, but the carnivalesque annual festival of Los Locos continues on.

Rafael T. - La Cultura Maya - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Guatemala

In Guatemala, people of Mayan descent not only retain various native forms of dress, but they also speak dialects of the Mayan language, a language many people wrongly presume to be long lost to history. Rafael treats us to some examples of words and phrases in this language, and also explains some of the particulars of traditional dress.

Factor Fobia - Cucarachas - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

When something is distasteful, it’s common to hear qué asco (how disgusting) This is precisely what Marley proclaims as Sebastián chooses a particularly fea cockroach to munch on. Sebastián didn’t in fact, tragar, or swallow, the roach, and we think Marley let him off easy!

Arume - Málaga, España - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Malaga gets over 300 days of sunshine every year, so it’s no surprise that Arume has chosen it for her vacation. She’s been studying hard and learning a lot over the past year, and luckily she’s agreed to fill us in!

Juanes - Para tu amor View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Colombia

It was his father who gave him the nickname “Juanes,” created by combining his first name (Juan) and the beginning of his second name (Esteban). Pops may have realized that it made for a perfect pop idol calling card, as he also taught him to play guitar.

Liquits - Jardín View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

If there was an entry for “trippy” in the English-Spanish dictionary we think there would be a photo of Liquits sitting there next to it. Lyrically, this neat little tune is not as simple as it at first sounds, and is loaded with double meanings and word plays—we’ve tried to point out a few! Have fun (you know you like to sing)—vocab quiz on naked stork firefly poppies first thing Monday.

Jeremías - Uno y uno igual a tres

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Venezuela

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Carlos Eduardo López Ávila, known to most of the world as Jeremías, (his nombre escénico) was born in London, where his parents were studying, but he returned with them to their native Venezuela at the tender age of two. Billboard describes his music, with its blend of trova, pop, salsa and rock as mestizo (which of course usually refers to a person of mixed blood).

Joselo - Sobriedad

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Joselo Rangel is a native of Minatitlan, Puerto de Veracruz. He went to university, however, in Mexico City, at UAM (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana). It was there that he teamed up with Ruben Albarran to create the legendary Café Tacuba. “Sobriedad” is from his recent solo effort, Lejos.

Coti - Antes que ver el sol

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Argentina

Me siento parte del rock, aunque el disco sea más pop explains Coti Sorokin (known to his fans simply as “Coti”) in an interview with MTV España. His talent is widely respected, having composed songs for the likes of Alejandro Lerner and Diego Torres, and served as producer for Los Enanitos Verdes.

Polbo - Yo era tan cool

Difficulty: difficulty - Newbie Newbie

Puerto Rico

Polbo used to play sixties cover songs in bars “de mala muerte” in Yabucoa by night, while studying physics at university by day. They began to write their own songs, which the crowds started to demand more than the covers. Keep an ear out for them!

Burgos - La princesa noruega View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Noruego means “Norwegian,” hence a princesa noruega is a “Norwegian princess.” One arrived in Burgos, Spain on Christmas Eve, in the year 1257. She was to wed Prince Felipe, brother of King Alfonso X of Castile. Marry they did, but Cristina de Noruega fell ill and died at only twenty eight years old.

Verano Eterno - Fiesta Grande - Part 10 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Argentina

You know, it’s never the drummer or the bassist that gets the big ego, it’s usually el cantante. In this case one is about to ruin Viole’s big opening party by refusing to play on a small stage. Is this Juan’s big chance for rock and roll stardom, or is he better off sticking to his new job as plomo (roadie)?

Jugando a la Brisca - En la calle

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

The game of brisca uses 40 cards known as the “Spanish deck.” One aspect of play involves using body language to reveal your hand to your partner. This is why the gentleman says “we blink an eye and we do like this…” He is making a joke about this body language/cards relationship when he says “your head aches when you have the ace of oros.”

Escuela Don Quijote - En el aula - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

A consejo is “a piece of advice” and the verb aconsejar is “to advise.” Here in the Don Quijote classroom, we take a look at the grammar and language involved when doling out recommendations, suggestions, and the like, in Spanish.

Escuela Don Quijote - Jesús Baz View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Spain

Jesús Baz is the Director of Studies at the Don Quijote spanish school in lovely Salamanca, Spain. A true salmantino, Jesús has a real pride for his city, which is home to some of Europe’s oldest universities and has a very strong intellectual tradition. The school itself, in a beautiful old building that was formerly a convent, also houses a popular student café.

Burgos - Caminando View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

Carlos and Angeles are a young couple from Burgos, located about an hour and a half north of Madrid, a city that dates back to 884! The surrounding province is also known as Burgos, and tucked inside it is an equally historical town known as Lerma, which is where we meet up for a walk and conversation.

Casa Pancho - vinos y pinchos - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

The verb pinchar means “to prick” or “to poke” and pincho is a spike or a skewer, so it’s not surprising that in the world of tapas (small portions that can be shared) pinchos (also spelled pintxos) either have toothpicks through them or can be eaten off the plate with one.

Casa Pancho - vinos y pinchos - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Adv-Intermediate Adv-Intermediate

Spain

For nearly 50 years the Pérez Terradillo family has served vinos and pinchos, wines and snacks. Jose takes us on a tour to see the kitchen and the folks and gear behind the scenes of this celebrated restaurant in Burgos, Casa Pancho.

Maestra en Madrid - Nuria y amigo

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Spain

We happened upon Pipita on the sidewalk in Madrid and she introduced us to her traveling companion, Nuria Gonzales. Nuria hails from Asturias, in the north of Spain, but now teaches Spanish at a university in the USA. Lucky for us, they both agreed to an on-the-spot exclusive interview.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - En campaña View Series

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Enjoying almost full support by his party as their presidential candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador stepped down from his post as Mayor of Mexico City, aka D.F. (Distrito Federal) to campaign for the presidency of Mexico in the 2006 elections against Felipe Calderón.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 2 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

López Obrador’s campaign commercials really try to shake potential voters out of their sillas, attempting to give the potentially marginalized a strong message: “now it’s our turn, now it’s your turn!” He blatantly positions himself against the rich, those who “take the biggest piece of the cake.”

Andrés Manuel López Obrador - Publicidad de TV - Part 1 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Beginner Beginner

Mexico

Partido de la Revolución Democrática is what PRD stands for, and Mexican presidential hopeful Manuel López Obrador has been with the organization since its infancy when was known as the “Democratic Current” (Corriente Democrática), a dissenting wing of the once indomitable PRI, Partido Revolucionario Institucional.

¡Tierra, Sí! - Atenco - Part 3 View Series View This Episode

Difficulty: difficulty - Intermediate Intermediate

Mexico

Something that induces lagrimas (tears) is said to be lacrimógeno. So if you were organizing a Festival de cine lacrimógeno, only tear-jerkers would fit the bill. If, on the other hand, you were organizing a protest of the forced seizure of your family’s farm, you might find yourself crying because of the gas lacrimógeno wafting through the air.

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