Category Archives: Spanish

Haciendo planes para un viaje al noroeste de Argentina

Este post va para los estudiantes de español y mis colegas en Blake.  Con estas pautas espero que puedan investigar sus propios viajes por Argentina o cualquier otro país latinoamericano. Dentro de dos semanas mis padres vienen de visita.  Tenemos … Continue reading

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Actividades en nuestra comunidad

Ya que estamos de regreso del viaje en bicicleta, nos hemos vuelto a la rutina de nuestra vida en la ciudad.  Las chicas van al ‘cole’ desde las ocho horas hasta las doce y media.  Ya no van a la doble … Continue reading

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School in Argentina- Diferencias y similitudes MP3 AUDIO

A Spanish colleague of mine at Blake requested some content related to school activities. Solana, Frances, and I sat down and went over some diferences and similarities. They recited their observations in Spanish without writing anything down. Granted we paused … Continue reading

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El Machismo Mata- Saying no to violence against women

The Chilean network against domestic and sexual violence is behind a very impressive campaign- Machismo Mata (Machismo kills)- in Valparaiso. Again, this is another difference with Mendoza.  You would not see something so public in Mendoza.  But in Valpo there are … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Revisited and Revised

As of 2010, Argentina has taken the step to change the name and nature of the celebration of “Columbus Day.”  It is now referred to as the “Day of Diversity” or “Día de la diversidad cultural.” Solana’s fourth grade classroom … Continue reading

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La Murga Uruguaya

In the last month we have seen two concerts by vocal/percussion groups known as ‘Murgas’.  The murga tradition comes from Spain and can be found in Uruguay, Argentina, and other South American countries.  Known traditionally as ‘mascaradas’ (masquerades), these groups … Continue reading

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Is Argentina part of Latin America? and other ramblings…

Lyrics of “Latinoamerica” in Spanish and English You really didn’t see much, if, any of Argentina in the above video of Calle 13 (Puerto Rico) and their hit “Latin America.”  (By the way, if you didn’t recognize them, the two … Continue reading

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Who drinks wine?

Who drinks wine?  “Wine is not for those who know wine, but for those who know how to live.”  This commercial was produced by a group of smaller vineyards in Mendoza, in an effort to promote the place wine has … Continue reading

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Poetry and Tongue twisters- the girls begin to acquire language

Frances Poesía 1     Solana Tongue Twister 1   (Click on links to hear the audio samples) Solana and Frances are making progress with their Spanish, despite the fact that many of their peers at school do speak decent English.  I have … Continue reading

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