Quechua learners: pay close attention to the first part of this song. The brothers of band Calle 13 are being introduced by a Quechua-speaking radio DJ.
Everyone else: don’t miss out on this great song, “Latinoamerica” and the accompanying snapshots of life across Latin America.
What is notable is that the piece intends to awake feelings of social consciousness, pride and a sort of pan-Latin patriotism over nationalism. Calle 13 asserts that the Latin-American experience is tied together by similar values, ravaged by similar battles and sort of orphaned:
“Soy lo que me enseño mi padre/ El que no quiere a su patria no quiere a su madre/ Soy America Latina, un pueblo sin pierna pero camina.”
We certainly hope you’re not feeling down today, GLNers, but here’s something to think about if you are:
Translation: Sometimes you have to pick yourself up and keep going.
YouTube has some gems sitting around to be discovered for avid language learners. The 1970 film “Il Conformista”, a film set against the backdrop of fascist Italy, is considered one of the 100 best films in world cinema. You should give it a shot!
Yeesh. Little Suri is growing up in front of our very eyes. Her mom, Katie Holmes has decided to enroll her at a nice private school in NYC that has campuses around the world, so Suri won’t miss a beat when she jetsets with mom and dad. Although the schools offer Spanish and Mandarin, we wouldn’t be surprised if this traveling tot ends up learning quite a few more along the way!
The school encourages parents to think of Avenues as one international school with 20 or more campuses around the globe. According to the school’s website, “It will not be a collection of 20 different schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly-integrated ‘learning community,’ connected and supported by a common vision, a shared curriculum, collective professional development of its faculty, the wonders of modern technology and a highly-talented headquarters team located here in New York City.”
Good Morning All! Given D.C. weather of late, today’s word describes my favorite part of the day this summer: amanecer means dawn in Spanish. Be careful with the spelling and pronunciation though, because amancer signifies moonrise. So, rise and shine to enjoy the (hot) day! (Is there a word in a foreign language that...Read more →
Good Morning All! How is your summer going so far? Has it been filled with romance? If so, you can leave a comment in the section below and, perhaps, share “Tu Amor Me Hace Bien” with your love. You can listen to this song on YouTube. This version Marc Anthony: Tu Amor Me Hace Bien...Read more →
Happy Tuesday, folks! As I’m sure you are aware, Tuesdays are usually dedicated to a translation tidbit/story, or featured students and teachers. Well, since we haven’t been receiving too many “lost in translation” stories (and haven’t stumbled into any awkward translation moments ourselves recently), we’re going to switch things up a bit and surprise...Read more →