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    Raffaella Carrà

    Rafaella Carra

    Italian entertainer Rafaella Carrà died today. She was very famous in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Uruguay, and more, especially in the 1980s and 1990s.   🔴🔴 ULTIM'ORA – È morta Raffaella Carràhttps://t.co/HVxkHa98Ve — Corriere della Sera (@Corriere) July 5, 2021 FLASH | E' morta Raffaella Carrà #ANSA — Agenzia ANSA (@Agenzia_Ansa) July 5, 2021 […] More

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    El Rey

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    El Rey, José Alfredo Jimenez.

    El Rey is a very popular mariachi song that almost every Mexican knows from memory, just like the Himno Nacional, Las Mañanitas, Las Golondrinas, or Cielito Lindo. This is Plácido Domingo’s version in Washigton, D.C.       Yo sé bien que estoy afuera Pero el día en que yo me muera Sé que tendrás […] More

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    El Árbol del Tule.

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    Árbol del Tule

    El Árbol del Tule is one of the biggest and oldest trees on Earth, it is not too far from the City of Oaxaca, in Mexico.   In the 1980s, opera singer Plácido Domingo made a video where el Árbol del Tule is the main character. The Tule Tree is 2000 years old, and despite […] More

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    Plattdeutsch

    Museo Menonita Chihuahua

    Not all Mexican citizens speak only Spanish. Besides the dozens of indigenous languages, in several areas of Mexico like Chihuahua, Campeche, Zacatecas, Quintana Roo, there are people who speak Plattdeutsch. There are different varieties of this language in Germany, Holland, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico. The one that is spoken in Mexico has a base of Prussian […] More

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    Amores Perros. Lucha de Gigantes.

      I saw the film Amores Perros together with one of my students. Below is one of the main soundtrack songs. Its name is Lucha de Gigantes, by the Spanish band Nacha Pop. The actual movie scene is too strong to embed on this website. It’s not for kids and it’s not for many people. […] More

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    Astro Rey. 10 expressions that are not so easy to figure out (9)

      Here are 10 common random idioms you may have trouble with if you hear them for the first time:   Expression Approximate literal translation (what you might think you actually heard) Explanation el astro rey the king star the Sun. ( nickname). el primer trimestre the first trimester first quarter. Used extensively in financial […] More

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    Un purasangre. 10 expressions that are not so easy to figure out (21)

      Here are 10 common random idioms you may have trouble with if you hear them for the first time:   Expression Approximate literal translation (what you might think you actually heard) Explanation a solas what? alone? privately acaramelarse, estar acaramelados (MX?) what? to coat with caramel to canoodle apantallar (MX) what? (la pantalla, screen) […] More

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