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    10 expressions that are not so easy to figure out. Príncipe Azul.

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    Príncipe Azul

      10 expressions that are not so easy to figure out.   Expression Approximate literal translation (what you might think you actually heard) Explanation mirar feo a alguien.(MX) to look ugly at someone? to uglily look at someone? to give someone an ugly look? It could be a dirty look, but I would say that […] More

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    La Casa de las Flores: La Película.

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    La Casa de las Flores

        These are notes about La Casa de las Flores movie on Netflix. I will try to explain expressions and facts that only not-so-young people from Mexico might understand. Timestamps are approximate, I couldn’t find the setting that indicated the exact current time, just the remaining time is indicated. 00:01. regañar. to yell at, […] 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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    10 expressions that are not so easy to figure out

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    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 camión (Mexico) a truck? camion is a truck in Italian, French, Romanian, Portuguese, Spanish, etc. in Mexico, just in Mexico,  they also call buses […] More

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    The Largest Spanish-Speaking Town in the World.

    Mexico City aerial view

      Mexico City, the largest Spanish-speaking town in the world.   This is a day landing in Mexico City apparently from a flight arriving from Frankfurt. Let me try to explain to you what you are seeing here. First, this window shows the inner part of the city, towards the Zócalo, which you can’t see […] 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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