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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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    10 expressions that are not so easy to figure out (35)

    Hot

    Peine

      10 expressions that are not so easy to figure out (35)   Expression Approximate literal translation (what you might think you actually heard) Explanation “por poder” what? By power? by proxy (legal). Italiano, per procura. se vende como pan caliente It sells like hot bread?…almost. It sells like hotcakes, pancakes estar en pañales to […] 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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    You don’t know how busy I am

    No tienes idea de

    This is a guide to show how to express negative sentences of the form “You don’t know how busy I am.”   (tú) no sabes lo feliz que estoy you don’t know how happy I am no sabes lo mucho que estudié you don’t know how much I studied no tienes idea de lo interesante […] More

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    About people’s ages

    quinceanera

      adolescente adolescent, teenager quiceañero, quinceañera quince = fifteen A 15 year old person (or about) veinteañero, veinteañera veinte = twenty a person in his/her 20s treintañero, treintañera treinta = thirty a person in his/her 30s cuarentón, cuarentona (fam) cuarenta = forty a person in his/her 40s cincuentón, cincuentona (fam) cincuenta = fifty a person […] 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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    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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    SI VES ALGO, DI ALGO

      Who in New York City doesn’t know what SI VES ALGO, DI ALGO means? It’s all over the place       SI VES ALGO, DI ALGO is the familiar (tú) translation for IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.   When we just switched from tokens to Metrocards in the mid-1990s, we had these […] More

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