I’ve been posting jokes (chistes), poems ( poemas), quotes (dichos), and other things on my social media accounts the last little while, and I realized it might be of benefit to post them here on the blog also!
We also found out that it is possible to change the language on Disney + to Spanish! Watching TV in Spanish is such a great way to really improve you understanding of Spanish and get used to the sounds and start to comprehend.
My kids have also made it to lesson 42 of the comprehensive course which is the last part of learning the present tense conjugations for TENER. My 8 yr. old just really loved it all of the sudden. My 11 year old twins thought they already knew it all- they were more engaged in the course earlier on. But they had a great time doing the quizzes included in the course.
So it may feel like effort to keep going through the course or to really learn a language, but the rewards are there – there are always good days and bad days when you are doing something worthwhile. It feels so great when something clicks for our kids. I love that!
Here are the images I’ve posted recently on socials with translations below:
Where there is smoke, there is fire!
O sea, si hay algo malo de consecuencia, hay razón.
In other words if there are bad results, there’s a reason.
Pepito says to his mother:
mamá, the shampoo is gone
fine, Pepito, use mine then
I can’t mamá
Why not Pepito?
because it says it’s for dry hair, but I already got my hair wet.
What does one zero say to another zero?
We are nothing!
Literally – To what is done, the chest. it means to Face up to what is. What is done is done.
Water, Where are you going?
Laughing I flow with the river to the shores of the sea,
Sea, Where are you going?
The river above, I search for a source where I can rest.
Poplar, and you, what will you do?
I don’t want to tell you anything. I… quiver!
What do I want, what don’t I want, by the river and by the sea?
Four birds without direction are in the tall poplar.
I hope you enjoy these graphics. I hope they help. I go over many of them in more depth at the beginning of the classes in the comprehensive course. It really helps the kids to stay more engaged. I usually ask them if they can guess what it means before I tell them. They love it when they are right!
Happy Spanish Learning!