Canciones De Verano


Lately, I have enjoyed listening to the Spanish songs of summer.  Upon Googling the top 2017 most popular songs, I have encountered many different opinions.  But most summer songs lists include Despacito (Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee), Despacito Remix (Luis Fonsi featuring Justin Bieber) and Súbeme La Radio (Enrique Iglesias featuring Descemer Bueno, Zion & Lennox).  My personal favorite for this summer is Me Enamoré (Shakira).   By coincidence, La Página Del Español  recently published a Spanish past tense exercise using the lyrics to this song.  If you are in the mood to practice the simple past tense (pretérito indefinido), do go to the August 23, 2017 post titled Me enamoré, Shakira.

Here is the video of Me Enamoré.

As I mentioned above, there are many different ideas on the Internet about which songs are the most popular this summer.  Wowquepasa on YouTube has a 7 minute sampling of their 20 best choices of 2017 summer songs, some in Spanish and some in English.  The video is below.  (Warning!  Some of the lyrics to the songs toward the end of the video are R-Rated.)

I am enjoying the music of this summer, and I hope you are too!



Quedarse A Cuadros

¡Buenos Días!

My Spanish phrase of the day is:

quedarse a cuadros

to be flabbergasted, to be astonished, to be dumbfounded, to be thrown for a loop

Example Sentences

Me he quedado a cuadros.  Juliana me acaba a decir que ha roto de Manuel cinco días antes de la boda.

Quedarse a cuadros expresa un sentimiento de sorpresa.  Significa que una persona se ha asombrada por alguna razón.

I learned my Spanish phrase of the day at one of my favorite blogs for Spanish students – La Página Del Español.

¡Feliz miércoles!

Dar Un Toque – My Spanish Phrase Of The Day 3/17/2017

¡Buenos  Días!

My Spanish phrase of the day is:

dar un toque

to poke someone on Facebook

I like to follow a blog called La Página Del Español as part of my Spanish learning activities.  It is written by online Spanish teacher Elena from Spain.  Today, she posted a quiz about Facebook terminology entitled 25 palabras relacionadas con Facebook.

According to the quiz, the definition of dar un toque is: Esta función sirve para llamar la atención de alguien.  You use the poke button to attract someone’s attention on Facebook.

If you would like to take the quiz, click here, or go to La Página Del Español.  It is a nice place to learn Spanish.


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La Nitidez – My Spanish Word Of The Day 1/2/2017

¡Hola A Todos!

My Spanish word of the day is:

la nitidez

clarity, sharpness

Example Sentence: La nitidez del agua permitía ver el fondo del mar.

I discovered this word while reading a post at La Página Del Español entitled 22 palabras que terminan en -ez.  This blog post has a fun activity where you can create words ending in -ez, and then match the new words with their definitions.

¡Hasta la próxima!