In this lesson, we’re going to go over the O in WEIRDOS, which stands for Ojalá. It’s an incredibly common expression in Spanish, which is rooted in the history of Spain!
So check out the video and practice afterwards to check your understanding!
Leave any questions or comments below!
*This video was a lot of fun to make and I hope you enjoy it and find it educational. In addition, I hope you enjoy the personal anecdotes that I have included as learning Spanish continues to be something very personal in my life! 😉
History of Ojalá, Spain and moor! Err I meant more. Or did I?
- La Alhambra virtual tour
- Arabic and Spanish comparison video
- Song – Juan Luis Guerra – Ojalá¡ que llueva café (live version)
- Song – Juan Luis Guerra – Ojalá¡ que llueva café (music video)
- Additional source on Ojalá (in Spanish)
Practice 1: (in context)
Miguel’s story continues.
Translate the sentences.
- Introduction to the Present Subjunctive
- Present Subjunctive – WEIRDOS summary
- Forming the Present Subjunctive
- W in WEIRDOS – Wishes, desires and imperatives
- E in WEIRDOS – Emotions & Feelings
- IÂ in WEIRDOS – Impersonal Observations
- R in WEIRDOS – Recommendations & Requests
- D in WEIRDOS – Doubt, Denial & Disbelief