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03 Present Subjunctive – O in WEIRDOS

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! 😉

Explanation video:
History of Ojalá, Spain and moor! Err I meant more. Or did I?

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02 Preterite Vs Imperfect SONG! (Cielito Lindo)

¡Hola! Someone commented on Twitter that it would be nice if there were a song helping with that pesky concept known as: Preterite Vs Imperfect.  As you probably know by now, they are both past tenses with different uses and meanings!  We cover those in this song!

It’s probably my most ambitious video yet!  Enjoy!

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¡Cultura! – La Navidad

Posted by Señor Jordan on Dec 25, 2008 in culture

La Navidad (or Christmas) is celebrated in many different ways depending on not only the country, but also the region. I am in no way an expert but I would love to travel to every Spanish-speaking country during holidays such as la Navidad to learn!  Below are some links that explain traditions in some places.

I did find some links that might be useful to you though… and for your enjoyment, here’s me singing ‘Feliz Navidad‘ originally sung by José Feliciano.

In English and Spanish:

In Spanish only:

José Feliciano is a prominent singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso from Puerto Rico. The most amazing thing about José Feliciano is that he is blind but plays guitar amazingly!

For more on José Feliciano,

Since the tradition varies depending on the country and regions in the country, the possibilities are endless!  But here are some links you can check out for more information!

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¡Cultura! – el día de los muertos

Posted by Señor Jordan on Nov 2, 2008 in culture

¡Hola!  Feliz día de los muertos.  It wouldn’t be fair to have all of the grammar that we’ve been going over and not have anything dealing with the rich culture of Spanish-speakers.  November 1st and November 2nd make an important occasion and although it might appear to on the surface, it has NOTHING to do with Halloween!

El día de los muertos, or ‘Day of the Dead’ is a day in which people are believed to return from the dead to visit their living relatives.  This tradition is celebrated differently from country to country and even different regions have their own celebration.

There are already some pretty good resources on this holiday.  Check them out! Read more…

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