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Sep 16 2012

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gbustos

Greetings from the land of J. L. Borges, Eva Perón and Carlos Gardel: ARGENTINA!!

Hi everyone! I’m Gabriela from Argentina. I’m the teaching assistant for the Spanish Department. I arrived to the US a month ago because I received a grant from the Fulbright Exchange Program. In this first entry I’d like to introduce myself and my home country, I’ll tell you something about my family and friends, and finally I’ll explain my function at Willamette.

I’m from a little, but beautiful town in the northwest of the country called Salta. Salta’s nickname is “La Linda” which means “the beautiful”. I think it deserves its nickname not only because of the beauty of its landscapes, mountains and rivers, but also because of its people. Salteños are simple, nice and truly friendly. They are also hospitable and helpful. So if you have the chance to travel to South America you should definitely visit this province and, just in case you have never heard of it, this map can help you understand how far away I am from home… And just to give you an idea how the city looks like, this photo taken from the web shows one of Salta’s most amazing views.

All this reminds me of some reading I’m doing for my Native American Studies at Willamette. It talks about how places say something about people and are part of our identity. Well, my home town says a lot about me. Before coming I was so excited to live and work in a foreign country that I had never realized how important my country is for me and how proud I am of being Argentinian J

I grew up in a small family. I live with my brother, mom and dad. I also have a niece called Zoe, who is my favorite person in the world. She is like a magic fairy.  My second favorite person is my mom. She is the only person who can make me extremely happy and extremely mad at the same time haha  I also have some good friends who are always there on Facebook to tell me how much they miss me and to listen and support me when I feel home sick. I think I’m really lucky to have them, but so far I think I will also make awesome friends in the US too.

Last but not least, I would like to explain my role at Willamette. According to Fulbright I’m supposed to be Student, Teacher and Cultural Ambassador.  So, the reason why I am writing this blog is because I want to invite everyone to know more about me and my country’s culture and traditions and also learn about the American culture in turn.  Believe it or not I’ll try to do my best to help you and make the learning of Spanish more interesting and fun!

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Feb 27 2012

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Catalina Velez

Practica tu español en marzo

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Oct 14 2010

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nshevche

TRABALENGUAS – TONGUETWISTERS

¿Se te traba la lengua? ¿Se te lengua la traba? ¿Se te lasengua la baba?… Los trabalenguas son juegos de palabras con sonidos difíciles de pronunciar juntos.

Lo interesante de los trabalenguas está en poder decirlos con claridad y rapidez, aumentando la velocidad sin dejar de pronunciar ninguna de las palabras. 

Primero empezaremos con los fáciles después subirá el nivel de dificultad. 

IMAGINANDO LO INMAGINABLE

GEMA IMAGINABA

UNA IMAGEN DE SU IMAGINACION

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SORULLO QUIERE LO SUYO

LO TUYO ES TUYO

DICE SORULLO

SUELTA LO QUE NO ES TUYO

SORULLO QUIERE LO SUYO

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CONFUSO CONFABULABA UNA CONFUSA

CONFABULACION,

CONFUNDIDO NO CONFIABA EN LA CONFUNDIDA CONFABULACION,

QUE ACABABA DE CONFABULAR.

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NADIE SILBA COMO SILVIA SILBA

PORQUE EL QUE SILBA COMO SILVIA SILBA

SILVIA LE ENSEÑO A SILBAR

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YO NO QUIERO QUE TU ME QUIERAS

PORQUE YO TE QUIERO A TÍ,

QUERIÉNDOME O SIN QUERERME

YO TE QUIERO POR QUE SÍ.

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EL REY DE CONSTANTINOPLA ESTA CONSTANTINOPLIZADO

CONSTA QUE CONSTANZA, NO LO PUDO DESCONSTANTINOPLIZAR

EL DESCONSTANTINOPLIZADOR QUE DESCONSTANTINOPLIZARE AL REY DE CONSTANTINOPLA,

BUEN DESCONSTANTINOPLIZADOR SERÁ

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CANSADAS CARGADAS RAPADAS MARCHABAN LAS CHAVAS,

CALLADAS, CALMADAS BANDADAS DE GATAS LAS RATAS CAZABAN,

LAS RANAS CANTABAN LLAMABAN SALTABAN Y AL SALTAR SANABAN DE SU MAL ASTRAL

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QUE EL BEBE CESE DE BEBER LECHE FRENTE A LA TELE,

QUE BESE EL PELELE, QUE ME DE ESE EJE QUE LE DEJE

Y QUE SE ENTERE DE LO QUE PENSE.

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CHANGO CHINO REFLICHADO

PORQUE CHIFLAS A LA CHINA

CHANGO CHINO RECHIFLADO RECHIFLADOR

QUE A LA CHANGA CHINA REFLICHADA CHIFLAS

CHANGO CHINO RECHIFLADO RECHIFLADOR

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EL AJO PICO A LA COL

LA COL PICO AL AJO

AJO COL Y CARACOL

CARACOL Y COL CON AJO

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SI CAMARON COMEMOS,

Y NOS ENCAMARONAMOS,

COMO NOS DESENCAMARONAREMOS?

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PARANGARICUTIRIMÍCUARO,

DESENPARANGARICUTIRIMICUARE

EL QUE LO DIGA SERÁ UN BUEN

DESANPARANGARICUTIRIMICUARIZADOR

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YO COMPRE POCAS COPAS

POCAS COPAS YO COMPRE

COMO YO COMPRE POCAS COPAS

POCAS COPAS YO PAGUE

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TRES TRISTES TIGRES

TRAGABAN TRIGO EN TRES TRISTES TRASTOS

SENTADOS TRAS UN TRIGAL.

SENTADOS TRAS UN TRIGAL,

EN TRES TRISTES TRASTOS

TRAGABAN TRIGO TRES TRISTES TIGRES.

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CUANDO CUENTES CUENTOS

CUENTA CUANTOS CUENTOS CUENTAS,

PORQUE SI NO CUENTAS CUANTOS CUENTOS CUENTAS

NUNCA SABRÁS CUANTOS CUENTOS CUENTAS TÚ.

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PABLITO CLAVÓ UN CLAVITO

EN LA CALVA DE UN CALVITO.

EN LA CALVA DE UN CALVITO,

UN CLAVITO CLAVÓ PABLITO.

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SI TU GUSTO GUSTARA DEL GUSTO

QUE GUSTA MI GUSTO,

MI GUSTO GUSTARÍA DEL GUSTO

QUE GUSTA TU GUSTO.

PERO COMO TU GUSTO

NO GUSTA DEL GUSTO

QUE GUSTA MI GUSTO,

MI GUSTO NO GUSTA DEL GUSTO

QUE GUSTA TU GUSTO.

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Si fuiste capaz de pronunciar al menos 10 trabalenguas correctamente y puedes probarlo envíame un mensaje y te daré un superhiperrecontragrandioso premio, bueno tal vez no sea superhiperrecontragrandioso, pero si será un premio.

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Sep 16 2010

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nshevche

El Grito de la Independencia! Mexican Independence Day.

Grito de Dolores

Mural depicting the Grito de Dolores, by Juan O'Gorman.

Cry of Dolores — battle cry of the Mexican War of Independence from Spain, first uttered by Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, parish priest of Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato state), on Sept. 16, 1810.

Hidalgo was involved in a plot against the Spanish colonial government, and, when the plot was betrayed, he decided to act immediately. After arming the people, he addressed them from the pulpit, encouraging them to revolt. The exact text of this most famous of all Mexican speeches is not known, and a wide variety of “reconstructed” versions have been published, but he may have said, in essence, “Long live Our Lady of Guadalupe [symbol of the Indians' faith], death to bad government, death to the gachupines [the Spaniards]!” Hidalgo amassed a large popular mob-army, but after much reckless pillage and bloodshed the movement was suppressed and Hidalgo himself was captured and executed on July 31, 1811. Hidalgo’s “cry” became the cry of independence. In commemoration, each year on the night of September 15—the eve of Mexican Independence Day—the president of the republic shouts a version of “el Grito” from the balcony of the National Palace in Mexico City: “Viva México! Viva la Independencia! Vivan los héroes!” The ceremony is broadcast throughout the country and is repeated in smaller scale in many towns and villages.

[excerpted from "Grito de Dolores." Encyclopædia Britannica <http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9038161>.]

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Jan 25 2009

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zgarrett

Mesa de Español Jose Bianchi

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Hola a todos, les aviso que este semestre la mesa de Español se traslada para el Viernes a las 12 horas en Goudy.
Los espero

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Sep 19 2008

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zgarrett

Spanish Table Talks

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Hola a todos, muchos/as de ustedes ya me conocen, para aquellos que no me conocen soy Jose Luis Bianchi, uno de los asistentes de espaniol, queria informarles que los dias lunes de 12.00 a 1.00PM en Goudy’s estan mis mesas de espaniol para practicar, hablar un rato y sobretodo conocer gente y debatir diferentes temas.
los espero
Jose B

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