Luciano Pereyra - Que Suerte tiene El

Spanish II at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

Music

Click here to see a copy of the document we used today.

Click here for the TinyCards set for this song.

Exercises

All comments below are based as my experience as an interpreter and are not set in stone. These are based on what was discussed in the experience today.

Verbs

Spanish English Comment
aguantar to stand/to put up with/to endure/to hold on You will have to pay attention to context to interpret meaning correctly

These are some examples using the verb aguantar

  • Wait, let me hold your bags. / Espera, déjame aguantar tus bolsas.
  • I can’t stand you anymore! / ¡Ya no te aguanto más!
  • I can’t stand the pain anymore. / No aguanto más el dolor.
Spanish English Comment
cumplido/halago compliment

Now, some of you were asking about this because depending on the electronic resource you were using, it either came up as cumplido o halago.

According to RAE

I found some references that state that cumplido, halago and piropo are essentially the same. I disagree. However, colloquially that might be the case.

Translation

One of the sentences we were trying to translate was the one below

“I’m dancing in the dark with you between my arms. Barefoot on the grass, listening to our favorite song” -Ed Sheeran (Perfect)

Now, think of these two words

  • dark. oscuro/oscura.
  • darkness. oscuridad.

Since this is an exercise in translation, I would argue the appropriate translation is

  • “Estoy bailando a oscuras…”

However, I feel it would be more common to say

  • “Estoy bailando en la oscuridad…”

Either way, these are proper interpretations. You can find many covers of this song in Spanish on YouTube.

Lyrics

Out of the many questions found in the lyrics, please try to answer the following

  • What does he mean by “el no te cuida”?
  • What does he mean by “que avisen en el cielo que se les cayó una estrella”?
  • What does he mean by “verte amanecer”?
  • What does it mean by “no duele tener tanta belleza”?

Books

The book of the week is Harry Potter y la cámara secreta. Click the image to see the entry on the database.

Harry Potter y la camara secreta

Remember you can search the CLP database for other resources.

Resources

With your Library card, you have access to language learning systems for all ages and stages of fluency—available anywhere, at any time.

Remember there are many resources you can use to learn or practice Spanish.

More information

  • Click here to see a full list of songs available on TinyCards.
  • Click here for a playlist with songs we are going to listen this Fall.
  • Click here to see a list of local resources for learning Spanish.