Grab your Partner!!


Today’s post is about Mexicans and DANCING !! So grab your partner! Cuz  it’s the weekend & it’s time to unwind & have some fun! In my last post I wrote about how George Lopez once dissed his own people & culture saying that Mexicans really can’t dance, and that the only dance they have is around a hat.  As I said before,  Au contrare pally! Mexicans love to dance & Mexico has lot’s of popular dances that are not folkloric. Dancing is HUGE with Mexicans, it’s a very popular pass time that’s near & dear for both native Mexicans , Mexican Americans, and all Mexicans abroad. Mexicans love dancing and are proud of the dancing styles that come from Mexico. Many young kids would rather go to clubs that play traditional and modern Mexican dance music instead of going to regular clubs that just play pop, techno, & hip hop. For some people dancing is like more than just a pass time, it’s an obsession. They go dancing religiously, take classes, enter competitions, and form clubs. Some girls are so into dancing that they refuse to date guys who don’t dance. And it’s not only the young kids either, many parents love to dance at family parties or still make time to go out dancing during their free time.  Being Friday night, I bet there’s a bunch of people going out to dance tonight just like in these videos. Hope they have a blast, those crazy kids =)  Later on I’d like to post more info about the different types of Mexican dances, but today I wanna share some simple videos.  Today’s dance rhythm is = Mexican Cumbias

A group of  young Mexicans who participated in a Cumbia exhibition that took place in France =) Yay way to represent guys!!

A Mexican young man teaching a Ukrainian young lady how dance Cumbia.

The vid description on this one said, “Me & my girlfriend. It was raining , couldn’t go out, and so we decided to dance.”  They really used their indoor time wisely lol they recorded and posted more vids of different Mex dance styles  they had fun with that day. oh that will come in handy =) Anyway I like this couple, good synergy.

Advanced cumbia moves

Older adult couples dancing during a Cumbia session that took place in “El Palacio de Bellas Artes”= The famous “Palace of Fine Arts”, Cultural Center in Mexico DF

LMAO . Just two guys goofing around dancing Cumbia

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Spanish:Valentine’s Day Phrases


In Spanish Valentine’s day has a few names:
Dia de los enamorados= Lovers’ day
Dia del amor y la amistad= Day of love & friendship
El Dia de San Valentin= Saint Valentine’s day

For all my fellow incurable romantics out there here’s a video of phrases for U to have some fun romancing in Spanish! Enjoy learning something new just for fun!  Also really handy if U have someone that you’d like to impress by whispering sweet nothings to in Spanish. I’m not up on the rules of indicating pronunciation like the dictionary does, so instead I used spellings that use sounds found in English to indicate something close to what the words should sound like. Of course if you want to really perfect them & get an authentic sound, find a Spanish speaking friend to go over them with you.  But, even if the pronunciation is a teeny weeny bit off, at least you’re somewhere in the ball park & trust me whoever you are trying to romance will get the message. They’ll probably find an accent : cute, and interesting.  ENJOYNESS MUCH!!♥♥♥♥♥

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc8atn_vday-spanish2_lifestyle

*oops I got distracted and said “see-eh-loh” = sky instead of “Loo-nah”= moon for I’d bring down the moon & stars for you. Sorry.

It’s all about Serenades!!♥♥♥♥


SOOO ROMANTIC!! A  practice that is not only very popular in Mexico, but in every Spanish speaking country I think… Is that of romantic serenatas=serenades. In these countries serenades are preformed for: birthdays, anniversaries, just to say I love you, say I’m sorry, to propose marriage, or to confess ur love/ask someone to be ur guy or girl.  A classic serenade is preformed with a  Mariachi band, a guitar trio or soloist, also it is customary to wake  ur loved one with your song at dawn. As time goes on the tradition has taken on new forms, but I’m so happy that it’s still alive & well. It’s a very: cool,beautiful, special part of our culture, that I’m very proud of. Modern serenades: Now a days people will opt for pop music,Rnb, punk, rock, Banda music..etc for serenades. Another modern take on the serenade is that of surprising the recipient in public places during the day. A very common question about serenades “What about the neighbors?” With a classic serenade, I guess there might be a neighbor or two that gets annoyed with music so early in the morning, but for the most part it’s a well accepted and embraced tradition enjoyed by almost everyone. I mean come on, you’d have to be  a total scrooge to make a fuss about it 🙄 A serenata makes those directly involved & those around them happy, makes them feel warm inside, brings out the romantic in everyone, love is always beautiful, it’s just a really cool thing to behold. The neighbors or whoever is around will end up cheering the person giving the serenade on & root for the girl to come out. Once the couple is together on lookers will chant “Beso, beso, beso!”= a Kiss,a kiss, a kiss! Really cool right?! If you get a serenade it’s one of the most wonderful gifts u can receive. A pro serenata(hired musicians) is not cheap lol, if u decide to play and sing by yourself or get friends into the act it takes a lot of hard work, and earnest effort. So it’s really touching that someone would care so much as to prepare such an awesome surprise for you. With the Valentine’s day holiday coming up I wanted to take this post as an oportunity to honor this kickbutt tradition & share it with those who are new to it.

Enjoy these awesome serenade vids posted by crazy romantics on YouTube.

*Serenade scene from popular novela “Rebelde” (Rebel) Although the guys went all out,with spectacular fireworks & hired a full mariachi band… They had messed up big time, & the girls were still way ticked off at them, so their serenade efforts were shot down. 😳

*Cheating! Come on dude u gotta sing! Just going straight for the sugar 😛 He’s got some really cool friends to hook him up like that. The heart costumes are just too adorable.

A 60’s rock theme serenade. Very cool & original 8)

Althought it’s kinda embarrassing to be ambushed @ work or school, it’s all good, cuz  it’s so flattering to be in the spotlight & have witnesses that turn green with envy @ ur totally cool romantic moment. :mrgreen: Ooh loving the flower petals and votive candles on the desk, makes for a very romantic ambiance.

Ummm the girl did not come out during this serenade. Well… U win some, u loose some. A+ for effort though guys ❗ It really takes dedication to bring out your whole set up & rock out in the wee hour of the morning.

When u decide to go Banda with ur serenade, it quickly evolves into a party!! 😀 Lmao the camera’s shaky cuz the camera guy was dancing along.

Whispering Sweet Nothings in Español


When learning a language it’s very important to go step by step & review the important fundamentals.  However…. This can get sort tedious & boring, especially when you want hurry up & get to the good stuff!  What’s the good stuff? Well, a lot of people are most curious to know the basics of ROMANCE.  They want to know things like : “How do I compliment a member of the opposite sex?” or “How do I tell some one I like them?” etc…   Spanish of course is among some of the most romantic languages there are.  And so, today’s post is Romance 101 : Whispering Sweet Nothings in Español.

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PET NAMES:

Mi amor = my love * very common . This is like Spanish’s Honey or babe

Mi cielo= my sky* very common. This is like Spanish’s Honey or babe

Cariño =  darling/sweetie, Cariñito= little sweetie, my little darling

Mi vida = My life *very common.  This is like Spanish’s Honey or babe

Mi adoracion = mi adoration

Osito= Teddy bear

Mueñeca= doll(considered very sweet & tender) All though this sounds very like 1920’s in English, Kinda like “Hey doll”. In Spanish it’s very common for guys to call their girlfriends that.

Mi principe= My prince

Mi princesa= My princess

Mi niña linda =My(beautiful)baby girl

Gordo= Ok ,you might find this one a little funny, or outrageous, or maybe even a bit  incomprehensible. “Gordo”  Literally means Fat guy, however it is not used with such an offensive connotation when you say it towards someone you love.  When used lovingly it means : You’re like a baby with  chubby cheeks, hugable, adorable, my baby. Try listening for it next time you’re watching something in Spanish there’s  bound to be some girl calling her boyfriend/husband etc… That. The reason for such a strong word  (the literal meaning) is that,  it’s a strong word used to show intense closeness.  If you want to add some extra extra softness to it, you could say “gordito” = my little chubby baby.

COMPLIMENTS:

Me encantan tus ojos = I love your eyes

Eres muy simpatico/a  = You are so charming

Que linda sonrisa/ What a lovely smile

Te vez muy bonita= you look very pretty, te vez muy bella = you look beautiful,  te vez muy hermosa, you look gorgeous

Te vez guapisimo= You look so very handsome, te vez distinguido = you look so distinguished, refined

Tienes una lindisima voz= Your voice is very lovely

Eres Mi principe azul= U Are My prince charming

Eres una Reyna= You are a quee

Tu nombre es un cancion = Your name is a song

Me tienes bajo tu encanto = You have me under your spell

ROMANTIC LINES:

Haria cual quier cosa por ti = I’d do anything for you.

Prometo bajarte la luna  y las estrellas para regalartelas.  = I promise to bring down the moon & stars , so that I can give them to you.

Me robas el aliento= You take my breath away.

Eres un Angel = You’re an Angel

Te sueño por las noches = I dream of you at night

Me has robado el corazon = You have stolen my heart

Tu sonrisa me llena = Your smile fills my heart with happiness.

No paro de pensar en ti = I can’t stop thinking of you

Eres todo para mi = You are my everything

Eres mi sueño hecho realidad = You are my dream come true

Nunca me sueltes: Never let me go

Siempre estare a tu lado = I will always be by your side.

Quiero perder me en tus ojos = I want to get lost in your eyes

No puedo borrar el sabor de tus labios de mi memoria = I can’t erase from my memory  the taste of your lips.

FLIRTY COMMENTS:

Me trais loquito/a = Baby you got me going crazy

Me super mueves el tapete=  The earth just moved for me!/The earth moves for me every time I see you/think of you.

Beasame hasta dejar me sin respirar = Kiss me till I’m breathless.

Que ojos tan mas llamativos = But, my what come hither eyes!

Que rico hueles= Wow you smell yummy!

Me pones nervioso/a, pero en buena onda.  = You make me nervous, in a good way.

Me muero por besar te = I’m dying to kiss you

Me muero por un besito tuyo = I’m dying for one little kiss from you.

Si me robo un beso, me castigarias?= If I were to steal a kiss, would you punish me?

Me regalas un besito? = Can I have a little kiss?(regalar= give as a present)

Que labios tan sabrosos= What tasty lips

Me muero de ganas por sentirte cerquitas de mi = The desire to be so very close to you is killing me.

Me trais clavado/a = I’m head over heels for you

Papi chulo= sexy(daddy)

No sabes lo que me haces, lo que me causas = You have no idea what you do to me

Te quiero comer a besos= I want to eat you up(with kisses)


Hug me in Spanish


Time for some music again!!! After all,  music= life. In today’s post we have ARTIST: Camila , SONG: Abrazame

(Embrace me). After hearing this song, hopefully you will : A, Feel like being hugged, in  romantic mood &  B, will have learned how to say hug me/hold me in Spanish!! Yayy!!!

About the band: Mexican trio Camila made a strong entrance onto the Spanish-speaking pop/rock scene in the summer of 2006. The group is comprised of the previously unknown Samo (voice), Pablo Hurtado (guitar), and industry mainstay Mario Domm (piano, voice, composer, and producer).- http://new.music.yahoo.com/camila/biography/;_ylt=AqGt1ihwLE1GKMkIj9PxZA_HxCUv


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Spanish

Abrazame

Tienes que saber
Que es lo último que pido,
Que estoy desesperado,
Y según mis latidos
No me queda mucho tiempo a mi favor

Y antes de perder
De vista mi camino
Quiero mirarte un poco
Y soñar que el destino
Es junto a ti mi amor

Quédate un segundo aquí
A hacerme compañía
Y quédate tantito más
Quiero sentirte mía

Y abrázame
Y abrázame [he he]
Y abrázame [he he, he he]
Y abrázame

Hoy me he dado cuenta
Que no había sentido
Tanto miedo antes
Que yo no decido
Que Dios lo hace mejor

Y antes de perder
De vista mi camino
Quiero mirarte un poco
Y soñar que el destino
Es junto a ti mi amor

Quédate un segundo aquí
A hacerme compañía
Y quédate tantito más
Quiero sentirte mía

Y abrázame
Y abrázame [he he]
Y abrázame [he he, he he]
Y abrázame
No, no y abrázame

Dame una razón
Para quedarme
Yo no quiero tu compasión
Quiero que estés conmigo
Hasta que me haya ido

Y abrázame
Y abrázame [o, no no]
y abrázame [he he, he he]
Y abrázame

Y abrázame
[Dame una razón para quedarme
Solo dame una razón]
Y abrázame
[Dame una razón solo dame
una razon, una razón]
Y abrázame
[Dame una razón para quedarme
Yo no quiero tu compasión]
Y abrázame
[Dame una razón
Solo dame una razón]

Tienes que saber
Que es lo último que pido,
Que estoy desesperado,
Y según mis latidos
No me queda mucho
Tiempo a mi favor

English

Embrace me

You must know
That it’s the last thing i am asking for
I am desperate
And according to my heart’s beat
There’s not much time left at my favor.

And before losing
My way, all sight of it
I want to look at you a little
And dream that my destiny
Is at your side, my love.

Stay here for a second
Be my companion
And stay a little more
I want to feel you that you are mine.

And embrace me
And embrace me [he he]
And embrace me [he he, he he]
And embrace me

Today i have realized
That i hadn’t felt
So much fear before
That i don’t decide
That God does that much better.

And before losing
My way, all sight of it
I want to look at you a little
And dream that my destiny
Is at your side, my love.

Stay here for a second
Be my companion
And stay a little more
I want to feel you are mine mine.

And embrace me
And embrace me [he he]
And embrace me [he he, he he]
And embrace me
No, no and embrace me.

Give me a reason
To stay
I don’t want your sympathy
I want you to be with me
Until i have gone.

And embrace me
And embrace me [o, no, no]
And embrace me [he he, he he]
And embrace me

And embrace me
[Give me a reason to stay
Just give me a reason]
And embrace me
[Give me a reason just give
Me a reason, a reason]
And embrace me
[Give me a reason to stay
I don’t need your sympaty]
And embrace me
[Give me a reason just give
Me a reason, a reason]

You must know
That it’s the last thing i am asking for
I am desperate
And according to my heart’s beat
There’s not much time left at my favo
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