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Esta miércoles, os traemos Ventino’s “Me Equivoqué” (“I Was Wrong”).

¡Ellas son de Colombia!

Amigas, it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you a group I found a week ago whilst trolling the YouTube channels.  I have no idea to whom I was listening when I saw these fresh young faces pop up in my suggestion feed on YouTube.

And it doesn’t matter; the important fact is that I clicked through.  ¡Ay, caramba — qué voces!

There is also a “con-letras” version of the video on YouTube, for those of you who would like to read along as they (and probably you, after you’re caught up in it) sing this beautifully-composed and -performed canción.  I’ll share it down below, because you’ll kick yourself if you don’t enjoy the video at least once first.  By the way, from left to right below, you’re looking at Camila, Makis, Julianna, Natalia, and Olga.


(Y, la versión con letras:  https://youtu.be/MEeC9id2b0k)

Interestingly, the theme of this song is very much like HA-ASH’s “Perdón, Perdón“, which I shared with you some time ago.  Also, my day-job patrón mentioned to me that another artist who’s recently caught my attention performs yet another such number, which I plan to feature here soon.  Perhaps I’ll set up a poll at that time and ask you all to choose your favorite take on said theme.

Playing catch-up, having fun, and pitching in

From time to time I find it necessary to stop pressing forward with the interactive audio lessons in the Rocket Spanish course and concentrate on what they call their Language and Culture lessons.  That, and do some reading in the 3 lengthy PDF-format books that accompany the coursework.  This is one of those times.

While I appreciate the interactive audio sessions, the short (key word) breaks from it are also helpful, as long as I use them to study in other ways and not just sit around listening to Colombian girls with amazing voices.  I’m also trying to get back to daily practice on Duolingo, which I credit for moving my fluency ahead in instances (too many instances) when I didn’t spend enough time using Rocket Spanish.  After all, a Duolingo lesson can be completed in 5 minutes, and it gives you a real sense of accomplishment.

I’m also celebrating my increased fluency a bit, while, at the same time, helping out with a project I really appreciate — LyricsTranslate.com.  As I mentioned last post, alongside a few other Ms, Music is one of my chief pleasures in life, so the practice I get from transcribing and translating for that site is both rewarding and entertaining.  I just finished uploading another of this fine group’s songs there and offering an English translation.  It was so fun I plan on submitting another in the very near future!

But not today.  I’m already fading, and it’s time to click Publish and wish you all dulces sueños, so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.

¡Hasta luego, amigas!


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