I met girl who learned English by memorizing Blink 182 songs. Okay, probably not the way I’d go about learning a language, although I do have a soft spot for Blink 182, but I thought: BRILLIANT! I LERV me some music, why not use that to supplement my language learning? I already listen to español and 日本語 music anyway, but now I’m going to try and kick it up a notch with heavier focus on vocab.
I tried it once before with this song, which I have mostly memorized:
I think I may switch off week to week with a Spanish and Japanese song. So prepare yourselves, my people, for some language coming your way (and hopefully some cool music videos in the meantime. This week, one of my fav songs I’ve ever stumbled across we have Tiempo Para Enamorarnos by Iskander. I’ll chose 10 words as vocabulary for the song to list below. (Also no promises my use of accent marks will be perfect.) I’ll do the letra (lyric) video first and the official video at the end.
guardar – save; keep
bailar – to dance
abrazar – to hug; embrace
acércate – come closer (you)
enarmorar – (inspire) love
demás – other; the rest
pegado – glued; fastened
cerrar – close
convencer – to convince
quedar – remain; stay
What does Tiempo Para Enarmorarnos mean? Essentially: time for us to fall in love. Aaaaaawwwwww…
Okay, now that we’re 10 words more fluent in español let’s watch the official music video. Hopefully you’ll enjoy this Row80-inspired series as much as I have. Goal to learn more Spanish: CHECK!