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Spanish Accent Made Easy – With La Oreja de Van Gogh

by CaptainCode

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January 2nd, 2014

Happy New Year! Let’s make 2014 a great year!

Guess what? It’s time to go back to your Spanish studies. We suggest that you start nice and easy today – with some Spanish music! We’d like to introduce you to a great band to practice your Spanish comprehension skills – La Oreja de Van Gogh. These guys are Latin Grammy winners winning and a Grammy-nominated Spanish pop band from San Sebastian, Spain. The name of the band refers to the famous post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh who cut off the lobe of his own ear (look him up some time, he was a great artist and an interesting person, but that’s absolutely off-topic).

Yet, we didn’t pick this band because of their name. Speaking of Spanish pronunciation, we often hear students complain that Spanish accent is a lot harder to understand – compared to the way Mexican Spanish sounds. Let’s say, it’s not exactly harder, it just sounds a little different.

La Oreja de Van Gogh’s lead singer, Amaia Montero, has a very distinct Spanish pronunciation (do note the ‘s’ sound in this song). Yet, this music is truly an easy listening, and, once you follow the lyrics for a couple of times, the Spanish pronunciation will grow on you. Don’t like this song? Go ahead and browse for your favorite artists and songs – there’s plenty of awesome stuff out there!

For now, we recommend this song. Here’s the video with both versions of the lyrics (Spanish and the English translation) pasted for you below. Enjoy and be sure to share your favorite Spanish music with us!

Ven acercate
Ven y abrazame
Vuelve a sonreír a recordar Paris
a ser me angustia
dejame pasar una tarde mas
dime donde has ido donde esperas en silencio amigo
quiero estar contigo y relgarte mi carino
darte un beso y ver tus ojos
disfrutando con los mios hasta siempre
adios me corazon
ven te quiero hablar
vuelve a caminar
vamos a jugar al juego en el que yo era tu princesa
ven hazlo por mi
vuelve siempre a mi
dime donde has ido
donde esperas en silencio amigo
quiero estar contigo y relgarte mi carino
darte un beso y ver tus ojos
disfrutando con los mios hasta siempre
adios mi corazon
no hay lugar que me haga ovitar
el tiempo que pase andando por las calles junto a hazi
ven quiero saber
porque tu fuiste sin me
siempre tuve algo que contarte
dime donde has ido donde esperas en silencio amigo quiero estar contigo y relgarte mi carino
darte un beso y ver tus ojos
disfrutando con los mios hasta siempre
adios mi corazon
no hay nada que me haga ovitar
el tiempo que ha pasado ya y no volvera
adios mi corazon

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Come close to me
Come and hug me
Return to smile and remember Paris
To be my anxiety
Let me spend one more afternoon
Tell me where you have gone where you wait in silence my friend
I want to be with you and give you my love
To give you a kiss and see your eyes
Enjoying mine forever
Good bye my love
Come I want you to talk
Return to walk
Come let us play the game in which you were a princess
Come, do it for me
Always return to me
Tell me where you have gone
where you wait in silence my friend
I want to be with you and give you my love
To give you a kiss and see your eyes
Enjoying mine forever
Good bye my love
There is no place where I can forget
the time which we spent walking the streets together
Come, I want to know
why you left without me
Forever I had something to tell you
Tell me where you have gone where you wait in silence my friend
I want to be with you and give you my love
To give you a kiss and see your eyes
Enjoying mine forever
Good bye my love
There is nothing that can make me forget
the time which has passed and won’t come back
Good bye my love

 

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One Response

  1. I always have a much harder time understanding Spanish in music than in regular speech. Even in English, its often hard to understand all the words in popular music. I tend to find listening to podcasts helps my pronunciation the most.


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