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Mariani Iranzi was kind enough to share her new Father’s Day song with me. It is a fun song and also has wonderful examples of Argentine culture and language. There is lots of vocabulary that children learning Spanish will understand and that you can personalize with questions. You can find a list of words to listen for and examples of the kind of questions you can ask following the video and lyrics.

If your child is making a card for El Día del Padre, one of the easiest ways for kids to use their Spanish is in a list of activities they enjoy doing with Papá. This song has excellent examples of the kinds of things kids can include.

Mariana Iranzi is originally from Argentina and now lives in the U.S. This song also provides an opportunity to talk about how families can keep culture and language alive, no matter where they are from and where they are living. Mariana’s music is available on Amazon, iTunes and cdbaby.

Remontar un barrilete
En el cielo azul
Jugar a la pelota en la calle
Ir al cine a ver Imagine
Con vos

Dormir la siesta en el patio
Otoño suave y gentil
Andar en bicicleta por el parque
De campamento a Chascomús
Con vos, con vos, con vos

Every day is your day
Happy Father’s day
In my heart you will stay
With me

Esperar los camalotes
De agua dulce en Vivelot
Unos mates bien lavados
Un poema, una canción
Con vos

De paseo por Corrientes
Algún libro, algún show
Comprar flores en la estación
Una pizza y una Bock
Con vos, Con vos, Con vos

Every day is your day
Happy Father’s day
In my heart you will stay
With me

Listening suggestions
Always listen to a song all the way through before listening for specific words.
These are words and phrases many Spanish language learners know. You can have children listen for these words as they hear the song. If you write them down, kids, and their dads, can mark them off as they listen. Children will understand more words than these, but these are spaced so that they have time to recognize them. You can always pause the video.

cielo azul
jugar a la pelota
dormir
bicicleta
una canción
libro
flores
una pizza

Follow-up questions
Give kids a chance to talk about their dads with personal questions like these:
¿Juegas a la pelota con tu papá?
¿Tu papá duerme una siesta? ¿Te gusta dormir la siesta con él?
¿Andas en bicicleta con tu papá?
¿A tu papá le gusta la música? ¿Tiene una canción favorita?
¿Tu papá te lee libros?
¿A tu papá le gusta la pizza?

Argentina – Language and Culture
Mariana Iranzi is originally from Argentina and now lives in the U.S. This song offers a wonderful opportunity to talk about how families can keep culture and language alive, no matter where they are from and where they are living.

These are a few of the cultural and linguistic elements of Argentina in the song that you may want to talk about with children learning Spanish. I have also clarified a few personal references:
– vos – the verb form used instead of tú in much of South America
– un barrilete – a kite. In other countries, the word is cometa. In Mexico, it is a papalote.
– Chascomús – a city about 77 miles from Buenos Aires.
– camalote – a flower  (water hyacinth)
– Vivelot – Mariana Iranzi´s grandparents had a house on the Tigre Delta in Argentina. Her great-grandfather Julio de Caro was a famous composer and wrote a tango by the same name.
– mate – a traditional South American drink
– Corrientes – Avenida Corrientes, a principal thoroughfare in Buenos Aires. This street is historically significant in the development of the tango and important to the people of Buenos Aires.
– Bock – an Argentine beer

 

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