The Subjunctive: Will You Resist? Posted by Adir on Feb 9, 2009 in Spanish Culture, Spanish Grammar
I have always used songs in my lessons because I think they’re a fun way to learn. When I teach the subjunctive I always use a song by a Spanish duo, el Dúo Dinámico. They come from a very poor Spanish family (Basque and Aragonese) and are famous all over Spain and South America. One of their songs appears in Pedro Almodóvar’s movie ¡Átame! (Tie me up! Tie me down!). In “Resistiré” there are a lot of verbs used in the subjunctive and let’s try something here: you watch the video and supply the correct form used in the song. As a clue, the verbs are used in time expressions starting with “cuando”. Shall we go for it? Here are the verbs.
perder – dormir -cerrar -dejar -sentir-costar -rebelar -poner -soplar -romper -ser -apuñalar -reconocer – amenazar -salir -pasar
Post your answers and prontito les doy la respuesta.
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Seriously, I had to listen to it 15 times (nobody would be that patient in a real conversation), but it was satisfying. Muchas gracias por el ejercicio.
They are a bit like your embarassing uncles, not so cool, but the song had me tapping my feet! There are a few that I can´t hear even though you´ve put the order. And I still don´t know what the song´s about 🙁
I can guess the gist is we should be strong against the struggles that life throws at you.
So, I’ll keep on with the challenge of learning spanish.
Duerma con la soledad
Se me cierre la salida
Y la noche no me deje paz
Sienta miedo del silencio
Cueste mantener sin pie
Se rebele los recuerdos
Y me ponga con…..?
Aunque los vientos de la vida sople fuerte
Aunque los suenos se me rompan en…..?
Cuando el mundo pierda por la mafia
Me apuñale la nostalcia
Y no reconozca ni mi voz
Me amenaze la locura
Mi monera salga…?
El diablo pase la factura
Says the video does not exist.
@Emily Hi, Emily! I’ve just replaced the video. Thanks for warning me! =)