Frizztext pointed out that my post, Remembering Jenny covers the J, and I was pleased to be a day ahead on the next letter for the alphabet challenge. Disciplining myself to select words in Spanish for this round forces me to learn a bit more Spanish. As an artist, I have often taken shortcuts to get my point across without using Spanish – I sketch the essence of what is needed, and most people understand!
The J in Spanish usually takes on the H sound. I often type, “Ja-Ja-Ja-Ja” for “Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha” and hope that my friends make the connection in Spanish; otherwise they must think I’m losing my mind! Junio and Julio (June and July) are two more Spanish words that are easy to convert from English.
When I listened to a song by Jarabe de Palo, I smiled and thought, “Eureka! J is for Jarabe!”
Jarabe usually refers to a syrup, though it can also be a Mexican folk dance!
Here is Jarabe de Palo singing “Agua.” This is a very easy video to follow while enunciating the words, even if you’re not sure what they mean! Agua – Everyone knows what that means, right? (Water!) Sed? – Thirsty!
Here’s a link to a lyrics translation for the song. Scroll down to suggestion #3.
After watching the version with the lyrics, enjoy this official version!
Visit Wilkipedia for more about Jarabe de Palo.
See more at Frizztext’s post HERE.
Happy weekend, everyone!