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Un Día En Español 23: A New Life Over The Atlantic

Michelle takes a big leap of faith by migrating across the world. Will she learn to adjust in the face of adversity?
Un Día En Español 23: A New Life Over The Atlantic

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Moving apartments is hard enough — let alone uprooting your life and migrating to a new country halfway across the world! Michelle moves from Venezuela to Germany and learns how to tough out out a monumental life transition. Along the way, she gets to know herself and how she handles the hardship and obstacles that come with new cultures and experiences.

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Key Vocabulary

mudarseto move houses, to move to another place (country, city, etc.)
emocionado/aexcited
tristesad
asustado/ascared
estresado/astressed
despedirseto say goodbye
llorarto cry
el sitioplace
sentirse solo/ato feel lonely
ahorrar el dineroto save money
El tiempo vuela.Time flies.
la mujer racializadawoman of color
migrarto migrate
arriesgarto risk
mejorarto improve
lucharto fight
sentirse fuerteto feel strong
extrañarto miss (someone or something)

Dynamic Transcript

Show Notes

Un día en español is produced by the language experts at Babbel. The show is hosted by Sebastian Escobar. Editing and sound design by Iván Simonovis Pertiñez. Our producers are Carmela López, David Doochin, Laure Cesari and Ted Mentele.

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David Doochin
David is a content producer for Babbel USA, where he writes for Babbel Magazine and oversees Babbel's presence on Quora. He’s a native of Nashville and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied linguistics and history. Before Babbel he worked at Quizlet and Atlas Obscura. A geek for grammar and an editorial enthusiast, he speaks Spanish (and dabbles in German, Dutch, Afrikaans and Italian). When he’s not curating his Instagram meme collection, you can find him spending too much money on food and exploring new cities around the world.
David is a content producer for Babbel USA, where he writes for Babbel Magazine and oversees Babbel's presence on Quora. He’s a native of Nashville and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied linguistics and history. Before Babbel he worked at Quizlet and Atlas Obscura. A geek for grammar and an editorial enthusiast, he speaks Spanish (and dabbles in German, Dutch, Afrikaans and Italian). When he’s not curating his Instagram meme collection, you can find him spending too much money on food and exploring new cities around the world.

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