Un Día En Español 8: Mom’s (Not Quite) Farewell

In this episode, Alexandra sets off on a road trip around Puerto Rico to fulfill her mother’s strange request.
Un Día En Español 8: Mom’s (Not Quite) Farewell

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Episode 8: Mom’s (Not Quite) Farewell

After a somber announcement from her mother, Alexandra and her family take a road trip around beautiful Puerto Rico to visit some of her mom’s favorite places so she can say goodbye. But like in any good story, things aren’t entirely as they seem.

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Key Vocabulary

el carro  car 
callar to keep quiet 
mejor  better 
la empanadilla pasty 
morir to die 
el sapo  todo 
la carretera  road 
sentirse mejor  to feel better
Me duele la cabeza.  I have a headache (lit. my head hurts).
la barriga  belly
los ojos  eyes
el dolor  pain 
preocupado/a  worried 
la presión alta  high blood pressure 

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 Elin Asklöv, Carmela López, Dylan Lyons, Andy Nielsen and Madeleine Townsend-Clark. Our executive producers are Jen Jordan and Daniel Meehan.

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Dylan Lyons
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and has an MBA from NYU. Before joining Babbel, Dylan managed social media for CBS News. His interests include reading, writing, politics, and anything sweet. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and has an MBA from NYU. Before joining Babbel, Dylan managed social media for CBS News. His interests include reading, writing, politics, and anything sweet. Dylan lives in New York City.

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