Episode 7: “Taking” The Subway In Buenos Aires
Daphene, a Puerto Rican exchange student in Buenos Aires, is trying to navigate the big city that she temporarily calls home. One day, while taking the subway to school, she realizes that she has to adapt her Puerto Rican Spanish, and that even native speakers of Spanish can make hilarious mistakes. Listener beware: you may feel some second-hand embarrassment for Daphene!
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|mudarse||to move (houses)|
|el intercambio de estudios||student exchange program (lit. study exchange)|
|el barrio||the neighborhood|
|el/la estudiante de intercambio||exchange student|
|autobús, guagua (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic)||bus|
|metro, subte (Argentina)||subway|
|a pie||on foot|
|todo recto||straight ahead|
|la calle||the street|
|subirse al metro||to get on the subway|
|bajarse del metro||to get off the subway|
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. Special thanks to Daphene Marie Vélez for sharing her story on this episode.
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