Learn Spanish with Coca-Cola – Reasons to Believe in a Better World in Spanish

 

Today we will use a couple of great commercials by Coca-Cola as tools to practice the Spanish. Are you ready to get started? This is how the activity works: Continue reading “Learn Spanish with Coca-Cola – Reasons to Believe in a Better World in Spanish”

Learn Spanish with Coca-Cola Light – Funny Commercials in Spanish

There are many ways to practice Spanish, and when it comes to finding entertaining ways to do it.

Being creative and flexible is an important asset that separates fast learners from those who get bored and quit.

Today we will use a funny Coca-Cola commercial to practice Spanish while discussing a little about Mexican culture.

Although there are many stereotypes about the “Mexican macho”, the role of men in modern society has changed considerably in recent years.

Today we will look at a commercial that talks about this topic from a humorous point of view by making it look like a superhero movie trailer.

To make the most out of this exercise I recommend the following sequence:

First, watch the entire commercial in Spanish without clicking on pause. Try to understand as much as possible (don’t worry too much if there are parts you don’t get, it’s normal).

Second, play the commercial one more time and scroll down so you can read the transcript in Spanish and the translation in English in order to understand what the commercial talks about (don’t be afraid to pause and rewind as much as needed).

Third, watch the entire commercial in Spanish one more time and try to understand as much as possible. If at this point there are still several sections of the commercial you don’t fully understand, go back and read the transcript one more time until you understand the entire commercial without a problem.

And that’s all. It’s easy, huh?

Now it’s time to get started, ready?

 

Here is the commercial in Spanish:

Coca-Cola Light Commercial – Actitud Ligera (Light Attitude)

 

 

Here is a transcript of the commercial in both Spanish and English:

Hoy, ¿quién es realmente un macho?

Today, who is really a macho?

 

El más fuerte, el que no llora nunca, el que sale con 20 mujeres a la vez.

The strongest one, the one that never cries, the one that goes out with 20 women at the same time.

 

No, macho es el que está en pareja hace cinco años. Eso es un macho.

No, macho is the one that is in a couple since five years ago. That is a Macho.

 

Macho, es el que sale a correr en mallas.

Macho, is the one that goes out jogging wearing tights.

 

Es el que acepta que otro hombre está más galán que él.

Is the one that accepts that another man is more handsome than he is.

 

Es el que sabe los programas de la lavadora.

Is the one that knows the programs of the washing machine.

 

Es el que se levanta a las cuatro de la mañana a cambiar pañales, ¡eso es un macho!

Is the one that gets up at four in the morning to change diapers, that is a macho!

 

Es el que hojea revistas de chismes en la peluquería.

Is the one that looks at gossip magazines at the hair saloon.

 

Es el que pone en el estatus de facebook “in a relationship”.

Is the one that changes his Facebook status to “in a relationship”.

 

Esto es un verdadero macho.

That is a true macho.

 

Pero macho, lo que se dice macho, macho, macho…

But macho, what you call macho, macho, macho…

 

Es el que llega con Coca-Cola light a una fiesta y no le importa lo que digan los demás.

Is the one that arrives to a party with Coca-Cola light and doesn’t care what anyone says.

 

Coca-Cola light. Actitud ligera.

Coca-Cola light. Light attitude.

 

Here is a commercial in Spanish one more time.

This time watch it without reading the transcript and try to understand as much as possible.

Ready? Here it is:

 

Coca-Cola Light Commercial – Actitud Ligera (Light Attitude)

 

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Learn Spanish with Antonio Banderas – Funny Commercials in Spanish

 

When it comes to finding creative ways to practice Spanish, there is a large variety of possibilities to explore that are only limited by your imagination.

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Today we will use a couple of commercials featuring Antonio Banderas to practice. Let’s get started.

In order to make the most out of this exercise, watch the commercial in English first (this will give you an idea of what the commercial is about) and then watch the Spanish version one time while trying to understand as much as possible.

Next, play the version in Spanish one more time and scroll down so you can read the transcript of the commercial and the translation of the sections you don’t fully understand.

To accomplish this you may click on “play” and then scroll down the page to read the transcript in both English and Spanish (feel free to pause and rewind as much as needed).

Finally, play the commercial in Spanish one more time and try to understand as much as possible without reading the transcript.

Are you ready to get started? Here is the commercial in English:

Orbit Commercial featuring Antonio Banderas – English version:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIx_0EOfBUk

 

Here is the commercial in Spanish:

Orbit Commercial featuring Antonio Banderas – Spanish version:

 

 

Here is the transcript of the Spanish version and a translation into English:

 

Mira, la comida se ha acabado.

Look, the meal is over.

 

Así que esto, se acabó.

So, this is over.

 

Espera, espera. ¿Estás rompiendo conmigo?

Wait, wait. Are you breaking up with me?

 

¿Me estás dejando?

Are you leaving me?

 

¿En que habíamos quedado?

What had we agreed?

 

Sin ataduras.

No strings attached.

 

Ha sido sólo una comida.

It’s been just a meal.

 

Es que pensaba que estaríamos juntos por…

It’s just that I thought that we would be together for…

 

Shhh… no me hagas esto más difícil.

Shhh… don’t make this harder.

 

Pues yo, me quedo.

Well, I’m staying.

 

Acaba con los restos de comida.

Get rid of lingering food

 

Esto no ha ido mal.

It didn´t go that bad.

 

Para unos dientes limpios y sanos.

For clean and healthy teeth.

 

Come, bebe, masca, Orbit.

Eat, drink, chew, Orbit.

 

Here is a Spanish version of the commercial one more time so you can practice. Try to understand as much as possible without reading the transcript this time.

Orbit Commercial featuring Antonio Banderas – Spanish version:

 

 

 

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Learn Spanish with Lionel Messi – Funny Commercials in Spanish

 

Finding entertaining ways to practice Spanish consistently is one of the best ways to accelerate the process for beginners learning the language.

Learn-Spanish-with-Commercials-Messi-and-Bimbo

Today we will use a television commercial featuring the soccer superstar Lionel Messi. Before we get started, there are a couple of notes to keep in mind.

First, the commercial is for a mainstream brand of bread in Mexico known as “Bimbo”, and although that word can have a different meaning in the United States; it is only a coincidence.

Second, the lady who talks to Messi, has a Mexican accent; and Messi has an Argentinean accent. That is why they sound a little different.

 

Here are the instructions for this activity:

 

The first step is to play the video while trying to understand as much as possible.

 

The second step is to play the video one more time, while pausing and rewinding as much as possible in order to understand what is being said.

Also, feel free to scroll down while the video plays in the background (you will be able to hear the dialogue) so you can read the transcript of the commercial in Spanish and English.

 

Third, play the commercial one more time, this time without reading the transcript and try to understand as much as possible.

 

Ready to get started?

 

Here is the commercial:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJY9EzmjmI0

 

Here is the transcript of the commercial (and the English translation is shown as well).

 

Disculpa, ¿me puedes dar un autógrafo para mi hijo?

Excuse me, can you give me an autograh for my son?

 

¿y cuándo tocan?

And when do you play?

 

Tu eres el cantante este, el de…

You are that singer, the one from…

 

¡Ah no! Eres John Heavin… ¡El de la serie de vampiros!

Oh no! You are John Heavin… The one from that Vampire series!

 

Messi, ¿basquetbolista?

Messi, ¿basketball player?

 

¡Ay! ¿Pan blanco Bimbo con acti-leche?

Ay! Bimbo´s White bread with acti-milk?

 

Es el mismo que le compro a mi hijo.

It´s the same one I buy for my son.

 

Él también necesita crecer.

He also needs to grow.

 

¿A qué te dedicas?

What do you do for a living?

 

No importa que no sepas quién es Lionel Messi.

It doesn´t matter if you don´t know who Lionel Messi is.

 

Lo que importa, es que sepas qué hace grande a tu hijo.

What matters, is that you know what makes your son big.

 

Nuevo pan blanco Bimbo, ahora con Acti-leche.

New Bimbo´s White bread, now with Acti-milk.

 

 

Here is the commercial one more time so you can play it again (this time without reading the subtitles).

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJY9EzmjmI0

 

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Learn Spanish with Coca-Cola – 3 Great Commercials in Spanish

Finding ways to practice Spanish constantly is one of the best ways to accelerate the language learning process.

An important part of this idea is finding study materials that are entertaining and interesting for the student.

Today we will use a few great Coca-Cola commercials as tools to practice Spanish while having fun.

Learn-Spanish-with-Commercials-by-Coca-Cola

Although I am aware that the nutritional content of Coca-Cola and its impact on society are controversial for some (and there are people who are against the idea of this kind of drinks), the commercials by themselves are entertaining and creative.

That is why they are being used as a tool to practice Spanish, not because loves Coca-Cola, but because the commercials are great.

The following commercials are in Spanish and include subtitles in English. Make sure you pause and rewind as many times as needed in order to understand what the commercials say without reading the subtitles.

 

The first time you watch a commercial, focus on the subtitles in order to understand what the general idea of the video is to try not to pause it.

 

Then, watch the commercial one more time. This time pausing and rewinding in order to associate it words in Spanish with the translation in English (you may also use the transcripst in English and Spanish available below each video). Go slow and make sure you understand it all, take your time.

 

The last step is to watch the entire commercial without reading the subtitles in English in order to make sure you understand the commercial in Spanish.

 

Ready to get started?

 

1- Heroes – Coca- Cola Commercial

This moving commercial is centered around the idea that we were all heroes some time in our past ( mostly during “costume wearing” faces during our childhood) and that is time to let those ideals of friendship and justice live again in our lives.

It is a beautiful commercial with lots of great footage of kids running around superhero costumes. Whether you like Coca-Cola or not, the idea behind the commercial is important and it is certainly worth watching.

 

Here is the commercial:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2dGWyGOPFU

 

Here is the transcript of the commercial in both Spanish and English:

 

Todos fuimos héroes alguna vez.

We were all heroes some time in our past.

 

¿Te acuerdas cómo era?

Do you remember how he wants?

 

Sentirse poderoso.

To feel powerful.

 

Sin miedo.

Without fear.

 

Del lado de los buenos.

On the good side.

 

¿Dónde habrá quedado aquel traje?

Where is that costume?

 

Porque es hora de ponérselo.

Because it is time to put it on again.

 

Volvamos a jugar a que el mundo nos necesita.

Let’s play again that the world needs us.

 

Destapa la felicidad.

Open happiness.

 

 

2- Calling Mom – Coca- Cola Commercial

In this short Coca-Cola commercial we can hear a phone conversation between a mother and a daughter and we can also see what actually happened.

I don’t want to spoil the ending by saying too much, but the main point of it is that a mother always loves her children and knows what is really going on even when they try to hide the truth.

As a note, the Spanish spoken in his commercial is from Spain.

 

Here is the commercial:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8afJXxhxUI

 

Here is the transcript of the commercial in both Spanish and English:

 

Sí, dígame.

Yes, tell me.

 

Mamá, soy yo.

Mom, it’s me.

 

Hola hija, ¿que pasa?

Hi Honey, what’s going on?

 

Pues nada que, verás, acá todo el día estudiando la biblioteca.

Well nothing, you see, I spent the whole day studying at the library.

 

Y me levanto un minuto a tomar algo.

And I get up to drink something.

 

Y de pronto aparece…

and suddenly I see…

 

Aparece la profesora de matemáticas avanzadas.

The teacher (a female teacher) of advanced math shows up.

 

Una que es tremenda.

She is a very tough teacher.

 

Y nada, que me dice que mi cara le suena de clase.

And nothing, she says that my face seems familiar from class.

 

Es que yo a sus clases voy fijo.

Because I always attend her classes.

 

Resulta que va a haber un examen de integrales diferenciales, para subir nota.

It turns out there is going to be an integrals exam, to get higher marks.

 

Bueno no es un examen exactamente, es como una maratón.

While it is not exactly an exam, it’s more like a marathon.

 

Va a durar todo el día, y es importantísimo porque la nota influye sobre la nota final.

It is going to last all day, and it is very important because the grade will count for the final grade.

 

Y yo creo que tengo muchas posibilidades, en serio.

And I think I have a lot of possibilities, really.

 

Claro hija.

Of course honey.

 

Y debo quedarme toda la noche estudiando aquí en la biblioteca.

And I must stay all night studying, here at the library.

 

La van a dejar abierta para la ocasión, ¿sabes?

They are going to leave it open for this time, you know?

 

Así que no te preocupes, que es por mi bien.

So don´t worry, it is for my own good.

 

Llegaré muy tarde, pero tu tranquila.

I will come back very late, but don’t worry.

 

Vale.

Ok.

 

Adiós, Mamá.

Bye, Mom.

 

¿Quién era?

Who was it?

 

La niña, que se ha enamorado.

The girl, she is in love.

 

 

3- My Mom is Great – Coca- Cola Commercial

In this short Coca-Cola commercial we get to see a son talking about his mother and how amazing she is.

Once again, I don’t want to spoil the ending, so you better see for yourself. As a note, the Spanish spoken in his commercial is from Spain as well.

 

Here is the commercial:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9m-Vp94MrUk

 

Here is the transcript of the commercial in both Spanish and English:

 

Hola.

Hi.

 

¿Qué tal la entrevista?

How was the interview?

 

Lo de siempre, piden referencias.

Like always, they want references.

 

¿Referencias? ¡Vaya!

Referenes? Wow!

 

Nací en el 86.

I was born in 86.

 

Desde entonces todos le creamos unas ojeras, que no oculta.

Since then we have caused bags under her eyes, which she doesn´t hide.

 

Ella dice que son producto del amor.

She says they are a product of love.

 

Su carrera se ha basado en la persuasión.

Her career has been based in persuasion.

 

Me convenció de que las verduras me pondrían los ojos verdes.

She convinced me that vegetables would make my eyes green.

 

Imaginación no le falta.

She doesn´t lack imagination.

 

La llamas, y está.

You call her and the is there for you.

 

Siempre está.

She is always there.

 

Por eso no me he convertido en el imbécil que podría llegar a ser.

That is why I haven´t become in the idiot I could get to be.

 

A veces grita, sí.

Sometimes she yells, yes.

 

Pero ¿cómo no enfadarse alguien que lleva toda la vida comiéndose el filete con los nervios?

But how can someone, who has been eating the worst piece of beef, not get mad?

 

Pero le saca partido a todo.

She makes good use of everything.

 

Es un genio.

She is a genius.

 

Debería de darle las gracias a mi padre por haberla elegido.

I should thank my dad for having chosen her.

 

Yo creo que son buenas referencias ¿no?

I think those are good referenes, anren´t they?

 

Lo son. Quiero tenerla aquí.

They are. I want to have her here.

 

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Learn Spanish in a VW Car – Funny Commercials in Spanish

There many different ways to practice Spanish during our daily lives. Today we will look at 2 creative alternatives beginners learning Spanish may find useful.
Ready to get started?

Learn-Spanish-with-Commercials-VW

First, take a look at this VW commercial and pay special attention to the last section of the video, the one that has subtitles in it (when they stop at the gas station and they seem a little upset at each other):

 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fQGtzCX9QA

This is what they say at the end of the comercial ( when they speak in Spanish):

 

¡Trece horas en el carro sin parar, y no traes música!

Thirteen hours nonstop and no music!

 

Mira, entra y cómprame unas papitas.

Buy me some chips while you’re in there.

 

Tip 1: Drive and Practice

So, as we saw in this short and amusing commercial; using the time we spend driving around is a productive way to practice Spanish. So, make sure you have a few good songs for audio books in Spanish to make the most of your driving time. Also, there are many good podcasts of Radio shows in Spanish you can download for free and play in your car stereo.

 

Tip 2: Use Funny Commercials learn Spanish:

As these short ad exemplifies, entertaining commercials in Spanish can be a good way to practice the language throughout the day. Mostly because they are entertaining and watching them is easy. You can find many of them on YouTube by searching something like: “comercial Mexico” or “comerciales Mexico”.

 

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