Links to Spanish "Singalong" Learning


"Día por Día" (day by day)
Learn Spanish days and months with Basho and Friends.
This is his corrected version of lyrics, not those posted incorrectly using "learn the years" instead of "learn the months". These words make more sense. ENJOY!

"Hey, Hey. Good morning! How are you? ... What day is today?"
"What? You all don't know? ... I'm teaching all of you the days of the week."
"Ready? Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday."(repeats days)
"I sing. You sing. We sing. He sings. She sings. They sing. All sing."
"If you want to learn the days, only(just) come here."
"Let's sing. Let's sing... Let's sing together. Yes!" (repeats days).
"I sing. You sing. We sing. He sings. She sings. They sing. All sing."
"If you want to learn the months, only(just)come here."
"Let's sing. Let's sing. Let's sing together. Yes"!
"January, February, March, April, May, June, July."
"August, September, October, November. December."
"Twelve months to the year. Another time(again)"!
(sings months again, sings days again and ends.)


Alphabet and Vowels song by Basho
Learning the alphabet helps spelling, listening, and pronunciation. There are variations of letter names in some countries. Like the letter "W" may be named, "Double-U" or "Double-V", or even "Double-U-V". Those are really grammatical and regional spelling concerns and not speaking issues.
This song translated and annotated by Sr. Peter Ansley.(br)

"Hey Cosmo, how are you? Do you want to learn the alphabet with us?" (Dog barks)
"Okay then, it will be easy. Only (just)sing with us. Ready? One, two, three,
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N Ñ O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z."
(Basho repeats the letters again and laughs) "Fine (well done) Cosmo."
"Now we are going to learn the vowels. It is something different. Are you ready?"
"A, E , I , O, U." --(English sounds like: Ah, Eh, EE, Oh)
"With 'M' is ma, me, mi, mo mu." --(English sounds: mah, meh, mee, mo, moo)
"With 'P' is pa, pe, pi, po, pu." --(English sounds: pah, peh, pee, po, poo)
"With 'L' is "la, le, li, lo, lu." --(English sounds: lah, leh, lee, lo, loo)
"Very well(well done)! Another time(once more)".(repeats vowels and syllables)
"Yes Cosmo! So you did good work. Now you know all the alphabet and the vowels too!"
"If you want, tomorrow we will sing again."(dog barks,video ends).


Alphabet Song (military style) by Barbara MacArthur.
Now a drill sergeant type method classic for more than 20 years. It gets faster over 3 tries.
Learn some history by looking up who the people in the pictures are. Nearly all are heroic figures of liberation in their countries.
*Trivia...All pictured were US allies except for one who was pursued by the US Army for 2 years and never caught. Do you know who?


"¡Cuenta! (COUNT) Numbers 1-30 (military style) by Barbara MacArthur"
Another drill sergeant style memorization.

Uses all the fromer variants of the alphabet used before the 1990s. That is when the alphabet letter names were streamlined to fit in with other European alphabets, to make it simpler for visitors, to the Olympics in Barcelona, to find common words in the dictionary. Any letters not having a consistently "unique" sound alone, were merged in with others. Only the "Ñ" remains as a unique character. "LL" still sounds somewhat like "Eh-yeh","Eh-zheh", or "Eh-sheh", but is not in it's own section of the dictionary, but found in the "L" section. "H" is still silent in all words, except after C to make a "Cheh" sound. The "H" remains in it's own section, and "CH", no longer a section to it's self, is found in the "C" section of the dictionary.


"¿Como te llamas tú?" an Oldie by Basho."
"¿ / Cómo Te Sientes?" / "¿Dónde vives?"

In order, you can sing, "what's your name"; "how are you feeling"; "where do you live?"
Some web versions of this have incorrect spellings of words sung.So, for the record; "Where do you live?" is,"¿Dónde vives?". Also, whenever the familiar, informal "TÚ" forms of verbs are used, (as, es" endings), it is not necessary to use "TÚ".


"Colores, Colores"

Colors song by to follow soon.


Cuantos Años Tienes?"How Old Are You"
song by Calico Spanish

Singing, "How old are you?", and answering,

"Días de la Semana"
Days of the week song by Calico Spanish.Com.


"Mi Tio Tiene una Granja" "My Uncle Has a Farm"
Animal words and their calls. Onomatopoeia, Spanish style. "My uncle has a farm, a farm, Yes sir! He invited me to get to know the animals. The cow does Mu-Mu-Mu. Etc."

All Basho and Friends videos at his page


Manzanas y Bananas
Funny! Sing along to say,
"I like to eat, to eat, to eat apples and bananas." Then the vowels change and it becomes a lot of fun with "bununus".
More easy tunes if you let it play the series.

More, coming soon.

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FIN~*********Peter C. Ansley, Spanish Teacher********~FIN

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