Sing along: A traditional Spanish song
You can learn the words in Spanish with this fun video:
The ‘ll’ grapheme
In Spanish a double ‘ll’ sound is pronounced as a 'y'.
Here are some examples of how this sound is used in the song:
Los pollitos- the chicks La gallina- the hen
What did you hear?
You might have recognised some key words and phrases in the song.
Now see how many you can remember from the table below:
|they are cold|
|they are hungry|
Feminine and masculine nouns
In Spanish there are feminine and masculine nouns.
You may have spotted that the article that comes before the noun is determined by the noun itself.
For example, if a noun ends with a, eg la gallina, it's feminine so we use
Masculine nouns normally end in an o or an e, eg
Remember the plural for
Check out these examples of nouns from the song and see if you can decide whether they are masculine or feminine:
los pollitos- the chicks el trigo- the wheat