19 January 2012

19 Enero 2012 - Shakira - Suerte

Muchos de ustedes están viendo este mensaje, pensando que nunca han escuchado esta canción. Que usted tiene. Sólo que no han escuchado esta versión.


Yo estudié español (literatura), e hice algo de trabajo de la escuelade posgrado en lingüística española del Ohio State, donde también enseñó español 101 como un socio de la enseñanza de postgrado. No puedo hablar  español como solía hacerlo, pero yo todavía lo ama y lo entiendo. Shakira es una de las más grandes estrellas del mundo de habla españolay una de las pocas que han atravesado con éxito en en el mundo de habla Inglés. Shakira cruzó tan bien, ella fue capaz de liberar con éxitoen los Estados Unidosun álbum en español que terminó siendo una alta (Fijación Oral Volumen 1).


Este fue su primer single cantado en Inglésy fue un éxito. Más o menos. Esta no es la versión en idioma Inglés.


OK, I'll be nice.  Here it is in English.


A lot of you are looking at this post, thinking that you have never heard this song.  You have.  You just haven't listened to this version.


I was a Spanish (literature) major, and I did some grad school work in Spanish linguistics at Ohio State, where I also taught Spanish 101 as a graduate teaching associate.  I really can't speak the language like I used to, but I still love it and understand it.  Shakira is one of the biggest stars of the Spanish speaking world, and one of the few who have successfully crossed over into the English-speaking world.  She crossed over so well, she was able to successfully release, in the United States, an Spanish language album that ended up being a hit (Fijación Oral Volumen 1).


This was her first English-language single, and it was a hit.  Well, sort of.  This isn't the English-language version.




For those who are so inclined - here is the English-language version, titled Whenever, Wherever.  It's pretty much the same song, right down to Shakira feeling lucky that her breasts are small and humble so you don't confuse them with mountains - 'Suerte' is the Spanish word for "lucky". I just don't think it's quite as good as the Spanish version.



2 comments:

  1. I always thought this was a Ricky Martin song or by that guy who used to married to J-Lo.

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