Pronunciación

The readings provide you with the opportunity to concentrate on your Spanish pronunciation.   You should listen to the readings carefully, paying close attention to pronunciation. After listening to the recording, read the poem with as much expression as possible. Focus on your intonation, pronunciation, and word stress. Pay close attention to the pronunciation of the following letters or combination of letters: h, z, ll, ch, p, t, k, rr, v, b, d, j, ñ, qu.  Also, focus on accented letters as well as punctuation.
 
 

 

MIGUEL HERNÁNDEZ: "Vientos del pueblo"

Asturianos de braveza,
vascos de piedra blindada,
valencianos de alegría
y castellanos de alma,
labrados como la tierra
y airosos como las alas;
andaluces de relámpagos,
nacidos entre guitarras
y forjados en los yunques
torrenciales de las lágrimas;
extremeños de centeno,
gallegos de lluvia y calma,
catalanes de firmeza,
aragoneses de casta,
murcianos de dinamita
frutalmente propagada,
leones, navarros, dueños
del hambre, el sudor y el hacha.


 

 

VOCABULARIO

  • blindada: reinforced, armoured
  • casta: lineage, quality
  • relámpagos: lightning
  • propagada: spread
  • forjados: forged
  • dueños: owners, landlords
  • yunques: anvils
  • sudor: sweat
  •  lágrimas:  tears
  • hacha: axe
  •  centeno: rye
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