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Advanced Spanish Podcast 6 – Los Padres de Marina

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Day 6 of the Spanish sponsored podcast marathon to help raise money for charities in India and the UK. Click here for more info on this charity series.

Today’s Notes – Marina speaks to her parents about life in Madrid when they were young. They explain the roles of several important figures in the city – Los serenos (the night watchmen who worked for tips), el afilador – (the knife sharpening man), los traperos (collectors of old rubbish including cloth), and el colchonero (the mattress maker/mender for the old woollen mattresses).