Notes in Spanish Gold Season 1 – Ep.28 – Requebrar


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In this episode, Ben and Marina talk about how the art of complimenting a lady in the street has changed to sexual harrassment, the demise of the Spanish Macho man, and the classic film ‘Jamon, Jamon’!

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7 thoughts on “Notes in Spanish Gold Season 1 – Ep.28 – Requebrar

  1. Marie-France Pénicaut

    Hola

    Muy interesente vuestra conversacion sobre los piropos. Pero, pueden decirnos si dentro de las empresas, los hombres siguen echando piropos a sus colegas femininas. Y en los mercados o tiendas cuando por ejemplo el vendedor conoce bien la clienta;

    Saludos desde Limoges (Francia)

  2. filiz

    I wish you could also insert the text of the conversations so we can follow it and see it hear it 😉 thanks alot,gracias

  3. Elizabeth

    Hi guys,

    I am now writing from Ecuador where I have been staying for 9 months now. My Spanish has improved a lot, but I am now returning to your Intermediate and Advanced materials to expand my vocabulary and improve my accuracy.

    Ep. 28 was really enjoyable and I learnt a lot. Waht always amazes me is the chemistry between the two of you. Ben’s Spanish is almost perfect now, but Marina still finds the split second to correct him when there’s a minute problem of grammar or pornunciation.

    I understand that your web page is a huge hit and I wish you all the best for the coming academic season.

    Take care,

    Elizabeth

  4. Elizabeth

    Hi guys,

    I am writing from Ecuador where I have been staying for 9 months now. My Spanish has improved a lot, but I am now returning to your Intermediate and Advanced materials to expand my vocabulary and improve my accuracy.

    Ep. 28 was really enjoyable and I learnt a lot. What always amazes me is the chemistry between the two of you. Ben’s Spanish is almost perfect now, but Marina still finds the split second to correct him when there’s a minute problem of grammar or pronunciation.

    I understand that your web page is a huge hit and I wish you all the best for the coming academic season.

    Take care,

    Elizabeth

  5. Andrew

    Very interesting, I love learning about cultural stuff in other countries like this, fascinating. It’s interesting to watch how Western ideals and values integrate into other cultures, such as how we see feminism doing here. Personally what I’ve noticed tends to happen is that the initial correction will swing too far in the opposite direction, then it’ll come back and go a bit too far, then swing back just a bit too far, and then finally settle in the middle, a happy medium where it should’ve been all along. What I’m saying is that modern feminism has taken things a bit too far in some cases and places and you consequently see things like the “men’s rights movement” gaining a lot of steam and pushing things back in the other direction: this is the pendulum swinging back and forth, swinging not quite as far each time, and finally stopping in the middle which is the truly ‘correct’ location, and always has been, it just took a while to get there.

    Sorry if this is confusing, it makes sense in my head, haha 😀

    Just curious, but has Spain actually passed any laws concerning this, that is sexual harassment in the street where guys “echar piropos” at girls? If so, is it actually enforced?

    Oh, and thanks for explaining the difference between “piropo” and “cumplido”, I never knew that and always love it when I learn some new Spanish, which I try to do every day.

    Cheers,
    Andrew

  6. Ben

    @Marie-France Pénicaut – No estoy seguro, voy a preguntar a Marina!

    @ filiz – you can get the transcripts in the store!

    @ Elizabeth – Thanks for the lovely comment!

    @Andrew – I’m not sure such a law exists, but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be enforced!

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