The Spanish ban ho

What the heck is “ban ho”?

I promise it’s not some horrible rap song.

You get bonus points if you figure out what “ban ho” means in Spanish before you play the video.

Hint: Tiene que ver con la pronunciación. (It has to do with the pronunciation.)

Spanish life love and music video #4


The Spanish video I promised you

Here is the fourth video in the “Spanish life, love and music” series.

This is where we bring the videos together and get your Spanish flowing about life, love and music.

Just click the play button below to get started.

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Authentic Spanish made easy

In the first video of the “Spanish life, love and music” series you were speaking Spanish with these kinds of phrases.

me gustaría tocar un instrumento

quiero tocar la guitarra

siempre he querido aprender un instrumento

You’ve been speaking-to-learn with the videos.

Those phrases are grammatically correct and exactly the type of Spanish that a native speaker would use.

However, […]

Two ways to play in Spanish

Did you know Spanish has a different word for playing an instrument as opposed to playing a sport?

In English we talk about playing sports and games and we also talk about playing music.

Spanish has a different verb for each one. To play a game or a sport the verb is jugar, for example:

Jugar béisbol […]

Free Video #2: Spanish Life, Love and Music

I’m always excited to hear about my students using their Spanish in the real world. Here are some comments from my blog about making use of these Spanish lessons in real-life situations.

I love this post about music. More please. My husband plays the guitar and mandolin and one of the things we most enjoy […]

Instant Spanish Music Words

Lots of Spanish words about la música are instantly recognizable.

Por ejemplo los instrumentos (For example, the instruments):

La guitarra

El piano

El violín

La trompeta

El acordeón

La armónica

El saxófono

The different styles of music are very easy to recognize as well.

La música clásica

La música instrumental

La música moderna

La música militar

La música popular

La música electrónica

La música religiosa

La música tradicional

These instant Spanish […]

Music unites us in Spanish

Can you imagine a world without music?

Life wouldn’t be the same. It doesn’t matter where you go in the world—music is something that unites us all.

It’s a great thing to talk about with your Spanish-speaking amigos too.

I’ve created a series of free video lessons that make it easy for you to speak about […]

4 free fear busting Spanish video series

I’ve got a complete series of 4 videos for you. Están pagados por la casa (They are on the house).

I’ve had lots of great comments on the blog about these videos. My favorite was from Marianne

I want so much to speak fluently…but I think fear of mistakes holds me back…it becomes frustrating and […]

Bend it like Santamaria

When I was a kid playing soccer in high school I had my glory day.

I took a corner kick


The ball went into the net…

from the corner!

I bent the ball like a David Beckham banana kick.

Then, I was about to take another corner and the coach yelled out “we expect you to do it again […]

Scary Spanish subjunctive made easy

I specialize in making Spanish easy for anyone at any age.

You can speak Spanish quickly by starting with Spanish words and patterns that are easy for English speakers to use right away.

I always start with the familiar Spanish first.

As well as being faster to pick up it also makes Spanish so much more enjoyable […]

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