The singers behind Let It Go in 25 languages

If you’re a fan of the Disney movie Frozen, you probably have already seen the mashup of the hit song “Let It Go” in twenty-five languages. (If not, click here to watch it first.)  And if you did, you may have wondered about the women singing– each version is so pitch-perfect that it almost sounds like all twenty-five languages were produced by the same singer.  The truth is that Disney employed many talented singers to record “Let It Go” in 25 languages, and you can see twenty-two of them* in this captivating “behind the mic” video.

Which singer is your favorite?

*Three singers do double duty: Anaïs Delva sings French and Canadian French, Willemijn Verkaik sings German and Dutch, and Gisela does Castillian Spanish and Catalan.

Let It Go in 25 Languages

Disney’s animated movie Frozen was released in 25 languages, and you can hear all of them in this version of the film’s most popular song.  From Dutch to Japanese to Hungarian, from Catalan to Mandarin to Serbian, each language gets a lyric or two.  Can you hear the difference between Castillian Spanish and Latin American Spanish? Between French and Canadian French?

Which part of the song did you like the best?

Lines from spam comments that sound like band names

1. Canada Goose Expedition

2. Smelted slick

3. Real Steel Jordan

4. Plastic Dummy Phone

5. Life Was As It Ended

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Twerky turkey day

Have some twerk with your turkey this Thanksgiving! Celebrate this United States holiday on the fourth Thursday in November* with this silly video that combines delicious turkey with a dance craze. Other traditional Thanksgiving dishes like corn, gravy, and stuffing get in on the fun, too.

*Thanksgiving in the United States was declared a national holiday by Abraham Lincoln in 1863.  In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October (not to be confused with Columbus Day, which is celebrated on the second Monday of October in the United States).

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Take a trip to Latin America


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Armchair traveler. (Photo credit: Newton Free Library)

Want to travel around Latin America without leaving your house?  Check out these personal tours of different Latin American countries, written by friends of Latinaish blogger Tracy Lopez.

A trip to: México - Pyramids, artifacts, Mexican food and dance… can you guess why you should check out this one first? Photos and text by F.J. Kingsbury.

A trip to: Chile – Santiago and Valpariso during Fiestas Patrias.

A trip to: Bolivia – our favorite picture is the street parade in La Paz.

A trip to: Puerto Rico – avocados, Bacardi, coquí frogs, and more.

A trip to: Guatemala - featuring the beautiful colonial city of Antigua.

What’s your favorite country to visit?

Pollito Chicken

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♫ Los Pollitos dicen… ♫ (Photo credit: NeoGaboX)

Conozco a unas niñas que asisten a una escuela bilingüe y pueden cantar varias canciones en inglés y en español.  Les pregunté si ya saben la canción “Pollito Chicken.” Me quedaron viendo y dijeron, “¿¿Qué??”  Parece que “Pollito Chicken,” que era una clásica de las clases de inglés y español hace años, ya no es muy popular.  Pero como todos los clásicos, ya hay una versión medio-reggaetonero… er, es decir, como todos los clásicos, aún tiene vida.

La versión original:

Y un cover divertido:

Me gusta esta versión, no solamente porque sé que les encantaría a mis alumnos adolescentes, pero porque pueden ver como es una escuela secundaria puertorriqueña, y escuchar el acento. 

Foto de la semana: el poder de la fotografía

Foto de la semana: el poder de la fotografía

La portada del periódico Publimetro, en Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, salió completamente en ruso un día en septiembre cuando normalmente es en español. ¿Fue un error? No, una carta del editor adentro explicó que tradujeron la portada al ruso, uno de los otros idiomas en que se publican los periódicos Metro, para destacar la importancia de la fotografía que es capaz de contar una historia en todos los idiomas del mundo.
The front page of the Publimetro newspaper in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México, appeared completely in Russian one day in September instead of the normal Spanish.  Was it a mistake? No, a letter from the editor inside explained that they had translated the front page to Russian, one of the other languages in which Metro newspapers are published, to highlight the importance of photography, which is capable of telling a story in all of the world’s languages.

¿Cuál es tu fotografía favorita?  What’s your favorite photograph?

Haz clic aquí para ver más Fotos de la Semana.


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