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Thursday at 6:31 pm
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This lesson was recorded on-site in Mexico City, Mexico. Hoy inician las festividades del Día de Muertos en México. Esta es una fiesta de gran colorido. En vísperas de la conmemoración, muchas familias levantan altares donde brilla el naranja de las flores de cempasúchil, las banderitas de colores de papel picado, además de comida y bebida que añaden tonalidades multicolores a esta festividad. De igual manera, los panteones se visten de gala en espera de la visita de los fieles difuntos, así como de los miles de personas que viajan a sus poblados nativos para celebrar con sus “muertitos”. EL 1º de noviembre se celebran a los “muertos chiquitos”, las animas de los niños muertos. En los altares y en las tumbas se dejan juguetes, dulces, chocolates y miel para endulzar su visita a la tierra. El regreso de las ánimas de los adultos se prevé para la noche siguiente, y para quienes se prepara un delicioso refrigerio. Entre los platos tradicionales se encuentra el “pan de muerto” (pan redondo cubierto de azúcar), el pulque, mole, tamales y atole. Esta celebración no falta quien lleve sus “cigarritos” y su botella de mezcal al difunto. Días antes de estas fechas, las panaderías decoran sus vitrinas con escenas cómicas de familias de esqueletos disfrutando un exquisito “pan de muerto”. En los mercados tradicionales brilla todo tipo imaginable de juguetes, adornos y dulces alusivos a la muerte. Hoy voy a ir a Coyoacán, barrio antiguo de la ciudad de México que vive las tradiciones día a día. Ahí está, además de su plaza, catedral y mercado de antojitos, el Museo de Culturas Populares, donde ya tiene una semana que vive el “Día de Muertos”. Nos vemos pronto!

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Wednesday at 6:34 pm
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Hola Markella,


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Markella
Monday at 2:12 am
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Hello,


Could you add a vocabulary here as well please?

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Sunday at 5:17 pm
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Hola omg_jachary,


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Tuesday at 5:55 am
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Wednesday at 10:45 am
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Hi ed,


yes you are right, using that very old style colloquial expression is not hip at all, but it is good for people who are learning Mexican Spanish to know what it meas because sometimes you might hear it either from older people or even in parodies!


Stefania,

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ed
Friday at 12:20 pm
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Please guys! PLEASE!!!! NO ONE USES "ÓRALE CUATES" ANYMORE!!! come on!!! You sound like my granmda :/

Chris
Friday at 11:17 pm
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chiemitti,

I'd like to add to what Joseph said. In northern Mexico, “órale” is also commonly used to say something along the lines of 'cool!', or 'right on!'. For example...


Friend 1: Ayer, compre un carro nuevo!

Friend 2: Órale! Que padre!


I'm sure someone else can come along and expand on my comments, but that's how it's used frequently in northern Mexico, where I visit frequently.

Joanne Solomon
Thursday at 9:52 am
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Joseph
Thursday at 7:26 am
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Chiemitti,


Good question! The phrase "órale" is a common informal Mexican greeting. Because it is idiomatic, it's difficult to translate; but it means something like "what's up?" or "what's going on?" It's often used before the name of the person whom you're addressing. For example, "¡Órale, Chiemitti! ¿Cómo estás? ¿Y cómo está la familia?" (What's going on, Chiemitti? How are you? And how is the family?)


I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.


Gracias por el comentario. Saludos.


Joseph

chiemitti
Thursday at 6:12 am
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hello.

i have a question...

ive heard a lot of "orale" from mexican people.

i looked in a dictionary but i couldnt find it and i tried to ake the meaning of it to mexican friend, but they said that it was difficult to explain...


what does it mean???

if possible, i would appreciate that you explain me...

thank you!!!