Desi y Lucy en What’s My Line?

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Today is Spanish Friday so this post is in Spanish. If you participated in Spanish Friday on your own blog, leave your link in comments. Scroll down for English translation!

Hoy descubrí videos de un programa de juegos de la década 1950 que se llama “What’s My Line?

En este juego, un panel de personas que están con los ojos vendados hacen preguntas para adivinar la identidad del invitado famoso.

Lucille Ball y Desi Arnaz ambos han aparecido en el programa y fueron divertidos como siempre. Me gustaría que este programa todavía existiría.

Desi

Lucy

Desi y Lucy

[ENGLISH TRANSLATION]

Today I discovered videos of a game show from the early 1950′s called “What’s My Line?”

For this game, a panel of people who are blindfolded ask questions to guess the identity of the celebrity guest.

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz both have appeared on the program and were amusing as always. I wish this program still existed.

Posted on October 4, 2013, in celebrity, en español, Entertainment, Language, Spanish Friday, TV/movie. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Ok I assume you speak spainsh so I must ask as I am learning spanish. What is the best way to learn a language. Is their a trick, fast track or a secret method? I must know.

    • I don’t have any magical secrets but here is my best advice:

      Make sure you have a passion for the language you’re learning – and if not passion, at least a necessity. If you lack both of those, it’s going to be very difficult to learn.

      If you have passion but no real necessity – put yourself in a situation that makes it a necessity. Schedule a trip to Spain or Latin America next summer to help motivate you.

      Immerse yourself. Do everything you possibly can in your target language (in this case, Spanish.) Even if you don’t understand more than basic phrases – watch TV in Spanish, listen to music in Spanish, read books in Spanish (even if they’re books for infants), go to places where Spanish is spoken, make native speaker friends who are willing to talk to you and help you practice. Sign up for a class and/or use websites such as DuoLingo and LiveMocha. Use sticky notes or index cards to label things around the house with vocabulary words – (i.e. a note on the door that says “la puerta.”)

      If you don’t know any native Spanish speakers and are having trouble meeting anyone locally, try to find people online and practice together via Skype, (maybe you can agree to speak for 10 minutes in Spanish and then you speak with them 10 minutes in English to help them to make it mutually beneficial.)

      Classroom/textbook Spanish creates a good foundation for spelling and grammar but you must live the language to really speak it – Do not rely solely on books and classes or you won’t get very far.

      SPEAK IT. Even if you can only say a few things, or you’re afraid your verb conjugation isn’t correct, or you think your accent sounds stupid — just speak and accept that you’re making mistakes and probably don’t sound that great. The more you speak, the better you get.

      I hope this helps. Buena suerte! (Good luck!)

  2. Gosh, am I the only other person who did Spanish Friday this week? I wrote about another short story I like, “La Tía Carlota” by Guadalupe Dueñas. http://bilinguish.com/2013/10/04/guadalupe-y-la-tia-carlota/
    Have you ever seen the What’s My Line with Salvador Dalí? It’s pretty funny.

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