Why It Matters: ¿Quiénes son los miembros de una familia?

In this module, we will learn how to introduce ourselves and others. For example, you may be in a situation where you need to introduce your family members to others, and it’s important to get the words correct. You would not want to make the mistake of introducing your sister as your girlfriend! To make sure this does not happen to you, we will learn the vocabulary of family relationships.

Here are two salsa songs about families:

Hansel y Raul – Maria Teresa y Danilo
Hansel y Raul are a Miami-born Salsa duo who are best known for popularizing the Cuban “Charanga” rhythm.

You can view the transcript for “Maria Teresa y Danilo” here (opens in new window).

We’ll also learn the regular verbs ending in -er and -ir. Here are a few songs featuring those verbs:

Carla Morrison – Compartir
Carla Patricia Morrison Flores (Tecate, Baja California, 19 July 1986), known professionally as Carla Morrison, is a Mexican indie-pop singer and composer. She has won two Latin Grammys for her album, Déjenme llorar, which has also been certified Gold in Mexico. (More about Carla Morrison on wikipedia)

You can view the transcript for “Compartir” here (opens in new window).


Akil Ammar – Comprendo
Akil Ammar is an MC and urban poet born in Mexico City.

You can view the transcript for “Comprendo” here (opens in new window).

Ana Tijoux (con Juan Ayala) – Creo en Ti
Anamaría Tijoux Merino, commonly known by her stage name Ana Tijoux or Anita Tijoux, is a French-Chilean singer and musician. She became famous in Latin America as the MC of hip-hop group Makiza during the late 1990s. (More about Ana Tijoux wikipedia)