On this episode, I chat with a Mexican living in Berlin about her culture and traditions.

English Level: B1 🇲🇽🇨🇦

Show Notes:

  1.  Introduction (0:21)
  2.  What makes your home region special? (1:10)
  3. Life in Berlin (5:22)
  4. Differences between Germans and Mexicans (6:58)
  5. The pandemic (10:28)
  6. Special holidays in Mexico (12:55)
  7. Mexican food (19:35)
  8. Outstanding Mexicans (24:42)
  9. Mexican spirit in the face of adversity (27:15)
  10. Outro (28:41)

Vocabulary Words:

  1. To migrate (verb): übersiedeln
  2. Difference (noun): Unterschied
  3. To hug somebody (verb): umarmen
  4. Sorrow (noun): Leid
  5. famous (adj.): berühmt

Phrases to Remember:

  1. Gateway into something: a means of achieving a state or condition.
  2. Playdate: a social occasion arranged for children to play together.
  3. Take for granted: fail to properly appreciate (someone or something), especially as a result of overfamiliarity.
  4. Look forward to something: await something eagerly.

Mistake to Avoid:

(incorrect conjugation of the verb) people look at me weird NOT looks

Comprehension Questions:

  1. (True or False) Mariana was very excited to move to Germany.
  2. What is special about Latin American people?
  3. What is the quality Jorge learned from his parents that he doesn’t want to lose?
  4. Why was Jorge’s dad sad during the pandemic?
  5. What type of Mexican food is difficult to find in Germany?
  6. What does Mariana buy her daughter?
  7. Who is the most famous Mexican at the moment?


Question to consider:

What’s your favorite Mexican dish?


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