¡Buenos días!

y ¿Hay español en la memoria? y MINIPRUEBA²LAS PARTES DEL
CUERPO

y IT¶S THE LAST MINIPRUEBA!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra7JjRe OM_M&feature=related

Valentín
Examen 4 el viernes You¶ll have questions about the film en español that you¶ll need to answer. You can use your notes, book, dictionary, etc. You should know the preterit, imperfect, present perfect and commands for the exam.

Unaintroducciónbreve a la película
The film is set in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1967. Argentina at that time had a repressive government, although the economy was relatively strong. Argentina is similar to the US [and to Utica in particular] in its immigration history. There are a LOT of Italian immigrants [to the point that they influenced the language²vocabulary and pronunciation]. Also a lot of Eastern Europeans [Russian, Polish], European Jews, and Middle Easterners [Syrian and Lebanese].

The stereotype of porteños [people from Buenos Aires] is arrogant, Eurocentric, and neurotic. There are more mental health therapists per capita in BA than anywhere in the world, and more people in therapy.

³Somosdiferentes´
The people in Argentina do not look, for the most part, like the people that you saw in the Peru clips. There isn¶t much of an indigenous influence, especially in the cities. They like to think of themselves as Europeans.

Linguistic differences
They use VOS instead of TU. The verb conjugations are slightly different: vosdecís, voshablás, etc.

Pronunciation differences²LL and Y [zh]

The rhythm of speaking is very musical, like Italian.

Ernesto Guevara
Born in 1928 in Rosario, Argentina, to a liberal family of Spanish and Irish descent.

He was severely asthmatic but still an excellent athlete. He entered medical school in 1948, but took time off in 1951 for a motorcycle trip around Latin America. This trip awakened in him a strong desire to work with the poor.

Ernesto worked with various groups fighting against right-wing military dictatorships.

After fighting and losing in Guatemala, he took refuge in Mexico. There he met up with a group that was planning an attack on a corrupt military dictator.

His participation in this ultimately successful attack cemented his fate, and made him an icon for revolutionaries pseudo-revolutionaries and fashionistas for decades to come, He was killed in Bolivia in 1967.

For Wed. and Friday:
Brush up on your verb tenses and endings. You don¶t want to spend a lot of time looking things up during the exam. PLUS I¶ll be grading harder since it¶s open book.

Information for the oral exam will be distributed in the next class.

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