Free Spanish Lesson!

United States
September 7, 2007 2:52pm CST
I'm feeling generous today so here's a great an empowering phrase for all to learn: Si, se puede! You say it: see s-e' (say the e like the 1st "e" in elephant) p-wed-e' (again like the 1st "e" in elephant) It means: yes, it can be done. Which refers to something you want to accomplish and saying that yes your dreams or a better life or losing those last 10 lbs... can be done. It's also used a lot in the pro-immigration campaigns as well as sometimes anti-immigration campaigns as well but for me as most Latinos the slogan isn't about crossing boarders illegally but about fighting through the sterotypes and prejudices and proving that we can make success in our lives despite all the hate that comes at us these days. It's also taken on a different meaning for me and an empowering one when it comes to my own life and the drama, BS, trauma, crappy health set backs and rock bottom days I've had over the last year and knowing that I can handle this, I can do this, I will make it, I will be a success.
2 responses
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
7 Sep 07
Gracias. Se me olvido mucho Espanol. Yo estudio Espanol por tres o quatro anos en la esquela secondaria y universidad hace mucho anos pero mi Espanol es muy mal (as you can see) Ha ha can you understand what I wrote? I know it's not perfect I forgot a lot as I said.
• United States
8 Sep 07
Que bien, se nota que estudiastes mucho! It was really good! I love it when peope learn other languages, says a lot about a person's character.
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Gracias! I am interested in learning Spanish. In our dialect, "pwede" is also used and it means " you can". I am from the Philippines in which our history states that we were once under the Spanish colony. My grandmother (God bless her soul) was talking to my uncles and dad using the Spanish language. I can understand a "poco" of the Spanish language. Hasta la vists amigo!
• United States
21 Sep 07
I think it's great that you want to learn it and wish you a ton of luck. I think it will be easy for you, I've met a couple of people from the Philippines and I noticed that a lot of it is Spanish words or very similar. Like sala, we use that as living room too.