Click on the image before December 31 to view the video

What is «El Gordo»? It often means an overweight person, but in Spain it's also the national Christmas lottery, and it's very popular. This trocito gives some information about this special day.

Note: This video doesn’t have subtitles. Key words and phrases appear on the screen, with explanations in English. You can also get the transcription, as well as more detailed information, in English or Spanish, in our blog (in English or Spanish).

Click on the image before December 31 to get the complete mini-lesson

«Nos ponemos morados» (we stuff ourselves with food): This mini-lesson about December 24 and 25 consists of a video, annotated transcription, grammar notes, and interactive exercises.

Click on the image to go to the mini-lesson, and check out the related blogpost in English or Spanish.

Click on the image before January 6 to get the complete mini-lesson


«¡No seas aguafiestas!»» (don't be a party pooper/wet blanket): This mini-lesson about Nochevieja (New Year's Eve) consists of a video, annotated transcription, grammar notes, and interactive exercises. Click on the image to go to the mini-lesson, and check out the related blogpost in English or Spanish.

We also have a separate blogpost about los Reyes Magos (the Three Kings, or the Three Wise Men), also in English or Spanish.