La Leyenda de la Pachamama

This third season of Simple Stories in Spanish is focusing on legends. Incan mythology tells of a mother of all living. She is la Pachamama, or Mother Earth. She controls fertility and the land and gives freely to those who give back to her and causes problems for those who take too much. This legend repeats vocabulary such as “mundo” (world), “tierra” (land/earth), “alimentar” (to feed), “dar” (to give), “tomar” (to take), “cuida” (care for), and “temblor” (earthquake). The second half ventures into the past tense with verbs such as “vio” (saw), “le gustaba” (he liked) “cazaba” (hunted) and “hablaron” (they spoke). No matter where you are in your language journey, stories will help you on your way. You can find a transcript of the story and read along at smalltownspanishteacher.com. Happy listening!

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