La Leyenda de Quetzal

This third season of Simple Stories in Spanish is focusing on legends. In the middle of the Guatemalan flag there is a beautiful green bird with a bright red chest and a long flowing tail. It is the quetzal, a symbol of liberty and a nahual, or spirit guide, of the Maya and Quiché people. Todays simple story explains one of the many legends surrounding this stunning bird. This legend repeats vocabulary such as “lucha” (fights), “cacique” (chieftain), “pecho” (chest), “guerreros” (warriors), and “va a” (is going to) to express the future. 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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