La Leyenda de Iztaccíhuatl y Popocatéptl

This third season of Simple Stories in Spanish is focusing on legends. Outside of Mexico City there are two impressive mountains. But perhaps, they are more than just mountains. According to legend, the mountains are two star-crossed lovers who couldn’t be together in life. Iztaccíhuatl is an extinct volcano while Popocatéptl is active, and watches over her. This story features repetitions some lesser known vocabulary such as “cacique” (tribal chief), “guerrero” (warrior) and “proteger” (protect), cognates such as “tribu” (tribe), “violento” (violent) and “batalla” (battle) and some hard to pronounce names! 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 Happy listening!

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