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Guantanamera

Spanish online reading and listening practice - level B1

Guantanamera is probably the most famous Cuban song in the world. Its name means "woman from Guantánamo". There's a lot of folklore around who originally wrote not only the music but also the lyrics as one of the most popular versions is based on a poem written by José Martí that was published at the end of the 19th century.

The version in this video was recorded by Playing for Change, an organisation created to inspire and connect the world through music. It took them three years to film 75 different Cuban musicians singing this beloved Cuban song.

This reading and listening exercise can help you practise the difference between cómo and como in Spanish (with and without an accent) and that between dónde and donde (with and without a written accent).

Exercise: Guantanamera

Watch the video, then read the transcript. Click any phrase for the translation and links to related grammar lessons which you can add to your Kwiziq notebook to practise later.

Click any word in the text to see its translation and related grammar lessons.

I'll be right with you...