Pantalon

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I am trying to get my HS school kids interested in the culture. (Grew up in L.Am. Degree in L. AM. Studies) So I want to use music, etc. Got some Reggaeton on the I-pod right now. A little concerned that there are double meanings I am not getting. Por ejemplo. Pantalon. Does it mean something offensive or vulgar in PR Spanish or Panama Spanish? Thanks Elizabeth

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updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by Elizabeth-Pease

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Thank you!! Elizabeth

updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by Elizabeth-Pease
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Heidita said:

I had a look at the lyrics...I cannot see any offensive material. pantalón here is simply trousers, like the trousers are making him dance and stuff. In any case, there is some slang used (perrea, , I believe nothing offensive though.

I would appreciate anyway if somebody took a look .

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updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by Elizabeth-Pease
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I had a look at the lyrics...I cannot see any offensive material. pantalón here is simply trousers, like the trousers are making him dance and stuff.
In any case, there is some slang used (perrea, , I believe nothing offensive though.

I would appreciate anyway if somebody took a look .

updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Thank you so much. I will take a look. Also, please forgive me. I have not yet figured out how to get the maldito accent marks on the computer!! Elizabeth

updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by Elizabeth-Pease
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I will have a look. here young people seem to like

Pignoise, Pereza, El canto del Loco...

<http://www.youtube.com/watch'v=uCLvhByvpNA>

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Canto_del_Loco

updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by 00494d19
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Thank you so much for responding. I am new to teaching after a 20 year career in Washington DC as a lobbyist. This is HARDER. Estoy corriendo como loca!!! ANd my Spanish is not bad, pretty good accent, but RUSTY.

This song referred to is El Pantalon by Don Omar. I have not looked up the lyrics yet, but I will. It is on the Reggaeton Album, Millennium, 2007. I am also trying to use traditional stuff from Mariachi to Samba and Tango, Afro-Cuba, etc. and stuff from Tejano and norteno to L.A. top forty like Shakira.

Also if you can suggest Movies, news programs, telenovelas I am open. Trying to get my kids to WANT to at least go and explore new cultures. These kids are what I call "ruburaban" rural/suburban cerca de Nashville Tennessee. (I am also reverting to my childhood in Mexico and el "Spanglish".) Real mix of African American/Hispanic (HATE that Word) rural good old boy white and suburban upper middle white (GM's Saturn plant is near here.)

Thank you so much for your help! Elizabeth

updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by Elizabeth-Pease
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Could you give a sentence please? i am not aware that pantalón can be used in any offensive way.

updated AGO 31, 2008
posted by 00494d19