Lets Practice the Numbers in Spanish with “Los Niños Gritones”

Today we will learn a little about Mexican culture, we will practice the numbers in Spanish and we will exercise our listening and comprehension skills using a short 46 second video in a creative way.
Although counting in Spanish is easy, understanding the main characters of today´s video is not as easy as it may seem at first (you’ll see, it will be interesting).
First, as promised; a little about Mexican culture.
Today´s video shows “los Niños Gritones de la Lotería Nacional” (which may be translated as: “the screaming kids from the national lottery”) in action.
How is this random video related to Mexico´s culture?
For more than 240 years young kids have been part of Mexico´s National Lottery as a symbolic representation of transparency and legality.
These kids are well known all over the country and they are often seen on national broadcasting stations showcasing their beautiful voices (just as you will see in the video).
Now it’s time to review a few numbers in Spanish and practice you listening and comprehension skills, ready?
First, watch this video and try to understand the numbers the kids are shouting out:

How did it go? Need a little help?
Don’t worry, things are about to get much easier.
Next, I will list time segments of the video as well as the numbers and words the kids are shouting (they are shown inside “quotation marks”, and the Spanish translation is shown in parenthesis).
After the list, you will find the same video one more time. Try playing it again and read the numbers if necessary.

[Time: 00:02]
“120,000 pesos” (ciento veinte mil pesos)
“120,000 pesos” (ciento veinte mil pesos)

[Time: 00:06]
“Número 8916”, (número ocho mil novecientos dieciséis)
“Premio 120,000 pesos” (premio ciento veinte mil pesos)
120,000 pesos (ciento veinte mil pesos)
“8”, (ocho)
“9”, (nueve)
“1”, (uno)
“6”, (seis)
“Premio 120,000 pesos” (premio ciento veinte mil pesos)
“120,000 pesos” (ciento veinte mil pesos)

[Time: 00:27]
“Número 29,457” (número veintinueve mil cuatrocientos cincuenta y siete)
“24,000 pesos” (veinticuatro mil pesos)
“24,000 pesos” (veinticuatro mil pesos)

[Time: 00:34]
“Número 46,701” (número cuarenta y seis mil setecientos uno)

“2,600 pesos” (dos mil seiscientos pesos)
“2,600 pesos” (dos mil seiscientos pesos)

[Time: 00:41]
“Número 2,061” (número dos mil sesenta y uno)
“36,000 pesos” (treinta y seis mil pesos)

How did it go this time?
Was it easier?
Do you see how big a difference it makes?
You can do the same thing with song lyrics to practice. Just read the lyrics one time as you listen to a song, and the next times you listen to it, understanding the whole song will be much easier.
You can find songs in Spanish with translated lyrics over here: More
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