Spanish Song – “El Viajero” (Spanish nouns practice)

This is a popular Mexican song interpreted by Luis Miguel called “El Viajero” (“The Traveler”). Luis Miguel is one of the most successful Spanish singers of all times. He has broken all kinds of records and his music well-known in Spanish speaking countries. He recorded an album where he included traditional Mexican songs with Mariachi.

In this video you will listen to the song composed by Roberto Sierra and the music by the Mariach Vargas de Tecalitlan, as you take a look at beautiful scenes that will give you a picture of the beauty of my country.

If you want to know what this beautiful song says, perhaps it is time for you to take some Spanish lessons. We’d love to help you with that.

Nouns in Spanish are interesting because besides having the characteristics of being singular or plural, they may also have a gender, which means that nouns in Spanish may be either masculine or feminine. We will help you identify the nouns of the song below.

 

 
Yo soy ese viajero                  (masculine, singular – traveler)
Que va por el camino              (masculine, singular – way)
Por brechas y veredas            (feminine, plural – narrow path)
Buscando su destino.                 (masculine, singular – fate)

Escucho alegres trinos            (masculine, plural – birds’ singing)
Del ave alborera                          (masculine, singular – bird)
Rumor de fresca brisa             (feminine, singular – breeze)
De tierra morena                        (feminine, singular – ground)

Miro en las espigas                (feminine, singular – spikes)
Dorados sus trigales              (masculine, plural – wheat)
Como las que se mecen
Muy verdes los maizales         (masculine, plural – cornfield)

Y serpentean las bardas          (feminine, plural – walls)
De piedras quebradas               (feminine, plural – stones)
Casitas con arcones             (feminine, plural – little houses)                 
De adobe blanqueadas                (masculine, plural – big arches)

La virgen del cerrito              (feminine, singular – virgin) (masc, sing – hill)
Que alivia nuestros males        (masculine, plural – worries) 
Nos da sus bendiciones         (feminine, plural – blessings) 
Milagros y bondades            (fem, plu – miracles) (fem, plu – kindness) 

Con fe los mexicanos            (fem, sing – faith) (masc, plu – Mexicans)
Le brindan su canto                (masculine, singular – singing)
Y todos la visitan
El día de su santo                  (masc, sing – day) (masc, sing – saint’s day)

México, México
Te llevo en el corazón             (masculine, singular – heart)
Con la alegría del mariachi     (fem, sing – joy) (masc, sing – mariachi)
Me brota la inspiración           (feminine, singular – inspiration)

México, México
De bronce tu corazón            (masculine, singular – bronze)
No hay como sones jarochos     (masculine, plural – regional song)
Cantados con emoción           (masculine, singular – thrill) 

Piletas como espejos     (fem, plu – rustic sink) (masc, plu – mirrors)
Y tibias sus lagunas              (feminine, plural – lakes)
Se peinan con el viento          (masculine, singular – wind)
De encaje las espumas          (feminine, plural – foam)

De piedras molcajetes    (fem, plu – stones) (masc-plu – sauce maker)
Volcanes
nevados                    (masculine, plural – volcanos)
El Popo el Iztacihuatl           (masculine, singular – names) 
Amantes postrados                  (masculine, plural – lovers)

Me quedo en este suelo          (masculine, singular – soil)
Tan lindo y tan sereno
Porque he encontrado
Cantos caricias y consuelos 

Por tantas cosas bellas            (feminine, plural – things)
Me quedo en tu seno            (masculine, singular – breast)
Gozando tus pregones         (masculine, plural – proclamations)
Te canta el viajero               (masculine, singular – traveler)

México, México…

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