Hey there, language learners!

Today, we’re diving into a common area of confusion in Spanish: the difference between “quedar” and “quedarse.” But don’t worry, we’re keeping it simple and fun!

To kick things off, we’ll listen to a song by El Kanka called “Canela en Rama.” While jamming out, pay attention to the lyrics and see if you can spot some expressions with these verbs.

After that, we’ll dive into activities where you can practice using “quedar” and “quedarse” correctly.

So, let’s get started! Grab your headphones and let’s dive into this language journey together. 🎶

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“Quedar” vs. “Quedarse”

1. Elige la opción correcta y completa los espacios en blanco.

2. Completa los espacios en blanco con las formas correctas del verbo.

3. Reemplaza los verbos subrayados por “quedar” y “quedarse” sin cambiar el significado.

4. Lee las oraciones y corrige aquellas que estén incorrectas.

“Canela en rama” por El Kanka

1. Juan Gómez Canca, conocido artísticamente como el Kanka, es un cantautor, compositor y músico español. En su canción “canela en rama” podrás ver diferentes usos del verbo quedarse. Escucha la canción y completa con las palabras que faltan.

2. Según lo que escuchaste en la canción, explica con tus propias palabras cuál es el significado de las siguientes colocaciones: 

  • Quedarse esperando
  • Quedarse mirando
  • Quedarse soñando

3.  ¿Cómo traduces al español las siguientes frases?

Espero que estas actividades te hayan ayudado tanto como a mis estudiantes.

¡Nos vemos en la próxima publicación!


About The Author


Giane was born and raised in Chile, except for the time she moved to Spain and attended university there. She studied Education and Psychology at the University of Barcelona. She started teaching Spanish when she decided to travel around Europe, since then she has not stopped teaching languages.


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