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Tom Selleck's Bigote

Spanish and I don't get along quite as well as I would like, but I have some amazing teachers who find some of the most creative teaching materials to add to the curriculum. There are some verbs I have been taught since Spanish 101, yet for some insane reason I cannot remember what they mean. Ever. I can say, every once in awhile, I do grasp some things permanently. Once such word is el bigote.

First, this word is just funny sounding to me. For those unfamiliar with Spanish, here is a gringo phonetic spelling so you can hear it in your head a bit: bih - go - teh. (not sure if I did that right, but if you watch the video below you will hear it a bunch and hear what I'm saying)

Second, two out of my three different instructors over the past almost two years of Spanish have shared the video I will be presenting today. They share it because it teaches vocabulary and it is plain old hilarious. It was especially funny to me because I used to watch the Magnum P.I. television series when I was a kid and it brought back floods of memories with Tom Selleck running around the islands in his short shorts and that mustache!

Now, without any further ado, I present to you a video of whimsical delight (and don't worry, there are English subtitles).
PRIOR TO VIEWING, PLEASE PAUSE MUSIC PLAYER (located at the bottom of the blog)

Muchas gracias a mis maestros: Hermana Elder, Profe Gonzalez y Profesora Bean.
Ustedes son mis maestros y mis amigos de toda mi vida. 


  1. Me gusta hablando Espanol. I loved the video. I have fond memories of my Spanish teacher Sra. Graciella Valve! Thank you for bringing them back with this post.

  2. Oh everyone loves a mustache story, video, picture, .... ;)

  3. Yes I will share this with my moustache growing husband and son who is learning spanish. Thanks for the laugh

  4. This, I have to say, was brilliant. Reminded me of thebeardly.com


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