While our Champolu game implements minimal pairs between two languages to help you learn a new language, we want to show you that there are many other examples out there that you can learn from.
One of the best methods? International music! From now on, each Friday we’ll share a song we’re listening to in a foreign language, along with some English subtitles so you could learn as you go along.
Today’s song is an oldie but a goodie- Suerte by Shakira!
So we all know what ‘Suerte’ means now.
But it seems there are two different meanings for “la vida”- do you know what they are? Tell us below!
A minimal pair, in phonology, is traditionally used as two words that differ in only one sound. Something like “pen” and “ten”. In Champolu, we are taking the idea of minimal pairs further, so that they can be used in language learning within other linguistic disciplines such as syntax and morphology, and maybe even semantics and pragmatics. This is just the beginning, start playing the game and stay tuned for the next big thing in language learning!