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Mexico elects its first female president?




Are you looking to expand your Spanish vocabulary and gain insight into the Mexican electoral process? In this blog post, we'll explore key terms related to voting and politics while following my experience participating in the historic 2024 Mexican presidential elections.


To immerse yourself in the journey, click on the video below, where I share my personal account of visiting the polling station and casting my vote:





Throughout the video, you'll encounter essential Spanish vocabulary that will help you discuss elections and political events with greater confidence. Let's take a closer look at some of these terms:

  1. Votar (to vote): This verb is crucial when talking about elections. For example, "Yo voté por la presidenta" (I voted for the female president).

  2. Urna (ballot box): The container where voters deposit their ballots. "Deposité mi voto en la urna" (I placed my vote in the ballot box).

  3. La cola / La fila (the queue / the line): Refers to the line of people waiting to vote. "Esperé en la cola por dos horas" (I waited in line for two hours).

  4. Casilla de votación (polling station): The designated location where voters cast their ballots. "Fui a la casilla de votación temprano en la mañana" (I went to the polling station early in the morning).


Now, let's practice using these terms in context. Complete the following exercises to reinforce your understanding:


Exercise 1: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate word from the vocabulary list above.

a) Los ciudadanos hacen __________ para votar.


b) El próximo domingo, todos iremos a __________ por nuestro candidato favorito.


c) Después de marcar tu boleta, debes depositarla en la __________.


d) Las __________ de votación estarán abiertas de 8 am a 6 pm.


Exercise 2: Translate the following sentences to English.


a) El partido político presentó su lista de candidatos.


b) Los diputados y senadores también serán elegidos en estas elecciones.


c) Es importante renovar los cargos políticos cada cierto tiempo.


d) El ayuntamiento es responsable de administrar la ciudad.


Check your answers at the end of this post.


By engaging with these exercises and watching the video, you'll be well on your way to mastering Spanish vocabulary related to elections and politics. Remember, the best way to retain new words is by using them in context and practicing regularly.

If you found this blog post helpful and want to continue learning Spanish while exploring cultural topics, be sure to subscribe to my channel. Together, we'll embark on a journey to improve your language skills and broaden your understanding of the Spanish-speaking world.


Until next time,

Karen.



Answers: Exercise 1: a) cola / fila, b) votar, c) urna, d) casillas Exercise 2: a) The political party presented its list of candidates. b) Deputies and senators will also be elected in these elections. c) It is important to renew political positions every certain amount of time. d) The city council is responsible for administering the city.

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