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The Spanish Word of the Day is a Sesame Street segment in which a character teaches a Spanish word and its English translation. Usually the segment features Grover, Rosita, Maria or Gabi.

The Spanish Word of the Day was introduced in season 33, and was a daily feature on the show through season 36.

Sketches

Season 33

Picture Word / First Appearance Description
3981t
Sí and No
Episode 3981
Maria, in voice-over, asks Rosita to tell her the Spanish Word of the Day, but mistakes her answers, (yes) and no (no), as answers regarding whether she'll reveal the Spanish word of the day, before realizing that there are two Spanish words for the day.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

3982t
Adiós
Episode 3982
Rosita says adiós (goodbye) to the word and to the viewer.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

3983t
Flor
Episode 3983
Maria smells some flores (flowers), and then smells Stinky the Stinkweed.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo), Video: Furry Red Monster Parade

3984v
Agua
Episode 3984
Rosita shows what agua (water) means.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

3985r
Gato
Episode 3985
Rosita shows viewers a gato (cat).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo), Other: Good Night Sesame bonus CD-ROM

3986v
Perro
Episode 3986
Several dogs pounce on Grover to demonstrate the word perro (dog).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

4027x
Leche
Episode 3988
Rosita drinks leche (milk).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

3989s
Zapato
Episode 3989
Professor Grover tries to teach kids how to wear a zapato (shoe).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo), Other: Let's Play Games bonus CD-ROM

4029p
Libro
Episode 3990
Grover mistakes the english meaning of libro (book) for other things, despite the fact that he is holding one.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

3991t
Casa
Episode 3991
Gabi watches Slimey play in a small casa (house).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo), Video: The Street We Live On

3992u
Teléfono
Episode 3992
Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus use the teléfono (telephone).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

4028s
Abierta and Cerrada
Episode 3995
Gabi tries to feed Baby Natasha, and in doing so demonstrates abierta and cerrada (open and closed).


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

3996m
Hola
Episode 3996
Everyone tells Grover hola (hello), but Maria has to explain to him its meaning.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Season 34

Picture Word / EKA Description
4031y
Gracias
Episode 4031
Rosita presents the Spanish word gracias (thank you) in response to thrown flowers and applause.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

SpanishWordPorFavor
Por Favor
Episode 4032
Telly asks what por favor means and Rosita answers "please." Telly says "please," mistaking her translation for a request to mind his manners. This happens several more times, until Rosita explains that por favor means "please" in Spanish.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

SpanishWord.NiñoNiña
Niño and Niña
Episode 4040
Grover mistakes the Spanish words for both "boy" and "girl" for "spaghetti."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

SpanishWordFeliz
Feliz
Episode 4042
Oscar the Grouch does not like the fact that the Spanish word of the day, feliz, means "happy," though he is happy that Slimey (who is playing in the mud) is feliz.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo), Video: The Letter of the Month Club

SpanishWordCara
Cara An artist draws a cara (face) as Grover tries to guess the word's meaning.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Season 35

Picture Word / EKA Description
SpanishWord.Baila
Baila
Episode 4058
An elephant hears music, and wants to dance. Rosita then informs the elephant that baila means "dance."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo), Video: The Best Pet in the World

Grover-Escuela
Escuela
Episode 4061
Grover teaches the Spanish word for "school." A fish joins him.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Spanish-of-day abrazo
Abrazo
Episode 4064
Rosita offers her elephant friend un abrazo. The elephant is surprised to learn that abrazo means "hug," but then offers Rosita un abrazo in return.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Silla
Silla
Episode 4066
Rosita presents silla, the Spanish word for "chair."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Spanishoftheday.manzana
Manzana
Episode 4069
Slimey eats the apple while Rosita introduces the word.
4072o
Para
Episode 4072
Rosita shows the Spanish word for "stop."
Character.rositasfamily2
Familia
Episode 4078
Rosita show us the Spanish word of the day and introduces us to her family. Then they all hug each other.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

SpanishWord.Música
Musica
Episode 4079
Rosita and Miles play their guitars as they demonstrate the Spanish word for "music."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Season 36

Picture Word / EKA Description
SpanishWordSalta
Salta
Episode 4092
Rosita tries to see if the Elephant, Narf, and a chicken can figure out that salta is the Spanish word for "jump."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

SpanishWordSleep
Siesta
Episode 4094
Rosita takes a siesta (nap) in the sunlight.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

Spanishoftheday.zanahoria
Zanahoria
Episode 4095
Grover leads some children (gathered on the steps of 123 Sesame Street) in a song about the health benefits of carrots; the lyrics also include the vegetable's Spanish name.
SpanishWordPez
Pez
Episode 4099
Elmo's pet goldfish, Dorothy, tells Rosita that the Spanish Word of the Day is pez, which means "fish."


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo), Video: Elmo and Zoe's Scientific Exploration

4100.spanish
Counting to Ten
Episode 4100
Rosita repeatedly sings the chorus of the "Conga Counting Song" to teach us how to count to 10 in Spanish.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

4106.spanish.canta
Canta
Episode 4106
Rosita and Slimey take turns singing.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

SpanishWordBigSmall
Pequeño and Grande
Episode 4108
Rosita demonstrates pequeño (small) and grande (big) first by showing Slimey, who is pequeño. She then realizes she doesn’t have anything grande to show. However, Slimey's friend the elephant, who is grande, comes by. Then, the two leave to go bowling, and Rosita runs after them to join them.


Online: Sesamestreet.org (SSvideo)

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