Friday Canción: Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias

Hola mis amigos.  ¡Es viernes!

Welcome today’s Friday Canción.  Today’s song is Para Que La Vida by Enrique Iglesias.

Okay I have a confession… I absolutely adore Enrique Iglesias. Lol.  Don’t think it was much of a secret!!! Anyway, I couldn’t resist sharing another one of his musical renditions with you today. So please enjoy Para Que La Vida


I know I’m not alone in the Enrique adoration camp. With the release of Para Que La Vida, in 2003, Enrique Iglesias became the first Latin singer to be played over 1,000,000 times on US radio.

Here are las letras with English translation.

para que la vida letras

You can listen to the Spanish track and follow the scrolling lyrics in this video courtesy CrazyAlonsita93.



Suggested Listening Activity

This song utilises the present tense as Enrique sings about how he feels and what he is going through as he misses his love.  Listen to the song and pick out as many first person present tense verbs as you can.  Listen to the song at least two times.  When you are finished, check your list against the answer sheet below.


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How many did you get?  Let me know in the comments.


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Para que la vida by enrique iglesias with lesson on Spanish verbs


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  1. ambroseandelsie February 24, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing this song! I love the chorus. It has the kind of melody that just wants and tries to get stuck in one’s head. 😀

    1. K D February 24, 2019 at 10:32 pm

      It really does!!! I love it.

  2. Becky July 9, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Can you explain how siendo amd dando are first person present tense forms of the verbs? Thank you.

    1. K D July 10, 2023 at 9:56 am

      Hi Becky, those words would be examples of present continuous tense rather than simple present tense.


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