10 Funny Spanish Memes You Can Share With Your Child
Spanish memes can be fun resources to use at home to reinforce your kids’ learning. We think memes can help language learners develop confidence.
After all, they’re quick and amusing, and we know you can spend hours and hours reading them.
No shame here. We’ve all done it!
In this article, we will talk about memes and how they can provide an alternative way to teach your kids new words, concepts, and even a new type of sense of humor.
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What Are Memes?
According to the Oxford Dictionary of Language, a meme is “an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by internet users.”
Memes quickly spread around the world through the Internet, social media, and messaging apps like WhatsApp.
Their objective is to express an idea in a humorous way.
And we all love memes! Especially children!
They won’t even realize that by reading these silly jokes, they’re also learning about grammar and how to use different words depending on the context.
Sharing memes with your kids will help you have a nice time with them and even become a hip parent who knows how to find funny content on social media.
The Benefits of Memes in Language-Learning
How about a good and honest laugh? But memes offer more than that.
Here are some benefits of using them in your Spanish class or with your kids:
- Memes often represent current events that help stay up to date with the world news, so it’s an excellent resource
- They can help you understand and express feelings or opinions with the use of images and pop culture references
- If you come across a meme that’s hard to understand, you can ask your kid to help you decipher it
- If you know someone who speaks Spanish, you can ask them to help your kid understand some words or phrases
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time to have fun!
Here are 10 Spanish memes you can share with your kids to have a great time and learn some unique Spanish words or circumstances.
10 Funny Spanish Memes for Kids of All Ages
1. My aunt Carmen is a Transformer
This meme is in Spanglish, and it’s excellent for beginners.
When people start learning a new language, they usually translate words directly into their mother tongue.
The joke of this meme has to do with the name Carmen.
If you split it in two, you have “Car” and “Men,” and each word has its own meaning. Car in Spanish is “Auto,” and Men in Spanish is “Hombre.”
So, the meme in English looks like this: “If Auto means Car and Hombre means Men, then my aunt Carmen is a Transformer.”
Then we see a picture of a baby who looks too proud that he figured that out.
Every language has literary figures, and this phrase uses a simile. The author of this meme compared the literal translation of the name Carmen to a beloved cartoon. We think it’s a very clever and creative joke!
2. In the Morning vs. At Night
Many native Spanish speakers use this phrase, so we think you should learn it too.
It translates to, “You, in the morning,” and it shows a cat fast asleep, and on the next frame, we can see a cat wide awake, using a phone, with the caption, “Last night.”
It means the first cat is having a bad time today because he spent the entire night playing with his phone. Funny and so relatable.
3. Back to School
You can never go wrong with back-to-school memes!
And we know that kids hate returning to the old routine, but we can make things easier with a little bit of humor.
The meme translates to, “But, mom, we don’t do anything on the first day.”
Note that the author used the word “Primer” instead of “Primero.” In this case, the suppression of the letter O, it’s called an apocope.
That means the loss of a sound, or sounds, at the end of a word. Other examples include “Uno,” and “Un,” and “Bueno,” and “Buen.”
We’re almost towards the end of the school year, but we recommend you save this meme. You’ll need it.
4. Dora the Explorer Can’t Hear Me?
Dora The Explorer is one of the most beloved TV shows out there. It’s a fun, heartwarming show that mixes English and Spanish, and it invites children to talk to Dora.
However, not all are good news. In this meme, a baby finds out something terrible, in fact.
This is the translation: “Are you telling me that Dora can’t hear what I say?”
I’m sorry, baby. We’re not authorized to divulge such sensitive information.
Note that “oír” can be confused with “escuchar.” Both can be used for the same action and are interchangeable, but there is a slight difference.
“Oír” is used when we perceive a sound.
“Escuchar,” on the other hand, is used when there is an intention when you focus and pay attention to a sound or what another other person is saying.
But, please! Don’t ever tell your kids that Dora can’t hear them! It’s part of the magic of the show.
5. Last Day of Vacation
One day you wake up late, have ice cream for breakfast, and suddenly it’s your last week of vacation!
Your kid will surely recognize this meme’s protagonists, making it easier for them to understand what’s happening in the image.
The phrase says, “And that’s how your last vacation weekend goes away.”
Woody’s sad face says it all.
How do you spend your last vacation week?
Do your children also make the same face as Woody?
6. Cleaning Day
Nothing compares to the energy boost you get when you wake up and you know you’re ready to take over the world.
However, destiny always has other plans for you.
The legendary Tom from Tom & Jerry shows us in this meme what happens when you listen to your heart.
Here’s the translation:
“Me: Today, I will clean, exercise, and catch up with everything.
Me all day long:”
7. I’m a Good Eater
People say that cats aren’t trustworthy, and they love dogs instead. But we all know cats are very independent, and nobody tells them what to do.
This meme roughly translates to:
“You told me that you were a good cook.”
“Well, I’m a good eater.”
This unapologetic cat surely knows how to get a good meal. How many of you have cats with this type of personality?
Several, we’re sure.
8. When You Have Kids
All parents have experienced this once in their lives.
This meme shows a kid covered in shaving cream, followed by this next line, “Silence is gold. But when you have children, silence is suspicious.”
Yes! If you have a kid at home, silence is nowhere to be found. But when things are suddenly quiet, you must see what your kids are doing.
Quick! Do you know where they are?
Joking aside, have you seen your kids doing something like this?
Don’t lie, now, we know every kid you know must’ve asked this question.
Here’s what the meme says:
“When you take out your cell phone in front of a kid.
Does your phone have any games?”
That baby seal is the cherry on top. You cannot resist that tender look, can you?
And, of course, we’ve all fallen into the trap and given our phones to the hands of some restless kids.
10. Five More Minutes!
Do you remember this dreadful phrase?
We all heard it as kids. When this happens, everyone freaks out! It’s a bit funny, too, no?
The kid on this meme says it all.
Here’s what the text says:
“When the teacher says, “Five more minutes!”
Note that the author used “Profe” instead of “Profesor.” Yes, it’s another apocope.
Remember meme #3? Words change over the years. Do you see? Languages are alive, and speakers continue to nourish them.
Now, if you’re a teacher, you can show it to your students and have a bit of fun.
The Meme Theme
We hope you enjoyed this list of funny Spanish memes and shared a good laugh with your kids or students.
If you’re looking for more child-appropriate memes in Spanish to use at home or in class, here are a few more.
Or, if you’re a grammar teacher, we strongly recommend using this link, where you’ll find Spanish grammar memes you’ll surely enjoy.
Finally, if you are a homeschooling parent or teacher, you will definitely love these hilarious memes.
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