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User Profile: Lena Greenberg

About Lena Greenberg
I am an undergraduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in linguistics with minors in Hispanic Studies and Near Eastern Languages and Civlizations. I'm interested in both the scientific study of language (i.e. linguistics) and learning as many languages as I can. I'm also very interested in current events and international relations, and I think Watching America's goal of making global perspectives on America accessible to Americans is an important one.

This user has submitted 61 translations to Watching America.

Our Typical Traditions

November 29, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>In Spain, we’ll end up celebrating Thanksgiving, eating turkey and drinking hot cider.</i> Tonight is Thanksgiving. Thousands of families gather around the table to eat. Friends and acquaintances may also be invited so they’re not alone on such an important day. The main dish is roasted turkey with cranberry [Read more]

John McCain, or the Dignity of the Patriot

September 4, 2018 // ABC - Spain - Spanish

<i>The sad fervor with which Americans have mourned his passing explains the significance of his figure well: He was a dignified man who dedicated his life to improving the lives of others.</i> As a Navy pilot, as a tortured prisoner of war, as a congressman or as a senator, John McCain had one goal in his life: to [Read more]

Nixon, Lewinsky and Trump

August 27, 2018 // La Razón - Spain - Spanish

American democracy can in fact advance without a strong president. It can’t advance, however, without well-defined interests that are clearly presented to the electorate and defended legitimately. [Read more]

Much More Than an Emerging Crisis

August 22, 2018 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>Donald Trump’s offensive against the Turkish strongman is particularly incomprehensible and dangerous</i> It seems to be unavoidable that every summer brings its own unique crisis. This year, it’s the collapse of the Turkish lira, which came as the result of a growing confrontation between the presidents of [Read more]

Sex, Lies and Power

December 8, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>A sordid world of exploitation</i> He was the favorite in the 1988 Democratic primary. According to observers, he would win comfortably, until the spring of 1987, when the media began looking into his suspected affairs. The candidate denied the allegations, which he described as a dirty Republican strategy, and [Read more]

The End of ‘Postureo’

January 4, 2018 // El Mundo - Spain - Spanish

The importance of having a democracy is in trouble in Western countries among the younger generations. Several polls suggest that they tend to see it as nonessential. There are several hypotheses: One blames programs such as “House of Cards” for causing their disgust, an adolescent and idealistic mindset which [Read more]

Donald Trump: An Inconsequential President

September 3, 2017 // El País - Spain - Spanish

<i>There’s a growing feeling in Washington that the head of the U.S. government is irrelevant.</i> In the era of sound and fury on social media, the first irrelevant presidency has been born. Following the general horror the president of the United States caused when he described the racist groups who killed three [Read more]