Mega Millions, LuisMi & “Te Bote”: Here’s What US-Based Spanish-Speakers Googled in 2018

Lead Photo: Luis Miguel promotes his new album "Complices" in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Luis Miguel promotes his new album "Complices" in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
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For many of us, there isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t Google a million things* (*only a slight exaggeration). So it makes sense that each year, the company releases data on the most popular searches for the year. With these results, we get an idea of the current events that made the most impact, the songs we were dying to know word for word, and the other random things we were all wondering about.

For Google’s Year in Search, the company broke down the information regionally, giving us a list of the search trends that emerged across the world, but also the terms that US-based Spanish speakers typed into the search bar with great frequency. Below, check out some of the most interesting searches:


World Cup / Copa Mundial

Steven Zuber of Switzerland challenge for the ball with Danilo of Brazil during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

With the World Cup taking place in 2018, the name of the tournament was a popular search term. Google even included information on what Copa Mundial terms trends emerged on the platform. Unsurprisingly, Mexico National Football Team, Brazil National Football Team, Argentina National Football Team were some of the most important searches.


¿Cómo se si gane algo en mega millions?

A customer buys Powerball tickets at Kavanagh Liquors in San Lorenzo, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News

Mega Millions was a big deal this year. With a record $1.537 billion up for grabs, many people became very invested in the results of the game.


¿Cómo hacer papel picado?

Photo by Jimena Aguilar Machado / Getty

Mexicans use papel picado for special occasions, but particularly for Día de Muertos.


¿Donde votar?

A pedestrian walks past Austin City Hall, an early voting center, on March 6, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Democrats are seeing a large increase in voter turnout compared to last year. Photo by Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images

Midterm elections took place in the United States in 2018, and with many campaigns concerned about voter turnout among Latinos, it’s not entirely surprising. Actually, on election day, this term became Google’s top search.


¿Dónde está la leche?

If you Google this term, you’ll come across a Danny Duncan video that features him wearing a ¿Dónde está la leche? tee. The video has racked up more than 800,000 views.


¿Dónde está la caravana de migrantes?

Members of a immigrant caravan walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018 near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images

At least two Central American caravans were widely covered in the news this year. Donald Trump and the media repeatedly used language that made it seem as those attempting to seek asylum in the United States were criminals.


¿Dónde nació Luis Miguel?

Singer Luis Miguel performs during the first of four sold-out shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Photo by Ethan Miller / Staff / Getty Images Entertainment

The novela Luis Miguel debuted this year, and perhaps many were curious to learn whether or not Luismi was actually born in Puerto Rico. He was, but he’s still and always El Sol de México.


¿Que es el TPS?

People protest the possibility that the Trump administration may overturn the Temporary Protected Status for Haitians in front of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images News

The Trump Administration delivered several blows to Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders this year. This immigration benefit gave many people from across the world the right to work in the United States without fear of deportation. It was given to hundreds of thousands who fled natural disasters and other dangerous conditions.


Capirotada receta

Photo by Laura Natividad / Moment

Capirotada is a dessert similar to bread pudding that’s usually eaten during Lent. Here’s a Monterrey-style recipe you can try out.


Te Bote Remix (Ozuna)

Te Bote was infinitely memed and quite ubiquitous in 2018, so this makes total sense.