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