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How To Make Comparisons in Spanish

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To understand how to make comparisons in Spanish, it is important to understand that making comparisons about adjectives, nouns, or verbs all have some differences. Let’s take a look..

Learning Spanish Vocabulary

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Learning Spanish Vocabulary

When studying Spanish we must not forget that there are many dialects around. A dialect is defined as a language variation which is spoken in a specific territory. There are important variations in dialect among the various regions of Spain and Latin America. The differences between dialects are usually limited to intonation, pronunciation and isolated words and expressions…

To commands in Spanish

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To command in Spanish

Commands are one of the most common language functions in Spanish. So we recommend you pay close attention and complete the exercises carefully.

Commands are used when ordering, or telling someone what to do. This is often referred to as the “imperative” form of the verb. By now, you are well acquainted with the fact that Spanish has both a formal and an informal style of speech (“tú” / “Ud.”)…

Learn Spanish / Quiz 9

These are some resources for Spanish  lessons teaching about  personal descriptions.

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Descarga la prueba # 9 / Descripcion Personal.

 

 

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Spanish Grammar / How to talk about the future

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How to talk about the future

 There are many ways you can talk about the future in Spanish. The easiest is to use an adverbial phrase indicating a future time (such as mañana, más tarde,luego, a la(s) + time, and so on) with the present tense of the verb: mañana voy al aeropuerto (‘tomorrow I’m going to the airport’); luego hablamos por teléfono (‘we’ll talk on the telephone later’); a las cinco nos encontramos en la oficina de correos (‘at five o’clock we’ll meet at the post office’)…

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Portada hablamos spanishI hope you enjoyed my last posts. But today I want to tell you something really important.

It isn’t very often that I come across something in the world of Learning Spanish that truly impresses me, but recently I came Across a learn Spanish guide that is simply outstanding. Before telling you what it’s about, I just want you to be clear on What it is NOT.

It is NOT a guide to Spanish that teaches you how to learn Spanish by memorizing every aspect of grammar and vocab before actually learning how to speak it. It does NOT encourage you to hold off taking part in real conversations till you have a large vocabulary..

Spanish Grammar / Spanish Translate Rules

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Rules to create Spanish words from English words.

How to Communicate in Spanish using hundreds of Spanish Words that you can translate easy, using quick rules that you didn’t know you Knew.

You already know hundreds of Spanish words. You just need to learn some easy patterns to translate English words to Spanish.

It’s easy to learn these Spanish words and use them immediately.

The Rule: Most English words that end in “tion” can be made into Spanish by changing “ tion “  to  “ ción “.

Examples:

 English                            Spanish

Action                                Acción

Activation                         Activación

Adoption                          Adopción

Celebration                       Celebración

Description                       Descripción

Evolution                          Evolución

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The Rule: Many English words that end in “ic” can be made into Spanish by changing “ ic “  to  “ ico “.

Examples:

 English                            Spanish

Academic                         Académico

Electric                             Eléctrico

Alcoholic                           Alcohólico

Geometric                        Geométrico

Hidraulic                           Hidráulico

In the PDF ( download version )you can find some more words.

 

The Rule: Many English words that end in “ate” can be made into Spanish by changing “ ate “  to  “ ar “.

Examples:

 English                            Spanish

Activate                            Activar

Evaporate                         Evaporar

Fabricate                          Fabricar

Calculate                          Calcular

Separate                           Separar

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Spanish Vocabulary. Formal and informal phrases

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imagesCA5YHIZJ In Spanish the personal pronoun “Tu” is always used for informal dialogues or phrases, usually with known people, and the personal pronoun “Usted” is used in formal conversations with strangers.

En  español  el pronombre personal  “ Tu “  es siempre utilizado para frases o diálogos informales, generalmente con personas conocidas,Y el pronombre personal  “ Usted “ es utilizado para conversaciones formales o con personas desconocidas.

 

Ejemplos:

– Buenos días, cómo está usted? (formal)

– Estoy bien, gracias.

– Y su familia? (formal)

– Muy bien.

– Hola, cómo estás ? o qué tal? (informal)

– Estoy bien, gracias.

– Y tu familia? (informal)

– Bien Gracias!

– Cuál es su nombre? (formal)

– Mi nombre es Juan. Y usted, cómo se llama? (formal)

– Me llamo Carlos. Es un placer.

– El placer es mío.

– Cuál es tu nombre? (informal)

– Mi nombre es Maria. Y , cómo te llamas?

– Me llamo Andrea. Mucho gusto.

– Encantada.

– Cuál es su profesión? (formal)

– Soy Abogada, y usted? (formal)

– Soy Doctora.

– A qué te dedicas? (informal)

– Soy profesora, y ? (informal)

– Soy periodista.

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Typical expressions at the restaurant

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pareja en restauranteTypical expressions at the restaurant

Let´s take a look at some vocabulary from “the restaurant”, with some of the most typical questions and answers that you might find yourself a part of in a restaurant. We going to use “Usted” (you formal), to the waiter and “Ustedes” to the customers.

Pedro y su novia (Julia)  han ido a cenar a un restaurante. Ahora, Alfredo está hablando con el mesero (waiter).

– Mesero: Buenas noches, ¿Van a cenar?

– Pedro: Sí, la carta por favor.

5 minutos después……

– Mesero: ¿Qué van a comer? (What are you going to eat?)

– Pedro: Quisiera un bisteck (steak).

– Mesero: ¿Cómo le gusta? (here we have 3 possibilities to answer: jugoso (red), termino medio o 3/4 (médium) o bien cocido(well done).

– Pedro: Termino Medio por favor.

– Mesero: ¿Lo va a acompañar con algo?

– Pedro: Papas fritas

– Mesero: Bien, ¿Y la señora qué va a comer?

– Julia: Me gustaría probar el “lomo a la pimienta” (lomo: thick flank/ pimienta= pepper)….y…para acompañarlo quiero una ensalada de remolacha (beet), zanahoria (carrot), tomate(tomato) y cebolla (onion).

– Mesero: Muy bien, ¿Qué van a tomar?

– Pedro: Vino tinto (red wine), una botella de Malbec

– Mesero: Tenemos muchos, ¿Cuál desean?

– Pedro: El más barato, por favor (the cheapest, please)

30 minutos después, Pedro y su novia han terminado de comer; el mesero se acerca.

– Mesero: ¿me puedo llevar los platos? (Can I take the plates?.)

– Julia: Sí, claro

– Mesero: ¿Desean comer algún postre? (any dessert)

– Julia: No, gracias, la cuenta por favor.

– Mozo: Sí, cómo no (yes, of course)

– Alfredo: ¿Aceptan tarjeta de crédito?

– Mesero: No, solamente efectivo. (cash only)

– Pedro: Bien, gracias.

Pedro y Julia salen del restaurante, la cuenta ha sido de 50 $, ellos han dejado 5 $ de propina (tips) para el mesero (En Venezuela se deja normalmente alrededor del 10% del costo de la cena).

 

 

 

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Learn spanish while singing a song

A fun and different way to learn Spanish is listening to music and reading the subtitles, that way we get to know the sounds.
I personally like the music of Enrique Iglesias to learn Spanish because Enrrique has a  smooth and clear voice style, so you can learn Spanish easily.
Listen the song and try to follow the subtitles.

Learn Spanish / Quiz 6

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Learn Spanish / Verb To Be

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The translation for the verb TO BE in Spanish has to different words: “ SER “ or “ ESTAR”. We are going to show you the difference between SER vs ESTAR:

Part I: The Verb: “ SER “

Spanish Quiz 4

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