Learn Spanish in one-minute sound bytes. A series of short, fun, audio lessons which start from zero, and follow a sequence that will help you build your language, step by step. Supplement your study whether it be a class, an app or if you're studying by yourself. Our episodes are short as we try to keep to the point!
Episode 40: An Irregular Verb - Querer, To Want
Yo quiero, Tú quieres, Usted/él/ella quiere, Nosotros/nosotras queremos, Vosotros/vosotras queréis, Ustedes/ellos/ellas quieren, Note that some of the conjugations show a vowel change in the stem, from E to EI. This is called a stem-changing verb, and there are many like this. However they do follow a pattern, and are easy to get used to: The ones that change are those of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd persons singular, and the 3rd person plural. The 1st and 2nd persons plural remain untouched, and this is an important pattern to know for future verb conjugations! Look out for our ebook to help you learn - Spanish in a Suitcase - available in the iBookstore or through iTunes. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Episode 39: Higher numbers
Treinta (30), Cuarenta (40), Cincuenta (50), Sesenta (60), Setenta (70), Ochenta (80), Noventa (90), Cien (100), Ciento uno (101), Ciento dos (102), Ciento tres (103), Ciento cuatro (104), Ciento cinco (105), Ciento seis (106), Ciento siete (107), Ciento ocho (108), Ciento nueve (109), Ciento diez (110), Ciento veinte (120), Ciento treinta (130), Ciento cuarenta (140), Ciento cincuenta (150), Ciento sesenta (160), Ciento setenta (170), Ciento ochenta (180), Ciento noventa (190), Doscientos (200)! Note that for numbers over 100 you don't need to use the word "and" between "cien" and the next number, as is done in English. Look out for our ebook - Spanish in a Suitcase. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Episode 38: Daily routines
Primero, me levanto a las siete de la mañana. Luego, me ducho y me visto. Luego, desayuno un café y una tostada (desayunar = to breakfast). Después, voy al trabajo. Primero, luego y después. Look out for our ebook - Spanish in a Suitcase. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
Episode 37: Reflexive verbs
Remember the verb LLAMARSE (me llamo, te llamas, se llama, nos llamamos, os llamáis, se llaman) - it can literally be translated as: I call myself, you call yourself, she calls herself, etc. When a reflexive verb is conjugated, the SE on the end of the infinitive is converted to the corresponding REFLEXIVE PRONOUN. LEVANTARSE: (yo) me levanto, (tú) te levantas, (usted/él/ella) se levanta, (nosotros/as) nos levantamos, (vosotros/as) os levantáis, (ustedes/ellos/ellas) se levantan. It's used for a lot of daily routine verbs, such as DUCHARSE (to have a shower), VESTIRSE (to get dressed), PEINARSE (to comb one's hair), ACOSTARSE (to go to bed).
Episode 36: This and That
Singulars: Este reloj (this watch), esta llave (this key), ese reloj (that watch), esa llave (that key). Plurals: Estos relojes (these watches), estas llaves (these keys), esos relojes (those watches), esas llaves (those keys). For singular items use: este, esta (this), ese, esa (that). For plural items use: estos, estas (these), esos, esas (these, those).
Episode 35: The Alphabet
a, be, ce (2 versions), (che, in older dictionaries), de, e, efe, ge, hache, i, jota, ca, ele, (elle, in older dictionaries), eme, ene, eñe, o, pe, cu, erre, ese, te, u, uve, uve doble, equis, i griega, zeta (2 versions).
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Episodes are nice and brief in a minute covering a small topic
And i like the text version in the podcast description to cross check how the phrases are spelled in spanish