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7.13: Visualization practice - Negotiating a price in Spanish
This is a visualization practice that helps you imagine you are in a Latin American market. You come across one or more souvenirs you want to buy, and decide that the price is too high. So, you negotiate that price down successfully, and come away with your souvenirs.
7.12: Conversation - Negotiating a price in Spanish (review)
What happens when the conversation flows back and forth during a market negotiation? After practicing through this m-episode you will be able to successfully negotiate your way through a negotiation in a Latin American marketplace.
7.11: Bring all together - Buying a souvenir
This m-episode brings together everything you have learned about negotiating for souvenirs in Latin American markets. By now, you should have the terms and sentence structure down to go to a market and come away with the things you want to buy.
7.10: Ask - Can I get a discount?
Here is your chance to practice. We're going to put you into a (hypothetical) situation in this exercise. The seller is going to give you a price for an item that you would like to buy. It costs too much -- and you should ask for a price 100 pesos less than the one offered.
7.9: Ask -Why so expensive?
Now we're going to actually give you the skills (and the terms behind those skills) to negotiate like an expertienced market shopper in Latin America. If an item is more expensive than it should be, this episode will teach you how to talk it down to a more appropriate price.
7.8: Ask - How much for this or those
The third part of our "negotiating" series will make you a master negotiator at Latin American markets (after a bit of practice, of course). The final thing we need to add, building on the last two m-episodes, is asking for multiple items, or items that are plural by nature (like shoes or earrings).
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I find your podcast extremely helpful! I’m at an intermediate level and understand a great amount of conversational Spanish since my in-laws speak it natively. But because I learned Spanish years ago in High School, I’ve forgotten some important basics which leaves me in an awkward learning level... too advanced for beginners and missing key components that I’m not getting as I continue language learning. So these lessons are exactly what I need to fill in the gaps!!! I am enjoying these small lessons very much... ¡Muchas gracias!
I love the bite-sized lessons that provide very practical information that is useful for every day situations. Well done, Ray!