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Phrases to Ask for Directions in Spanish (Podcast) – LSFB 018
9:57
Walking around in a new city is one of the best ways to know more about the local culture and find interesting places to visit. But, what if you are in a Spanish speaking country? “No hay problema”, in this session we will learn words and phrases that will make the process of asking for directions in Spanish much easier and enjoyable. . Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript . Want a Quickstart Guide to talk about the Past? Here's a quick guide to talk about the past in Spanish without having to struggle with the preterite conjugations. To access the complete guide with shortcuts to talk about the past easily you can visit this page: Quick Guide to Talk about the Past
Dec 15, 2016
How to Pronounce the Vowel “i” in Spanish (Podcast) – LSFB 017
3:37
In this session we will learn how to pronounce the vowel "i" in Spanish and we will go over a few common examples that showcase the pronunciation of this elusive letter.   Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript Want a Guide to Understand Spanish Pronunciation? Here's a Guide that will help you understand how to pronounce all the letters of the alphabet in Spanish, as well as solve a few common problems related to pronunciation. To access the complete guide with videos you can visit this page: Ultimate Spanish Pronunciation Guide
Dec 01, 2016
Shortcuts to talk about the Past in Spanish – Part 3 (Podcast) – LSFB 016
12:04
In this session we will learn a few additional shortcuts to talk about the past in Spanish by using the simplified conjugation structure of the present perfect tense. In Spanish, the conjugation of verbs in the present perfect is much simpler and predictable than the conjugation of verbs in preterite, and it can be used by beginners who want to learn how to express ideas about the past without having to learn several conjugations. Although preterite is often used in conversational Spanish to talk about things that happened before; the present perfect may also be used to express a similar idea. Additionally, it is easily understood by native speakers and most importantly, it is much easier to learn because it follows highly predictable patterns that make things much easier for beginners. Because of this, using conjugations in present perfect to talk about the past is an easier way for beginners who want to speak conversational Spanish quickly. Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript Want a Quickstart Guide to talk about the Past? Here's a quick guide to talk about the past in Spanish without having to struggle with the preterite conjugations. To access the complete guide with shortcuts to talk about the past easily you can visit this page: Quick Guide to Talk about the Past
Nov 15, 2016
Shortcuts to talk about the Past in Spanish Part 2 (Podcast) – LSFB 015
5:59
Today we will learn a few additional shortcuts to talk about the past in Spanish by using verbs in present tense and words that talk about time.   If you already know how to conjugate verbs in the present tense you can use them in conjunction with simple adverbs (such as yesterday, tomorrow, later) as well as simple phrases to talk about the past easily. Let’s look at a few examples: Yo estudio ayer en casa - I study yesterday at home. Yo hablo por teléfono en la mañana, antes de venir a la escuela - I speak on the phone in the morning, before I come to school Yo como en la escuela antes de regresar a casa - I eat at school before coming back home Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript Want a Quickstart Guide to talk about the Past? Here's a quick guide to talk about the past in Spanish without having to struggle with the preterite conjugations. To access the complete guide with shortcuts to talk about the past easily you can visit this page: Quick Guide to Talk about the Past
Nov 01, 2016
Shortcuts to talk about the Past in Spanish – Part 1 (Podcast) – LSFB 014
4:24
Today we will learn a few shortcuts to talk about the past in Spanish without having to memorize several long lists of verb conjugations. At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here:   Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript   Want a Quickstart Guide to talk about the Past? Here's a quick guide to talk about the past in Spanish without having to struggle with the preterite conjugations. To access the complete guide with shortcuts to talk about the past easily you can visit this page: Quick Guide to Talk about the Past
May 01, 2016
How to Pronounce the letter E in Spanish (Podcast) – LSFB 013
3:06
Today we will learn how to pronounce the letter E in Spanish as well as a simple trick to remember the right pronunciation. At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript   Want to Improve your Pronunciation? If you would like to improve your pronunciation, you can access a comprehensive guide with text and video that you may find useful. In this guide you’ll be able to review the pronunciation of all letters in Spanish, as well as the answers to common questions about pronunciation. You can access the Spanish Pronunciation Guide for free at: The Ultimate Spanish Pronunciation Guide ¡Gracias!
Apr 15, 2016
Phrases in Spanish you can use at Customs and Immigration (Podcast) – LSFB 012
5:19
Today we will learn a few Phrases you can use at Customs and Immigration in a Spanish speaking country, and we will review a short list of examples that will help you practice the right pronunciation. At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here:   Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here. This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript   Want to learn more Phrases? You can find a full list of questions and answers in Spanish that can be useful at Customs and Immigration along with videos you can use to improve your comprehension and pronunciation. To access the full list of questions and answers with text and video, go ahead and visit: List of Phrases in Spanish for Customs and Immigration   One more thing, What is your biggest challenge when it comes to learning Spanish? Let me know in the comments so I can help you. ¡Gracias!
Apr 01, 2016
Audio: How to Pronounce the Letter A in Spanish (Podcast) – LSFB 011
4:36
Today we will learn how to pronounce the A in Spanish, and we will review a short list of examples that will help you practice the right pronunciation, as well as short list of common mistakes to avoid.   Download your PDF Transcript At the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here: This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF Transcript   Want to Improve your Pronunciation? If you would like to improve your pronunciation, you can access a comprehensive guide with text and video that you may find useful. In this guide you’ll be able to review the pronunciation of all letters in Spanish, as well as the answers to common questions about pronunciation. You can access the Spanish Pronunciation Guide for free at: The Ultimate Spanish Pronunciation Guide   One more thing, What is your biggest challenge when it comes to learning Spanish? Let me know in the comments so I can help you. ¡Gracias!
Mar 23, 2016
LSFB Podcast 010 – Practice 5 Important Verbs in Spanish
6:19
This is Podcast 10, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will practice 5 Important Verbs in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today we will practice five important verbs in Spanish.     Let's begin with a few examples of the verb “ser”, which means “to be”, and it is used to talk about permanent or essential characteristics of something.   Let's look at the examples, feel free to repeat after each sentence.   I am a man – Yo soy un hombre I am a woman – Yo soy una mujer I am Mexican – Yo soy mexicano I am American – Yo soy americano I am intelligent – Yo soy inteligente You are interesting – Tú eres interesante You are pretty – Tú eres bonita He is tall – Él es alto He is thin – Él es delgado She is independent – Ella es independiente     Now, let's look at the verb “estar”. It also means “to be” but it is used to talk about temporary or nonessential characteristics of something.   Let's look at a few examples, feel free to repeat after each sentence.   I am tired – Yo estoy cansado I am happy – Yo estoy contento I am angry – Yo estoy enojado I am at school – Yo estoy en la escuela I am in France – Yo estoy en Francia I am thinking – Yo estoy pensando You are at the office – Tú estás en la oficina You are at work – Tú estás en el trabajo He is with his friend – Él está con su amigo She is at church – Ella está en la iglesia     Next, we will take a look at “tener”, a verb that means “to have” in the sense of owning or possessing something.   Now, let's look at a few examples. Feel free to repeat after each sentence.   I have a pencil – Yo tengo un lápiz I have a notebook – Yo tengo un cuaderno I have good friends – Yo tengo buenos amigos I have a dog – Yo tengo un perro I have money – Yo tengo dinero You have a bicycle – Yo tengo una bicicleta You have a shirt – Yo tengo una camisa He has problems – Él tiene problemas She has to solutions – Ella tiene soluciones She has jewels – Ella tiene joyas     The next verb is “haber”, which also means “to have”. It is often used as an auxiliary, also to say “there is” or “there are”, and sometimes to express the need to do something.   Let's look at a few examples:   I have met the president – Yo he conocido al presidente I have traveled a lot – Yo he viajado mucho I have decided to go to the movies – Yo he decidido ir al cine I have talked to her – Yo he hablado con ella I have seen the movie – Yo he visto la película You have found the keys – Tú has encontrado las llaves He has eaten a lot – Él ha comido mucho She has slept three hours – Ella ha dormido tres horas There is a need to clean the car – Hay que limpiar el carro There are two bicycles in the backyard – Hay dos bicicletas al patio     The last verb of today is “querer”, a verb that means “to want”.   Let's review a few examples, feel free to repeat after each sentence.   I want water – Yo quiero agua I want food – Yo quiero comida I want to go to dinner – Yo quiero ir a cenar I want to walk in the park – Yo quiero caminar en el parque I want to be there – Yo quiero estar ahí You want more money – Tú quieres más dinero You want to travel more – Tú quieres viajar más He wants to meet you – Él quiere conocerte He wants beer – Él quiere cerveza She wants a cat – Ella quiere un gato   That’s all for today. To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com       See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Jan 15, 2014
LSFB Podcast 009 – Learn 5 Important verbs in Spanish
4:27
This is Podcast 9, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will learn 5 Important verbs in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today we will review 5 important verbs in Spanish, as well as a few sentences that use them.     The first verb is “ser”, it means “to be” and it is used to refer to permanent or essential characteristics.   For example, I am a man – Soy un hombre. I am intelligent – Soy inteligente. I am a human being – Soy un ser humano.     The second verb of today is “estar” which also means “to be”. It is used to refer to temporary or nonessential characteristics.   For example, I am tired – Estoy cansado I am at the office – Estoy en la oficina I am happy – Estoy contento     The third verb of today is “tener”. It means “to have” in the sense of owning or possessing something.   A few examples are, I have twenty dollars – tengo veinte dólares I have a sister – Tengo una hermana I have to go – Tengo que ir      As a note, “Tengo que + a verb in infinitive” is a useful phrase to talk about an obligation or a need to do something.   For example,   I have to eat more vegetables – Tengo que comer más vegetales   I have to talk to my teacher – Tengo que hablar con mi maestro I have to go to the bathroom – Tengo que ir al baño     The fourth verb we will look at is “haber”.   This verbs is often used as an auxiliary in phrases like:   I have found the keys – He encontrado las llaves   Or something like: Have you looked for the keys? -  Has buscado las llaves?   “Haber” is also commonly used in Spanish to say “there is” or “there are”.   For example, There is no problem – No hay problema or something like: There are many options – Hay muchas opciones   Another common use of “haber”, is in phrases that have the structure: “Hay que” + “a verb in infinitive” This phrase is used to express the need to do something.    For example, Hay que comer – It is necessary to eat Hay que trabajar – It is necesssry to work     It is easy to remember the verb “haber” because it looks very similar to the verb “to have” in English.   All you have to do is change the letter “v” for a “b” and add the letter “r” at the end.   So you go from “have” to “haber”.     The last verb of today is “querer”, which means “to want”, and in some contexts, it also means “to love”.   Let’s look at a few examples,   I want water – Yo quiero agua I want food – Yo quiero comida I love my family – Yo quiero a mi familia   The verb “querer” +  “a verb in infinitive” are often used to express the desire or a need to do something as well.   For example,   I want to sleep – Quiero dormir I want to eat – Quiero comer I want to drink water – Quiero tomar agua I want to drink beer – Quiero tomar cerveza I want to go home – Quiero ir a casa I want to go to my hotel – Quiero ir a mi hotel     That’s all for today.  To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com  See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Dec 15, 2013
LSFB Podcast 008 – Learn 10 Nouns related to people in Spanish
1:41
This is Podcast 8, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will learn 10 Nouns related to people in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today we will review 10 nouns that may be useful when talking about people.   Feel free to repeat as you listen.     Let’s get started.   Man – “Hombre”   Woman – “Mujer”   Young man – “Muchacho” or “un jóven”   Young woman – “Muchacha” or “una jóven”    Boy – “Niño”   Girl – “Niña”   Old man – “Anciano”   Old woman – “Anciana”   Baby – “Bebé”   Person – “Persona”       Now, let's review the words one more time, this time only in Spanish.   Feel free to repeat as you listen.     “Hombre”   “Mujer”   “Muchacho”   “Muchacha”   “Niño”   “Niña”   “Anciano”   “Anciana”   “Bebé”   “Persona”        That’s all for today.   To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com   See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Nov 15, 2013
LSFB Podcast 007 – Talking about Where you come from in Spanish
2:50
This is Podcast 1, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will look at phrases that may be useful when Talking about where you come from in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today we will review a few phrases in Spanish that may be useful when talking about where you come from.   Let’s get started.   To say: “I come from the United States”.   you can say: “Yo vengo de los Estados Unidos”.   For other countries, Just add the name of your country after: “Yo vengo de” (which means “I come from”).     For example, “Yo vengo de Australia” (I come from Australia) or “Yo vengo de Canadá” (I come from Canada).     To talk about your nationality you can:   “Soy + “the word for your nationality”.   For example, “Soy americano” – “I am American”. “Soy canadiense” – “I am Canadian”. “Soy francés” – “I am French”.   Now, let's look at a few other phrases that may be useful.   To say: “I was born in Chicago”. You can say: “Nací en Chicago”.   To say: “My family lives in Montréal”. You can say: “Mi familia vive en Montreal”.   To say: “I went to Stanford”. You can say: “Yo estudié en Stanford” (which translates as “I studied in Stanford”).   To say: “Chicago is a big city”. You can say: “Chicago es una ciudad grande”.   If you want to say: “Lynwood is a small city”. You can say: “Lynwood es una ciudad pequeña”.   To say: “New York is very cold in the winter”. You can say: “Nueva York es muy frío en el invierno”.   If you want to say: “Laredo is very hot during the summer”. You could say: “Laredo es muy caluroso durante el verano”.   A quick note here. As you probably know “caliente” means “hot”. But it is more appropriate to use the word “caluroso” (for a masculine noun) or “calurosa” (for a feminine noun) when talking about places. Don’t worry about the details for now, just keep it in mind and move on.   To say: “I miss my country”. You can say: “Extraño mi país”.   That’s all for today. To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Nov 01, 2013
LSFB Podcast 006 – Learn 20 Nationalities in Spanish
1:45
This is Podcast 6, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will learn 20 Nationalities in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today, we will learn 20 nationalities in Spanish. Feel free to repeat as you listen. Let's get started.   Mexican – mexicano    American – americano   Canadian – canadiense   Colombian – colombiano   Argentinian – argentino   Venezuelan – venezolano   Chilean – chileno   Cuban – cubano   Chinese - chino   Japanese - japonés   German – alemán   French – francés   British – ingles   Russian – ruso   Australian – australiano   Spanish – español   Italian – italiano   South African – sudafricano       That’s all for today.   T o learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com   See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Oct 15, 2013
LSFB Podcast 005 – Learn the Names of 50 Countries in Spanish
3:43
This is Podcast 5, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will learn the Names of 50 Countries in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today will learn the names of 50 countries in Spanish.   Let’s get started.   Mexico – México   United States – Estados Unidos   Canada – Canadá   Brazil – Brasil   Colombia – Colombia   Argentina – Argentina   Peru – Perú   Venezuela – Venezuela   Chile – Chile   Ecuador – Ecuador   Guatemala – Guatemala   Cuba – Cuba   Haiti – Haití   Bolivia – Bolivia   Dominican Republic – República Dominicana   Paraguay – Paraguay   Salvador – El Salvador   Nicaragua – Nicaragua   Costa Rica – Costa Rica   Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico   Panama - Panamá   Uruguay - Uruguay   China – China   Japan – Japón   Germany – Alemania   France - Francia   United Kingdom – Reino Unido   Italy – Italia   India – India   Russia – Rusia   South Africa – Sudáfrica   Australia – Australia   Spain – España   Netherlands – Holanda   Turkey – Turquía   Switzerland – Suiza   Sweden – Suecia   Poland – Polonia   Thailand – Tailandia   Greece – Grecia   Nigeria – Nigeria   Israel – Israel   Portugal – Portugal   Egypt – Egipto   The Philippines – Filipinas   Algeria – Argelia   Ireland – Irlanda   Morocco – Marruecos   Sudan – Sudán      That’s all for today. To learn more Spanish and to access a text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Oct 01, 2013
LSFB Podcast 004 – Learn the Personal Pronouns in Spanish
3:01
This is Podcast 4, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will learn about the Personal Pronouns in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.    Today we will look at the personal pronouns in Spanish and we will practice how to use them with a few sentences.    First, let's look at the singular personal pronouns.     In English the first-person singular pronoun is I, in Spanish it is “Yo”.    The second-person singular pronoun in English is “You”, in Spanish it is “Tú”.    In English the third-person singular pronoun is “He” for a man and “She” for a woman, in Spanish it is “Él” for a man and “Ella” for a woman.     In summary, in English the singular pronouns are:   I, you, he and she.   In Spanish, the singular pronouns are:   Yo, tú, él or ella.   As a note, the equivalent of “it” is “eso” for a masculine pronoun or “esa” for a feminine pronoun.   However, “it” is rarely used in Spanish as a subject.    Now, let's move on to the plural pronouns.   Remember, this lesson focuses on the Spanish spoken in Mexico which is very similar to the Spanish spoken in other countries.   Let’s keep going.     In English, the first-person plural pronoun is “we”, in Spanish it is “nosotros”.   The second-person plural pronoun in English is “you”, in Spanish it is “ustedes”.   The third-person plural pronoun in English is “they”, in Spanish the masculine form is a “Ellos” and the feminine form is “Ellas”.   In summary, in English the plural pronouns are we, you, they.   In Spanish, the plural pronouns are nosotros, ustedes, ellos.   Let's review all the pronouns in English and Spanish one more time.   I – Yo You – Tú  He – Él She – Ella We – Nosotros You – Ustedes They – Ellos   Finally, let’s review the pronouns in Spanish.   Yo Tú  Él Ella Nosotros Ustedes Ellos     Ok, that’s all for today.   To learn more Spanish and to access a text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com   See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Sep 15, 2013
LSFB Podcast 003 – Practice the Alphabet in Spanish
3:56
This is Podcast 3, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will practice the Alphabet in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.  Today we will practice the pronunciation of the alphabet in Spanish by reviewing words that include each letter.  First, I will pronounce each letter in English, then in Spanish; then a word in Spanish and the meaning of that word in English.   Let’s begin  A – Amigo – Friend B – Bueno – Good C – Casa – House D – Dormir – To Sleep E – Elefante – Elephant F – Fantasía – Fantasy G – Gato – Cat H – Helicóptero – Helicopter I – Idea – Idea J – Jamaica – Jamaica K – Koala - Koala L – Luna – Moon M – Mesa - Table N – Nuevo - New Ñ – Niño – Boy O – Oso – Bear P – Papá - Dad Q – Qué – What R – Ratón – Mouse S – Salida – Exit T – Tener – To Have U – Uno – One V – Velocidad – Speed W – Washington – Washington X – México – Mexico Y – Yeso – Plaster Z – Zapato – Shoe   Now, let’s review the alphabet in Spanish one more time. Feel free to repeat as you listen.  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N Ñ O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z   That’s all for today. To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com  See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Sep 01, 2013
LSFB Podcast 002 – Learn the Alphabet in Spanish
3:06
This is Podcast 2, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will learn the Alphabet in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today we will review the alphabet in Spanish.   First we will take a look at the letters of the alphabet in English and Spanish.   Let’s begin.    The alphabet in Spanish is similar to the alphabet in English plus one additional letter, the “ñ” which looks like the “n” with a little thing on top.     Now, let's review the letters of the alphabet. First in English and then in Spanish.     Let's get started.   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   Ñ   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z       Now let's review the alphabet only Spanish. Feel free to repeat as you listen.   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   Ñ   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z       That’s all for today.   To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio you can visit the podcast section at LearningSpanishforbeginners.com.            See you next time, hasta la próxima
Aug 15, 2013
LSFB Podcast 001 – Learn the Vowels in Spanish
2:13
This is Podcast 1, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines. In this audio lesson we will learn the Vowels in Spanish. You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines:   Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here   Podcast Transcript (Text Version):   Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish.   Today we will talk about the vowels in Spanish.   The vowels in Spanish are similar to the vowels in English, but they have different pronunciations.   Now let’s take a look at the pronunciation of each vowel in both English and Spanish.   A (English) – A (Pronunciation: “ah”) E (English) – E (Pronunciation: “eh”) I (English) – I (Pronunciation: “eeh”) O (English) – O (Pronunciation: “oh”) U (English) – U (Pronunciation: “uh”)    Now let’s review the pronunciation of all the vowels, just in Spanish.   A (Pronunciation: “ah”) E (Pronunciation: “eh”) I (Pronunciation: “eeh”) O (Pronunciation: “oh”) U (Pronunciation: “uh”)   Let’s review the pronunciation of the vowels in Spanish one more time.   A (Pronunciation: “ah”) E (Pronunciation: “eh”) I (Pronunciation: “eeh”) O (Pronunciation: “oh”) U (Pronunciation: “uh”)     Next, we will review the pronunciation of the vowels in Spanish by using each one of them in three different words.   Let’s begin with the letter A.   Agua – Water Aeropuerto – Airport Amigo – Friend    Let’s look at letter E.   Elevador – Elevator Entusiasmo – Enthusiasm Elegante – Elegant    Now let’s review the letter I.   Interesante – Interesting Inteligente – Intelligent Imaginación – Imagination   Now, let’s look at the letter O.   Oso – Bear Ostra – Oyster Oportunidad – Opportunity     Finally, let’s look at the letter U.   Único – unique Uña – Fingernail Útil – useful     That’s all for today. To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com See you next time, hasta la próxima.
Aug 08, 2013