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Podcast_018: El Cuerpo humano (A1)

podcast : el cuerpo humanoListen to this audio in which a person talks about the different parts of the human body and relates them to some actions. Listen to the podcast several times, answer the questions below and, finally, check your answers and the transcript.

Click on the link if you want to review the vocabulary related to the human body and practice with some quizzes. You can learn more by listening to the song “Mis ojos” by the Mexican group Maná, it is at the bottom. Remember to ask your tutor any question you have  Don’t you have a Spanish personal tutor yet?


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WHAT IS A PREPOSITION, Spanish grammar (A1)

What is a preposition?

what is a prepositionA preposition is a word or group of words, that is placed before a noun or a pronoun, to show a relationship in a sentence. Prepositions allow us to put variety into sentences, by adding new information about time, direction, location, and ownership. On the other hand, take into account that prepositions do not change form; they are invariable.

 Se ha ido a la estación. (He is gone to the station.): DIRECTION.

El avión llega a la una. (The plane arrives at one o’clock.): TIME.

Tenemos una casa en el campo. (We have a house in the countryside.): LOCATION.

La casa de Ramón. (Ramon’s house.): OWNERSHIP

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Rain cats and dogs in Spanish is CAER CHUZOS DE PUNTA (to fall sharp spears). Look to these Spanish English phrases to understand better how this Spanish idiom works.

rain cats and dog in Spanish CAER CHUZOS DE PUNTA.¡No pudes marcharte ahora! Están cayendo chuzos de punta y no tienes paraguas (You can’t leave just now! It is raining cats and dogs and you don’t have an umbrella).

 En los meses de julio y agosto caen chuzos de punta en India, porque es cuando viene el Monzón (In July and August months it rains cats and dog because is when the Monsoon comes).

Cuando regresabamos de la fiesta, caían chuzos de punta (When we were returning after the party, it was raining cats and dogs).


Mood in Spanish for beginners

Mood in Spanish is said ESTADOS DE ÁNIMO and with this vocabulary, we are going learn how to describe people feeling and state of mind.

mood in Spanish - Estados de ánimo en españolHere you have an activity to learn some names and adjectives to say how we feel (names are used with verb “tener” adjectives are used with “estar“, click on the link to check the conjugation of these two verbs). Notice that they are not used to describe people personality but to talk about temporal states. Practice this game as many time as you want until feel confident, below you will find the list of the vocabulary and link to more adjectives to talk about people mood ¡Vamos a trabajar!

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Talk Spanish: ¡ME GUSTA MUCHO! (A1)

Me gustan los helados.

In this new section we are going to compile a few posts that are related to the same topic and, if you look at them together, they will help you learn to communicate in this very specific situation. Also, we give you the possibility to practice what you have learned in a FREE 30 MINUTES MINI CONVERSATION LESSON IN A GROUP.

Today you will learn how to say what you like and dislike and show agreement.

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