Newbie Lesson #9 - I’m hungry!
Learn Spanish with Spanishpod101.com! Okay, now we quenched your thirst for more Spanish with Newbie lesson 8. But now you are hungry for more Spanish too? Insatiable! Luckily, who are we to say no? Alan and Lisy aim to please. Check out the verb “tener” (to have) once again. This time, in the genitive sense of possession. In this lesson you will learn examples of its relation to ‘set phrases’ and ‘idiomatic expressions’. In addition, we have Peruvian 9, Costa Rican 9, and Iberian 9 to really make things interesting. Make sure to check them out! Grammar: tener hambre, to be hungryFunction: expressing hungerTopic: foodPoliteness Level: formal
Newbie Lesson #21 - Come here! I’ll be right there!
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! In today's lesson, Lisy and Alan open the door even further to show us how "mandatos" or "commands" are used in the Spanish language. What's interesting about commands in Spanish is that they can be either singular or plural, and either formal or informal. This means that there are four ways to say "come here! You'd be surprised how useful it is to know how to use commands, since they so expressly convey a desire of the speaker. Be sure to check out Iberian Lesson 21, Peruvian Lesson 21 and Costa Rican Lesson 21 from the Regional Series, in order to get a broader understanding of the content covered here. Grammar: imperative mood, ir, venirFunction: getting someones attentionTopic: commandsPoliteness Level: informal
Introduction #07 - A Living and Breathing Language
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! Today we have the 7th edition of this Introduction Series. We've learned about the Free, Basic and Premium subscriptions in the first three episodes. And then, we learned what we can expect out of the Newbie, Beginner and Lower Intermediate Series. Today, Alan and Lisy are going to give us a tour through the Regional Spanish Series. Is the Spanish spoken in one region really that different from the Spanish spoken in another region? Let's just say... you'd be surprised! Here, we're going to compare a "standard" form of Spanish to that which is spoken in Peru, Spain and Costa Rica. Hey, the next best thing is moving to Miami! At SpanishPod101.com, we bring the Spanish-speaking world to you! Grammar: apetecer, provocar, quererFunction: expressing hungerTopic: foodPoliteness Level: informal
Regional Spanish Series - Iberian #18 - You can get really soaked in this!
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! What exactly is spitting rain? There is actually a verb for explaining this phenomenom. Join David and Megan for this lesson about the rainy season in Madrid. Here, we'll go over some new vocabulary and the conjugation for a few verbs related to precipitation. Spod101 brings the Spanish-speaking world to you! Don't forget to reference this lesson with Newbie 18, Peruvian 18, and the Costa Rican 18 series. Grammar: lloverFunction: talking about the rainTopic: weatherPoliteness Level: informal
Regional Spanish Series - Costa Rican #1 - Hey, dude!
Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com! ¡Pura Vida! What does that mean? You'll see! Join us in welcoming our newest members to the team, Carlos and Natalia. With them, you'll learn all about the Spanish language as it's spoken in Costa Rica. This addition to the Regional Series adds depth and breadth to our expanding source of insight on the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. In this lesson, Carlos and Natalia compare the lesson conversation from Newbie Lesson 1 to a typical introduction in Costa Rica. This is a great opportunity to listen to the richness of the Spanish language, as it's adapted from one region to the next. Don't forget to compare this lesson with Newbie Lesson 1, Peruvian Lesson 1, Iberian Lesson 1 and Mexican Lesson 1 for a deeper understanding and ¡suelta la lengua con SpanishPod101.com! Grammar: dude, ir, mae, to goFunction: asking how others areTopic: costa rican, introduction, workPoliteness Level: informal