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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Spanish Season 1, Lesson 15 - Where are you going? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask where someone is going in Spanish.
Becky: Here’s the informal way to ask “Where are you going?” in Spanish.
Laura: [Normal] ¿A dónde vas?
Becky: First is a word meaning “to”
Laura: [Normal] a [Slow] a
Becky: Next is the word meaning “where”
Laura: [Normal] dónde [Slow] dónde
Becky: Last is the word meaning “go”
Laura: [Normal] vas [Slow] vas
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning “Where are you going?”
Laura: [Slow] ¿A dónde vas? [Normal] ¿A dónde vas?
Becky: Now, imagine you’re speaking to a stranger. Here’s the formal way to ask, “Where are you going?”
Laura: [Normal] ¿A dónde va usted?
Becky: First is a word meaning “to”
Laura: [Normal] a [Slow] a
Becky: Next is the word meaning “where”
Laura: [Normal] dónde [Slow] dónde
Becky: Next is the word meaning “go”
Laura: [Normal] va [Slow] va
Becky: Last is the word meaning “you” in the formal register.
Laura: [Normal] usted [Slow] usted
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning “Where are you going?”
Laura: [Slow] ¿A dónde va usted? [Normal] ¿A dónde va usted?
Becky: Here’s a response meaning “I’m going to the supermarket.”
Laura: [Normal] Voy al supermercado.
Becky: First is a word meaning “go”
Laura: [Normal] voy [Slow] voy
Becky: Next is the word meaning “to the”
Laura: [Normal] al [Slow] al
Becky: Last is the word meaning “supermarket”
Laura: [Normal] supermercado [Slow] supermercado
Becky: Listen again to the response, “I’m going to the supermarket.”
Laura: [Slow] Voy al supermercado. [Normal] Voy al supermercado.
Becky: Here’s a response meaning, “I’m going to work.”
Laura: [Normal] Voy al trabajo.
Becky: First is a word meaning “go”
Laura: [Normal] voy [Slow] voy
Becky: Next is the word meaning “to the”
Laura: [Normal] al [Slow] al
Becky: Last is the word meaning “work”
Laura: [Normal] trabajo [Slow] trabajo
Becky: Listen again to the response, “I’m going to work.”
Laura: [Slow] Voy al trabajo. [Normal] Voy al trabajo.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it’s time for a quick cultural insight.
Laura: If you would like to accompany your friend to wherever he or she is going, you can say te acompaño, meaning “I will go with you.”
Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!
Laura: Hasta pronto.

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice - Where are you going this weekend?

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Thursday at 12:46 pm
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Hola Jean,


Thank you for sharing.

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Jean
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Hola.


yo voy al supermercado

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Hola Grace,


Thank you for posting.


Have a great day!


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Grace
Tuesday at 9:35 pm
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Voy a la escuela

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Wednesday at 10:27 am
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Hello Tryler,


Thank you for studying with us!

The quiz section is automatically generated based on what's entered

in the vocabulary section and the text should match as well.


Our team is working on developing this feature.

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Hola Tryler,


Thank you for your comment.

Espero hayas pasado un buen fin de semana en las Montañas blancas.

As for your answer on the written test let us review this with the student advisor.

As for the difference between "voy" and "va", is the person. "voy" is in first person singular and "va" in second person singular.

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Tryler
Thursday at 10:58 am
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In the written quiz, #'s 2&3 were simply to translate the word "go". The computer marked my answer wrong because I answered "Voy" for #2 and "Va" for #3. Instead of "Va" for #2 and "Voy" for #3... Without being used in a sentence, there is no context to interpret, in which case, they are both the same and either answer should work, so whats the difference?

Tryler
Thursday at 10:37 am
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Voy al Montañas Blancas, en Maine.

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Lynn
Wednesday at 1:16 am
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Voy a la playa.


It would be good to put in the chart in the lesson notes that "al" is a contraction of "a" and "el".