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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Spanish Season 1, Lesson 22 - Ordering at a restaurant. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to order at a restaurant or coffee shop in Spanish.
Becky: Here’s the way to say “Can I see the menu?” in Spanish.
Laura: [Normal] ¿Puedo ver el menú?
Becky: First is a word meaning “may I”
Laura: [Normal] puedo [Slow] puedo
Becky: Next is the word meaning “see”
Laura: [Normal] ver [Slow] ver
Becky: Next is the word meaning “the”
Laura: [Normal] el [Slow] el
Becky: Last is the word meaning “menu”
Laura: [Normal] menú [Slow] menú
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “Can I see the menu?”
Laura: [Slow] ¿Puedo ver el menú? [Normal] ¿Puedo ver el menú?
Becky: Ok, now let’s hear another common question, “What do you recommend?”
Laura: [Normal] ¿Qué me recomienda?
Becky: First is a word meaning “what”
Laura: [Normal] qué [Slow] qué
Becky: Next is the word meaning “to me”
Laura: [Normal] me [Slow] me
Becky: Last is the word meaning “recommend”
Laura: [Normal] recomienda [Slow] recomienda
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning “What do you recommend?”
Laura: [Slow] ¿Qué me recomienda? [Normal] ¿Qué me recomienda?
Becky: Following is the way to say “A coffee, please.”
Laura: [Normal] Un café, por favor.
Becky: First is a word meaning “a”
Laura: [Normal] un [Slow] un
Becky: Next is the word meaning “coffee”
Laura: [Normal] café [Slow] café
Becky: Next is the word meaning “by”
Laura: [Normal] por [Slow] por
Becky: Last is the word meaning “favor”
Laura: [Normal] favor [Slow] favor
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “A coffee, please.”
Laura: [Slow] Un café, por favor. [Normal] Un café, por favor.
Becky: Finally is a way to say “I want this.”
Laura: [Normal] Quiero esto.
Becky: First is a word meaning “I want”
Laura: [Normal] quiero [Slow] quiero
Becky: Last is the word meaning “this”
Laura: [Normal] esto [Slow] esto
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “I want this.”
Laura: [Slow] Quiero esto. [Normal] Quiero esto.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it’s time for a quick cultural insight.
Laura: The last phrase will come in handy if you have a menu with pictures. Just point at what you want and say Quiero esto.
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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Hi Listeners, what would you like to order?

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Sunday at 3:59 am
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Hola Diego,


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Yes! the use of "me gustaría.." is like saying "I would..."

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Saturday at 7:59 pm
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Hola Brian,


Thanks for the cute emoticon!


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Brian H. Littleton
Friday at 5:07 am
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😄

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Diego
Friday at 1:36 am
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I think that it would be nice to order with "I would like..." instead of " I want..." even though I have been told that it makes no difference, I was raised to be as polite as possible. So, " me gustaria ordenar la cerveza mas grande en del mundo" would be polite?

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Hola Darrius,


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Estamos contentos de que estes disfrutando de las lecciones.

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darrius
Friday at 11:30 am
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yo gusta esto mucho