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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Spanish Season 1, Lesson 25 - On the phone. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to understand the basic vocabulary on the phone in Spanish.
Becky: Here’s the informal way to say “Hello”, while answering the phone in Spanish.
Laura: [Normal] Bueno.
Becky: This expression has only one word that literally means “good”
Laura: [Normal] bueno [Slow] bueno
Becky: Listen again to the expression used in Mexico to answer the phone, that is equivalent to “Hello”.
Laura: [Slow] Bueno. [Normal] Bueno.
Becky: Ok, now let’s see the way to say “This is + name.”, for example “This is Laura.”
Laura: [Normal] Habla Laura.
Becky: First is a word meaning “speak “
Laura: [Normal] habla [Slow] habla
Becky: Last is the person’s name, in this case Laura
Laura: [Normal] Laura
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “This is Laura.”
Laura: [Slow] Habla Laura. [Normal] Habla Laura.
Becky: Next up is the way to say “May I talk to + name?”, for example “May I talk to Jorge?”
Laura: [Normal] ¿Puedo hablar con Jorge?
Becky: First is a word meaning “may I”
Laura: [Normal] puedo [Slow] puedo
Becky: Next is the word meaning “talk”
Laura: [Normal] hablar [Slow] hablar
Becky: Next is the word meaning “with”
Laura: [Normal] con [Slow] con
Becky: Last is the name of the person that we are trying to reach, in this case Jorge
Laura: [Normal] Jorge
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “May I talk to Jorge?”
Laura: [Slow] ¿Puedo hablar con Jorge? [Normal] ¿Puedo hablar con Jorge?
Becky: Finally, here is a way to say “I’ll call again later.”
Laura: [Normal] Hablo al rato.
Becky: First is a word meaning “I speak “
Laura: [Normal] hablo [Slow] hablo
Becky: Next is the word meaning “to the”
Laura: [Normal] al [Slow] al
Becky: Last is the word meaning “while”
Laura: [Normal] rato [Slow] rato
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “I’ll call again later.”
Laura: [Slow] Hablo al rato. [Normal] Hablo al rato.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it’s time for a quick cultural insight.
Laura: Even if the expression bueno, doesn’t make much sense literally, it is the most common way to answer the phone in Mexico.
Becky: And that’s all for this lesson and for the series. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in another series! Bye!
Laura: Hasta pronto!

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SpanishPod101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let's practice here! Who would you like to talk to on the phone?

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Patrick
Monday at 10:04 pm
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Puedo Hablar con Donald Trump?

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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 4:58 am
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Hola Tom,


Thank you for your comment.

"This is Laura" literally means "Esta es Laura." This is why we use "Habla Laura" instead.

Sigamos practicando!


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Tom
Monday at 9:19 am
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Why in the lesson, "This is Laura" is translated as "Habla Laura" instead of "Hablo Laura"? Does it literally means "You (are) speaking to Laura"?

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Sunday at 9:09 pm
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Hi Pootis.


Thank you for posting.


Let us know if you have any questions.


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Heavy Weapons Guy AKA "Pootis Man"
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POOTIS

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Sunday at 2:18 pm
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Hola Nigel,


Thank you for your comment.

rato - is a noun

mientras - is an adverb

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Nigel
Wednesday at 2:14 pm
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Que es el diferencia entre "rato" y "mientras"?

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SpanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 12:10 pm
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Hola Morgan,


Do you mean your "madre" or "mamá" in Spanish.

Let's keep practicing.


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Morgan
Friday at 3:48 pm
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my mom

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Hola Esteban,


Yes, you can say "Después de una tarde fría un chocolate caliente es muy bueno."


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