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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Spanish Season 1, Lesson 6 - Refusing politely. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to politely decline an invitation in Spanish.
Becky: Here’s the way to say “No, thank you.” in Spanish.
Laura: [Normal] No, gracias.
Becky: First is a word meaning “no”
Laura: [Normal] no [Slow] no
Becky: Last is the word meaning “thank you”
Laura: [Normal] gracias [Slow] gracias
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “No, thank you.”
Laura: [Slow] No, gracias. [Normal] No, gracias.
Becky: Ok, now take a look at the way to say “No, thanks a lot.”
Laura: [Normal] No, muchas gracias.
Becky: First is a word meaning “no”
Laura: [Normal] no [Slow] no
Becky: Next is the word meaning “many “
Laura: [Normal] muchas [Slow] muchas
Becky: Last is the word meaning “thanks”
Laura: [Normal] gracias [Slow] gracias
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “No, thanks a lot.”
Laura: [Slow] No, muchas gracias. [Normal] No, muchas gracias.
Becky: Following is the way to say “Sorry, I already have plans.”
Laura: [Normal] Lo siento, ya tengo planes.
Becky: First is a word meaning “it”
Laura: [Normal] lo [Slow] lo
Becky: Next is the word meaning “feel”
Laura: [Normal] siento [Slow] siento
Becky: Next is the word meaning “already”
Laura: [Normal] ya [Slow] ya
Becky: Next is the word meaning “have”
Laura: [Normal] tengo [Slow] tengo
Becky: Last is the word meaning “plans”
Laura: [Normal] planes [Slow] planes
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “Sorry, I already have plans.”
Laura: [Slow] Lo siento, ya tengo planes. [Normal] Lo siento, ya tengo planes.
Becky: Finally is a way to say “Sorry, I have something to do.”
Laura: [Normal] Lo siento, tengo cosas que hacer.
Becky: First is a word meaning “sorry”
Laura: [Normal] lo siento [Slow] lo siento
Becky: Next is the word meaning “I have”
Laura: [Normal] tengo [Slow] tengo
Becky: Next is the word meaning “things”
Laura: [Normal] cosas [Slow] cosas
Becky: Next is the word meaning “that”
Laura: [Normal] que [Slow] que
Becky: Last is the word meaning “to do “
Laura: [Normal] hacer [Slow] hacer
Becky: Listen again to the phrase meaning “Sorry, I have something to do.”
Laura: [Slow] Lo siento, tengo cosas que hacer. [Normal] Lo siento, tengo cosas que hacer.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it’s time for a quick cultural insight.
Laura: In Mexico, it is common to refuse an invitation by saying tengo cosas que hacer. This means "I have things to do", and is used to avoid giving further explanation.
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 06:30 PM
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Hey Listeners! How would you refuse an invitation? Let's practice.

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Friday at 10:09 AM
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Hola Kaveeshaa Nathari,


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Kaveeshaa Nathari
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Hola !

Me lamo Nathari.

Muy Buena leccion.

Muy Bien Garacias.😇😇

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Hola sheryl danda,


Excelente.

Recuérdalo para la próxima vez que debas rechazar a alguien.

Sigamos practicando!


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sheryl danda
Sunday at 11:12 PM
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Hola.

Mi nombre es Sheryl.


No,muchas gracias - No, thaks alot.

Lo siento, ya tengo planes. - sorry,I already have plans.

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Hola Robin Suen,


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Robin Suen
Sunday at 10:50 AM
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lo siento, tengo cosas que hacer. no voy hoy. Manana es buen momento. chau.

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Hola Jane Talarico,


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Jane Talarico
Tuesday at 02:54 AM
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Lo siento. Tengo cosas que hacer.

Lo siento. Ya tengo planes.

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Hola jean,


Excelente! Thank you for participating.

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jean
Thursday at 11:03 AM
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´¡Hola,


Lo siento, ya tengo planes