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Fernando: Hello, everyone, I’m Fernando and this is Absolute Beginner Season 1 Lesson 3, “Do you want more?” I’m here with JP. JP, hey, what’s going on?
JP: How’s it going, Fernando? You’re doing okay?
Fernando: I’m doing great.
JP: All right. So welcome everyone to the new SpanishPod101.com. We are studying Spanish in a modern and educational and fun format. So whether you’re brushing up on Spanish you started learning a long time ago or starting with us today, we are glad that you’re here with us for this lesson. Now, Fernando, what are we going to talk about in this lesson?
Fernando: Well, in this lesson, you will learn about the word: más. This conversation takes place at dinner and the conversation is between Miguel and Angela. The speakers will use the informal register.
JP: Cool. Now, before we listen to this conversation, I want to remind you all that you can go to our website which is www.SpanishPod101.com and find the lesson notes for this lesson.
Fernando: Do it.
JP: In that way, you can follow along, you can read along with the dialogue as you listen to it. There’s also all kinds of other tools that you can use when you’re there like the vocabulary tools, there’s a grammar section, there’s a cultural insight section, there’s flash cards, just all kinds of crazy things that you can do to help bolster on your Spanish.
Fernando: Take advantage.

Lesson conversation

JP: Now, let’s listen to this conversation.
Fernando: Let’s…
Angela: ¿No quieres más arroz?
Miguel: No, gracias.
Angela: ¿Seguro? Hay mucho...
Miguel: No, ya me llené.
JP: Let’s hear it again, dramatic speed.
Angela: ¿No quieres más arroz?
Miguel: No, gracias.
Angela: ¿Seguro? Hay mucho...
Miguel: No, ya me llené.
JP: One more time with the translation.
Angela: ¿No quieres más arroz?
JP: Do you want more rice?
Miguel: No, gracias.
Fernando: No, thank you.
Angela: ¿Seguro? Hay mucho...
JP: Sure? There’s a lot.
Miguel: No, ya me llené.
Fernando: No, I’m already full.
JP: Oh, so Fernando, looks like we are at the dinner table.
Fernando: That’s right. Angela is offering Miguel more rice: ¿No quieres más arroz?.
JP: ¿No quieres más arroz?. Well, that question is in the form of a negative, right?
Fernando: Yes. Some people for some reason like to phrase questions in the negative.
JP: Okay. So literally, this is, “Don’t you want more rice?”
Fernando: Grammatically, yes, but she’s not implying anything, she’s just, you know, offering more rice.
JP: Okay. So forming this yes-no questions in Spanish doesn’t imply anything.
Fernando: No, it’s just a common habit. Anyway, Miguel doesn’t want any more, he says: No, gracias.
JP: No, gracias. Now, of course, Angela is trying to push some more rice on him, right? She’s like, “Are you sure? There’s a lot.”
Fernando: ¿Seguro? Hay mucho...
JP: All right. This is pretty straightforward. Seguro, means sure and, hay mucho, there’s a lot.
Fernando: And his answer is No, ya me llené.
JP: “No, I’m already full.” Okay? Actually, Ya me llené, is literally, “I have already filled myself,” and that’s the past tense.
Fernando: We don’t usually do past tense in the Absolute Beginner Series, do we?
JP: No, we don’t. But this phrase: Ya me llené, is a good thing to learn as a set phrase.
Fernando: Ya me llené.
JP: Right. When you’ve had enough to eat, you can say, Ya me llené.
Fernando: Excellent.
JP: Okay. Let’s look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
Fernando: querer
JP: To want, to love.
Fernando: que-rer, querer. Más.
JP: More, plus.
Fernando: más, más. No, gracias.
JP: No, thanks; no, thank you.
Fernando: No, gra-cias. No, gracias.
JP: Alright, what’s next?
Fernando: seguro
JP: Sure, safe.
Fernando: seguro, seguro. Llenar.
JP: To fill.
Fernando: lle-nar, llenar.
JP: Okay. Let’s take a closer look at the usage of these words and phrases.
Fernando: Yes. Let’s start with: querer.
JP: Querer. Now, querer, can mean to want but it can also mean to love and it just depends on the text whether or not it’s to want or to love, right, querer.
Fernando: Así es, in this dialogue, we hear: No quieres más arroz.
JP: No quieres más arroz, don’t you want more rice? So here, it’s definitely “to want,” right, “don’t you want more rice.”
Fernando: Right. We also hear the word, más, which happens to be our next vocabulary word: más.
JP: más. Now, this is easy, it means more. So, más arroz, means more rice.
Fernando: Correct, más. I want you to talk a little more about, más, in the grammar section. In the meantime, next item on our list is a phrase: No, gracias.
JP: No, gracias. Now, this is how we say, “No, thanks” in Spanish and it’s pretty straightforward, “No, thank you,” No, gracias. Piece of cake.
Fernando: Bien. Next, we have the word: seguro.
JP: Seguro. Now, this can mean a bunch of things. It usually either means sure or safe. So how did we hear it in the dialogue?
Fernando: In the dialogue, Jorge doesn’t want anymore rice, so Angela asks: seguro.
JP: Okay, seguro. In this case she’s asking, “Are you sure?” ¿Seguro?
Fernando: So here, it’s an adjective.
JP: That’s right. Was that the last word?
Fernando: No, there is one more, llenar.
JP: Llenar, “to fill”, llenar. Now, how was it in the dialogue again?
Fernando: When Jorge says, Ya me llené.
JP: Ya me llené, right. Now, we translated that as, “I’m full” and if you’re an absolute beginner to Spanish, you should just learn that set phrase: Ya me llené. Now, if you really want to know the grammar of that, llené, is the preterit tense of: llenar, to fill. So literally, Ya me llené, is “I’ve already filled myself.” But anyway, this phrase is important enough to learn even without all the grammatical analysis. When you’re full, you just say the phrase, Ya me llené.

Lesson focus

Fernando: I think it’s time to move on to the grammar section, JP.
JP: Okay.
Fernando: So, JP, tell us about the word: más.
JP: Okay. So to use the word: más, you don’t really have to know a lot of grammar, that is if you’re an English speaker, you just have to use it exactly like the word “more,” right? So as we heard in the dialogue: más arroz, means “more rice.” Here, rice is a noun, arroz. So when you use, más, with, arroz, or with any noun for that matter, you’re going to be talking about a greater quantity. So, más arroz, means a greater quantity of rice, more rice. In that case, más, is an adjective.
Fernando: Great. Now, we’ve also gotten, más, listed as an adverb.
JP: Yes. Now, when you have, más, with a noun like in: más arroz, más is an adjective. But you can also have, más, with an adjective like: más importante.
Fernando: más importante, “more important.”
JP: Yes, and in this case, más, is an adverb. Now, listen, you don’t really have to know if, más, is an adjective or an adverb to use the word, right, because, más, works exactly like the word more in English.
Fernando: Well, this grammatical stuff is nice to know.
JP: Well, I think so. Also, when we get to the comparative construction in the future lesson, we’re going to be using the word, más, a lot.
Fernando: Okay. Well, let’s look forward to talking about, más, in comparative constructions in the future lesson. That was a mouthful.
JP: Alright, folks, go to the website, www.SpanishPod101.com. There, you can read the lesson notes, you can use all of our Web 2.0 features, audio files, PDFs, videos, everything we have. And the most important thing, leave us your comments. We love to see what you have to say. Use that comment section for your comments, your questions, your suggestions, anything that you want to say to us. We always value your feedback. Alright, www.SpanishPod101.com. It’s time for us to go. Hasta luego.
Male: Adiós.


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Monday at 06:30 PM
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In your lesson notes, is this sentence correct? Sholdn't it be una and not un as permanente is feminine? ¿No quieres un permanente?

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Sunday at 06:39 AM
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Hola Confused Spanish Learner LOL,

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Friday at 04:40 PM
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This lesson helps me understand Spanish even better. It's clear and straight to the point. ^^

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Monday at 02:15 PM
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Hola Pam,

Thank you for your questions.

"un lugar muy seguro" is just the description of the house.

For sentence structure lessons, please review the following link lessons.


"No tiene...." in a question means "do you have....?" but you can drop the tiene and the question would be the same.



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Tuesday at 02:30 AM
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Hi! I also have another question. ¿Más rápido no tiene? Why do you use the word no in this sentence? Is this the standard way to ask 'Do you have...'?

Tuesday at 02:16 AM
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Hola! I noticed that in the sentence 'Mi casa es un lugar muy seguro.', the words for 'very safe' follows 'a place'. So, I wonder how Spanish sentences are usually structured. Thanks!

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Monday at 01:05 AM
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Hola Wesley,

We're happy to know you're enjoying the lesson.

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Tuesday at 11:59 AM
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Is this sentence correct?👉Estoy aprendiendo más y más español.

Monday at 02:01 AM
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Hola Pete,

Thank you for your comment.

No, "ya" meaning is like "already".


Yo ya comí. - I already eat.

Ya llegamos. - We have arrived.

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Tuesday at 01:41 AM
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Hi Guys

Is "Ya" as in "No, ya me llené...." the same word as "Yo" meaning "I" in Castillians Spanish?

Muchas gracias


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Hola Michael,

That's great!

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