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INTRODUCTION
Javier: Hola soy Javier.
Jessie: And I’m Jessie, welcome to Absolute Beginner Season 2, Lesson 7 - Let’s have a pizza break in Spain. In this lesson, you will learn how to use the plural and definite articles in Spanish.
Javier: Such as Un and Una. Where does this conversation take place?
Jessie: This conversation takes place at home.
Javier: Who is the conversation between?
Jessie: The conversation is between Pedro and Javi, two friends who are at home watching TV and want to order something for dinner.
Javier: Escuchemos la conversación.
Jessie: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
1. JAVI: Me apetece una hamburguesa.
2. PEDRO: ¿Por qué no pedimos una pizza?
3. JAVI: ¿Una pizza?
4. PEDRO: Sí, si pedimos una pizza familiar te regalan un helado.
5. JAVI: Vale, voy a llamar.
Jessie: Now let’s listen to it one time slowly.
1. JAVI: Me apetece una hamburguesa.
2. PEDRO: ¿Por qué no pedimos una pizza?
3. JAVI: ¿Una pizza?
4. PEDRO: Sí, si pedimos una pizza familiar te regalan un helado.
5. JAVI: Vale, voy a llamar.
Jessie: and now with the translation.
1. JAVI: Me apetece una hamburguesa.
1. JAVI: I feel like a hamburger.
2. PEDRO: ¿Por qué no pedimos una pizza?
2. PEDRO: Why don't we order a pizza?
3. JAVI: ¿Una pizza?
3. JAVI: A pizza?
4. PEDRO: Sí, si pedimos una pizza familiar te regalan un helado.
4. PEDRO: Yes, if we order a family-sized one, an ice cream is included for free.
5. JAVI: Vale, voy a llamar.
5. JAVI: Okay, I'm going to call.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Jessie: Umm I am hungry. Where can we go to eat something fast?
Javier: Shall we order una pizza?
Jessie: I don’t know. What other kinds of fast food are popular in Spain?
Javier: Well we have the popular McDonalds and Pizza Hut?
Jessie: Those brands you can find all over the world.
Javier: Yes and there are Spanish brands as well.
Jessie: Can you tell us about some?
Javier: Sure. A place called Pans &Company - sandwiches.
Jessie: Ah like Subway?
Javier: Yeah kind of like Subway.
Jessie: I like Sandwiches. So that sounds pretty good.
Javier: There is also a Pizza place called Telepizza.
Jessie: Interesting. So is fast food pretty popular in Spain?
Javier: Yeah. I would say so especially among young people. When you want something fast, that’s the way to go.
Jessie: That makes sense. All right, let’s move on to the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
Jessie: The first word is
Javier: apetecer
Jessie: To feel like, to desire, to want to.
Javier: a-pe-te-cer, apetecer
Jessie: Next is.
Javier: comer
Jessie: To eat.
Javier: co-mer, comer
Jessie: Next is
Javier: hamburguesa
Jessie: Hamburger
Javier: ham-bur-gue-sa, hamburguesa
Jessie: Next we have.
Javier: pizza
Jessie: Pizza.
Javier: pi-zza, pizza
Jessie: Next is
Javier: pedir
Jessie: To order.
Javier: pe-dir, pedir
Jessie: Next we have
Javier: un
Jessie: A, an, masculine.
Javier: un, un
Jessie: Next is.
Javier: una
Jessie: A, an, feminine.
Javier: u-na, una
Jessie: Next is
Javier: llamar
Jessie: To call
Javier: lla-mar, llamar
Jessie: Next we have
Javier: regalar
Jessie: To give as a present.
Javier: re-ga-lar, regalar
Jessie: Next we have.
Javier: helado
Jessie: ice cream.
Javier: he-la-do, helado
Jessie: Last we have
Javier: vale
Jessie: Okay
Javier: va-le, vale
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Jessie: Let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first one we look at is.
Javier: pedir
Jessie: An ir verb that means to order.
Javier: For example, Pedir una pizza.
Jessie: To order a pizza.
Javier: Or Pedir una cerveza.
Jessie: To order a beer. Although this word has other meanings too, today we will focus just on this one. All right, what’s the next one we will look at?
Javier: regalar
Jessie: An ar verb that means to give as in to give a present.
Javier: We also have the verb, dar
Jessie: Which also means to give.
Javier: But, regalar, is specific to giving a present.
Jessie: Let’s see some examples.
Javier: Te regalo mis comics.
Jessie: I will give you my comics as a present.
Javier: El regaló flores a su novia.
Jessie: He gave flowers to his girlfriend. Okay and the last one.
Javier: vale
Jessie: Which means something like okay in English. It’s an expression to show you understood something or that you agree with something. For example, if I were to say, let’s eat something.
Javier: Vale, vamos.
Jessie: That means - okay let’s go.
LESSON FOCUS
Jessie: The focus of this lesson is the use of the indefinite articles in Spanish.
Javier: Such as, un reloj
Jessie: A watch.
Javier: Or Unas películas.
Jessie: Some movies. Okay so before we learned about definite articles which are the equivalent of ‘the’ in English and they are
Javier: el, la, los, and las
Jessie: Great. Now the indefinite articles are the equivalent to A or An in English. They are used when we are not really referring to specific item. We will go more into the rules of it later. First let’s see how many there are and when to use each one. We will begin with.
Javier: un, una
Jessie: These mean A or An and these are the singular forms.
Javier: un
Jessie:This one is for masculine words. For example.
Javier: Un coche, a car
Jessie: And
Javier: una
Jessie: This one is for feminine words such as
Javier: Una chaqueta, a jacket.
Jessie: And in the plural form, they are
Javier: unos and unas
Jessie: And these can be translated as some.
Javier: Unas libretas.
Jessie: Some notebooks
Javier: Or Unos libros.
Jessie: Some books. Now let’s take a look at some rules about when to use the indefinite articles. First to refer to something not specific such as
Javier: Un perro.
Jessie: A dog. We don’t know which one but it’s not a specific dog. The indefinite article is also used to refer to one individual out of a general group.
Javier: El baloncesto es un deporte. Basketball is a sport.
Jessie: Right. So there are a lot of sports and basketball is one of them and we also use the indefinite articles after the verb haber, which means there is or there are.
Javier: Hay un libro encima de la mesa.
Jessie: There is a book on the table. Okay so now let’s do some practice. Listeners, listen and repeat. Some cats.
Javier: Unos gatos.
Jessie: Some kids
Javier: Unos niños
Jessie: A friend.
Javier: Un amigo
Jessie: A car.
Javier: Un coche
Jessie: Some apples.
Javier: Unas manzanas
Jessie: Some Bananas
Javier: Unos plátanos.
Jessie: All right. Now let’s recap this lesson. In this lesson, we learned the indefinite articles and the rules about when to use them and they are again.
Javier: un
Jessie: Singular masculine
Javier: unos
Jessie: Plural masculine
Javier: una
Jessie: Singular feminine
Javier: unas
Jessie: Plural feminine
OUTRO
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Javier: Muchas gracias, hasta pronto
Jessie: Bye everyone.
1. JAVI: Me apetece una hamburguesa.
2. PEDRO: ¿Por qué no pedimos una pizza?
3. JAVI: ¿Una pizza?
4. PEDRO: Sí, si pedimos una pizza familiar te regalan un helado.
5. JAVI: Vale, voy a llamar.

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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What kind of food do you like?

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Sunday at 11:44 am
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Hola Teodora,


Thank you for sharing.

"gelato" in spanish is "helado de chocolate"

Sigamos practicando!


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teodora
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Me gusta sopa de pollo y gelato de chocolate.

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Hola Norma,


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

Sigue practicando.


Suerte,

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Norma
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I am on Absolute Beginner #2, I have finished #1 and all the Newbie seasons, which I found very helpful and I learned a lot. "Word of the Day" March 28……..the gentleman who does the audio……I always appreciate his delivery, his is the only one, where the speed and enunciation I can comprehend quickly. I realize the others are at normal presentation, but for me they are more difficult and I must try to learn them slowly word by word. Just to let him know I am so relieved when I hear his voice. My reading is not bad, I have to find a way to increase my listening comprehension as I know no Spanish speakers. I am happy with my progress since I started 4 months ago. Thank you

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W,

That sounds delicious! :mrgreen:

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Me gusta pasta con tomate, ajo, y queso parmesano.