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Fernando: Hello, everyone. Welcome to Basic Bootcamp. I'm Fernando and I'm joined by…
JP: By me, JP.
Fernando: JP, how are you?
JP: I'm doing great.
Fernando: Wonderful. With us you’ll learn to speak Spanish with fun and effective lessons. And we will also provide you with some cultural insights which you will not find in any textbook.
JP: Ok, Fernando, what are we going to listen for today?
Fernando: In this lesson we’ll hear a clerk counting out change for 100.
JP: Ok, so somebody just bought something and they’re getting their change back.
Fernando: Exactly. Also, listen for the phrase que le vaya bien.
JP: Ok, Que le vaya bien. This is like “Have a nice day”, right? Que le vaya bien.
Fernando: Yes, when the purchase is complete and you’re ready to leave that’s what you’ll hear. Que le vaya bien.
JP: Let’s listen for that in the conversation.
A: Once, doce, trece, catorce, quince...
A: Veinte, treinta, cuarenta, cincuenta...
A: Sesenta, setenta, ochenta, noventa, y cien.
A: Gracias, que le vaya bien.
B: Igualmente. Adiós.
JP: Let’s hear it again, dramatic speed.
A: Once, doce, trece, catorce, quince...
A: Veinte, treinta, cuarenta, cincuenta...
A: Sesenta, setenta, ochenta, noventa, y cien.
A: Gracias, que le vaya bien.
B: Igualmente. Adiós.
JP: One more time with the translation.
A: Once, doce, trece, catorce, quince…
A: Eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen...
A: Veinte, treinta, cuarenta, cincuenta…
A: Twenty, thirty, forty, fifty...
A: Sesenta, setenta, ochenta, noventa, y cien.
A: Sixty, seventy, eighty, ninety, and a hundred.
A: Gracias, que le vaya bien.
A: Thank you, have a good day.
B: Igualmente. Adiós.
B: You too. Good-bye.
JP: Alright, we’re back.
Fernando: Yes, it sounds like the customer bought something for ten pesos.
JP: Alright. What could you possibly buy for ten pesos?
Fernando: Ten Mexican pesos? You can buy a bottle of water or three tacos.
JP: Mmm.. tacos…
Fernando: And the customer paid with 100, so the clerk was counting out the change.
JP: Yeah, he started with singles, right? “11, 12, 13” all the way up to 15, and then he handed her a fiver, so he got to 20.
Fernando: Right.
JP: And then tens all the way to 100, right? “30, 40, 50”.
Fernando: Exactly.
JP: Ok, so didn’t he have any 20s or 50s in the register?
Fernando: I wasn’t there, JP.
JP: Let’s look at the vocabulary in this lesson.
Fernando: Diez.
JP: Ten.
Fernando: Diez.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Veinte.
JP: 20.
Fernando: Veinte.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Treinta.
JP: 30.
Fernando: Treinta.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Cuarenta.
JP: 40.
Fernando: Cuarenta.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Cincuenta.
JP: 50.
Fernando: Cincuenta.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Sesenta.
JP: 60.
Fernando: Sesenta.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Setenta.
JP: 70.
Fernando: Setenta.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Ochenta.
JP: 80.
Fernando: Ochenta.
JP: What’s next?
Fernando: Noventa.
JP: 90.
Fernando: Noventa.
JP: Ok, the last one.
Fernando: Cien.
JP: 100.
Fernando: Cien.
JP: Alright, those are the numbers. Let’s have a closer look at how we’re going to use these phrases from this lesson. What’s the first phrase we’re going to look at?
Fernando: Did you hear when he said que le vaya bien?
JP: Yeah, at the end. He said que le vaya bien, “Have a good day”.
Fernando: That’s the way to wish someone well when they’re leaving.
JP: Ok, que le vaya bien. So literally this is “May it go well to you”, but in English we would probably just say “Have a good day”, right?
Fernando: Right. In Spanish we say que le vaya bien.
JP: Ok. And I noticed that the customer answered…
Fernando: Igualmente.
JP: Igualmente. Now this is like saying “Same to you”, right? Literally this is “equally”.
Fernando: Yes, that’s a gracious way to respond. Igualmente.
JP: Igualmente. Ok, it also means like “likewise”, right? Ok, let’s look at the numbers.

Lesson focus

Fernando: Ok. We already know the numbers from zero to ten.
JP: Right. Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez.
Fernando: Muy bien! You know how to count.
JP: Thanks.
Fernando: The numbers 11 to 15 are once, doce, trece, catorce, quince.
JP: Now, in the conversation we heard the clerk gave the customer a five spot, so he skipped the numbers from 16 to 20.
Fernando: But we can do those right now, that’s very easy. So 16 is dieciséis, which is easy because it sounds like diez y séis.
JP: Diez y séis would be “10 and 6” so 10 and 6 or 16, so dieciséis.
Fernando: 17 is similar. It’s diecisiete.
JP: Diez y siete “10 and 7”, right? Diecisiete.
Fernando: Sí, diecisiete. 18 is dieciocho.
JP: “10 and 8”, dieciocho. And, let me guess, 19 is going to be “10 and 9”, right?
Fernando: Right, diecinueve.
JP: And then the clerk starts counting by tens, right?
Fernando: Right, veinte.
JP: That’s “20”.
Fernando: Treinta.
JP: That’s “30”.
Fernando: Cuarenta.
JP: 40.
Fernando: Cincuenta.
JP: Cincuenta is 50.
Fernando: Sesenta, setenta, ochenta, noventa.
JP: Ok, sesenta, 60, setenta, 70, ochenta, that would 80, 90 would be noventa.
Fernando: And then cien for 100. So can you count by tens from 20 to 100?
JP: Are you quizzing me? Is this a quiz? Ok. Veinte, treinta, cuarenta, cincuenta, sesenta, setenta, ochenta, noventa, cien.
Fernando: Very good.
JP: Thank you. Now, I have a question.
Fernando: Dime.
JP: Ok. We were counting by tens, right? So we skipped all the numbers in the middle. So how would we say 21?
Fernando: 21 is “20 and 1” so viente y uno.
JP: Ok. How about 22? Is it “22 and 2”?
Fernando: Yes, and 23 is “20 and 3” so 23. Now, do you see a pattern here?
JP: Yeah, ok. What about 36?
Fernando: treinta y seis.
JP: Ok, “30 and 6”, treinta y seis.
Fernando: Yes.
JP: Ok, what about 67? That would be “60 and 7”.
Fernando: sesenta y siete.
JP: Ok, 99, that would be?
Fernando: “90 and 9” so noventa y nueve.
JP: Alright. And the word for 100?
Fernando: cien.
JP: Ok, and that’s a one syllable, right? Cien.


JP: Alright. And that will wrap it up for today, folks. Thank you for listening to Basic Bootcamp Lesson 5. This is the last in our Basic Bootcamp series, we hope you enjoyed it. So it’s time to say goodbye, hasta luego.
Fernando: Bye-bye!


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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Hi everyone! 

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about counting numbers!  This is the last lesson in our Basic Bootcamp mini-series for this season.  Do you have any suggestions for Basic Bootcamp topics in future seasons?  Let us know! 


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Sunday at 11:43 PM
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¡Hola Prisca!

Muchas gracias for taking the time to leave us a comment. 😇

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Wednesday at 01:47 PM
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Hola Michael,

Thank you for your comments!

Sorry about the inconvenience, you are right the lessons only goes up to 100.

We've fixed the title for this lesson.

Fernando is saying "le" which is a pronoun.



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Michael Frease
Sunday at 05:36 AM
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Sorry, one more question. In the dialogue when Fernando leaves he says "que le vaya bien. Is he saying le or te? The dialogue spells it as "le." Is this correct?

Michael Frease
Sunday at 05:28 AM
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I enjoy listening to JP and Fernando. I like funny interjections. However, the title says 100 to 10,000. You only go up to 100. JP and Fernando short changed us. Gracias, que le vaya bien.

Friday at 10:49 AM
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Hi Catalina,

The vocab list only contains the numbers, but you can find the audio for those words in our dictionary with audio!


Friday at 12:30 AM
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The vocabulary list with audio excludes translations for "have a good day" and "you too". :sad:

Monday at 09:42 PM
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It seems there is misprint in this sentence:

Nací en los sententa.

Or 'sententa' is acceptable?

Tuesday at 10:11 AM
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What better day to start learning Spanish than on Cinco de Mayo? I've just finished the Basic Bootcamp series and would like to say thank you to JP and Fernando for making the lessons really entertaining. I find myself laughing while listening to the podcast when commuting. Gracias!