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Business Mexican Spanish for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 19 - Presenting a New Product in Mexico
INTRODUCTION
James: Hi everyone, and welcome back to SpanishPod101.com. This is Business Mexican Spanish for Beginners Season 1 Lesson 19 - Presenting a New Product in Mexico. James Here.
Laura: Hola. I'm Laura.
James: In this lesson, you’ll learn about describing a product. The speech takes place at a business meeting.
Laura: It's given by Alejandra Soto.
James: She is talking to an audience so she will be speaking formally. Okay, let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Alejandra Soto: ¡Es un gusto presentarles un producto totalmente pro medio ambiente y pro salud!
Alejandra Soto: Hoy en día, entre tanta información, es fácil perderse. Pero ahora cuando se trata de elegir entre un bloqueador solar u otro la decisión es fácil cuando se trata de estos bloqueadores solares totalmente biodegradables.
Alejandra Soto: La piel es el órgano más grande que tenemos, y entre sus capas, absorbe todo lo que ponemos sobre de ella. Este producto es pro absorción y permite que la piel se vea más vívida.
Alejandra Soto: Algunas de las características que describen a estos productos son; completamente orgánicos, pro bienestar, hipo alergénicos y pro madre naturaleza. Todas de suma importancia.
Alejandra Soto: En la innovadora gama de protección solar que ofrecemos hay algo para todos. Desde productos pro piel de bebés a productos pro piel de edad avanzada.
Alejandra Soto: Se puede elegir entre aquellos sin fragancia o con deliciosos aromas inspirados en la naturaleza.
James: Listen to the conversation one time slowly.
Alejandra Soto: ¡Es un gusto presentarles un producto totalmente pro medio ambiente y pro salud!
Alejandra Soto: Hoy en día, entre tanta información, es fácil perderse. Pero ahora cuando se trata de elegir entre un bloqueador solar u otro la decisión es fácil cuando se trata de estos bloqueadores solares totalmente biodegradables.
Alejandra Soto: La piel es el órgano más grande que tenemos, y entre sus capas, absorbe todo lo que ponemos sobre de ella. Este producto es pro absorción y permite que la piel se vea más vívida.
Alejandra Soto: Algunas de las características que describen a estos productos son; completamente orgánicos, pro bienestar, hipo alergénicos y pro madre naturaleza. Todas de suma importancia.
Alejandra Soto: En la innovadora gama de protección solar que ofrecemos hay algo para todos. Desde productos pro piel de bebés a productos pro piel de edad avanzada.
Alejandra Soto: Se puede elegir entre aquellos sin fragancia o con deliciosos aromas inspirados en la naturaleza.
James: Listen to the conversation with the English translation.
Alejandra Soto: ¡Es un gusto presentarles un producto totalmente pro medio ambiente y pro salud!
Alejandra Soto: Today it is a pleasure to present to you a product which is completely pro-environment and pro-health.
Alejandra Soto: Hoy en día, entre tanta información, es fácil perderse. Pero ahora cuando se trata de elegir entre un bloqueador solar u otro la decisión es fácil cuando se trata de estos bloqueadores solares totalmente biodegradables.
Alejandra Soto: Today, among so much information, it is easy to lose oneself. But now, when it’s time to choose between one sunscreen over another, the choice is easy with these biodegradable sunscreens.
Alejandra Soto: La piel es el órgano más grande que tenemos, y entre sus capas, absorbe todo lo que ponemos sobre de ella. Este producto es pro absorción y permite que la piel se vea más vívida.
Alejandra Soto: The skin is the biggest organ that we have, and between its layers, it absorbs everything we put on it. This product is pro absorption and allows the skin to look more vivid.
Alejandra Soto: Algunas de las características que describen a estos productos son; completamente orgánicos, pro bienestar, hipo alergénicos y pro madre naturaleza. Todas de suma importancia.
Alejandra Soto: Some of the features that describe these products are that they're completely organic, pro wellbeing, hypoallergenic and pro mother nature. All of utmost importance.
Alejandra Soto: En la innovadora gama de protección solar que ofrecemos hay algo para todos. Desde productos pro piel de bebés a productos pro piel de edad avanzada.
Alejandra Soto: In the innovative range of solar protection we offer, there is something for everyone. From pro baby skin to pro elderly skin products.
Alejandra Soto: Se puede elegir entre aquellos sin fragancia o con deliciosos aromas inspirados en la naturaleza.
Alejandra Soto: You can choose among those without fragrance or with delicious aromas inspired by nature.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
James: Mexico is one of the largest economies in the world, isn’t it?
Laura: Yes, it’s one of the top fifteen in the world and the second largest in Latin America.
James: What are the biggest industries in Mexico?
Laura: Tourism, motor vehicle, petroleum, and mining are some of them.
James: Mexico does a lot of trade with other countries, of course.
Laura: That’s right. We especially do a lot of trade with the United States.
James: That makes sense as the two countries are so close and share so many links.
Laura: The U.S. is Mexico’s largest trading partner and 80% of all exports go there.
James: That’s a lot!
Laura: It makes Mexico highly dependent on the U.S., though.
James: That’s understandable. Mexico is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world though, isn’t it?
Laura: Yeah, so tourism has a big role in the Mexican economy.
James: Okay, now onto the vocab.
VOCAB LIST
James: Let’s take a look at the vocabulary from this lesson. The first word is...
Laura: entre [natural native speed]
James: "between, among, into, divided by"
Laura: entre [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: entre [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: pro [natural native speed]
James: "in favor of"
Laura: pro [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: pro [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: sumo, suma [natural native speed]
James: "utmost"
Laura: sumo, suma [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: sumo, suma [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: bienestar [natural native speed]
James: "well-being"
Laura: bienestar [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: bienestar [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: gama [natural native speed]
James: "range"
Laura: gama [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: gama [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: elegir [natural native speed]
James: "to elect, to choose"
Laura: elegir [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: elegir [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: características [natural native speed]
James: "features"
Laura: características [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: características [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: vívido, vívida [natural native speed]
James: "vivid"
Laura: vívido, vívida [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: vívido, vívida [natural native speed]
James: Next we have...
Laura: edad avanzada [natural native speed]
James: "elderly"
Laura: edad avanzada [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: edad avanzada [natural native speed]
James: And last...
Laura: innovador, innovadora [natural native speed]
James: "innovative"
Laura: innovador, innovadora [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Laura: innovador, innovadora [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
James: Let's have a closer look at the usage of some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first phrase is...
Laura: algunas de las características
James: meaning "some of the features."
James: Let’s break down this phrase.
Laura: The first word algunas means "some." Next is de, which means "of." After that is las.
James: This means "the." The final word in this phrase means "characteristics."
Laura: That’s características. So altogether it is algunas de las características.
James: "Some of the features." You can use this phrase to talk about some of the traits of something.
Laura: You can use it in both formal and informal settings.
James: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Laura: Sure. For example, you can say... Algunas de las características me interesaron.
James: … which means "Some of the features interested me."
James: Okay, what's the next phrase?
Laura: es de suma importancia
James: meaning "It is of utmost importance."
James: Can you tell us about this phrase, Laura?
Laura: First is es, this means "is." Next is de, which means "of." The next word is suma.
James: That means "utmost." The last word means "importance."
Laura: Yes, importancia. es de suma importancia.
James: "It is of utmost importance." You can use this to highlight something that is considered to be very important.
Laura: This is usually used in formal settings.
James: Can you give us an example using this phrase?
Laura: Sure. For example, you can say... Es de suma importancia llegar a tiempo.
James: ... which means "It is of utmost importance to arrive on time. "
James: Okay, now onto the lesson focus.

Lesson focus

James: In this lesson, you'll learn about describing a product.
James: What prepositions are we reviewing in this lesson, Laura?
Laura: It’s entre and pro. First, we’ll look at entre.
James: This has a similar meaning to "between", "among", "in between", "through", "divided by." It can be used in several ways, such as to refer to an intermediate place or state.
Laura: For example; Entre el lago y la casa.
James: "Between the lake and the house." It can also express a state or situation in the middle of things.
Laura: Estaba entre la multitud de personas.
James: "He was amongst the crowd of people." It can also express cooperation between two or more people or things, and also reciprocity.
Laura: Entre los dos cargaron la bicicleta.
James: "They carried the bicycle between the two of them." Next we’ll look at that second preposition,
Laura: pro. It means "in favor of."
James: And that’s how it’s used; to express being in favor of something. For example;
Laura: Ella tomó acciones en pro de los derechos de los animales.
James: "She took actions that were pro animal rights." Now let’s look at some sentence patterns that can be used to describe products. Let’s begin with a pattern to describe the range or variety a product comes in.
Laura: Viene en... muchas tallas.
James: "It comes in... many sizes." You can also say:
Laura: Puedes elegir entre... muchos sabores
James: "You can choose amongst... many flavors." If you want to highlight important features, start with:
Laura: Cuenta con... apoyo al cliente.
James: "It counts with... customer service." To describe how a product is packaged or what’s included, say:
Laura: Viene con... un instructivo.
James: "It comes with... an instruction manual." Finally, if you want to emphasize special features, say:
Laura: Algunas de las características son... verdaderamente divertidas.
James: "Some of the features are... really fun."

Outro

James: Okay, that’s all for this lesson. Thank you for listening, everyone, and we’ll see you next time! Bye!
Laura: Hasta la próxima.

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