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INTRODUCTION
Gina: Hi everyone, I'm Gina.
Lucia: And I'm Lucia!
Gina: And welcome to Culture Class Essential Spanish Vocabulary, Lesson 10! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five common Peruvian plants, hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SpanishPod101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Lucia, what’s our first word?
Lucia: uña de gato
Gina: “cat's claw”
Lucia: [slow] uña de gato [regular] uña de gato
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: uña de gato
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
This is a plant of alternative medicinal use that grows in the Peruvian jungle.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] En los ultimos años se ha descubierto que la uña de gato ayuda a curar enfermedades como el cáncer, úlceras, infecciones y artritis.
Gina: “In recent years it has been discovered that a cat's claw helps to cure diseases and conditions like cancer, ulcers, infections, and arthritis.”
Lucia: [slow] En los ultimos años se ha descubierto que la uña de gato ayuda a curar enfermedades como el cáncer, úlceras, infecciones y artritis.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: coca
Gina: “coca”
Lucia: [slow] coca [regular] coca
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: coca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Coca is a traditional plant of the Andes related to religious rituals of ancient Peruvians.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] Estudios indican que la hoja de coca es rica en vitaminas y minerales, sobre todo en potasio.
Gina: “Studies indicate that coca leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly potassium.”
Lucia: [slow] Estudios indican que la hoja de coca es rica en vitaminas y minerales, sobre todo en potasio.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: maca
Gina: “maca”
Lucia: [slow] maca [regular] maca
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: maca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
This is a native plant of the Andes of Peru, used in cooking, medicinal herbs, and as an aphrodisiac.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] Se dice que las raíces de la maca poseen propiedades que aumentan la fertilidad.
Gina: “It is said that maca roots have fertility-enhancing properties.”
Lucia: [slow] Se dice que las raíces de la maca poseen propiedades que aumentan la fertilidad.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: quinua
Gina: “Quinoa”
Lucia: [slow] quinua [regular] quinua
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: quinua
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Quinoa is crop of the highlands of Peru and the food of ancient Peruvians. It contains high levels of proteins.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] La quinoa tiene altos niveles de magnesio lo cual ayuda a relajar los vasos sanguíneos.
Gina: “Quinoa has high levels of magnesium which help relax blood vessels.”
Lucia: [slow] La quinoa tiene altos niveles de magnesio lo cual ayuda a relajar los vasos sanguíneos.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lucia: Camu camu
Gina: “Camu camu”
Lucia: [slow] Camu camu [regular] Camu camu
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: Camu camu
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Camu camu is a small tree of the Amazon which grows small, red, vitamin C-rich cherries.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] El camu camu contiene 50 veces mas vitamina C, que las naranjas.
Gina: “Camu camu cherries contain 50 times more vitamin C than oranges.”
Lucia: [slow] El camu camu contiene 50 veces mas vitamina C, que las naranjas.
QUIZ
Gina: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Lucia: will give you the Spanish, and then please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Lucia: uña de gato
[pause]Gina: “cat's claw”
Lucia: coca
[pause]Gina: “coca”
Lucia: maca
[pause]Gina: “maca”
Lucia: quinua
[pause]Gina: “Quinoa”
Lucia: Camu camu
[pause]Gina: “Camu camu”

Outro

Gina: There you have it; five common plants in Peru! We have more vocab lists available at SpanishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Lucia: Adiós

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Hey it would be nice to have pictures of the plants and also have the information written in Spanish.