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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 15! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to recreation and leisure. These are five popular Peruvian tourist attractions and places, hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SpanishPod101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Lucia, what’s our first attraction?
Lucia: Machu Picchu
Gina: “Machu Picchu”
Lucia: [slow] Machu Picchu [regular] Machu Picchu
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: Machu Picchu
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Machu Picchu is the most famous tourist attraction in Peru. It’s located in the province of Cusco and is also one of the seven wonders of the world. It was built by the Incas and never found by the Spanish during their conquest. The ruins are of great importance because they remain relatively intact.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] Hiram Bingham, fue el investigador que hizo conocer al mundo la existencia de Machu Picchu.
Gina: “Hiram Bingham was the researcher who made Machu Picchu famous around the world.”
Lucia: [slow] Hiram Bingham, fue el investigador que hizo conocer al mundo la existencia de Machu Picchu.
Gina: Okay, what's the next attraction?
Lucia: Lago Titicaca
Gina: “Titicaca lake”
Lucia: [slow] Lago Titicaca [regular] Lago Titicaca
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: Lago Titicaca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Titicaca lake is the largest in South America and it’s called the highest navigable lake in the world with a surface elevation of 3,812 meters. It’s famous for the Uros Islands, which are located on the lake. The Uros Islands are 44 artificial islands made of floating reeds, or totora, that are home of traditional families of the zone.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El Lago Titicaca se comparte entre Bolivia y Perú.
Gina: “Titicaca lake is shared between Bolivia and Peru.”
Lucia: [slow] El Lago Titicaca se comparte entre Bolivia y Perú.
Gina: Okay, what's the next attraction?
Lucia: Líneas de Nazca
Gina: “Nazca lines”
Lucia: [slow] Líneas de Nazca [regular] Líneas de Nazca
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: Líneas de Nazca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Nazca lines are a series of designs drawn in the ground in the Nazca Desert, and named so after the ancient Nazca Culture. Figures like hummingbirds, spiders, monkeys, fish, sharks, orcas, and lizards can be seen in the drawings in the desert from a plane.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] Algunas personas creen que las Líneas de Nazca fueron dibujadas por seres fuera de este planeta.
Gina: “Some people believe that the Nazca Lines were drawn by beings from another planet.”
Lucia: [slow] Algunas personas creen que las Líneas de Nazca fueron dibujadas por seres fuera de este planeta.
Gina: Okay, what's the next attraction?
Lucia: Chan Chan
Gina: “Chan Chan”
Lucia: [slow] Chan Chan [regular] Chan Chan
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: Chan Chan
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Chan Chan is a pre-Columbian city. It’s the largest in South America and the largest city made of adobe in the world. Located in the now department of Trujillo, Chan Chan was built by the kingdom of Chimú, which was conquered by the Inca Empire.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] La ciudad de Chan chan se encuentra actualmente en peligro por las fuertes lluvias y temblores que sacuden a la zona.
Gina: “The city of Chan Chan is currently threatened by heavy rains and quakes that cause problems for the area.”
Lucia: [slow] La ciudad de Chan chan se encuentra actualmente en peligro por las fuertes lluvias y temblores que sacuden a la zona.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lucia: Parque Nacional del Manu
Gina: “Manu National Park”
Lucia: [slow] Parque Nacional del Manu [regular] Parque Nacional del Manu
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: Parque Nacional del Manú
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Manu National Park is a protected area located in Madre de Dios and is the largest national park in Peru. It has one of highest levels of biodiversity of any park in the world with more than 15,000 species of plants, up to 250 varieties of trees, and over 1,000 species of birds.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] Investigadores piensan que en las partes vírgenes del Parque Nacional de Manu se halla 'la ciudad perdida de los Incas'.
Gina: “Researchers believe that the 'Lost City of the Incas' is located in the untouched parts of Manu National Park.”
Lucia: [slow] Investigadores piensan que en las partes vírgenes del Parque Nacional de Manu se halla 'la ciudad perdida de los Incas'.
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: Machu Picchu
[pause]Gina: “Machu Picchu”
Lucia: Lago Titicaca
[pause]Gina: “Titicaca lake”
Lucia: Líneas de Nazca
[pause]Gina: “Nazca lines”
Lucia: Chan Chan
[pause]Gina: “Chan Chan”
Lucia: Parque Nacional del Manú
[pause]Gina: “Manú National Park”

Outro

Gina: There you have it; five popular tourist attractions and places 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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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Have you ever been to any of these Peruvian tourist attractions?

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Hola William,


Thank you for your comment.

They were mud bricks used in ancient buildings. They are still used in the small towns.

Sigamos practicando!


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Carla

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Bueno,¿que significa la palabra “adobe” en ingles y español?