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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 16! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to people and homes. These are five common household items in the Peru, hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SpanishPod101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Gina: Lucia, what’s our first item?
Lucia: imágenes religiosas
Gina: “religious images”
Lucia: [slow] imagenes religiosas [regular] imagenes religiosas
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: imagenes religiosas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
In Peru, more than eighty percent of the population is Catholic, which is why Peruvian houses usually have at least one religious image. This religious image could be of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, or a Saint.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] La imagen religiosa más común es el "Sagrado corazón de Jesús".
Gina: “The most common religious image is the ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus’.”
Lucia: [slow] La imagen religiosa más común es el "Sagrado corazón de Jesús".
Gina: Okay, what's the next item?
Lucia: balón de gas
Gina: “gas tank”
Lucia: [slow] balón de gas [regular] balón de gas
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: balón de gas
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
It’s common in Peru to use gas stoves, but since gas tubes are not yet that common Peruvians use gas tanks. These gas tanks are delivered to homes by gas companies.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El balón de gas es instalado por un especialista que viene a casa.
Gina: “The gas tank is installed by a specialist who comes to your house.”
Lucia: [slow] El balón de gas es instalado por un especialista que viene a casa.
Gina: Okay, what's the next item?
Lucia: bidón de agua
Gina: “water container”
Lucia: [slow] bidón de agua [regular] bidón de agua
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: bidón de agua
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
In Peru, drinking tap water is not that safe so usually Peruvians buy containers of clean, safe water. This water container is usually 20 liters.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El bidón de agua se encuentra en un dispensador en la cocina.
Gina: “The water container is in a dispenser in the kitchen.”
Lucia: [slow] El bidón de agua se encuentra en un dispensador en la cocina.
Gina: Okay, what's the next item?
Lucia: mortero
Gina: “mortar and pestle”
Lucia: [slow] mortero [regular] mortero
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: mortero
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Even though they sell mortar and pestle kitchen appliances in Peru, in some Peruvian homes a more traditional type made of rock is used. The more traditional ones are usually passed down through the family.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El mortero que mi mamá usa era de mi bisabuela.
Gina: “The mortar that my mom uses was my great-grandmother's.”
Lucia: [slow] El mortero que mi mamá usa era de mi bisabuela.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last item?
Lucia: prensa papa
Gina: “potato masher”
Lucia: [slow] prensa papa [regular] prensa papa
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: prensa papa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Lucia: potato masher is used when making mashed potatoes. In Peru, mashed potatoes are always made from scratch using raw potatoes.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Lucia: [normal] El prensa papa es de acero.
Gina: “The potato masher is made of steel.”
Lucia: [slow] El prensa papa es de acero.
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: imagenes religiosas
[pause]Gina: “religious images”
Lucia: balón de gas
[pause]Gina: “gas tank”
Lucia: bidón de agua
[pause]Gina: “water container”
Lucia: mortero
[pause]Gina: “mortar and pestle”
Lucia: prensa papa
[pause]Gina: “potato masher”

Outro

Gina: There you have it; five common household items 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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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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What else are you expecting to find inside a Peruvian home?

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Tuesday at 1:09 pm
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Hola Jane,


Yes, we have help around the house and with the elderly too. Though is very common, with the pass of the years the cost of this type of help has increase reducing the amount of people having help in their house.


Saludos,

Carla

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Jane de Vries
Sunday at 12:28 pm
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When i was in Quito, many years ago, they had live in help. is this true in Peru?