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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to geography and nature. These are five common Peruvian animals, 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: alpaca
Gina: “alpaca”
Lucia: [slow] alpaca [regular] alpaca
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: alpaca
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Alpacas are camelids of the highlands of Peru, similar to llamas but smaller and are bred for their meat and wool. Its wool is similar to sheep wool, but warmer.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] La 'alpaca bebe' es la mejor calidad de tela de alpaca.
Gina: “The ‘alpaca baby’ has the best quality of alpaca wool.”
Lucia: [slow] La 'alpaca bebe' es la mejor calidad de tela de alpaca.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: cóndor andino
Gina: “Andean Condor”
Lucia: [slow] cóndor andino [regular] cóndor andino
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: cóndor andino
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The Andean Condor is a large, black vulture with white feathers around the neck and a featherless head. It lives in the highlands of Peru and plays an important role in the folklore and mythology of Peru.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] El cóndor andino es una especie en peligro de extinción.
Gina: “The Andean Condor is an endangered species.”
Lucia: [slow] El cóndor andino es una especie en peligro de extinción.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: cuy
Gina: “guinea pig”
Lucia: [slow] cuy [regular] cuy
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: cuy
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
The guinea pig in Peru is bred for its meat. It’s a traditional meat of the highlands of Peru.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] Muchas personas de la sierra crían sus cuyes en la cocina.
Gina: “Many people of the highlands breed their guinea pigs in the kitchen.”
Lucia: [slow] Muchas personas de la sierra crían sus cuyes en la cocina.
Gina: Okay, what’s the next word?
Lucia: llama
Gina: “llama”
Lucia: [slow] llama [regular] llama
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: llama
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Llamas are camelids of the highlands that are raised for their meat and used as pack animals. They are represented in paintings and ceramics of the ancient Peruvians as domestic animals.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] La llama es patrimonio cultural en Perú.
Gina: “The llama is a cultural heritage in Peru.”
Lucia: [slow] La llama es patrimonio cultural en Perú.
Gina: Okay, what’s the last word?
Lucia: paiche
Gina: “paiche”
Lucia: [slow] paiche [regular] paiche
Gina: Listeners, please repeat.
Lucia: paiche
[pause - 5 sec.]
Gina:
Paiche is a tropical fish of the Amazon River. It’s popular because of its white meat and big size.
Gina: Now let's hear an example sentence using this word.
Lucia: [normal] El paiche es el segundo pez de agua dulce mas grande del mundo.
Gina: “The paiche is the second largest tropical fish in the world.”
Lucia: [slow] El paiche es el segundo pez de agua dulce mas grande del mundo.
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: alpaca
[pause]Gina: “alpaca”
Lucia: cóndor andino
[pause]Gina: “Andean Condor”
Lucia: cuy
[pause]Gina: “guinea pig”
Lucia: llama
[pause]Gina: “llama”
Lucia: paiche
[pause]Gina: “paiche”

Outro

Gina: There you have it; five common animals 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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