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Hola a todos! Soy Lucia. Hi everybody! I’m Lucia. Welcome to SpanishPod101.com’s Español en tres minutos. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Spanish.
In the last lesson, we learned the most common greetings in Spanish. Do you remember them?
In this lesson we’re going to learn a very useful phrase: “Do you speak English?”
If you’re in a situation where you need help in English, this phrase can be a lifesaver.
Here's the formal way to say it.
¿Habla ingles?
[slowly] ¿Habla ingles?
Again, this means : Do you speak English?
The word habla is a form of the verb hablar, which means “to speak”. This is the formal way to say “he speaks”
Hablar is known as an A•R-verb, because it ends in “a-r”. Most A•R-verbs conjugate in a similar way.
To learn how to properly conjugate A•R verbs, like hablar, please check out our Absolute Beginner series on SpanishPod101.com.
Now, let’s make this sentence informal. This is done by adding an “s” to the end of habla.
When we do that, we get: Hablas. All together:
¿Hablas ingles?
[slowly] ¿Hablas ingles?
This is the informal way to ask “Do you speak English?”
The responses you receive could be one of these three:
Si, hablo inglés. "Yes, I speak English."
[slowly] Si.
Si, hablo un poco. "Yes, I speak a little."
[slowly] Un poco.
No, no hablo inglés. "No, I don’t speak English."
[slowly] No, no hablo inglés.
In all of these, hablo means “I speak”.
In the last one, we have No hablo, which is the negative form. It means “I don’t speak”.
Now it’s time for Lucia’s Insight.
If you want to ask about a different language, just change the word inglés. Here are some language names to get your started:
Italiano for Italian.
Ruso for Russian.
Francés for French.
Alemán for German.
And of course, Español, which is Spanish.
Do you know how to say “I’m sorry” in Spanish? In the next lesson, you’ll learn how to apologize and more!
Hasta la próxima! See you soon!


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Monday at 07:37 PM
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Hola Ali

¡qué bueno!

Thank you for studying with us. :thumbsup:

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions.


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Saturday at 01:24 AM
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Habla espanol?

Si, hablo un poco ?

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Tuesday at 07:26 PM
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Hola Akosua,

Mucho gusto en conocerte.:wink:

Looking forward to seeing you often here.



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Akosua agyemang
Tuesday at 05:35 AM
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Hola Lucia soy Akosua mucho gusto!!!

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Wednesday at 11:04 AM
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Hola Joe,

Thank you for your comment.

Please let us know where do you see a mistake in order to fix it ASAP.

Stay tuned we have a new lesson for you every week. :thumbsup:



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joe curtis
Monday at 02:26 AM
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You should show the correct answers when a mistake is made