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INTRODUCTION
Eric: Hi everyone, I'm Eric.
Alex: And I'm Alex.
Eric: And welcome to Must-Know Spanish Sentence Structures, Season 1, Lesson 12. Asking about a person.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for asking about a person.
PATTERN
Eric: For example,
Eric: "Who will come to the party?"
Alex: ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta?
Alex: [slow] ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta?
Eric: The pattern for asking about a person has 3 elements. First, "Who."
Alex: Quién.
Eric: Second, a conjugated verb, "will come," in the third person singular form.
Alex: vendrá.
Eric: Third, a complement, "to the party."
Alex: a la fiesta.
Eric: Altogether, we have..."Who will come to the party?"
Alex: ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta? [slow] ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta? [normal] ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta?
Eric: The word "who" is at the beginning of the question, followed by a conjugated verb that will express the tense of the action and number of the subject. At the end you can add more information that will complement the action, such as a noun, adverb, or noun phrase.
Alex: ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta?
Eric: So remember that to ask about a person, first start with the word "who", followed by a conjugated verb, and end with a complement for more details.
Eric: Here is another example meaning, "Who did this?" First, "Who."
Alex: Quién.
Eric: Second, a conjugated verb, "did," in the third person singular form.
Alex: hizo.
Eric: Third, the complement, "this".
Alex: esto.
Eric: Altogether we have..
Alex: ¿Quién hizo esto? [slow] ¿Quién hizo esto? [normal] ¿Quién hizo esto?
Eric: "Who did this?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién hizo esto?
Eric: How do you say - "Who will be chosen? " To give you a hint, "to be" is..
Alex: ser. [slow] ser. [normal] ser.
Eric: Who will be chosen?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién será elegido? [slow] ¿Quién será elegido? [normal] ¿Quién será elegido?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién será elegido?
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I will give you the English equivalent of the phrase and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in Spanish. Here we go.
Eric: "Who will come to the party?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta?
Eric: "Who did this?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién hizo esto?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién hizo esto?
Eric: "Who will be chosen?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién será elegido?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Quién será elegido?
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for asking about a person, as in...
Alex: ¿Quién vendrá a la fiesta?
Eric: meaning "Who will come to the party?"
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So please be sure to check them out on SpanishPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Alex: Hasta la próxima.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Try translating this question, "Who is she?"

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Saturday at 1:09 pm
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hola

my name is indar chawla and i am from India.

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Hola Idil,


Thank you for participating.

You were close. It's "quien es ella?"

Sigamos practicando!


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Carla

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Idil
Monday at 5:15 pm
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Quiet es el