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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 15. Requesting Permission.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern to ask for permission.
PATTERN
Eric: Here’s an example. "May I see your identification card?"
Alex: ¿Puedo ver su identificación?
Alex: [slow] ¿Puedo ver su identificación?
Eric: The pattern for requesting permission has 3 elements. First, “May I.”
Alex: Puedo.
Eric: Second, the verb "see."
Alex: ver.
Eric: Third, the complement "your identification card.”
Alex: su identificación.
Eric: Altogether, we have... "May I see your identification card?"
Alex: ¿Puedo ver su identificación? [slow] ¿Puedo ver su identificación? [normal] ¿Puedo ver su identificación?
Eric: Use the verb
Alex: puedo
Eric: "may I" to ask for permission. The verb conjugation shows that the speaker is the one requesting permission. It’s followed by a verb which is always in infinitive form. At the end, you can add more details about what you want to do, such as an adverb, noun, or phrase.
Alex: ¿Puedo ver su identificación?
Eric: So remember: To request permission, begin with "may I..."
Alex: puedo
Eric: ...add a verb in infinitive form, plus a complement for more details.
Eric: Here’s another example, meaning "May I go out today?" First, “May I.”
Alex: Puedo.
Eric: Second, the verb "go out."
Alex: salir.
Eric: Third, the complement "today."
Alex: hoy.
Eric: Altogether we have...
Alex: ¿Puedo salir hoy? [slow] ¿Puedo salir hoy? [normal] ¿Puedo salir hoy?
Eric: "May I go out today?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo salir hoy?
Eric: How do you say - "May I eat the last slice of pizza?" To give you a hint, "the last slice of pizza" is...
Alex: el último pedazo de pizza. [slow] el último pedazo de pizza. [normal] el último pedazo de pizza.
Eric: "May I eat the last slice of pizza?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo comer el último pedazo de pizza? [slow] ¿Puedo comer el último pedazo de pizza? [normal] ¿Puedo comer el último pedazo de pizza?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo comer el último pedazo de pizza?
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I’ll give you the English equivalent of the phrase, and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud in Spanish. Here we go.
Eric: "May I see your identification card?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo ver su identificación?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo ver su identificación?
Eric: "May I go out today?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo salir hoy?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo salir hoy?
Eric: "May I eat the last slice of pizza?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo comer el último pedazo de pizza?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Puedo comer el último pedazo de pizza?

Outro

Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for requesting permission, as in...
Alex: ¿Puedo ver su identificación?
Eric: meaning "May I see your identification card?"
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, and see you next time!
Alex: Hasta la próxima.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Practice requesting permission using this pattern.

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Thursday at 01:23 PM
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Hola Susan,


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No, but you can look for it on an online dictionary.

Please let us know if you have any questions.


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Susan
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Hi,


Is there a quiz or activity associated with the lesson on the conjugation of Poder?


Thanks


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¡Hola Sean!


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Sean
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Bien. This is very helpful lesson here.

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¡Hola Ime!


Muchas gracias for your comment. Please note that on our website we don't have such an autoplay option. We are sorry for the inconvenience. 😞


Regarding your second question (Also, does it correlate with the lesson that I'm learning?), I'm sorry but I'm not sure what do you mean. Could you please elaborate?


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Ime
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Hello,

How can I use the auto play function on the app so I don't have to open my phone/tablet. I've been looking around and can't seem to find it. Also, does it correlate with the lesson that I'm learning?

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Si, muy bien!

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rawan
Wednesday at 08:54 PM
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podemos usar el verbo podrias como un consejo?

por ejemplo: podria estudiar mucho para este dificil examen .

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Hola Tracy,


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"manejar" and "conducir" are both use for "drive".

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Hola Ronald,


All work on my side. Seems like the PDFs are properly added. Alternatively, you could also try downloading the PDFs by clicking on the third round-shaped button at the right of the "Mark complete" button. In case the error still persists, try deleting the cache of your browser or try logging in using a different browser. This error is super rare but if it occurs, these steps must resolve it. :)


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