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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 18. Discussing Experience.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for discussing experiences.
PATTERN
Eric: For example, "I have traveled to South America."
Alex: Yo he viajado a Sudamérica.
Alex: [slow] Yo he viajado a Sudamérica.
Eric: The pattern for discussing experience has 4 elements. First, the pronoun "I."
Alex: Yo.
Eric: Second, the verb "have."
Alex: he.
Eric: Third, the verb in participle form "traveled."
Alex: viajado.
Eric: And last, the complement "to South America."
Alex: a Sudamérica.
Eric: Altogether, we have... "I have traveled to South America."
Alex: Yo he viajado a Sudamérica. [slow] Yo he viajado a Sudamérica. [normal] Yo he viajado a Sudamérica.
Eric: Start with the phrase “I have.” In Spanish, this is
Alex: Yo he
Eric: This is followed by a participle which is a verb in a form that can be used as an adjective. Add more details in the end that will complement the action, such as a noun or a phrase.
Alex: Yo he viajado a Sudamérica.
Eric: So remember: To discuss an experience start with
Alex: Yo he
Eric: followed by a participle and end with a complement.
Eric: Here is another example meaning, "I have eaten exotic food." First, the pronoun "I"
Alex: Yo.
Eric: Second, "have."
Alex: he.
Eric: Third, verb in participle form "eaten."
Alex: comido.
Eric: And last, the complement "exotic food."
Alex: platillos exóticos.
Eric: Altogether we have...
Alex: Yo he comido platillos exóticos. [slow] Yo he comido platillos exóticos. [normal] Yo he comido platillos exóticos.
Eric: "I have eaten exotic food."
[pause]
Alex: Yo he comido platillos exóticos.
Eric: How do you say - "I have written a book." To give you a hint, "written" is...
Alex: escrito. [slow] escrito. [normal] escrito.
Eric: "I have written a book."
[pause]
Alex: Yo he escrito un libro. [slow] Yo he escrito un libro. [normal] Yo he escrito un libro.
[pause]
Alex: Yo he escrito un libro.
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: "I have traveled to South America."
[pause]
Alex: Yo he viajado a Sudamérica.
[pause]
Alex: Yo he viajado a Sudamérica.
Eric: "I have eaten exotic food."
[pause]
Alex: Yo he comido platillos exóticos.
[pause]
Alex: Yo he comido platillos exóticos.
Eric: "I have written a book."
[pause]
Alex: Yo he escrito un libro.
[pause]
Alex: Yo he escrito un libro.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You have learned a pattern for discussing experience, as in...
Alex: Yo he viajado a Sudamérica.
Eric: meaning "I have traveled to South America."
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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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Have you traveled abroad lately?

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Monday at 5:32 am
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Hola Norimasa,


Thank you for sharing.

Espero practiques tu español en esta oportunidad.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Norimasa
Monday at 12:41 pm
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He viajado a Mexico en negosios dos veses.

Esta vez, viajare a Mexico en vacaciones.


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Monday at 2:58 am
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Hola Wendy,


Thank you for your comment.

Yes, it is. But we do talk like that.

Quiero volver otra vez.

Sigamos practicando!


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Carla

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Wendy Diffendall
Sunday at 3:24 pm
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Is "otra vez" redundant?

Wendy J. Diffendall
Sunday at 3:21 pm
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He viajado al Peru en ano 1973 y quiero revolver otra vez.

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Monday at 3:25 am
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Hola Andrew,


Thank you for sharing.

Hope you had a nice time on your trip and practice your Spanish.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Hola Robert Wright,


Thank you for the comment.

We will review the lessons and amend the titles if necessary.

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Carla

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Andrew
Saturday at 9:11 pm
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Sii, yo he viajado a Mexico recientemente

Robert Wright
Monday at 9:13 am
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In Beginner Lesson 29 there is a misspelling at the top of the page.


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