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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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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Have you traveled abroad lately?

Matthew
Sunday at 9:08 am
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Hola! No he viajado al extranjero recientamente, pero como cinco años pasado fui a Bermuda. No he visto colores como en el amanecer allí.

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Thursday at 1:38 pm
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Hola Ryan,


Gracias por compartir.

Please let us know if you have any question or doubt.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Ryan
Thursday at 2:43 am
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El año pasado, yo he viajado a Perú y Costa Rica. Fue increíble!

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Tuesday at 12:11 pm
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Hola Vicky,


Thank you for sharing.

Excelentes vacaciones.

Espero hayas vuelto con muchas ganas de estudiar.


Saludos,

Carla

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Vicky
Wednesday at 12:48 pm
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Has viajado al extranjero recientemente?

Si, yo he viajado a Roma y Copenhagen en el pas de mes, fue diverdida!

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Monday at 4:15 am
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Hola Kerstin,


Gracias por compartir.

Que bueno. Es un país muy lindo y rico para comer.

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Kerstin
Wednesday at 7:19 pm
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Este año he visitado Argentina. Fue una gran experiencia.

SpanishPod101.com
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.


Saludos,


SpanishPod101.com
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!


Saludos,

Carla

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