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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 2. Expressing what you want.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for expressing what you want.
PATTERN
Eric: For example,
Eric: "I want a clay pot coffee."
Alex: Yo quiero un café de olla.
Alex: [slow] Yo quiero un café de olla.
Eric: The pattern for expressing what you want has 3 elements. First, a pronoun, in this case "I."
Alex: Yo.
Eric: Second, the verb "to want" conjugated in the first person singular.
Alex: quiero.
Eric: Third, a noun phrase, in this case "a clay pot coffee..."
Alex: un café de olla.
Eric: Altogether, we have.."I want a clay pot coffee."
Alex: Yo quiero un café de olla. [slow] Yo quiero un café de olla. [normal] Yo quiero un café de olla.
Eric: In Spanish, the pronoun can be omitted if it is obvious to whom you are referring. But if you want to emphasize, you can include the pronoun at the beginning of the sentence. Then comes the verb "to want," conjugated according to the pronoun. At the end comes the noun phrase expressing what it is that you want. The noun phrase is modified by the gender and number of the noun.
Alex: Yo quiero un café de olla.
Eric: So remember that to express what you want, say "I", plus the verb “to want", plus a noun phrase. Be aware of the number and gender of the noun.
Eric: Here is another example meaning, "I want a piñata." First is the pronoun, in this case "I."
Alex: Yo.
Eric: Second, the verb "to want."
Alex: quiero.
Eric: Third, a noun phrase, in this case "a piñata.."
Alex: una piñata.
Eric: Altogether we have..
Alex: Yo quiero una piñata. [slow] Yo quiero una piñata. [normal] Yo quiero una piñata.
Eric: "I want a piñata."
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero una piñata.
Eric: How do you say - "I want two hamburgers"? To give you a hint, "two hamburgers" is..
Alex: dos hamburguesas. [slow] dos hamburguesas. [normal] dos hamburguesas.
Eric: I want two hamburgers.
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero dos hamburguesas. [slow] Yo quiero dos hamburguesas. [normal] Yo quiero dos hamburguesas.
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero dos hamburguesas.
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: "I want a clay pot coffee."
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero un café de olla.
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero un café de olla.
Eric: "I want a piñata."
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero una piñata.
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero una piñata.
Eric: "I want two hamburgers."
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero dos hamburguesas.
[pause]
Alex: Yo quiero dos hamburguesas.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for expressing what you want, as in..
Alex: Yo quiero un café de olla.
Eric: meaning "I want a clay pot coffee."
Eric: You can find more vocab or phrases that go with this sentence pattern in the lesson notes. So be sure to check them out on SpanishPod101.com. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Alex: Hasta la próxima.

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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Listeners, what do you want?

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Sunday at 9:22 pm
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Hola Daniel,


Thank you for studying with us!


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


Saludos,

Cristiane

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Daniel J Sobczynski
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!Yo quiero aprender mucho mas espanol!

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Hola Cheron,


¿cómo estás?


Thank you for posting.


"Café de olla" ("clay pot coffee") is coffee prepared in earthen clay pots. :wink:


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


Cristiane

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Cheron
Monday at 10:45 am
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Yo quiero much dinero

Cheron
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What is clay pot coffee?