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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 22. Offering a Polite Invitation.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for making a polite invitation.
PATTERN
Eric: For example, "Would you like to go out for dinner on Friday?"
Alex: ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes?
Alex: [slow] ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes?
Eric: The pattern for making a polite invitation has 3 elements. First, "Would you like to."
Alex: Te gustaría.
Eric: Second, the verb in infinitive form, meaning "go out."
Alex: salir.
Eric: Third, the complement. In this case, that’s "to have dinner on Friday."
Alex: a cenar el viernes.
Eric: Altogether, we have... "Would you like to go out for dinner on Friday?"
Alex: ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes? [slow] ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes? [normal] ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes?
Eric: Start with the phrase meaning "Would you like to."
Alex: Te gustaría
Eric: This is conjugated in the conditional second person singular form. Next, add a verb in its infinite form. You can add more details at the end to complement the invitation.
Alex: ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes?
Eric: So remember: To make a polite invitation, start with the phrase "would you like to," or…
Alex: Te gustaría
Eric: then, add the verb in infinitive form, and finish with a complement.
Eric: Here’s another example meaning, "Would you like to dance with me?" First, "Would you like to."
Alex: Te gustaría.
Eric: Second, a verb in infinitive form. In this case, "dance."
Alex: bailar.
Eric: Third, the complement "with me."
Alex: conmigo.
Eric: Altogether we have...
Alex: ¿Te gustaría bailar conmigo? [slow] ¿Te gustaría bailar conmigo? [normal] ¿Te gustaría bailar conmigo?
Eric: "Would you like to dance with me?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría bailar conmigo?
Eric: How do you say - "Would you like to go to the beach?" To give you a hint, "to the beach" is...
Alex: a la playa. [slow] a la playa. [normal] a la playa.
Eric: "Would you like to go to the beach?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría ir a la playa? [slow] ¿Te gustaría ir a la playa? [normal] ¿Te gustaría ir a la playa?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría ir a la playa?
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: "Would you like to go out for dinner on Friday?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes?
Eric: "Would you like to dance with me?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría bailar conmigo?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría bailar conmigo?
Eric: "Would you like to go to the beach?"
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría ir a la playa?
[pause]
Alex: ¿Te gustaría ir a la playa?
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for making a polite invitation, as in...
Alex: ¿Te gustaría salir a cenar el viernes?
Eric: meaning "Would you like to go out for dinner on Friday?"
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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Try formulating an invitation using this pattern!

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Hola Frank,


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Frank
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Hola, Eric & Alex,


¡Me gusta mucho estas lecciónes breves! Estan muy claro & muy útil. Gracias! Frank

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Me gustaria hablar español con fluidez!

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