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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 4. Giving the location of something.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for giving the location of something.
PATTERN
Eric: For example,
Eric: "The car is in the parking lot."
Alex: El coche está en el estacionamiento.
Alex: [slow] El coche está en el estacionamiento.
Eric: The pattern for giving the location of something has 4 elements. First comes a noun phrase – in this case "The car."
Alex: El coche.
Eric: Second, the verb "to be" conjugated in the third person singular form.
Alex: está.
Eric: Third, a preposition – in this case "in."
Alex: en.
Eric: And last, a noun phrase, "the parking lot."
Alex: el estacionamiento.
Eric: Altogether, we have.."The car is in the parking lot."
Alex: El coche está en el estacionamiento. [slow] El coche está en el estacionamiento. [normal] El coche está en el estacionamiento.
Eric: In Spanish the subject - pronoun, noun, noun phrase, or proper noun - is usually the first element of a sentence followed by the verb. In this case, it’s the verb "to be" in its present indicative form. It is followed by a preposition and a noun or noun phrase.
Alex: El coche está en el estacionamiento.
Eric: So remember that to give the location of something, just say a noun or noun phrase, plus the verb "to be," then a preposition, plus another noun or noun phrase.
Eric: Here is another example meaning, "The computer is on the table." First comes a noun phrase, in this case "The computer."
Alex: La computadora.
Eric: Second, the verb "to be."
Alex: está.
Eric: Third, the preposition, in this case "on."
Alex: sobre.
Eric: And last, a noun phrase, "the table."
Alex: la mesa.
Eric: Altogether we have..
Alex: La computadora está sobre la mesa. [slow] La computadora está sobre la mesa. [normal] La computadora está sobre la mesa.
Eric: "The computer is on the table."
[pause]
Alex: La computadora está sobre la mesa.
Eric: How do you say - "My bag is in the kitchen." To give you a hint, "the kitchen" is..
Alex: la cocina. [slow] la cocina. [normal] la cocina.
Eric: My bag is in the kitchen.
[pause]
Alex: Mi bolsa está en la cocina. [slow] Mi bolsa está en la cocina. [normal] Mi bolsa está en la cocina.
[pause]
Alex: Mi bolsa está en la cocina.
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: "The car is in the parking lot."
[pause]
Alex: El coche está en el estacionamiento.
[pause]
Alex: El coche está en el estacionamiento.
Eric: "The computer is on the table."
[pause]
Alex: La computadora está sobre la mesa.
[pause]
Alex: La computadora está sobre la mesa.
Eric: "My bag is in the kitchen."
[pause]
Alex: Mi bolsa está en la cocina.
[pause]
Alex: Mi bolsa está en la cocina.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for giving the location of something, as in...
Alex: El coche está en el estacionamiento.
Eric: meaning "The car is in the parking lot." 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, see you next time!
Alex: Hasta la próxima.

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SpanishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Where is your cell phone?

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Monday at 3:01 am
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Hola Wendy,


Thank you for your question.

both mean the same "car". Though "coche" is also use for "stroller".

Sigamos practicando!


Saludos,

Carla

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Wendy Diffendall
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What is the difference between coche and carro?