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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 8. Requesting that someone refrain from doing something.
Eric: In this lesson, you'll learn how to use a sentence pattern for requesting that someone refrain from doing something.
PATTERN
Eric: For example,
Eric: "Don't park your car here."
Alex: No estaciones tu carro aquí.
Alex: [slow] No estaciones tu carro aquí.
Eric: The pattern for requesting that someone refrain from doing something has 3 elements. First comes the adverb, "don't."
Alex: Which is No.
Eric: Second, the verb in the present subjunctive, "park," conjugated in the second person singular form.
Alex: estaciones.
Eric: Third, the complement, "your car here."
Alex: tu carro aquí.
Eric: Altogether, we have.."Don't park your car here."
Alex: No estaciones tu carro aquí. [slow] No estaciones tu carro aquí. [normal] No estaciones tu carro aquí.
Eric: A pronoun will not be necessary as the verb conjugation will demonstrate to whom you are talking. First you start with the word "don't" to request someone to refrain from doing the verb that follows it. After the verb, add more details of what they shouldn't do or why.
Alex: No estaciones tu carro aquí.
Eric: So remember that to request that someone refrain from doing something, first use the word "don't", plus a verb in its present subjunctive, and add a complement for more details.
Eric: Here is another example meaning, "Don't touch anything." First the adverb, "don't".
Alex: No.
Eric: Second, the verb in the present subjunctive, "touch," conjugated in the second person plural form.
Alex: toquen.
Eric: Third, the complement, "anything."
Alex: nada.
Eric: Altogether we have..
Alex: No toquen nada. [slow] No toquen nada. [normal] No toquen nada.
Eric: "Don't touch anything."
[pause]
Alex: No toquen nada.
Eric: How do you say - "Don't run in the hallway?" To give you a hint, "hallway" is..
Alex: pasillo. [slow] pasillo. [normal] pasillo.
Eric: Don't run in the hallway.
[pause]
Alex: No corras en el pasillo. [slow] No corras en el pasillo. [normal] No corras en el pasillo.
[pause]
Alex: No corras en el pasillo.
REVIEW
Eric: Let's review the sentences from this lesson. I will give you the English equivalent of the phrases and you are responsible for shouting it out loud in Spanish. Here we go.
Eric: "Don't park your car here."
[pause]
Alex: No estaciones tu carro aquí.
[pause]
Alex: No estaciones tu carro aquí.
Eric: "Don't touch anything."
[pause]
Alex: No toquen nada.
[pause]
Alex: No toquen nada.
Eric: "Don't run in the hallway."
[pause]
Alex: No corras en el pasillo.
[pause]
Alex: No corras en el pasillo.
OUTRO
Eric: Okay. That's all for this lesson. You learned a pattern for requesting that someone refrain from doing something, as in...
Alex: No estaciones tu carro aquí.
Eric: meaning "Don't park your car here."
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, see you next time!
Alex: Hasta la próxima.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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How would you tell someone "don't run in the hallway"?

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Hola Edward,


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I need to see the words. Do I have to give you more money to do that?