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Hola, ¿qué tal? Soy Brenda Romaniello, tu profesora de español.
I’m Brenda Romaniello, your Spanish teacher.
And today, we’re going to learn how to give your phone number in Spanish.
So, to start this class, we’re going to start with the vocabulary, how to say the numbers from 0 to 9 in Spanish.
So, let’s have a look at the vocabulary for today’s class.
We’re gonna start with cero, cero.
Repetir, repeat after me.
Cero, cero.
Uno, uno.
Sí, uno.
Dos, dos, dos.
Tres, tres, tres.
Cuatro, cuatro, cuatro.
Cinco, cinco, cinco.
Seis, seis, seis.
Siete, siete, siete.
Ocho, ocho, ocho.
Nueve, nueve, nueve.
¡Muy bien, perfecto!
Vamos a ver, let’s have a look at some things that we need to pay attention to about the numbers in Spanish. Yes, it’s very important, for example, with zero, yes, and this C-E in Spanish is going to be a /se/ sound like an S sound. So it’s cero, cero.
The same as you can see here when we have a C-I, also, it’s going to be like an S sound. So, we’re going to say cinco, cinco. So, for all my students out there who are also maybe learning Italian or that you have access to Italian or for some reason, you know Italian, you know, it’s not- it’s not cinco, never cinco, it’s cinco, okay, cinco.
Something else to point out is tres, we have that R in between the T and the E. It’s not gonna be thrilled or anything. It’s tres, tres.
And here, as you can see, we also have it after in cuatro. We have to pronounce the C-U-A, not as an S, as in these cases, but like a /k/ sound, cuatro, cuatro, cuatro. Sounds like maybe like a duck, think of a duck, quack! Quack, quack, Quack! Yeah, cuatro, cuatro.
¡Muy bien!
And this is a very soft “-tro,” okay, cuatro. So, this T is not aspirated, so we’re not going to say cuatro, cuatro, it’s cuatro, -tro.
¡Muy bien!
Something else, let’s have a look at 6, seis, seis, and siete. As you can see, we have the E and I and the I and E reversed, so they look different and they sound different.
Ocho is pretty straightforward, and nueve, also, sometimes causes some confusion because you might think that as in English, we tend to drop the last E sometimes in certain words, and so, you may wanna say /nuev/ or /nua/, ¿si?, it’s not like that, yes. We gotta say nueve, nueve. So we pronounce the last E there.
All right, let’s repeat one more time. Repeat after me.
¡Perfecto! Vamos entonces a estudiar un diálogo.
Let’s now listen to a dialogue we have, for example, a student that is talking to the student officer and they need this person’s phone number.
We can say in this conversation:
Su número de teléfono, por favor.
Su número de teléfono, por favor.
Sí, this could be translated as:
“What is your phone number, please?”
Or, “Can I have your phone number, please?
Su número de teléfono, por favor.
And then as a response, we can have:
Mi número de teléfono es…
Sí, let’s repeat this part.
Mi número…
Mi número de teléfono…
Something really important here is the pronunciation of teléfono, okay? So, as you can see, we have that little stress mark, that written accent on top of the E here and that indicates where the stress of the word goes. So, that is very important to have in mind when we are pronouncing this word because a lot of people tend to say telefóno, yes, putting the stress in the -fóno part because in English, we say “telephone.” But in Spanish, the accent or the stress of the word goes in teléfono, teléfono. Repetir, repeat after, teléfono.
Mi número de teléfono es…
Let’s see how we say these phone numbers, shall we?
So, we’re going to say 123 0198 7654.
¡Muy bien!
Let’s have a look at some other examples. Let’s have a look at the following two examples that we have here.
Mi número de teléfono es 123 789 4502.
¡Muy bien! ¿Puedes repetir?
Can you repeat after me?
Mi número de teléfono es 123 789 4502.
As you can see here, I’m pausing between the 123, 789, 4502. In Spanish, we always make sure that we pause, so that the person has time to write down the number that you are saying, yes, so be sure to give that space for that time as well.
Let’s have a look at the following example:
Mi número de teléfono es 921 348 5567.
Otra vez. Let’s do it again.
Mi número de teléfono es 921 348 5567.
So, the structure is very simple in Spanish.
We’re going to say mi número es or mi número de teléfono, those are the two options, “My number is” or “My phone number is,” yes. Mi número es and then [the phone number]. It’s very straightforward.
So, remember, we are going to have different numbers, depending on, you know, where you go. We’ll have different lengths of numbers or phone numbers in Spanish, but remember to always pause between certain numbers.
And in certain countries, for example, where I’m from, I’m from Argentina, and in Argentina, it’s very common as well to give two numbers at a time. So, instead of saying cero, uno, la, la, la, la… we say the 98 54, etc, etc. But it’s also very common to have it said like number by number as well.