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Hola! Hello, and welcome to Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases, brought to you by SpanishPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Mexico. You'll be surprised at how far a little Spanish will go. Now, before we jump in, remember to stop by SpanishPod101.com and there you'll find the accompanying PDF lesson note and additional info in the post. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment!
Mexican Spanish Survival Phrases Lesson 10: “I Don't Understand” in Mexican Spanish
In this lesson we shall see a very useful phrase meaning “I don’t understand.” It is useful, of course, because many times you won’t immediately pick up on what people are saying.
In Spanish, “I don’t understand” is No entiendo.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) No en-ti-en-do.
Once more:
No entiendo.
The first word no means “no”
(slow) No.
No.
Next we have entiendo, a conjugated form of the verb “to understand,” meaning “I understand.”
(slow) En-ti-en-do.
Entiendo.
Once again, it is - No entiendo.
The low level of Spanish knowledge may be one of the reasons for not understanding. In this case, say
No entiendo español. This expression is translated in English as “I don’t understand Spanish”
Let’s break it down:
(slow) No en-ti-en-do es-pa-ñol.
No entiendo español.
The only new word here is “español”, which means “Spanish”
(slow) Es-pa-ñol.
Español.
Another way to tell them that you don't understand their language is - “I don’t speak Spanish”, No hablo español.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) No ha-blo es-pa-ñol.
Once again:
No hablo español.
We are already familiar with the first word, no.
This is followed by hablo, which is a form of the verb “to speak,” meaning “I speak”
(slow) Ha-blo.
Hablo.
Next we have español, the word for “Spanish”.
Here’s the whole sentence:
(slow) No ha-blo es-pa-ñol.
No hablo español.
To close out today's lessons, we’d like you to practice what you have just learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you’re responsible for shouting it out loud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so !buena suerte! which means “Good luck!” in Spanish.
“I don’t understand.”
(3 sec) No entiendo.
(slow) No en-ti-en-do.
No entiendo.
“I don’t understand Spanish”
(3 sec) No entiendo español.
(slow) No en-ti-en-do es-pa-ñol.
No entiendo español.
“I don’t speak Spanish”
(3 sec) No hablo español.
(slow) No ha-blo es-pa-ñol.
No hablo español.
Alright! That's going to do it for this lesson. Remember to stop by SpanishPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF lesson note. If you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment! Hasta luego.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What didn't you understand when you went to Mexico or to a Mexican restaurant?

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Hola Gloria,


Que bueno Gloria!

Estamos contentos de saber que te hemos podido ayudar en todo este nueva aventura de aprender español.


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

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Cuando me mudé a San Felipe, México, era difícil entender español. Pero con SpanishPod101, lo entiendo cada vez más.


When I moved to San Felipe, Mexico, it was difficult to understand Spanish. But with SpanishPod101, I understand it more and more.