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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 23: Using the Internet in Mexico
In this lesson you’ll learn about a place crucial to your travels in this modern age: the Internet café! Normally, you find Internet cafés in the big main cities. In hotels and cafés, Wi-Fi is usually part of the service. And in that case, you may need a password so you can connect. You could ask “Excuse me, what is the password to use the Internet?”
Disculpe, ¿Cuál es la clave para entrar a internet? is the question that will help you out.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Dis-cul-pe, ¿Cu-ál es la cla-ve pa-ra en-trar a in-ter-net?
Once more:
Disculpe, ¿Cuál es la clave para entrar a internet?
Disculpe is “Excuse me.”
Cuál means “which” or “what”.
(slow) Cu-ál
Cuál
The word es, just like we mentioned in previous lessons, is a present form of the verb “to be”.
La clave means “the password”.
(slow) La cla-ve.
La clave.
The words para entrar mean literally “to enter”, but in this case mean “to connect”.
(slow) Pa-ra en-trar.
Para entrar.
The last words, a internet, mean “to the internet”.
(slow) A in-ter-net.
A internet.
If you don’t carry your laptop around, you will probably use an internet café. In Mexico, it’s called Café internet or Cibercafé.
You will need to ask at the reception counter how much the connection costs per hour.
“Excuse me, how much does it cost to use Internet for one hour?”
Disculpe, ¿Cuánto cuesta una hora de internet?
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Dis-cul-pe, ¿Cu-án-to cu-es-ta una ho-ra de in-ter-net?
Once more:
Disculpe, ¿Cuánto cuesta una hora de internet?
Cuánto means “how much”.
Cuesta is a present form of the verb that means “to cost”.
Una hora is translated as “one hour”.
(slow) Una ho-ra.
Una hora.
And at the end, we have the two words De internet which are translated as “of internet”.
(slow) De in-ter-net.
De internet.
“Excuse me, how much does it cost to use Internet for one hour?”
Disculpe, ¿Cuánto cuesta una hora de internet?
The answer will probably sound something like this:
Diez pesos por una hora.
“Ten pesos for one hour."
(slow) Di-ez pe-sos por u-na ho-ra.
Diez pesos por una hora.
Diez pesos means “ten pesos”. Por means “for”, and una hora means “one hour”.
Again, that’s:
Diez pesos por una hora.
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.
“Excuse me, what is the password to use the Internet?” - Disculpe, ¿Cuál es la clave para entrar a Internet?
“Excuse me, how much does it cost to use Internet for one hour?” - Disculpe, ¿Cuánto cuesta una hora de Internet?
“Ten pesos for one hour.” - Diez pesos por una hora.
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 06:30 PM
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Do you go to the cybercafe when you are on vacations?

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Tuesday at 04:11 PM
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Hola Lola,


Thank you for your comment and feedback.

We have updated that vocabulary word (added additional information). The quiz question should be clear now.

Let us know if you have any question.


Hasta pronto,

Laura

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Tuesday at 12:47 PM
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Hola Goo,


Thank you for your comment.

"costar" is the verb and "cuesta" is a noun.

One of the verb conjugations of "costar" is "cuesta" - the third person present indicative.

Sigamos practicando.


Saludos,

Carla

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goo
Saturday at 06:42 AM
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cuesta(Mexican) to cost

Eso cuesta muy caro.

"That cost too much


The word cuesta means hill or slope a cuesta on one's back


Costar is the verb that makes cuesta

October 21 2017

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Tuesday at 11:45 AM
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Hola Gloria,


Gracias por compartir.

Es cierto, aveces no es necesario ir a cybercafe.


Saludos,

Carla

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Gloria
Saturday at 01:53 PM
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Hola Carla,


No, no visito los cafés. Generalmente cuando estoy de vacaciones, no uso la computadora. Sin embargo, uso la computadora de mi hermana, que vive en el estado de California, cuando yo estoy en su casa.

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Saturday at 11:14 AM
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Hola Gloria,


Pero cuando estas de vacaciones, visitas los cafes?


Saludos,

Carla

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Gloria
Tuesday at 05:19 PM
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Tengo mi propia computadora en casa.


I have my own computer at home.

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Thursday at 12:17 PM
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Hi soha,


Thank you for posting!


It should be: "por una hora." meaning "for one hour".

In Spanish the word "for", can be translated as: por or para.

You use para when you say for example: "para mi." - "for me."

Please, check these lesson notes: https://www.spanishpod101.com/learningcenter/reference/grammar/180?

And let me know if you have questions.


Sincerely,

Laura

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soha
Friday at 10:36 PM
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hi


Please i have questionwywe said por una hora and did't say para una hora