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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 3: “Please” in Mexican Spanish
This lesson will help you take matters into your own hands! In this lesson, we’ll take a look at the word “please”, which will be very important when you need to ask for something.
In Spanish, “please” is:
Por favor.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) Por fa-vor.
Once more:
Por favor.
Let’s take a closer look at Por favor.
The first word is a preposition and is translated as “for”.
(slow) por.
Por.
The second word favor means "favor" or "kindness."
(slow) fa-vor.
Favor.
Let’s hear the expression again:
(slow) Por fa-vor.
Por favor.
If you want to be more formal, you can say:
Le ruego por favor!
In English, this phrase means “I beg you please”
(slow) Le ru-e-go por fa-vor.
Once more:
Le ruego por favor.
Le means “to you”
(slow) le
Le
Ruego is the verb “beg”
(slow) ru-e-go
Ruego
Once again, it is Le ruego por favor.
Le ruego por favor is the more formal expression of “please.”
When you want to ask for something specifically, say Esto, Por favor for "this, please” and Eso, Por favor for "that, please."
Esto means “this” and Eso is the word for “that”. These two words are gender neutral, so you don't have to worry about the gender for now. We'll get to that in later lessons.
Let’s break the phrases down and hear them one more time:
(slow) Es-to, por fa-vor.
Esto, por favor.
And
(slow) Eso, por fa-vor.
Eso, por favor.
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.
“Please”
(3 sec) Por favor.
(slow) Por fa-vor.
Por favor.
“I beg you please.”
(3 sec) Le ruego por favor.
(slow) Le ru-e-go por fa-vor.
Le ruego por favor.
"This please."
(3 sec) Esto, por favor.
(slow) Es-to, por fa-vor.
Esto, por favor.
"That please.”
(3 sec) Eso, por favor.
(slow) Eso, por fa-vor.
Eso, por favor.
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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Hola listeners! Leave your comments here! Por favor!

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Hola Christine,


Thank you for your suggestion.

Please let us know if you have any question.

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Christine
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Hola,

It would be nice to be able to have "por favor", as a vocabulary option.

Hasta,

Christine