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Jessi: Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 2: Where are you from? in Spanish (In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll master a common question for Spanish learners, and then learn how to answer it like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.)
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question Where are you from? In Spanish this is
Javier: ¿De dónde eres?
The first word in the question is
Javier: de
Jessi: meaning from in English.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) de
Jessi: Listen again and repeat.
Javier: de
{Pause}
Jessi: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Javier: donde
Jessi: meaning where.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) donde
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: donde
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Javier: de donde
{pause}
And next
Javier: eres
Jessi: meaning are.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) eres
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: eres
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Javier: de donde eres
{pause}
Jessi: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Where are you from??
Javier: Soy de Estados Unidos
Jessi: "I'm from the U.S.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Javier: (Slow) Soy de Estados Unidos
{pause}
Jessi: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Javier: soy
Jessi: meaning I am.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) soy
Jessi: Now repeat
Javier: soy
{Pause}
A: And after that
Javier: de
meaning from.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) de
A:Now repeat.
Javier: de
{Pause}
A: And after that
Javier: Estados Unidos
meaning the United States.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) Estados Unidos
A:Now repeat.
Javier: Estados Unidos
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, I'm from the U.S., and then repeat.
Javier: Soy de Estados Unidos
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace the U.S. with Spain.
Javier: España
Jessi: Spain
Javier: (slow) España (regular) España
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Spain
Javier: Soy de España
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the U.S.. Say I'm from Spain
{pause}
Javier: Soy de España
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace Spain with Japan.
Javier: Japón
Jessi: Japan
Javier: (slow) Japón (regular) Japón
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Japan
Javier: Soy de Japón
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Spain. Say I'm from Japan
{pause}
Javier: Soy de Japón
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace Japan with Italy.
Javier: Italia
Jessi: Italy
Javier: (slow) Italia (regular) Italia
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with Italy
Javier: Soy de Italia
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for Japan. Say I'm from Italy
{pause}
Javier: Soy de Italia
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Spain and someone asks you where you're from. You're from the U.S.. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿De dónde eres? (five seconds) Soy de Estados Unidos
Jessi: Now, imagine you're from Spain. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿De dónde eres? (five seconds) Soy de España
Jessi: Now, imagine you're from Japan. . Answer the speaker's question.
Javier: ¿De dónde eres? (five seconds) Soy de Japón
Jessi: Imagine you're from Italy. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿De dónde eres? (five seconds) Soy de Italia
Jessi: Now you want to ask that person where they're from. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Javier: ¿De dónde eres?
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 2

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