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Jessi: Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 22: What's this? 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 What's this? In Spanish this is
Javier: ¿Qué es esto?
The first word in the question is
Javier: qué
Jessi: meaning what in English.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) qué
Jessi: Listen again and repeat.
Javier: qué
{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: es
Jessi: meaning is.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) es
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: es
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Javier: qué es
{pause}
And next
Javier: eso
Jessi: meaning that.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) eso
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: eso
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Javier: qué es eso
{pause}
Jessi: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question What's this??
Javier: És una cámara.
Jessi: "It's a camera.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Javier: (Slow) És una cámara.
{pause}
Jessi: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Javier: és
Jessi: meaning is.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) és
Jessi: Now repeat
Javier: és
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: una
meaning a.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) una
A:Now repeat.
Javier: una
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: cámara
meaning camera.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) cámara
A:Now repeat.
Javier: cámara
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, It's a camera., and then repeat.
Javier: És una cámara.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace a camera with a car.
Javier: un coche
Jessi: a car
Javier: (slow) un coche (regular) un coche
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with a car
Javier: És un coche.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace a camera. Say It's a car.
{pause}
Javier: És un coche.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace a car with a bike.
Javier: una bicicleta
Jessi: a bike
Javier: (slow) una bicicleta (regular) una bicicleta
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with a bike
Javier: És una bicicleta.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for a car. Say It's a bike.
{pause}
Javier: És una bicicleta.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace a bike with a book.
Javier: un libro
Jessi: a book
Javier: (slow) un libro (regular) un libro
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with a book
Javier: És un libro.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for a bike. Say It's a book.
{pause}
Javier: És un libro.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Spain and someone asks you what something is. It is (a) a camera. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Qué es esto? (five seconds) És una cámara.
Jessi: Now imagine that it's (a) a car Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Qué es esto? (five seconds) És un coche.
Jessi: Imagine that it's (a) a bike. . Answer the speaker's question.
Javier: ¿Qué es esto? (five seconds) És una bicicleta.
Jessi: Imagine that it's a book. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Qué es esto? (five seconds) És un libro.
Jessi: You want to ask someone what something is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Javier: ¿Qué es esto?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 22

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Luke,


This series doesn't have a separated dialogue track.

Thank you for your understanding.


Ofelia

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Luke
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There is no lesson dialogue for this lesson. ¿Dónde está?

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Hola Gloria,


Gracias por tu apoyo, siempre es bueno que los mismos estudiantes den su propio testimonio para ayudar a los demás estudiantes.


Gracias,

Carla

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Gloria
Tuesday at 2:01 pm
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In response to CJ,


When I learned Spanish in college many years ago, I wrote out phrases on flash cards and that is what helped me learn my Spanish vocabulary.


For example, my very first phrase was “Me gusta....” If I could learn Me gusta, I could add anything to the sentence such as “Me gusta leer.” “Me gusta leer libros.” “Me gusta leer un buen libro.” “Me gusta comer pizza.”


I hope this will give you some ideas to help you increase your learning.

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SpanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 4:56 pm
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Hi CJ,


Thank you for posting.

Unfortunately it's not still possible to add phrases directly to the FlashCards. But you can find a link in every Flashcard that say "View Sample Sentences".


I hope this helps!


If you have other questions, please let us know!

Thank you,

Ofelia

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CJ
Monday at 4:04 am
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Perhaps I'm missing it, but is there a place where I can put complete phrases on my flashcards? In this case, not broken down like... Qué . Then Es. Then Esto. But all in a single phrase to see and remember on the cards. Qué es Esto all together?


If not, can we make our own flashcards to learn the phrase as a whole?