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Jessi: Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 24: Have you been to Madrid? 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 Have you been to Madrid? In Spanish this is
Javier: ¿Has estado en Madrid?
The first word in the question is
Javier: has
Jessi: meaning have in English.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) has
Jessi: Listen again and repeat.
Javier: has
{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: estado
Jessi: meaning been.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) estado
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: estado
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 2 words of the question and repeat.
Javier: has estado
{pause}
And after that
Javier: en
Jessi: meaning in.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) en
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: en
{Pause}
Listen to the the first 3 words of the question and repeat.
Javier: has estado en
{pause}
And next
Javier: Madrid
Jessi: which is Madrid.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) Madrid
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: Madrid
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Javier: has estado en Madrid
{pause}
Jessi: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question Have you been to Madrid??
Javier: Si, he estado dos veces.
Jessi: "Yes, I've been twice.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Javier: (Slow) Si, he estado dos veces.
{pause}
To say "no", in a simple way, just say:
B: No, no he estado en Madrid
A: Which is like saying No, I haven't been to Madrid in English. Let's hear it slowly.
B: (Slowly) No, no he estado en Madrid
A: And one more time at normal speed:
B: No, no he estado en Madrid
Jessi: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Javier: sí
Jessi: meaning yes.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) sí
Jessi: Now repeat
Javier: sí
{Pause}
A: And after that
Javier: he
meaning have.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) he
A:Now repeat.
Javier: he
{Pause}
A: Next is
Javier: estado
meaning been.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) estado
A:Now repeat.
Javier: estado
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: dos
meaning two.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) dos
A:Now repeat.
Javier: dos
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: veces
meaning times.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) veces
A:Now repeat.
Javier: veces
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, Yes, I've been twice., and then repeat.
Javier: Si, he estado dos veces.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace twice with once.
Javier: una vez
Jessi: once
Javier: (slow) una vez (regular) una vez
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with once
Javier: Si, he estado una vez.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace twice. Say Yes, I've been once.
{pause}
Javier: Si, he estado una vez.
Jessi: To make another phrase, replace once with three times.
Javier: tres veces
Jessi: three times
Javier: (slow) tres veces (regular) tres veces
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with three times
Javier: Si, he estado tres veces.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for once. Say Yes, I've been three times.
{pause}
Javier: Si, he estado tres veces.
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace three times with many times.
Javier: muchas veces
Jessi: many times
Javier: (slow) muchas veces (regular) muchas veces
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with many times
Javier: Si, he estado muchas veces.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for three times. Say Yes, I've been many times.
{pause}
Javier: Si, he estado muchas veces.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Spain and someone a stranger asks you Have you been to Madrid?. You want to answer Yes, I've been twice.. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Has estado en Madrid? (five seconds) Si, he estado dos veces.
Jessi: Now you want to say Yes, I've been once. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Has estado en Madrid? (five seconds) Si, he estado una vez.
Jessi: You want to say Yes, I've been three times. Answer the speaker's question.
Javier: ¿Has estado en Madrid? (five seconds) Si, he estado tres veces.
Jessi: You want to answer Yes, I've been many times. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Has estado en Madrid? (five seconds) Si, he estado muchas veces.
Jessi: You want to ask someone if they have been to [place]. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Javier: ¿Has estado en Madrid?
{pause}
Jessi: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Javier: ¿Has estado en Madrid?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 24

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Hola Anirudh,


Asi es. Espero que muy pronto los cumplamos.

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Anirudh
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Hola,

Es muy interesante ?

Tenemos los mismos deseos ??

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Tuesday at 12:29 pm
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Hola Anirudh,


Gracias por compartir.

También me gustaría conocer Europa.

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Anirudh
Monday at 7:21 pm
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Buenos Dias ,


Me gustaria visitar los paises europeos como La España , Alemania, Francia , Italia, El Reino Unido y La Polonia.

¿Y Usted ? ¿A Donde quiere viajar usted??

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Hola Gloria,


Debes pensar en visitar España, así podrás escuchar y practicar otro tipo de acento.


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Gloria
Tuesday at 1:49 pm
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No, no he estado nunca en Madrid. Sin embargo, he estado en Sudamérica, Francia, Alemania, Italia, Canadá, y otros países.


(No, I have never been in Madrid. However, I've been in South America, France, Germany, Italy, Canada and other countries.)