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Jessi: Top 25 Spanish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 25: How much is 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 How much is this? In Spanish this is
Javier: ¿Cuánto cuesta?
The first word in the question is
Javier: cuánto
Jessi: meaning how much in English.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) cuánto
Jessi: Listen again and repeat.
Javier: cuánto
{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: cuesta
Jessi: meaning cost.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) cuesta
Jessi: Now repeat.
Javier: cuesta
{Pause}
Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Javier: cuánto cuesta
{pause}
Jessi: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question How much is this??
Javier: Son 3 euros.
Jessi: "It's 3 euros.. Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Javier: (Slow) Son 3 euros.
{pause}
Jessi: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word:
Javier: son
Jessi: meaning are.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) son
Jessi: Now repeat
Javier: son
{Pause}
A: And after that
Javier: tres
meaning three.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) tres
A:Now repeat.
Javier: tres
{Pause}
A: And next
Javier: euros
meaning euros.
Javier: (Slow, by syllable) euros
A:Now repeat.
Javier: euros
{Pause}
Jessi: Listen to the speaker say, It's 3 euros., and then repeat.
Javier: Son 3 euros.
{pause}
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace 3 euros with 5 euros.
Javier: 5 euros
Jessi: 5 euros
Javier: (slow) 5 euros (regular) 5 euros
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 5 euros
Javier: Son 5 euros.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace 3 euros. Say It's 5 euros.
{pause}
Javier: Son 5 euros.
Jessi: To use a different phrase, replace 5 euros with 10 euros.
Javier: 10 euros
Jessi: 10 euros
Javier: (slow) 10 euros (regular) 10 euros
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 10 euros
Javier: 5 euros
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 5 euros. Say It's 10 euros.
{pause}
Javier: 5 euros
Jessi: To expand on the pattern, replace 10 euros with 50 euros.
Javier: 50 euros
Jessi: 50 euros
Javier: (slow) 50 euros (regular) 50 euros
Jessi: Listen to the phrase again, this time with 50 euros
Javier: Son 50 euros.
Jessi: It mostly stays the same. Simply replace the {lang} for 10 euros. Say It's 50 euros.
{pause}
Javier: Son 50 euros.
Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Spain and someone asks you how much something is. It is 3 euros. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cuánto cuesta? (five seconds) Son 3 euros.
Jessi: Now imagine it's 5 euros. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cuánto cuesta? (five seconds) Son 5 euros.
Jessi: Imagine it's 10 euros. Answer the speaker's question.
Javier: ¿Cuánto cuesta? (five seconds) 5 euros
Jessi: Now imagine it's 50 euros. Respond to the question.
Javier: ¿Cuánto cuesta? (five seconds) Son 50 euros.
Jessi: You want to learn how much something is. Ask the question
(5 seconds)
Javier: ¿Cuánto cuesta?
{pause}
Jessi: This is the end of Lesson 25

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Need to learn major Spanish numbers

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Not sure about this lesson. The answer to the writing question 5 euros was 5 euros? I wrote them out as words (cinco in this example) and got everything correct, but because I didn't write it out in number form--which wouldn't have taught me anything--I got those wrong. Perhaps writing it out as a word would teach us more than just rewriting what is already there? Otherwise, why bother? Just a thought.

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