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Learning Spanish for Beginners Podcast - The Place to Learn Mexico ’s Conversational Spanish.

Learning Spanish for Beginners Podcast - The Place to Learn Mexico ’s Conversational Spanish.

Author: Jose Lira: Online Tutor to Learn Spanish for Beginners. Focused on Spanish from Mexico and Conversational Spanish.

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This series of free audio Spanish lessons focus on the basics and have been designed for beginners who want to get the fundamentals of the Spanish language, from the alphabet and numbers in Spanish, to frequently used grammar structures, while getting the building blocks required for using the language on everyday situations frequently faced by students and travelers.
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Shortcuts to talk about the Past in Spanish – Part 3 (Podcast) – LSFB 016
In this session we will learn a few additional shortcuts to talk about the past in Spanish by using the simplified conjugation structure of the present perfect tense.In Spanish, the conjugation of verbs in the present perfect is much simpler and predictable than the conjugation of verbs in preterite, and it can be used by beginners who want to learn how to express ideas about the past without having to learn several conjugations.Although preterite is often used in conversational Spanish to talk about things that happened before; the present perfect may also be used to express a similar idea.Additionally, it is easily understood by native speakers and most importantly, it is much easier to learn because it follows highly predictable patterns that make things much easier for beginners.Because of this, using conjugations in present perfect to talk about the past is an easier way for beginners who want to speak conversational Spanish quickly.Download your PDF TranscriptAt the beginning of this post, you will find an audio player you can use to listen to the episode, and you can download a PDF Transcript right here:This is the link you can use to get your transcript (right click and "Save" or "Download"): PDF TranscriptWant a Quickstart Guide to talk about the Past?Here's a quick guide to talk about the past in Spanish without having to struggle with the preterite conjugations.To access the complete guide with shortcuts to talk about the past easily you can visit this page: Quick Guide to Talk about the Past
LSFB Podcast 010 – Practice 5 Important Verbs in Spanish
This is Podcast 10, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines.In this audio lesson we will practice 5 Important Verbs in Spanish.You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines: Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here Podcast Transcript (Text Version): Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish. Today we will practice five important verbs in Spanish.  Let's begin with a few examples of the verb “ser”, which means “to be”, and it is used to talk about permanent or essential characteristics of something. Let's look at the examples, feel free to repeat after each sentence. I am a man – Yo soy un hombreI am a woman – Yo soy una mujerI am Mexican – Yo soy mexicanoI am American – Yo soy americanoI am intelligent – Yo soy inteligenteYou are interesting – Tú eres interesanteYou are pretty – Tú eres bonitaHe is tall – Él es altoHe is thin – Él es delgadoShe is independent – Ella es independiente  Now, let's look at the verb “estar”. It also means “to be” but it is used to talk about temporary or nonessential characteristics of something. Let's look at a few examples, feel free to repeat after each sentence. I am tired – Yo estoy cansadoI am happy – Yo estoy contentoI am angry – Yo estoy enojadoI am at school – Yo estoy en la escuelaI am in France – Yo estoy en FranciaI am thinking – Yo estoy pensandoYou are at the office – Tú estás en la oficinaYou are at work – Tú estás en el trabajoHe is with his friend – Él está con su amigoShe is at church – Ella está en la iglesia  Next, we will take a look at “tener”, a verb that means “to have” in the sense of owning or possessing something. Now, let's look at a few examples. Feel free to repeat after each sentence. I have a pencil – Yo tengo un lápizI have a notebook – Yo tengo un cuadernoI have good friends – Yo tengo buenos amigosI have a dog – Yo tengo un perroI have money – Yo tengo dineroYou have a bicycle – Yo tengo una bicicletaYou have a shirt – Yo tengo una camisaHe has problems – Él tiene problemasShe has to solutions – Ella tiene solucionesShe has jewels – Ella tiene joyas  The next verb is “haber”, which also means “to have”. It is often used as an auxiliary, also to say “there is” or “there are”, and sometimes to express the need to do something. Let's look at a few examples: I have met the president – Yo he conocido al presidenteI have traveled a lot – Yo he viajado muchoI have decided to go to the movies – Yo he decidido ir al cineI have talked to her – Yo he hablado con ellaI have seen the movie – Yo he visto la películaYou have found the keys – Tú has encontrado las llavesHe has eaten a lot – Él ha comido muchoShe has slept three hours – Ella ha dormido tres horasThere is a need to clean the car – Hay que limpiar el carroThere are two bicycles in the backyard – Hay dos bicicletas al patio  The last verb of today is “querer”, a verb that means “to want”. Let's review a few examples, feel free to repeat after each sentence. I want water – Yo quiero aguaI want food – Yo quiero comidaI want to go to dinner – Yo quiero ir a cenarI want to walk in the park – Yo quiero caminar en el parqueI want to be there – Yo quiero estar ahíYou want more money – Tú quieres más dineroYou want to travel more – Tú quieres viajar másHe wants to meet you – Él quiere conocerteHe wants beer – Él quiere cervezaShe wants a cat – Ella quiere un gato That’s all for today.To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com   See you next time, hasta la próxima.
LSFB Podcast 009 – Learn 5 Important verbs in Spanish
This is Podcast 9, you can listen to it using the player shown above these lines.In this audio lesson we will learn 5 Important verbs in Spanish.You can find the transcript of this lesson in the following lines: Downloadable PDF Transcript:  Download here Podcast Transcript (Text Version): Hi, welcome to Learning Spanish for Beginners, the place to learn Mexico’s conversational Spanish. Today we will review 5 important verbs in Spanish, as well as a few sentences that use them.  The first verb is “ser”, it means “to be” and it is used to refer to permanent or essential characteristics. For example,I am a man – Soy un hombre.I am intelligent – Soy inteligente.I am a human being – Soy un ser humano.  The second verb of today is “estar” which also means “to be”. It is used to refer to temporary or nonessential characteristics. For example,I am tired – Estoy cansadoI am at the office – Estoy en la oficinaI am happy – Estoy contento  The third verb of today is “tener”. It means “to have” in the sense of owning or possessing something. A few examples are,I have twenty dollars – tengo veinte dólaresI have a sister – Tengo una hermanaI have to go – Tengo que ir   As a note,“Tengo que + a verb in infinitive” is a useful phrase to talk about an obligation or a need to do something. For example, I have to eat more vegetables – Tengo que comer más vegetales  I have to talk to my teacher – Tengo que hablar con mi maestroI have to go to the bathroom – Tengo que ir al baño  The fourth verb we will look at is “haber”. This verbs is often used as an auxiliary in phrases like: I have found the keys – He encontrado las llaves Or something like:Have you looked for the keys? -  Has buscado las llaves? “Haber” is also commonly used in Spanish to say “there is” or “there are”. For example,There is no problem – No hay problemaor something like:There are many options – Hay muchas opciones Another common use of “haber”, is in phrases that have the structure:“Hay que” + “a verb in infinitive”This phrase is used to express the need to do something.  For example,Hay que comer – It is necessary to eatHay que trabajar – It is necesssry to work  It is easy to remember the verb “haber” because it looks very similar to the verb “to have” in English. All you have to do is change the letter “v” for a “b” and add the letter “r” at the end. So you go from “have” to “haber”.  The last verb of today is “querer”, which means “to want”, and in some contexts, it also means “to love”. Let’s look at a few examples, I want water – Yo quiero aguaI want food – Yo quiero comidaI love my family – Yo quiero a mi familia The verb “querer” +  “a verb in infinitive” are often used to express the desire or a need to do something as well. For example, I want to sleep – Quiero dormirI want to eat – Quiero comerI want to drink water – Quiero tomar aguaI want to drink beer – Quiero tomar cervezaI want to go home – Quiero ir a casaI want to go to my hotel – Quiero ir a mi hotel  That’s all for today. To learn more Spanish and to access a downloadable text version of this audio, you can visit the Podcast section at LearningSpanishForBeginners.com See you next time, hasta la próxima.
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Shelley Beth

The speaker is going too fast. I'll find something else to learn Spanish..

Jun 5th
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thunder lei

It is great one, even come with transcript

Jan 27th
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Christopher Michael

slow down

Jan 25th
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Mark Anthony Geneva

I'll give it a try 🤠

Jan 18th
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