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These lessons are based on SpanishPod newbie lessons for beginners without knowledge of Spanish. The teaching language is English; there are no prerequisites. The lessons can be studied in any order; thus, you are free to choose lessons according to your preferences. It is not necessary to study all lessons; however, it is very recommendable to review the lessons as often as possible.

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ID lesson title main topic grammar topic verb
A0001 Are you ready yet? leisure: getting ready imperative of esperar estar – to be
A0002 Birthday party leisure: asking to go out present tense of ir ir – to go
A0003 At the bar food: ordering a beer adjectives for m./f. nouns servir – to serve
A0004 She's not Mexican asking: for a name nationalities llamarse-to call oneself
A0005 Take a picture asking: for a favor titels: Señorita, Doña,... tomar – to take
A0006 How's it going? small talk: greetings compliments: guapa/-o alegrar – to delight
A0007 Where are you from? small talk: country of birth ser de – to be from ser – to be
A0008 How do you say ...? asking: for a translation pronunciation of d decir – to say
A0010 I'm hungry leisure: planning to go out querer + infinitive querer – to like
A0011 Call me small talk: saying good bye pronunciation of b and v ver – to see
A0013 Doing the laundry at home: searching hay; voy a + infinitive saber – to know
A0015 Table for two leisure: being seated usted form of verbs importar – to matter
A0016 I feel sick health: stomach ache pronunciation of h and o doler – to hurt
A0019 How do you spell beige? asking: a question impersonal se; spelling escribir – to write
A0021 I'm sleepy leisure: not going out phrases for good bye preferir – to prefer
A0023 Going to the market food: buying apples usted form of verbs dar – to give
A0027 The Neighbor small talk: neighborhood irregular verbs conocer – to know
A0030 Call back later small talk: phone calls pronunciation of ll llamar – to call
A0033 It's expensive in public: taboo subjects adjectives for m./f. nouns tener – to have
A0035 Is anyone in there? in public: in the bathroom poder + infinitive poder – to be able
A0037 The baby is sleeping at home: commanding pronunciation of g and d estar – to be
A0041 Cheers! leisure: toasting subject pronouns brindar – to toast
A0047 Coffee time food: drinking coffee pronunciation of o apetecer – to appetize
A0052 Smells good food: smelling cookies ser and estar oler – to smell
A0056 What time is the train? asking: for the time time of day salir – to leave
A0062 At the bank in public: banking commands with llenar prestar – to loan
A0066 Bottle of water food: ordering water article el for agua (fem.) dar – to give
A0072 Here is my card small talk: networking word ending -ción poder – to be able
A0076 Jet-lag health: jet-lag phrases to agree tener – to have
A0082 My name is... small talk: introducing ones. reflexive verbs llamarse-to call oneself
A0086 Are you single? small talk: in a relation? adjectives for m./f. nouns ser – to be
A0092 How old are you? asking: for one's age tener + number + años parecer – to seem
A0096 I am allergic health: allergies pronunciation of g querer – to want
A0102 Where is the restroom? asking: for the bathroom pronunciation of d estar – to be
A0106 Room service food: ordering a hamburger pronunciation of h llevar – to bring
A0112 What is your
telephone number?
asking: for a phone number phone numbers llamar – to call
A0116 Do you want a mint? health: bad breadth directness of Latinos oler – to smell
A0122 Telephone card asking: to buy something question for buying s.th. dar – to give
A0127 Flirting leisure: flirting gerund (ing-form) sonreír – to smile
A0131 I miss them health: homesickness pronunciation of ll extrañar – to miss
Last modified on 15 August 2011, at 17:10