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Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0015


Table for Two


Introduction

Let's be polite!—Does it matter? Well, yes. At least you should know the difference. JP and Liliana talk us through it by discussing how to be seated in a restaurant. The keyword is: reservación – reservation.

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Audio Lesson


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Dialogue

hombre: Mesa para dos, si es tan amable.
mujer: ¿Tiene reservación?
hombre: No, no tengo.
mujer: No importa. Síganme por favor.
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Dialogue with Translation

hombre: Mesa para dos, si es tan amable.
table for two if (you) are so kind
man: Table for two, if you'd be so kind.
mujer: ¿Tiene reservación?
(you) have reservation
woman: Do you have a reservation?
hombre: No, no tengo.
no not (I) have
man: No, I don't.
mujer: No importa. Síganme por favor.
not (it) matters (you) follow me please
woman: It doesn't matter. Follow me please.
seguir – to follow

Vocabulary for Dialogue

el hombre noun (masculine) the man
la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
la mesa noun (feminine) the table
para preposition for
dos number two
si conjunction if
ser verb (infinitive) to be
(usted) es verb (present tense) you are (formal, singular)
tan adverb so
amable adjective (m./f.) kind
tener verb (infinitive) to have
(usted) tiene verb (present tense) you have (formal, singular)
la reservación noun (feminine) the reservation
no adverb not, no
(yo) tengo verb (present tense) I have
importar verb (infinitive) to matter
(él/ella) importa verb (present tense) he/she(/it) matters
seguir verb (infinitive) to follow
¡(ustedes) sigan! verb (imperative) (you) follow! (formal, plural)
¡(ustedes) síganme! phrase (you) follow me! (formal, plural)
por favor phrase please

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

(tú) tienes verb (present tense) you have (informal, singular)
hasta luego phrase see you later
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More Vocabulary

This section includes grammatically related words. Some of them are required by the exercise Dialogue Recast.

ser infinitive to be
(yo) soy present tense I am
(tú) eres you are (informal, singular)
(él/ella) es he/she(/it) is
(usted) es you are (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) somos we are (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) sois you are (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) son they are (m./f.)
(ustedes) son you are (formal, plural)
 
tener infinitive to have
(yo) tengo present tense I have
(tú) tienes you have (informal, singular)
(él/ella) tiene he/she(/it) has
(usted) tiene you have (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) tenemos we have (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) tenéis you have (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) tienen they have (m./f.)
(ustedes) tienen you have (formal, plural)
 
importar infinitive to matter
(yo) importo present tense I matter
(tú) importas you matter (informal, singular)
(él/ella) importa he/she(/it) matters
(usted) importa you matter (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) importamos we matter (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) importáis you matter (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) importan they matter (m./f.)
(ustedes) importan you matter (formal, plural)
 
seguir infinitive to follow
¡(tú) sigue! imperative (you) follow! (informal, singular)
¡(usted) siga! (you) follow! (formal, singular)
¡(nosotros/-as) sigamos! (let's) follow! (m./f.)
¡(vosotros/-as) seguid! (you) follow! (informal, plural)
¡(ustedes) sigan! (you) follow! (formal, plural)
 
me indirect object pronoun (to) me
te (to) you (informal, singular)
le (to) him/her(/it)
le (to) you (formal, singular)
nos (to) us
os (to) you (informal, plural)
les (to) them
les (to) you (formal, plural)


    
uno 1
dos 2
tres 3
cuatro 4
cinco 5
seis 6
siete 7
ocho 8
nueve 9
diez 10
once 11
doce 12
trece 13
catorce 14
quince 15
dieciséis 16
diecisiete 17
dieciocho 18
diecinueve 19
veinte 20
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Exercises

Dialogue Translation

Translate from Spanish to English. Click each bar to check your answer. If possible, read the Spanish sentences aloud.

Mesa para dos, si es tan amable.

Table for two, if you'd be so kind.

¿Tiene reservación?

Do you have a reservation?

No, no tengo.

No, I don't.

No importa. Síganme por favor.

It doesn't matter. Follow me please.

Dialogue Recall

Now translate from English to Spanish. Remember to say the Spanish sentences aloud.

Table for two, if you are so kind.

Mesa para dos, si es tan amable.

Do you have a reservation?

¿Tiene reservación?

No, I don't.

No, no tengo.

It doesn't matter. Follow me please.

No importa. Síganme por favor.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

A table for two, please. I don't have a reservation.

Mesa para dos, por favor. No tengo reservación.

You don't have a reservation?

¿No tiene reservación?

No, I don't have. Does it matter?

No, no tengo. ¿Importa?

No, it doesn't matter.

No, no importa.

You are kind.

Es amable.

For two? Follow me, please.

¿Para dos? Síganme, por favor.

Dialogue Recast

This translation exercise requires some of the words from the More Vocabulary section.

Table for two, if you are so kind. (informal)

Mesa para dos, si eres tan amable.

Do you have a reservation? (informal)

¿Tienes reservación?

No, we don't.

No, no tenemos.

It doesn't matter. Follow me please. (informal, plural)

No importa. Seguidme por favor.


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