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Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0066


Bottle of Water


Introduction

Ordering a bottle of water is one thing; making fun at the same time is something completely different. JP and Liliana tell us all about it — and more! The keywords are: gas – carbonation and botella – bottle.

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Audio Lesson


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Dialogue

mujer: ¿Qué le doy?
hombre: ¿Me da una botella de agua, por favor?
mujer: ¿Agua con gas o sin gas?
hombre: Sin gas porque me da gas.
mujer: Enseguida se la doy.
hombre: Gracias.
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Dialogue with Translation

mujer: ¿Qué le doy?
what (to) you (I) give
woman: What shall I give you?
hombre: ¿Me da una botella de agua, por favor?
(to) me (you) give a bottle of water please
man: Will you give me a bottle of water, please?
mujer: ¿Agua con gas o sin gas?
water with gas or without gas
woman: Carbonated water or non-carbonated water?
hombre: Sin gas porque me da gas.
without gas because (to) me (it) gives gas
man: Non-carbonated because it gives me gas.
mujer: Enseguida se la doy.
immediately (to) you it (I) give
woman: I'll give it to you right away.
hombre: Gracias.
thanks
man: Thank you.
una botella de agua sin gas – a bottle of non-carbonated water
el agua fría – the cold water

Vocabulary for Dialogue

la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
el hombre noun (masculine) the man
¿qué? interrogative pronoun what?
le indirect object pronoun (to) you (formal, singular)
dar verb (infinitive) to give
(yo) doy verb (present tense) I give
me indirect object pronoun (to) me
(usted) da verb (present tense) you give (formal, singular)
un/una article (m./f.) a
la botella noun (feminine) the bottle
de preposition of
el agua noun (feminine) the water
por favor phrase please
con preposition with
el gas noun (masculine) the gas, the carbonation
o conjunction or
sin preposition without
porque conjunction because
(él/ella) da verb (present tense) he/she(/it) gives
enseguida adverb immediately, right away
la direct object pronoun her(/it)
se la doy phrase I give her(/it) to you (formal, singular)
gracias phrase thanks

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

(tú) das verb (present tense) you give (informal, singular)
frío/fría adjective (m./f.) cold
el agua fría phrase the cold water
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.

dar infinitive to give
(yo) doy present tense I give
(tú) das you give (informal, singular)
(él/ella) da he/she(/it) gives
(usted) da you give (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) damos we give (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) dais you give (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) dan they give (m./f.)
(ustedes) dan you give (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)
 
me direct object pronoun me
te you (informal, singular)
lo/la him/her(/it)
lo/la you (formal, singular, m./f.)
nos us
os you (informal, plural)
los/las them (m./f.)
los/las you (formal, plural, m./f.)
 
me lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to me
te lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to you (informal, singular)
se lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to him/her(/it)
se lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to you (formal, singular)
nos lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to us
os lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to you (informal, plural)
se lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to them
se lo/la phrase him/her(/it) to you (formal, plural)
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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.

¿Qué le doy?

What shall I give you?

¿Me da una botella de agua, por favor?

Will you give me a bottle of water, please?

¿Agua con gas o sin gas?

Carbonated water or non-carbonated water?

Sin gas porque me da gas.

Non-carbonated because it gives me gas.

Enseguida se la doy.

I'll give it to you right away.

Gracias.

Thank you.

Dialogue Recall

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

What shall I give you?

¿Qué le doy?

Will you give me a bottle of water, please?

¿Me da una botella de agua, por favor?

Carbonated water or non-carbonated water?

¿Agua con gas o sin gas?

Non-carbonated because it gives me gas.

Sin gas porque me da gas.

I'll give it to you right away.

Enseguida se la doy.

Thank you.

Gracias.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

What shall I give you?

¿Qué le doy?

Will you give me a bottle, please?

¿Me da una botella, por favor?

¿A bottle? ¿A bottle of water or what?

¿Una botella? ¿Una botella de agua o qué?

Will you give me a bottle of gas, please?

¿Me da una botella de gas, por favor?

What? A bottle of carbonated water?

¿Qué? ¿Una botella de agua con gas?

Or a bottle of gas with water.

O una botella de gas con agua.

I'll give it to you right away.

Enseguida se la doy.

I give you the thanks. (= I thank you)

Le doy las gracias.

Dialogue Recast

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

What shall I give you? (informal)

¿Qué te doy?

Will you give me a bottle of water, please? (informal)

¿Me das una botella de agua, por favor?

Carbonated water or non-carbonated water?

¿Agua con gas o sin gas?

Non-carbonated because it gives me gas.

Sin gas porque me da gas.

I'll give it to you right away. (informal)

Enseguida te la doy.

Thank you.

Gracias.


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