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Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0096


I Am Allergic


Introduction

Not only do we learn how to say that we are allergic, but JP also tells us about all the things that we could be allergic to. Although Liliana finds it hard to believe. The keyword is alérgico – allergic.

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Audio Lesson


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Dialogue

hombre: Quiero el pastel de chocolate.
mujer: Está bien.
hombre: ¿El pastel tiene nueces?
mujer: No, no tiene.
hombre: ¿Segura? Porque soy alérgico.
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Dialogue with Translation

hombre: Quiero el pastel de chocolate.
(I) want the cake of chocolate
man: I want the chocolate cake.
mujer: Está bien.
(it) is well
woman: That's fine.
hombre: ¿El pastel tiene nueces?
the cake (it) has nuts
man: Does the cake have nuts?
mujer: No, no tiene.
no not (it) has
woman: No, it doesn't have any.
hombre: ¿Segura? Porque soy alérgico.
sure because (I) am allergic
man: Are you sure? Because I am allergic.
las nueces – the nuts
las zanahorias – the carrots
las manzanas – the apples

Vocabulary for Dialogue

el hombre noun (masculine) the man
la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
querer verb (infinitive) to want, to love
(yo) quiero verb (present tense) I want
el pastel noun (masculine) the cake
los pasteles noun (plural, masculine) the cakes
de preposition of
el chocolate noun (masculine) the chocolate
estar verb (infinitive) to be
(él/ella) está verb (present tense) he/she(/it) is
bien adverb well, good
tener verb (infinitive) to have
(él/ella) tiene verb (present tense) he/she(/it) has
la nuez noun (feminine) the nut
las nueces noun (plural, feminine) the nuts
no adverb no, not
seguro/segura adjective (m./f.) sure
porque conjunction because
ser verb (infinitive) to be
(yo) soy verb (present tense) I am
alérgico/alérgica adjective (m./f.) allergic
el pastel de tres leches – the three cream cake

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

la zanahoria noun (feminine) the carrot
las zanahorias noun (plural, feminine) the carrots
la manzana noun (feminine) the apple
las manzanas noun (plural, feminine) the apples
tres number three
la leche noun (feminine) the milk
las leches noun (plural, feminine) the milks
el pastel de tres leches phrase the three cream cake
suave adjective (m./f.) smooth, soft
el perdón noun (masculine) the pardon
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.

querer infinitive to want
(yo) quiero present tense I want
(tú) quieres you want (informal, singular)
(él/ella) quiere he/she(/it) wants
(usted) quiere you want (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) queremos we want (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) queréis you want (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) quieren they want (m./f.)
(ustedes) quieren you want (formal, plural)
 
estar infinitive to be
(yo) estoy present tense I am
(tú) estás you are (informal, singular)
(él/ella) está he/she(/it) is
(usted) está you are (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) estamos we are (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) estáis you are (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) están they are (m./f.)
(ustedes) están 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)
 
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)
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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.

Quiero el pastel de chocolate.

I want the chocolate cake.

Está bien.

That's fine.

¿El pastel tiene nueces?

Does the cake have nuts?

No, no tiene.

No, it doesn't have any.

¿Segura? Porque soy alérgico.

Are you sure? Because I am allergic.

Dialogue Recall

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

I want the chocolate cake.

Quiero el pastel de chocolate.

That's fine.

Está bien.

Does the cake have nuts?

¿El pastel tiene nueces?

No, it doesn't have any.

No, no tiene.

Are you sure? Because I am allergic.

¿Segura? Porque soy alérgico.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

I want the three cream cake.

Quiero el pastel de tres leches.

That's fine.

Está bien.

Does the cake have carrot?

¿El pastel tiene zanahoria?

No, it doesn't have any. It has apple.

No, no tiene. Tiene manzana.

No! I'm allergic to (= a) the apples.

¡No! Soy alérgico a las manzanas.

The apple cake has no apple.

El pastel de manzana no tiene manzana.

Are you sure? The apple cake has no apple?

¿Segura? ¿El pastel de manzana no tiene manzana?

It has no apple. The three cream cake has apple.

No tiene manzana. El pastel de tres leches tiene manzana.

Fine.

Bien.

Dialogue Recast

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

We want the chocolate cake.

Queremos el pastel de chocolate.

That's fine.

Está bien.

Does the cake have nuts?

¿El pastel tiene nueces?

No, it doesn't have any.

No, no tiene.

Are you sure? (masculine) Because I am allergic. (feminine)

¿Seguro? Porque soy alérgica.


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