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Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0106


Room Service


Introduction

This is the lesson for all the fans of room service! And the room service might be even better when you order in Spanish! The rest of us will learn how to order a hamburger, which can be pretty useful, too. The keyword is: servicio a la habitación – room service.

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Audio Lesson


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Dialogue

mujer: ¿Tiene servicio a la habitación?
hombre: Sí tenemos.
mujer: Quiero una hamburguesa.
hombre: Se la llevo en diez minutos.
mujer: Gracias.
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Dialogue with Translation

mujer: ¿Tiene servicio a la habitación?
(you) have service to the habitation
woman: Do you have room service?
hombre: tenemos.
yes (we) have
man: We do have it.
mujer: Quiero una hamburguesa.
(I) want a hamburger
woman: I want a hamburger.
hombre: Se la llevo en diez minutos.
(to) you her (= it) (I) bring in ten minutes
man: I bring it to you in 10 minutes.
mujer: Gracias.
Thanks.
woman: Thank you.
la habitación – the room
la hamburguesa – the hamburger
diez minutos – ten minues

Vocabulary for Dialogue

la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
el hombre noun (masculine) the man
tener verb (infinitive) to have
(usted) tiene verb (present tense) you have (formal, singular)
el servicio noun (masculine) the service
de preposition of
la habitación noun (feminine) the room
adverb yes, indeed
(nosotros/-as) tenemos verb (present tense) we have
querer verb (infinitive) to want
(yo) quiero verb (present tense) I want
un/una article (m./f.) a
la hamburguesa noun (feminine) the hamburger
le indirect object pronoun (to) you (formal, singular)
lo/la direct object pronoun him/her(/it)
se la phrase her(/it) to you (formal, singular)
se lo phrase him(/it) to you (formal, singular)
llevar verb (infinitive) to bring
(yo) llevo verb (present tense) I bring
en preposition in
diez number ten
el minuto noun (masculine) the minute
los minutos noun (plural, masculine) the minutes
gracias phrase thanks

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

el cuarto noun (masculine) the room
el servicio al cuarto phrase the room service
no adverb no, not
la hache noun (feminine) the letter h
mudo/muda adjective (m./f.) silent
el taco noun (masculine) the taco
los tacos noun (plural, masculine) the tacos
el tamal noun (masculine) the tamale
los tamales noun (plural, masculine) the tamales
el jalapeño noun (masculine) the jalapeño
los jalapeños noun (plural, masculine) the jalapeños
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More Vocabulary

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

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)
 
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)
 
llevar infinitive to bring
(yo) llevo present tense I bring
(tú) llevas you bring (informal, singular)
(él/ella) lleva he/she(/it) brings
(usted) lleva you bring (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) llevamos we bring (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) lleváis you bring (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) llevan they bring (m./f.)
(ustedes) llevan you bring (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)


    
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.

¿Tiene servicio a la habitación?

Do you have room service?

Sí tenemos.

We do have it.

Quiero una hamburguesa.

I want a hamburger.

Se la llevo en diez minutos.

I bring it to you in 10 minutes.

Gracias.

Thank you.

Dialogue Recall

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

Do you have room service?

¿Tiene servicio a la habitación?

We do have it.

Sí tenemos.

I want a hamburger.

Quiero una hamburguesa.

I bring it to you in 10 minutes.

Se la llevo en diez minutos.

Thank you.

Gracias.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

Do you have room service?

¿Tiene servicio a la habitación?

We do have it.

Sí tenemos.

I want a hamburger.

Quiero una hamburguesa.

We don't have hamburgers.

No tenemos hamburguesas.

Do you have jalapeños?

¿Tiene jalapeños?

No, we don't have jalapeños.

No, no tenemos jalapeños.

Tacos?

¿Tacos?

No, we don't have tacos.

No, no tenemos tacos.

I want room service!

¡Quiero servicio a la habitación!

I bring it to you in 10 minutes. Thank you.

Se lo llevo en diez minutos. Gracias.

Dialogue Recast

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

Do you have room service? (formal, plural)

¿Tienen servicio a la habitación?

We do have it.

Sí tenemos.

We want a hamburger.

Queremos una hamburguesa.

I bring it to you in 10 minutes. (formal, plural)

Se la llevo en diez minutos.

Thank you.

Gracias.


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