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Don't be late! How to ask the time in Spanish.

This table and video give a good introduction to telling time in spanish. We also made a funny skit for your to enjoy. Vámenos! Learn!


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This is a video on how to ask the time!!!!
Here is video of a girl running late to class, and how she asked for the time.
https://docs.google.com/a/scienceleadership.org/file/d/0ByT8dm1rg27rdDZSZVNJUXd3aVE/edit?pli=1
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Que Hora Es?

Our lesson will be on time, and how to ask the time.
: Que hora es?
:la hora?
:Son las...
: Es la...
: Con permiso, que hora es?
: Si son las...

English
: What time is it
: The time?
: Its the...
:The time is...
Excuse me, what time is it?
:Yes its the...
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Courtesy Phrases!

-Don't know how to say your pleases and thank yous in spanish? Than this is the blog post for you!

 -What you need to know about courtesy phrases are the basic word phases, and I can teach you!

*Before You Start you need to know that Spanish has three different words for the phrase "excuse       me".

  Disculpe- said to get someones attention
  Perdon- said when you bump into someone  
  Con Permiso- said to excuse yourself from a rude gesture (pass gass, burp, etc.)
  Gracias- thank you
  Por Favor- please
  y usted- and you (formal)
  igualmente- likewise 

Also you should check out this awesome movie at zimmertwins.com. It's about using the word disculpe to get someones attention.

http://www.zimmertwins.com/node/1317769
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This is a video about conversation using courtesy phrases to catch up with an old freind.
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3_R0dyaVKqUSnlhMzJYRmhhODQ

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¡Es Mejor Ser Amable!

We are teaching the courtesy phrases like thanks, excuse me, and please. What you need to know is ......

- How to say sorry (¡Perdon¡)
- How to say excuse me (¡Con Permiso!)
- How to say attention (¡Disculpe!)
- How to say thank you (Gracis, ¡Muchas Gracis!, My amble gracis)
- How to say your welcome (De nada, Por nada, No hay de qué)
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Tú vs. Ud.? Don't Disrespect!

When talking to a teacher, you are polite and respectful. When you are talking to a friend or peer you are more causal with your language. This lesson is all about how to use the correct formal language when speaking to someone with respect, and how to speak more casually to a friend.
Click here to study your vocabulary!


Here's a video showing you how to respectfully talk to a teacher.
Notice how the student is being very polite and using formal language.
The student and teacher are having a basic conversation.

Click here for the video!
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Don't Be a Stranger! Learn basic conversation questions and responses!

Learn to start a conversation, and gain amigos! By learning these few phrases, you will be able to start AND continue a conversation in spanish! 

Click here to learn phrases and vocabulary!

Here is a video showing you how to put what you learned into action!

*A student just transferred to SLA, and you want to be able to make friends with her.
*Using the phrases you have just learned, you approach her and strike up a conversation
 

Click here to view the video.
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How to say and ask the time in spanish

How to say and ask the time in spanish



First you will need to know the numbers 1-59:


uno=1                       dieciseis=16                treinta y uno=31

dos=2                       diecisiete=17               treinta y dos=32    

tres=3                       dieciocho=18               treinta y tres=33 

cuatro=4                   diecinueve=19             treinta y cuatro=34

cinco=5                     veinte=20                    treinta y cinco=35   

seis=6                       veinteuno=21              treinta y seis=36

siete=7                      veintedós=22              treinta y siete=37

ocho=8                      veintetrés=23              treinta y ocho=38

nueve=9                    veintecuatro=24          treinta y nueve=39

diez=10                     veintecinco=25            cuarenta=40

once=11                    veinteseis=26              cuarenta y uno=41

doce=12                    veintesiete=27             cuarenta y dos=42

trece=13                    veinteocho=28             cuarenta y tres=43

catorce=14                veintenueve=29            cuarenta y cuatro=44

quince=15                 treinta=30                      cuarenta y cinco=45



cuarenta y seis=46

cuarenta y siete=47

cuarenta y ocho=48

cuarenta y nueve=49

cincuenta=50

cincuenta y uno=51

cincuenta y dos=52

cincuenta y tres=53

cincuenta y cuatro=54

cincuenta y cinco=55

cincuenta y seis=56

cincuenta y siete=57

cincuenta y ocho=58

cincuenta y nueve=59






Next we will learn how to ask what time it is:

¿Qué hora es?

¿Qué hora son?

¿Qué hora tiene(s)?

All of these mean the same thing, “What time is it?”


So to begin saying the time you start off with:

Son las

This means “It is”

Then you say the time:

Son las cinco

This means “It is 2:00”

“Son las” applies for all numbers except one. To say its 1:00 you have to say:

Es la una

This also applies with saying 12:00 also:

12:00 AM is Es la medianoche(It’s midnight)

12:00 PM is Es la mediodia(It’s noon)



You can add “Y” after Son las cinco to say the exact minutes:


Son las cinco y treinta y cinco


This means ”It is 5:35”


Here are some simple time shortcuts:


Y cinco= :05

y cuarto= :15 (quarter after)

Menos cuarto= :45 (quarter of)

Y media= :30

Menos cinco= :55

en punto (on the dot)




You can also say “Menos” this will subtract time so you will have to say its 1 hour ahead when its really not an hour ahead, for example:


Son las seis menos cuarto


This is 5:45. You can use “menos” just like “y”


Lastly, we will learn to say the time of day:


de la mañana (in the morning)


de la tarde (in the afternoon)


de la noche (in the evening)


Heres a video of me trying to find out what time my plane back to the U.S.A. from Puerto Rico



This is how you say and ask the time in spanish. I hope you enjoyed this lesson.
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¡Hola, guapa! Meses y feches

One of the first things you need to know about the months and dates of the year is how to say the months and their spelling. *Note: that the months in Spanish are not capitalized!* The months of the year in Spanish is as follows:
 Lesson 1: Months (Meses)
*click "Meses" for a link to the months in Spanish*

English: Spanish
January: enero
Feburary: febrero
March: marzo
April: abril
May: mayo
June: junio
July: julio
August: augosto
September: septiembre
October: octubre
November: noviembre
December: diciembre

Lesson 2: Numbers in Spanish
You need to know how to say the numbers in Spanish to say and know what the date is. The following are the numbers 1-10 in Spanish and then 20 and 30.

1. uno
2. dos
3. tres
4. cuatro
5. cinco
6. seis
7. siete
8. ocho
9. nueve
10. diez
20. veinte
30. treinta

Lesson 3: Dates of the Year
In Spanish and many other countries you write the number of the day before you write the month.
To ask the date you would say, "¿Cuàl es la feche de hoy?" 
Also not that to say the date you say, "Es el (numero) de (meses)"
 
The following are some important dates of the year:
Spanish: English:
1-1 Es el uno de enero January 1st
5-5 Es el cinco de mayo May 5th
31-10 Es el treinta y uno de octubre October 31st
25-12 Es el veinticinco de diciembre December 25th
Video Introduction:

Here's a video showing Mia giving Caitlin a birthday present and Caitlin asking Mia when her birthday is.
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greeting in Spanish !


http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/13840886/spanish-greeting


This movie not only do it explain how to greet but it also teach you how to ask for somebody number. This story is mostly about a boy trying to get a girl number. The flashcard explain what you need to know too. Here are some things that will help you understand more 
http://quizlet.com/15590279/things-you-need-to-know-to-get-someone-number-and-or-greet-them-flash-cards/
http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/13840886/spanish-greeting http://quizlet.com/15590279/things-you-need-to-know-to-get-someone-number-and-or-greet-them-flash-cards/
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¡Hola, guapa! Alphabeto

Lesson 1: The first thing you need to know about the alphabet and the correct pronunciation and spelling is how to spell each letter. The following is the English version of the alphabet translated into the Spanish version.


Spanish
A


D

F

H

J
K
L
M
N
Ñ
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z

Lesson 2: The second thing you need to know about the Spanish alphabet is the pronunciation. Certain letters won't have an initial sound you think they might have. For example you spell the letter "h" as hache but in a word, you don't pronounce it.

English = Spanish:
A = ah
B = beh
C = ce
D = thay
E = eh
F = efay
G = hey
H = hache
I = e
J = hota
K = ka
L = eleh
M = emeh
N = eneh
Ñ = eñeh
O = oh
P = peh
Q = coo
R = ereh
S = eseh
T = teh
U = ooo
V = beh
W = doble beh
X = equis
Y = y griega
Z = seta
​Video Introduction:

Here's a video of Caitlin asking Jackie how to spell her last name, Middleswarth, so Caitlin can add her on Facebook.
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Manners Matter

                          Los Buenos Modales


English

Spanish

Thanks

Gracias

Thanks a lot

Muchas gracias

Thanks a million

Mil gracias

You’re welcome

De nada/ Por nada/No hay de qué

What was that?

¿Cómo?

Please

Por favor

Excuse me (If someone’s in your way)

Con permiso

Excuse me (to get someone’s attention)

Disculpe

Excuse me (if you bump into someone)

Perdón



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¡Hola! ¡Adiós! : Basic Spanish

​Explanation:

In order to properly greet someone in spanish you will need to know:
- the time of day
- to ask how are you and be able to respond


If you feel like knowing basic greetings is unimportant, you're wrong. Say you meet a spanish speaking person and they want to have a conversation with you. If you will end up like this poor girl . Now to avoid this awkward conversation here are a few things you will need to know


A few ways to greet someone:


¡Hola!Hello!
¡Buenos Días!Good morning !
¡Buenas tardes!Good afternoon!
¡Buenas noches!Good evening!

So now you know how to say hello in several different ways, the next thing you would usually ask a stranger is their name


How to ask for their name:


¿Cómo te llamas? (informal)What’s your name?
¿Cómo se llama?  (formal)What’s your name?    


How to respond if you are asked yours: 



Me llamo …..My name is
Yo soy ….My name is
Mi nombre es …. My name is
All of those responses mean the same thing "My name is" they are just different ways to say it. 



"How are you?" is another important part of a greeting.

A few ways to ask how are you:

¿Qué tal?How are you?
¿Cómo estás? (tu)How are you?
¿Cómo está? (ustd)How are you?


The difference between "Cómo estás" and "Cómo está" is that "Cómo estás" is  that "estás" is  ment to be said to friends, its more causal than "Cómo está" which is ment for elders and people who are respected. 


How to respond to being asked how are you:


Bien, graciasGood, thanks
Más o menosAlright
MalTerrible

Now you know how to say hello and how are you, but maybe you had to go home.

To say goodbye :


¡Adiós!Bye!
¡Hasta luego!See ya later!
¡Hasta pronto!See ya soon!
¡Hasta mañana See ya tomorrow!
¡Qué le vaya bien!Have a good one!

To ask and you:


¿Y tú?   (informal) And you?
¿Y Usted?   (formal)And you?

Again tu is speaking informally usted is used for more formal greetings 


Now that you know how to say basic spanish greetings lets see how that girl's situation would have went if she had know what you now know. 


Here is a video of someone seeing an old friend for the first time in years: 


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Mucho gusto: Conversational Spanish

Explanation 
 In order to properly have a conversation in spanish you will need to know
- how to respond to questions like where you live
- how to ask those questions
- how to say the numbers

The reason you need to know conversations spanish is, if you have to fill out an the beging of an interview for a new Puerto Rican business you will need to know the things listed above.

To ask some one where you live:

¿De dónde eres (tú)? (informal)Where are you from?
¿De  dónde es (usted)? (formal) Where are you from?

Both questions are asking where do you live, the difference is the first question is causal and the second is formal.

To respond to those questions:

Soy de …I live in
Soy de … pero vivo en ….I’m from but I live in

Another thing you may need to know is how to say the numbers, so orally handing out your phone number wont be a problem

Numbers:


unoone
dostwo
tresthree
cuartofour
cincofive
siessix
sieteseven
ochoeight
nuevenine

If some one asks you for your phone number they might say:

¿Cuál es tu número de teléfono?What’s your phone number?
¿Cuál es su número de teléfono?What’s your phone number?

The first question is ment to be said informally to friends, the second is ment to be said towards more formal conversations.  
And to reply you say:

Es el ***-***-****


To thank your interviewer you should say:


GraciasThanks
Muchas graciasThanks a lot
Mil gracias Thanks a milion
Now you know how to speak conversational spanish lets see how a successful interview would go

Here is a video of two people meeting at a party and exchanging information: 




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The Days, Months, and Seasons

Days, Months, and Seasons


English

Spanish

Monday

lunes

Tuesday

martes

Wednesday

miércoles

Thursday

jueve

Friday

viernes

Saturday

sábado

Sunday

domingo

January

enero

February

febrero

March

marzo

April

abril

May

mayo

June

junio

July

julio

August

agosto

September

septiembre

October

octubre

November

noviembre

December

deciembre

Summer

el verano

Fall

el oto´no

Winter

el invierno

Spring

la primavera

the week/the month/school

la semana/el mes/escuela



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De Dónde eres tú?

Where are you From?

English

Spanish

Where are you from?

¿De dómde eres (tú)?

¿De dónde es (Ud.)?

I’m from

Soy de

But I live in

pero vivo en

Hi

¡Hola!

Philadelphia

Filadelphia

And you

¿Y tú?

Me too

Yo tambien


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Months and Dates


Month

Mes

January

enero

February

febrero

March

marzo

April

abril

May

mayo

June

junio

July

julio

August

agosto

September

septiembre

October

octubre

November

noviembre

 
¿Cuándo es tu cumpleaños? - When is your birthday?

Ex: Es el doce de mayo. - May 12th.

6/11 - es el sies de noviembre. (November 6th)
2/12 - es el dos de diciembre (December 2nd) 
3/9 - es el tres de septiembre (September 3rd)
30/3 - es el treinta de marzo. (March 30th)

¿Qué día es hoy? - What day is today?
hoy es... - today is...
Here is a video of a real life situation having to do with Months and Dates in Spanish.
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How's the Weather

How’s the weather?


English

Spanish

It’s warm

Hace  calor

It’s sunny

Hace sol

It’s windy

Hace viento

It’s humid

Está  húmedo

It’s raining/ It rains

Está lloviendo/llueve

It’s snowing/ It snows

Está nevando/nieva

partly

parcialmente

mostly

mayormente

What’s the weather like?

¿qué tiempo hace?

It’s cold

Hace frío

It’s nice a temperature.

Hace buen tiempo.

It’s a bad temperature

Hace mal Tiempo

It’s cloudy

Está nublado

very

bastante



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Ralph Ad

RALPH FOR LEADER!


Ralph is a big strong being. He's fit for leader because he had the courage to call everyone out together and the initiative to take charge. He is ALWAYS trying to look out for our best interests! He even thought about building a fire to save our own skins, who are we to not be greatful? He has taken it upon himself to bestow upon us the noise of the mighty shell and lead us to safety! He united us, made us shelter, and listened to us all. What does the bumbling idiot Jack do? He goes out for a measly little pig and half cooks it. And he let the fire go out! A ship passed and if Jack can't even do a simple thing like that then how can he be a leader? If it were up to him, We’d be dead! WE’d never get saved and it will come down to the point where he would kill us off one by one if he feels a threat, unlike loving and caring Ralph! He worries about our welbeing and will do his best to get us to safety if he is re-chosen for leader. He will never steer us wrong!



(The actual pamphlet is in a physical form)
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