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Speaking Spanish for Beginners | Learn Spanish with Latin ELE

If you are a beginning Spanish student, you've come to the right place. In Speaking Spanish for Beginners, we teach you how to speak Spanish in a smooth and fun way. Our show is hosted by Spanish teachers from Latin America. Let's get started and speak Spanish!

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#4 - ¿De dónde eres? ¿Dónde vives? Talking about where you are from and where you live

In this episode, you will learn how to talk about where you are from and where you liveVerb "ser" = "to be"It is used to talk about nationality or city of origin of somebody/somethingConjugation of “ser” = yo soy (I am), tú eres (you are, informal), usted es (you are, formal), él es (he is), ella es (she is).You can use the nationality after “ser”. Ex: yo soy chileno. You can also mention the country, for that you need to add “from”, which is “de”. Ej: yo soy de Chile.Question “Where are you from?” = “¿De dónde eres (tú)?”Verb “vivir” = "to live"Conjugation of vivir = yo vivo (I live), tú vives (you live, informal), usted vive (you live, formal), él vive (he lives), ella vive (she lives).We add “en” after vivir to mention the country or city. Ej: yo vivo en Concepción.Question “Where do you live?” = ¿Dónde vives?Algunos Países y nacionalidadesEstados Unidos = adj. Estadounidense (for man/woman)Canadá = adj. Canadiense (for man/woman)Reino Unido = adj. Británico/a (changes depending on gender)Australia = adj. Australiano/a (changes depending on gender)Diálogo:Marco: ¡Hola! ¿Qué tal? ¿Cómo te llamas?Jessica: me llamo Jessica, ¿y tú?Marco: me llamo Marco, ¿de dónde eres?Jessica: soy de Medellín, Colombia.Marco: yo soy de Santiago, Chile. pero vivo en Concepción. ¿Dónde vives tú?Jessica: vivo en Concepción.____Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

16mins

29 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo 2020 (Win 2 Spanish Lessons Online)

Feliz navidad y próspero Año Nuevo. We hope you have a great time with your loved ones (seres queridos). This short message is just to say ¡Muchas gracias!Some news:  We will be back in the fist half of January. We are now going to enjoy the local celebrations in Chile! If you are an intermediate student, you can suscribe to our show called Latin ELE aprende español. Check it out!  And remember the "password" to participate to win 2 free lessons of Spanish as a gift from us. I gave the instructions on this special episode. Take care! Nos vemos prontoVisit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

1min

21 Dec 2019

Rank #2

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#3 - First Interactions in a More Formal Context

In this episode, we will look at how to introduce yourself in a formal way and also basic interaction in a formal setting. For this, keep in mind the formal greetings explained on episode one. We also explain the use of "usted", which means singular "you" in a formal context. Additionally, we study how to say  "pleased to meet you" , which is simply "encantado" (you say this if you are a man) or "encantada" (you say this if you are a woman) Diálogo:Ana: buenas tardes.Roberto: buenas tardes.Ana: me presento, soy Ana Jimenez. La madre de SofíaRoberto: encantado. Yo soy Roberto Ortega, el director de la escuelaAna. ¿cómo está usted?Roberto: bien, muchas gracias. ¿y usted?Ana: muy bien. Gracias.____Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

13mins

15 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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#13 – Mi Hogar 🏡

Learn Spanish with Latin ELE, Latin American podcast to learn Spanish. In this episode, you will learn vocabulary about your home and how to describe it. Places to live: la casa (house), el departamento (apartment), el estudio (studio apartment)Adjectives: grande (big), pequeño(a) (small), cómodo(a) (comfortable), acogedor(a) (cozy)Places in your home: las habitaciones (rooms), los dormitorios (bedrooms), la sala de estar (living room), el baño (the bathroom), la cocina (the kitchen), el balcón (balcony), el patio, el jardín (garden), las plantas (plants), el garaje (garage).Some items: el refrigerador (refrigerator), la mesa (table), las sillas (chairs), la cama (bed), la alfombra (rug), el microondas (microwave), el sillón (armchair), el televisor (TV), el computador (computer), la cafetera (coffee maker), el hervidor (the kettle). Basic sentences and questions: Vivo en un departamento, una casa, una mansión, etc. / tengo un refrigerador, un televisor, etc. / ¿Qué cosas tienes en tu hogar? (what things do you have at your place?). Dialogue: Marco: Hola Jessica, ¿cómo va todo?Jessica: Marco, todo bien. Gracias. ¿Y tú?Marco: Bien, un poco cansado.Jessica: ¿Por qué?Marco: Las labores del hogar: limpiar, cocinar, hacer la cama… Es mucho trabajo.Jessica: Sí, a veces es agotador. ¿Vives en una casa o un departamento?Marco: Vivo en un departamento pequeño, en el centro de la ciudad. Es cómodo. Tiene 2 habitaciones, una sala de estar grande y un balcón. Tengo todo lo básico: un televisor, un refrigerador, un sillón, una mesa y un microondas.Jessica: ¡Qué bien!Marco: Y tú, ¿vives en una casa o un departamento?Jessica: Vivo en una casa grande. Tiene un patio, un jardín con muchas plantas, y también un garaje.___Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

22mins

4 May 2020

Rank #4

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#11 - La Familia

Learn Spanish with Latin ELE's Speaking Spanish for Beginners:  Latin American podcast to learn Spanish. In this episode you will learn the names of relatives (parientes, not "relativos") in Spanish and also possesive adjectives.Family Members: padre (father), madre (mother), padres (parents), hijo (son), hija (daughter), hermano (brother), hermana (sister), abuelo (grandfather), abuela (grandmother), tío (uncle), tía (aunt), primos (cousins).Possesive adjectives: My: mi (singular), mis (plural)Your: tu (singular), tus (plural)His, Her: su (singular), sus (plural)Dialogue:Marco: Jessica, ¿cómo se llaman tus padres?Jessica: Mi padre se llama Javier y mi madre, Estela.Marco: ¿Y tus hermanas?Jessica: Mi hermana del medio se llama Sara y la menor se llama Angélica. Yo soy la mayor.Marco: ¿Tienes primos?Jessica: Sí, tengo un primo y una prima. No los veo mucho.Marco: ¿Y por qué? ¿Son antipáticos?Jessica: No, simplemente no tenemos una relación cercana._____Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

18mins

5 Apr 2020

Rank #5

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#10 - Physical Descriptions in Spanish (Descripción Física)

Learn Spanish with Latin ELE,  your Latinamerican Spanish podcast for beginners. In this episode we talk about physical descriptions in Spanish.Question to ask about physical description¿Cómo es él/ ella (físicamente)?”General appearanceBonito(a) = beautiful / atractivo(a) = attractive / lindo(a) = pretty / ni lindo ni feo = literally not pretty nor ugly / feo(a) =ugly, to make sound softer = feito/feitaHeightTall = alto(a) Ej: “Alfredo es alto”,  "Maria es alta" / Middle sized = de mediana estatura. Ej: Marta es de mediana estatura / Short = bajo(a) Ej: “Mario es bajo, "Pepa es baja"Color of skin (piel)blanco(a): white moreno(a): dark-skinned / negro(a): blackColor of hair (pelo)Negro = black /castaño =brown / rubio = blondeIf you dye your hair, we say in Spanish that person has “pelo teñido”Ej: Ella tiene el pelo teñido” / Gray hair = canas, Ej: Mi abuela tiene canasstraight hair = pelo liso / curly hair = pelo rizadoEye color (color de ojos)Ojos negros = black eyes / Ojos marrones (also cafés) = brown eyes / Ojos Azules = blue eyes / Ojos verdes = green eyesBodyDelgado(a) = thin / Gordo(a) = fatDiálogo:Jessica: Hola Marco, ¿cómo va todo?Marco: Bien y tú, ¿Qué tal?Jessica: todo bien, gracias. Acá en Facebook, viendo algunas fotos de mi familia.Marco: ¿Quién es el hombre alto de la foto?Jessica: Es mi tío Luis.Marco: su pelo es negro y liso. Y su piel blanca, se parece a ti.Jessica: Eso dice todo el mundo.Marco. ¿Y la mujer rubia?Jessica: Es mi madre. En realidad, ella tiene canas, pero su pelo está teñido en la foto.Marco: ¿Y la mujer que tiene el pelo rizado?Jessica: ¿Cuál? Hay dosMarco: La mujer baja.Jessica: Ah, ella es una amiga de la familia. Se llama Loreto.Marco: ¿Y el hombre moreno que está a su lado?Jessica: él es su novio, se llama Carlos.______Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

20mins

23 Mar 2020

Rank #6

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#9 - Describing People’s personality (Describir Personalidad)

Learn Spanish with Latin ELE. Your Latinamerican Spanish podcast for beginners. In this episode you will learn how to describe people's personality.Contents:  For describing somebody's personality, we use the verb "ser" + personality adjective.Adjectives to describe people (most of them with their opposite): Simpático(a) = Nice, Pleasant /Antipático(a) = ObnoxiousAgradable = Likeable / Desagradable =UnpleasantAlegre = Cheerful  / Triste = SadGeneroso(a) =  Generous  / Tacaño(a)=  CheapExtrovertido(a)=  Extrovert / Introvertido(a) = IntrovertGruñón(a) =  GrumpyTrabajador = Hardworking) / Perezoso (a) = LazyAmigable = Friendly/ Antipatico = UnfriendlyResponsable=Responsible / Irresponsable = IrresponsiblePuntual = Punctual/ Impuntual = unpunctualRelajado(a) = Easy-goingSerio(a) = SeriousDetallista = Detail-oriented person.Modesto (a) = Modest / Egocentrico(a) = EgocentricCortés = Polite / Descortés = ImpoliteListo(a) = Smart  / Bobo(a) = SillyExamples on Episode: 1) Mi amigo Gabriel es responsable, trabajador y muy detallista.2) Mi amigo Miguel es simpático y extrovertido, pero también es un poco tacañoIf you don't know the person very well, but want to express your impressions, you can use the verb "parecer"Example: Adam parece antipático, egocéntrico e impuntualDialogue:Marco: Jessica, ¿cómo estás?Jessica: Bien, ¿y tú?Marco: Muy bien, gracias. ¿Cómo está tu hermana?Jessica: Ella está bien.Marco: ¿Cómo es ella? No la conozco bien.Jessica: Ella es simpática, extrovertida y alegre.Marco: esa es mi impresión.Jessica: ¿y tu hermano? ¿Cómo es él?Marco: Mi hermano es un bobo. Es perezoso, antipático y descortés. Creo que es la edad, tiene 15 años.Homework: Describe two of your best friends using the vocabulary of this lesson. Post it on our  Facebook Group "Aprende español - Latin ELE" so we can review it and discuss with other members. You can write "tarea 1" + your text.______Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleSubscribe to our newsletter: http://eepurl.com/htJFlfFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

15mins

9 Mar 2020

Rank #7

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#7- Regular Verbs in Present Tense

In this episode, you will learn about regular verbs in the present tense. This is important to describe daily activities and engage in your first interactions with native Spanish speakers. In Spanish, there are three endings for verbs: -ar (i.e.:"trabajar), -er (i.e.: "comer"), and -ir (i.e.: "vivir")When you conjugate any regular verbs, you remove the ending -ar, -er, ir and add the conjugation that matches the subject. Here is how regular verbs are conjugated in the present tense. Verb conjugation (ar, er, ir)Trabajar : yo trabajo (I work), tú trabajas (you work, informal), él trabaja (he works), ella trabaja (she works), usted trabaja (you work, formal), nosotros trabajamos (we work, for group of only men, or men and women mixed), nosotras trabajamos (only when in "we" there are only women), ustedes trabajan (you work, plural form), ellos trabajan (they work, only men or group of men and women mixed), ellas trabajan (when in "they" there are only women).So as you can see él/ella/usted have the same conjugation. The same is true for nosotros/nosotras and ellos/ellas. Keep this in mind as this happens with these pronouns in any tense.Aprender: yo aprendo, tú aprendes, él/ella/usted aprende, nosotros(as) aprendemos, ustedes aprenden, ellos(as) aprenden.Vivir: yo vivo, tú vives, él/ella/usted vive, nosotros(as) vivimos, ustedes viven, ellos(as) viven. Verbs used in the practice section (section with the bell, at the end): estudiar, comer, recibir. __Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

13mins

9 Feb 2020

Rank #8

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#8 - Irregular Verbs in Present Tense

Learn Spanish with Latin ELE's Speaking Spanish for Beginners.In this episode, we talk about irregular verbs in Spanish. They are called irregular because, unlike regular verbs, they do not follow the same predictable patterns. That's why the change that applies to these verbs must be learnt by frequent exposure to Spanish. That's why practicing very often is key to mastering irregular verbs. Another additional difficulty is that one verb might be irregular in one tense, but not necessarily in another one. So keep this in mind as you move forward with Spanish. With time you will develop a "sense" as to when one verb just doesn't sound right. That will come with time. Instead of just memorizing long list of irregular verbs, we would advice you to select a few common ones and create meaning sentences, that way your brain can make clear connections with what is being learnt. Examples of some frequent irregular verbs (present tense)Ser (to be, description): yo soy, tú eres. él/ella/usted es, nosotros somos, ustedes son, ellos son. Estar (to be, location): yo estoy, tú estás, él/ella/usted está, nosotros estamos, ustedes están, ellos están. Jugar (to play): yo juego, tú juegas, él/ella/usted juega, nosotros jugamos, ustedes juegan, ellos juegan.Tener (to have): yo tengo, tú tienes, él/ella/usted tiene, nosotros tenemos, ustedes tienen, ellos tienen. Dormir (to sleep): yo duermo, tú duermes, él/ella/usted duerme, nosotros dormimos, ustedes duermen, ellos duermen. _____Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

17mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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#12 – Hobbies and Things You Like in Spanish (verb "gustar")

Learn Spanish with Latin ELE, Latin American podcast to learn Spanish in a fun way.To talk about things we like, we use the verb “gustar”. This verb in Spanish places emphasis on the activity or object that is enjoyed (not the person who likes the action).Let’s have a look at an example to understand this idea. In English the verb “to like” is “egocentric” (it focuses on the subject who performs the action), that is why when you say “I like chocolate” the stress is on “I”. However, Spanish would place emphasis on the object: the “chocolate” becomes the subject in Spanish. And thus we have “me gusta el chocolate” which would literally be “Chocolate is pleasant to me” (or if we want to follow the exact order of Spanish = to me pleasant is chocolate).“Gustar” with singular noun:Me, te, le, etc. + gusta + singular noun = me gusta el chocolate“Gustar” with plural noun:Me, te, le, etc. + gustan + plural noun = me gustan los deportes“Gustar” with verbMe, te, le, etc. + gusta + infinitive verb = me gusta hacer deportesQuestions to ask about hobbies and things people like:¿Cuáles son tus pasatiempos? = What are some of your hobbies?¿Qué cosas te gustan? = What things do you like?Dialogue:Marco: Jessica, ¿cuáles son tus pasatiempos?Jessica: Me gusta pintar y jugar con mis gatos. ¡Es muy divertido! Y a ti, ¿qué cosas te gustan?Marco: Me gustan muchas cosas, me gusta ver películas. También me gustan los deportes, especialmente el fútbol.Jessica: A mí no, el fútbol es aburrido.Marco: También me gusta salir a comer. Me gustan mucho los restaurantes de comida peruana.Jessica: Mmm, a mí también. La comida peruana es deliciosa.___Visit our website: www.latinele.comContact email: latinele@latinele.comSend us a voice message: https://www.speakpipe.com/latineleFollow us on:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/latinele.learnspanish/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latinelepodcast/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LatinEleYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/latineleSupport us:To support our show, visit https://www.latinele.com/donacionesPatreon: https://www.patreon.com/latinele

16mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #10