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Spanish in a Minute!

El Patio Spanish Language School

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Spanish in a Minute!
Spanish in a Minute!

Spanish in a Minute!

El Patio Spanish Language School

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36
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Learn Spanish in one-minute sound bytes. A series of short, fun, audio lessons which start from zero, and follow a sequence that will help you build your language, step by step.

Latest Episodes

Episode 40: An Irregular Verb - Querer, To Want

Yo quiero, Tú quieres, Usted/él/ella quiere, Nosotros/nosotras queremos, Vosotros/vosotras queréis, Ustedes/ellos/ellas quieren, Note that some of the conjugations show a vowel change in the stem, from E to EI. This is called a stem-changing verb, and there are many like this. However they do follow a pattern, and are easy to get used to: The ones that change are those of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd persons singular, and the 3rd person plural. The 1st and 2nd persons plural remain untouched, and this is an important pattern to know for future verb conjugations! Look out for our ebook to help you learn - Spanish in a Suitcase - available in the iBookstore or through iTunes. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

1 MIN2011 NOV 15
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Episode 40: An Irregular Verb - Querer, To Want

Episode 39: Higher numbers

Treinta (30), Cuarenta (40), Cincuenta (50), Sesenta (60), Setenta (70), Ochenta (80), Noventa (90), Cien (100), Ciento uno (101), Ciento dos (102), Ciento tres (103), Ciento cuatro (104), Ciento cinco (105), Ciento seis (106), Ciento siete (107), Ciento ocho (108), Ciento nueve (109), Ciento diez (110), Ciento veinte (120), Ciento treinta (130), Ciento cuarenta (140), Ciento cincuenta (150), Ciento sesenta (160), Ciento setenta (170), Ciento ochenta (180), Ciento noventa (190), Doscientos (200)! Note that for numbers over 100 you don't need to use the word "and" between "cien" and the next number, as is done in English. Look out for our ebook - Spanish in a Suitcase. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

1 MIN2011 OCT 26
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Episode 39: Higher numbers

Episode 38: Daily routines

Primero, me levanto a las siete de la mañana. Luego, me ducho y me visto. Luego, desayuno un café y una tostada (desayunar = to breakfast). Después, voy al trabajo. Primero, luego y después. Look out for our ebook - Spanish in a Suitcase. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

1 MIN2011 SEP 29
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Episode 38: Daily routines

Episode 37: Reflexive verbs

Remember the verb LLAMARSE (me llamo, te llamas, se llama, nos llamamos, os llamáis, se llaman) - it can literally be translated as: I call myself, you call yourself, she calls herself, etc. When a reflexive verb is conjugated, the SE on the end of the infinitive is converted to the corresponding REFLEXIVE PRONOUN. LEVANTARSE: (yo) me levanto, (tú) te levantas, (usted/él/ella) se levanta, (nosotros/as) nos levantamos, (vosotros/as) os levantáis, (ustedes/ellos/ellas) se levantan. It's used for a lot of daily routine verbs, such as DUCHARSE (to have a shower), VESTIRSE (to get dressed), PEINARSE (to comb one's hair), ACOSTARSE (to go to bed).

1 MIN2011 SEP 5
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Episode 37: Reflexive verbs

Episode 36: This and That

Singulars: Este reloj (this watch), esta llave (this key), ese reloj (that watch), esa llave (that key). Plurals: Estos relojes (these watches), estas llaves (these keys), esos relojes (those watches), esas llaves (those keys). For singular items use: este, esta (this), ese, esa (that). For plural items use: estos, estas (these), esos, esas (these, those).

1 MIN2011 AUG 4
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Episode 36: This and That

Episode 35: The Alphabet

a, be, ce (2 versions), (che, in older dictionaries), de, e, efe, ge, hache, i, jota, ca, ele, (elle, in older dictionaries), eme, ene, eñe, o, pe, cu, erre, ese, te, u, uve, uve doble, equis, i griega, zeta (2 versions).

1 MIN2011 JUL 21
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Episode 35: The Alphabet

Episode 34: Numbers, from 41 to 50

Numbers between 41 - 50: Cuarenta, Cuarenta y uno, Cuarenta y dos, Cuarenta y tres, Cuarenta y cuatro, Cuarenta y cinco, Cuarenta y seis, Cuarenta y siete, Cuarenta y ocho, Cuarenta y nueve, Cincuenta

1 MIN2011 JUN 30
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Episode 34: Numbers, from 41 to 50

Episode 33: Describing what someone is like

To say what someone is like, we use the verb SER, with the adjective. Don't forget that the adjective must agree with the gender of the person you're talking about. For example: Soy alegre - I'm a happy person, Tú eres listo/a - you're clever, Usted es generoso/a - you are generous, Ella es divertida, él es divertido - she/he is fun, Nosotros/as somos impacientes - impatient, Vosotros/as sois simpáticos/as - nice, Ustedes son amables - kind, Ellos son tímidos/as - shy, Ellas son entusiastas - enthusiastic

1 MIN2011 JUN 14
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Episode 33: Describing what someone is like

Episode 32: Speaking about families

Mi madre, mi padre, mis padres, mi hija, mi hijo, mis hijos, mi tía, mi tío, mis tíos, mi abuela, mi abuelo, mis abuelos

1 MIN2011 MAY 25
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Episode 32: Speaking about families

Episode 31: Some polite expressions

When we want to interrupt someone: Perdone, or simply perdón. Please - por favor, Thank you / thank you very much - ¡gracias! / ¡muchas gracias! If you'd like to squeeze past somebody - con permiso. If someone wants to squeeze past you - ¡por supuesto! (of course!)

1 MIN2011 MAY 20
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Episode 31: Some polite expressions

Latest Episodes

Episode 40: An Irregular Verb - Querer, To Want

Yo quiero, Tú quieres, Usted/él/ella quiere, Nosotros/nosotras queremos, Vosotros/vosotras queréis, Ustedes/ellos/ellas quieren, Note that some of the conjugations show a vowel change in the stem, from E to EI. This is called a stem-changing verb, and there are many like this. However they do follow a pattern, and are easy to get used to: The ones that change are those of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd persons singular, and the 3rd person plural. The 1st and 2nd persons plural remain untouched, and this is an important pattern to know for future verb conjugations! Look out for our ebook to help you learn - Spanish in a Suitcase - available in the iBookstore or through iTunes. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

1 MIN2011 NOV 15
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Episode 40: An Irregular Verb - Querer, To Want

Episode 39: Higher numbers

Treinta (30), Cuarenta (40), Cincuenta (50), Sesenta (60), Setenta (70), Ochenta (80), Noventa (90), Cien (100), Ciento uno (101), Ciento dos (102), Ciento tres (103), Ciento cuatro (104), Ciento cinco (105), Ciento seis (106), Ciento siete (107), Ciento ocho (108), Ciento nueve (109), Ciento diez (110), Ciento veinte (120), Ciento treinta (130), Ciento cuarenta (140), Ciento cincuenta (150), Ciento sesenta (160), Ciento setenta (170), Ciento ochenta (180), Ciento noventa (190), Doscientos (200)! Note that for numbers over 100 you don't need to use the word "and" between "cien" and the next number, as is done in English. Look out for our ebook - Spanish in a Suitcase. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

1 MIN2011 OCT 26
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Episode 39: Higher numbers

Episode 38: Daily routines

Primero, me levanto a las siete de la mañana. Luego, me ducho y me visto. Luego, desayuno un café y una tostada (desayunar = to breakfast). Después, voy al trabajo. Primero, luego y después. Look out for our ebook - Spanish in a Suitcase. A beginner Spanish method for travel - packed full of audio and ready to go! For iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

1 MIN2011 SEP 29
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Episode 38: Daily routines

Episode 37: Reflexive verbs

Remember the verb LLAMARSE (me llamo, te llamas, se llama, nos llamamos, os llamáis, se llaman) - it can literally be translated as: I call myself, you call yourself, she calls herself, etc. When a reflexive verb is conjugated, the SE on the end of the infinitive is converted to the corresponding REFLEXIVE PRONOUN. LEVANTARSE: (yo) me levanto, (tú) te levantas, (usted/él/ella) se levanta, (nosotros/as) nos levantamos, (vosotros/as) os levantáis, (ustedes/ellos/ellas) se levantan. It's used for a lot of daily routine verbs, such as DUCHARSE (to have a shower), VESTIRSE (to get dressed), PEINARSE (to comb one's hair), ACOSTARSE (to go to bed).

1 MIN2011 SEP 5
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Episode 37: Reflexive verbs

Episode 36: This and That

Singulars: Este reloj (this watch), esta llave (this key), ese reloj (that watch), esa llave (that key). Plurals: Estos relojes (these watches), estas llaves (these keys), esos relojes (those watches), esas llaves (those keys). For singular items use: este, esta (this), ese, esa (that). For plural items use: estos, estas (these), esos, esas (these, those).

1 MIN2011 AUG 4
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Episode 36: This and That

Episode 35: The Alphabet

a, be, ce (2 versions), (che, in older dictionaries), de, e, efe, ge, hache, i, jota, ca, ele, (elle, in older dictionaries), eme, ene, eñe, o, pe, cu, erre, ese, te, u, uve, uve doble, equis, i griega, zeta (2 versions).

1 MIN2011 JUL 21
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Episode 35: The Alphabet

Episode 34: Numbers, from 41 to 50

Numbers between 41 - 50: Cuarenta, Cuarenta y uno, Cuarenta y dos, Cuarenta y tres, Cuarenta y cuatro, Cuarenta y cinco, Cuarenta y seis, Cuarenta y siete, Cuarenta y ocho, Cuarenta y nueve, Cincuenta

1 MIN2011 JUN 30
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Episode 34: Numbers, from 41 to 50

Episode 33: Describing what someone is like

To say what someone is like, we use the verb SER, with the adjective. Don't forget that the adjective must agree with the gender of the person you're talking about. For example: Soy alegre - I'm a happy person, Tú eres listo/a - you're clever, Usted es generoso/a - you are generous, Ella es divertida, él es divertido - she/he is fun, Nosotros/as somos impacientes - impatient, Vosotros/as sois simpáticos/as - nice, Ustedes son amables - kind, Ellos son tímidos/as - shy, Ellas son entusiastas - enthusiastic

1 MIN2011 JUN 14
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Episode 33: Describing what someone is like

Episode 32: Speaking about families

Mi madre, mi padre, mis padres, mi hija, mi hijo, mis hijos, mi tía, mi tío, mis tíos, mi abuela, mi abuelo, mis abuelos

1 MIN2011 MAY 25
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Episode 32: Speaking about families

Episode 31: Some polite expressions

When we want to interrupt someone: Perdone, or simply perdón. Please - por favor, Thank you / thank you very much - ¡gracias! / ¡muchas gracias! If you'd like to squeeze past somebody - con permiso. If someone wants to squeeze past you - ¡por supuesto! (of course!)

1 MIN2011 MAY 20
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Episode 31: Some polite expressions
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