Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0013/Print version
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A0013: Doing the Laundry
Searching for something can be quite frustrating; thus, it's usually better to ask. Liliana and JP teach us how. Moreover, we learn about an easy way to express the future, how to say “there is” in Spanish, and more. The keywords are: no sé – I don't know; and ¿dónde? – where?
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hombre: Voy a lavar la ropa. ¿Hay detergente? mujer: Sí hay, abajo en la cocina. hombre: ¿Dónde? ¿En qué parte? mujer: No sé. ¡Búscalo!
Dialogue with Translation
hombre: Voy a lavar la ropa. ¿Hay detergente? (I) go to wash the clothes there is detergent man: I'm going to wash clothes. Is there detergent?
mujer: Sí hay, abajo en la cocina. yes there is down in the kitchen woman: Yes, there is, downstairs in the kitchen.
hombre: ¿Dónde? ¿En qué parte? where in what part man: Where? In what part?
mujer: No sé. ¡Búscalo! no (I) know (you) search it woman: I don't know. Look for it.
Vocabulary for Dialogue
el hombre noun (masculine) the man la mujer noun (feminine) the woman ir verb (infinitive) to go (yo) voy verb (present tense) I go a preposition to lavar verb (infinitive) to wash voy a lavar phrase I'm going to wash la ropa noun (feminine) the clothes hay verb (present tense) there is, there are el detergente noun (masculine) the detergent sí adverb yes abajo adverb down, below, downstairs en preposition in la cocina noun (feminine) the kitchen ¿dónde? adverb where? ¿qué? interrogative pronoun what? la parte noun (feminine) the part no adverb no saber verb (infinitive) to know (yo) sé verb (present tense) I know buscar verb (infinitive) to search ¡(tú) busca! verb (imperative) (you) search! (informal, singular) lo direct object pronoun him, it ¡(tú) búscalo! phrase (you) look for it! (informal, singular)
Vocabulary for Audio Lesson
la comida noun (feminine) the food la gasolina noun (feminine) the gasoline las mujeres noun (plural, feminine) the women guapo/guapa adjective (m./f.) beautiful guapos/guapas adjective (plural, m./f.) beautiful la mujer guapa phrase the beautiful woman las mujeres guapas phrase the beautiful women comer verb (infinitive) to eat voy a comer phrase I'm going to eat bailar verb (infinitive) to dance el cine noun (masculine) the cinema al (= a el) phrase to the voy al cine phrase I'm going to the movies el teatro noun (masculine) the theater voy al teatro phrase I'm going to the theater hasta luego phrase see you later
This section includes grammatically related words. Some of them are required by the exercise Dialogue Recast.
|(yo) voy||present tense||I go|
|(tú) vas||you go (informal, singular)|
|(él/ella) va||he/she(/it) goes|
|(usted) va||you go (formal, singular)|
|(nosotros/-as) vamos||we go (m./f.)|
|(vosotros/-as) vais||you go (informal, plural, m./f.)|
|(ellos/ellas) van||they go (m./f.)|
|(ustedes) van||you go (formal, plural)|
|(yo) sé||present tense||I know|
|(tú) sabes||you know (informal, singular)|
|(él/ella) sabe||he/she(/it) knows|
|(usted) sabe||you know (formal, singular)|
|(nosotros/-as) sabemos||we know (m./f.)|
|(vosotros/-as) sabéis||you know (informal, plural, m./f.)|
|(ellos/ellas) saben||they know (m./f.)|
|(ustedes) saben||you know (formal, plural)|
|¡(tú) busca!||imperative||(you) search! (informal, singular)|
|¡(usted) busque!||(you) search! (formal, singular)|
|¡(nosotros/-as) busquemos!||(let's) search! (m./f.)|
|¡(vosotros/-as) buscad!||(you) search! (informal, plural, m./f.)|
|¡(ustedes) busquen!||(you) search! (formal, plural)|
|me||direct object pronoun||me|
|te||you (informal, singular)|
|lo/la||you (formal, singular, m./f.)|
|os||you (informal, plural)|
|los/las||you (formal, plural, m./f.)|
Cover the right column, translate from Spanish to English and uncover the right column line by line to check your answers. If possible, read the Spanish sentences aloud.
Voy a lavar la ropa. ¿Hay detergente? I'm going to wash clothes. Is there detergent? Sí hay, abajo en la cocina. Yes, there is, downstairs in the kitchen. ¿Dónde? ¿En qué parte? Where? In what part? No sé. ¡Búscalo! I don't know. Look for it.
Now translate from English to Spanish. Remember to say the Spanish sentences aloud.
I'm going to wash clothes. Is there detergent? Voy a lavar la ropa. ¿Hay detergente? Yes, there is, downstairs in the kitchen. Sí hay, abajo en la cocina. Where? In what part? ¿Dónde? ¿En qué parte? I don't know. Look for it. No sé. ¡Búscalo!
Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.
I'm going to wash the clothes in the kitchen. Voy a lavar la ropa en la cocina. There is no detergent. No hay detergente. I'm going to look for it. Voy a buscarlo. What? ¿Qué? The detergent. El detergente. There is no detergent! ¡No hay detergente! Yes, I'm going to look for it. Sí, voy a buscarlo. Where? ¿Dónde? Downstairs in the kitchen. Abajo en la cocina. In what part? ¿En qué parte? I don't know. No sé. Look for it. ¡Búscalo!
This translation exercise requires some of the words from the More Vocabulary section.
We're going to wash clothes. Is there detergent? Vamos a lavar la ropa. ¿Hay detergente? Yes, there is, downstairs in the kitchen. Sí hay, abajo en la cocina. Where? In what part? ¿Dónde? ¿En qué parte? You don't know (informal). Let us look for it! No sabes. ¡Busquémoslo!
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