Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0102

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Where Is the Restroom?


Introduction

One of the most important survival techniques: asking for the bathroom. Everyone who has been in the situation knows what I'm talking about. The keyword of the lesson is baño – bathroom.

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Audio Lesson


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Dialogue

mujer: ¡Disculpe! ¿Dónde está el baño?
hombre: La segunda puerta a la derecha.
mujer: Gracias.
hombre: De nada.
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Dialogue with Translation

mujer: ¡Disculpe! ¿Dónde está el baño?
(you) excuse where (it) is the bathroom
woman: Excuse me! Where is the bathroom?
hombre: La segunda puerta a la derecha.
the second door to the right
man: The second door on the right.
mujer: Gracias.
Thanks.
woman: Thank you.
hombre: De nada.
of nothing
man: You're welcome.
la puerta – the door
a la derecha – to the right

Vocabulary for Dialogue

la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
el hombre noun (masculine) the man
disculpar verb (infinitive) to excuse, to pardon
¡(usted) disculpe! verb (imperative) (you) excuse! (formal, singular)
¿dónde? interrogative pronoun where?
estar verb (infinitive) to be
(él/ella) está verb (present tense) he/she(/it) is
el baño noun (masculine) the bathroom
segundo/segunda number (m./f.) second
la puerta noun (feminine) the door
a preposition to
la derecha noun (feminine) the direction right
a la derecha phrase on/to the right
gracias phrase thanks
de preposition of
nada pronoun nothing
de nada phrase it's nothing, your're welcome
la eñe – the ñ

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

la eñe noun (feminine) the letter ñ (n with tilde)
los servicios noun (plural, masculine) the bathroom
hasta luego phrase see you later
hasta mañana phrase until tomorrow
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More Vocabulary

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

disculpar infinitive to excuse
¡(tú) disculpa! imperative (you) excuse! (informal, singular)
¡(usted) disculpe! (you) excuse! (formal, singular)
¡(nosotros/-as) disculpemos! (let's) excuse! (m./f.)
¡(vosotros/-as) disculpad! (you) excuse! (informal, plural, m./f.)
¡(ustedes) disculpen! (you) excuse! (formal, plural)
 
estar infinitive to be
(yo) estoy present tense I am
(tú) estás you are (informal, singular)
(él/ella) está he/she(/it) is
(usted) está you are (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) estamos we are (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) estáis you are (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) están they are (m./f.)
(ustedes) están you are (formal, plural)
 
primero/primera number (m./f.) first
primer before masculine nouns first
segundo/segunda number (m./f.) second
tercero/tercera number (m./f.) third
tercer before masculine nouns third
cuarto/cuarta number (m./f.) fourth
quinto/quinta number (m./f.) fifth
sexto/sexta number (m./f.) sixth
séptimo/séptima number (m./f.) seventh
octavo/octava number (m./f.) eighth
noveno/novena number (m./f.) ninth
décimo/décima number (m./f.) tenth
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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.

¡Disculpe! ¿Dónde está el baño?

Excuse me! Where is the bathroom?

La segunda puerta a la derecha.

The second door on the right.

Gracias.

Thank you.

De nada.

You're welcome.

Dialogue Recall

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

Excuse me! Where is the bathroom?

¡Disculpe! ¿Dónde está el baño?

The second door on the right.

La segunda puerta a la derecha.

Thank you.

Gracias.

You're welcome.

De nada.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

Excuse me! The bathroom? Where is it?

¡Disculpe! ¿El baño? ¿Dónde está?

The bathroom is on the right.

El baño está a la derecha.

Where?

¿Dónde?

The second door.

La segunda puerta.

Thank you.

Gracias.

You're welcome.

De nada.

Dialogue Recast

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

Excuse me! Where is the bathroom? (informal)

¡Disculpa! ¿Dónde está el baño?

The second door on the right.

La segunda puerta a la derecha.

Thank you.

Gracias.

You're welcome.

De nada.


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