Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0122

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Telephone Card


Introduction

In this lesson Liliana and JP tell us all about phone cards, in particular how to buy one in Spanish—and why you should. The keyword is: tarjeta de teléfono – phone card.

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Audio Lesson


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Dialogue

mujer: ¿Me da una tarjeta de teléfono?
hombre: ¿Para llamadas nacionales o internacionales?
mujer: Internacionales.
hombre: Diez euros.
mujer: Gracias.
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Dialogue with Translation

mujer: ¿Me da una tarjeta de teléfono?
(to) me (you) give a card of telephone
woman: Will you give me a phone card?
hombre: ¿Para llamadas nacionales o internacionales?
for calls domestic or international
man: For domestic or international calls?
mujer: Internacionales.
international
woman: International calls.
hombre: Diez euros.
ten euros
man: Ten euros.
mujer: Gracias.
thanks
woman: Thank you.


diez euros – ten euros

Vocabulary for Dialogue

la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
el hombre noun (masculine) the man
me indirect object pronoun (to) me
dar verb (infinitive) to give
(usted) da verb (present tense) you give (formal, singular)
un/una article (m./f.) a
la tarjeta noun (feminine) the card
de preposition of
el teléfono noun (masculine) the telephone
para preposition for
la llamada noun (feminine) the call
la llamadas noun (plural, feminine) the calls
nacional adjective (m./f.) domestic
nacionales adjective (plural, m./f.) domestic
internacional adjective (m./f.) international
internacionales adjective (plural, m./f.) international
diez number ten
el euro noun (masculine) the euro
los euros noun (plural, masculine) the euros
gracias phrase thanks

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson

el taco noun (masculine) the taco
la cerveza noun (feminine) the beer
la pluma noun (feminine) the pen
eu interjection yes
hasta luego phrase see you later
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More Vocabulary

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

me indirect object pronoun (to) me
te (to) you (informal, singular)
le (to) him/her(/it)
le (to) you (formal, singular)
nos (to) us
os (to) you (informal, plural)
les (to) them
les (to) you (formal, plural)
 
dar infinitive to give
(yo) doy present tense I give
(tú) das you give (informal, singular)
(él/ella) da he/she(/it) gives
(usted) da you give (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) damos we give (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) dais you give (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) dan they give (m./f.)
(ustedes) dan you give (formal, plural)


    
uno 1
dos 2
tres 3
cuatro 4
cinco 5
seis 6
siete 7
ocho 8
nueve 9
diez 10
once 11
doce 12
trece 13
catorce 14
quince 15
dieciséis 16
diecisiete 17
dieciocho 18
diecinueve 19
veinte 20
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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.

¿Me da una tarjeta de teléfono?

Will you give me a phone card?

¿Para llamadas nacionales o internacionales?

For domestic or international calls?

Internacionales.

International calls.

Diez euros.

Ten euros.

Gracias.

Thank you.

Dialogue Recall

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

Will you give me a phone card?

¿Me da una tarjeta de teléfono?

For domestic or international calls?

¿Para llamadas nacionales o internacionales?

International calls.

Internacionales.

Ten euros.

Diez euros.

Thank you.

Gracias.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

Will you give me a card?

¿Me da una tarjeta?

A card?

¿Una tarjeta?

For international calls.

Para llamadas internacionales.

A telephone card?

¿Una tarjeta de teléfono?

Yes (= )! Will you give me a telephone card?

¡Sí! ¿Me da una tarjeta de teléfono?

For international calls?

¿Para llamadas internacionales?

Yes, for international calls.

Sí, para llamadas internacionales.

Ten euros.

Diez euros.

Thank you.

Gracias.

Dialogue Recast

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

Will you give us a phone card?

¿Nos da una tarjeta de teléfono?

For domestic or international calls?

¿Para llamadas nacionales o internacionales?

International calls.

Internacionales.

Ten euros.

Diez euros.

Thank you.

Gracias.


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