Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0002/Print version

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A0002: Birthday Party[edit]

Introduction[edit]

How to ask someone to go together to a birthday party—in Spanish? With Liliana's and JP's guidance it's pretty easy. Of course, that doesn't mean that the answer is always “yes”! In any case, the keyword is la fiesta de cumpleaños – the birthday party.

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Dialogue[edit]

hombre: ¡Hola! ¿Vas a la fiesta?
mujer: ¿Cuál fiesta?
hombre: La fiesta de cumpleaños de Javier.
mujer: Sí voy a ir. ¿Vamos juntos?
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Dialogue with Translation[edit]

hombre: ¡Hola! ¿Vas a la fiesta?
hello (you) go to the party
man: Hello! Are you going to the party?
mujer: ¿Cuál fiesta?
which party
woman: What party?
hombre: La fiesta de cumpleaños de Javier.
the party of birthday of Javier
man: Javier's birthday party.
mujer: voy a ir. ¿Vamos juntos?
yes (I) go to go (we) go together
woman: Sure I'm going to go. Shall we go together?
el cumpleaños – the birthday
juntos/juntas – together

Vocabulary for Dialogue[edit]

el hombre noun (masculine) the man
la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
¡hola! interjection hi!, hello!
ir verb (infinitive) to go
(tú) vas verb (present tense) you go (informal, singular)
a preposition to
la fiesta noun (feminine) the party
¿cuál? interrogative pronoun what?, which?
de preposition of
el cumpleaños noun (masculine) the birthday
la fiesta de cumpleaños phrase the birthday party
Javier noun (masculine) Javier
adverb yes, sure
(yo) voy verb (present tense) I go
(yo) voy a ir phrase I am going to go
(nosotros/-as) vamos verb (present tense) we go (m./f.)
junto/junta adjective (m./f.) together
juntos/juntas adjective (plural, m./f.) together

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson[edit]

la piñata noun (feminine) traditional Mexican game
el mariachi noun (masculine) traditional Mexican band or musician
el sombrero noun (masculine) the hat
los sombreros noun (plural, masculine) the hats
el trío noun (masculine) the trio
el bolero noun (masculine) the melancholic love song
los boleros noun (plural, masculine) the melancholic love songs
hasta preposition until
luego adverb then
hasta luego phrase see you later
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More Vocabulary[edit]

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

ir infinitive to go
(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)
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Exercises

Dialogue Translation

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.

¡Hola! ¿Vas a la fiesta? Hello! Are you going to the party?
¿Cuál fiesta? What party?
La fiesta de cumpleaños de Javier. Javier's birthday party/the birthday party of Javier.
Sí voy a ir. ¿Vamos juntos? Sure/yes I'm going to go. Shall we go together?

Dialogue Recall

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

Hello! Do you go to the party? ¡Hola! ¿Vas a la fiesta?
Which party? ¿Cuál fiesta?
The birthday party of Javier. La fiesta de cumpleaños de Javier.
Sure I'm going to go. Do we go together? Sí voy a ir. ¿Vamos juntos?

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

Are you going to go to the party? ¿Vas a ir a la fiesta?
Yes, I'm going to go to the party of Javier. Sí, voy a ir a la fiesta de Javier.
Are we going to go together to the party? ¿Vamos a ir juntos a la fiesta?
What party? ¿Cuál fiesta?
Hello? Javier's party. ¿Hola? La fiesta de Javier.
Yes, the birthday party of Javier. Sí, la fiesta de cumpleaños de Javier.
Yes. Do we go together to the party? Sí. ¿Vamos juntos a la fiesta?
Sure I am going to go to the party. Sí voy a ir a la fiesta.

Dialogue Recast

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

Hello! Do you go to the party? (formal) ¡Hola! ¿(Usted) va a la fiesta?
Which party? ¿Cuál fiesta?
The birthday party of Javier. La fiesta de cumpleaños de Javier.
Sure I'm going to go. Do you go together? (formal, plural) Sí voy a ir. ¿(Ustedes) van juntos?

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