Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0010/Print version

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A0010: I'm Hungry[edit]

Introduction[edit]

Make sure to eat something before you listen to this lesson. Liliana and JP keep talking about keywords such as hambre – hunger, tengo hambre – I'm hungry, and restaurante italiano – Italian restaurant until they have to stop recording because they are too hungry!

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Dialogue[edit]

hombre: Tengo hambre.
mujer: Yo también. ¿Vamos a comer?
hombre: Sí, quiero ir a un restaurante italiano.
mujer: Buena idea.
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Dialogue with Translation[edit]

hombre: Tengo hambre.
(I) have hunger
man: I'm hungry.
mujer: Yo también. ¿Vamos a comer?
I too (we) go to eat
woman: Me too. Are we going to eat?
hombre: Sí, quiero ir a un restaurante italiano.
yes (I) want go to a restaurant Italian
man: Yes, I want to go to a Italian restaurant.
mujer: Buena idea.
good idea
woman: Good idea.


Vocabulary for Dialogue[edit]

el hombre noun (masculine) the man
la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
tener verb (infinitive) to have
(yo) tengo verb (present tense) I have
el hambre noun (feminine) the hunger
tener hambre phrase to have hunger, to be hungry
(yo) tengo hambre phrase I have hunger, I'm hungry
yo subject pronoun I
también adverb too, also
ir verb (infinitive) to go
(nosotros/-as) vamos verb (present tense) we go (m./f.)
a preposition to
comer verb (infinitive) to eat
adverb yes
querer verb (infinitive) to want, to like, to love
(yo) quiero verb (present tense) I want
un/una article (m./f.) a, one
el restaurante noun (masculine) the restaurant
italiano/italiana adjective (m./f.) Italian
bueno/buena adjective (m./f.) good
la idea noun (feminine) the idea
el tamarindo – the tamarind

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson[edit]

español/española adjective (m./f.) Spanish
francés/francesa adjective (m./f.) French
la sed noun (feminine) the thirst
tener sed phrase to have thirst, to be thirsty
(yo) tengo sed phrase I have thirst, I'm thirsty
comida corrida phrase small menu at fixed price
el tamarindo noun (masculine) the tamarind
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.

tener infinitive to have
(yo) tengo present tense I have
(tú) tienes you have (informal, singular)
(él/ella) tiene he/she(/it) has
(usted) tiene you have (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) tenemos we have (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) tenéis you have (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) tienen they have (m./f.)
(ustedes) tienen you have (formal, plural)
 
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)
 
querer infinitive to want
(yo) quiero present tense I want
(tú) quieres you want (informal, singular)
(él/ella) quiere he/she(/it) wants
(usted) quiere you want (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) queremos we want (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) queréis you want (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) quieren they want (m./f.)
(ustedes) quieren you want (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.

Tengo hambre. I'm hungry.
Yo también. ¿Vamos a comer? Me too. Are we going to eat?
Sí, quiero ir a un restaurante italiano. Yes, I want to go to a Italian restaurant.
Buena idea. Good idea.

Dialogue Recall

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

I'm hungry. Tengo hambre.
Me too. Are we going to eat? Yo también. ¿Vamos a comer?
Yes, I want to go to an Italian restaurant. Sí, quiero ir a un restaurante italiano.
Good idea. Buena idea.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

I want to go to a restaurant Quiero ir a un restaurante.
Good idea! I'm hungry, too. ¡Buena idea! Tengo hambre también.
Are we going to go to a French restaurant? ¿Vamos a ir a un restaurante francés?
I want to eat Spanish food. Yo quiero comer comida española.
Good. Let's go to a Spanish restaurant. Bueno. Vamos a un restaurante español.
Let's go! ¡Vamos!

Dialogue Recast

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

We are hungry. Tenemos hambre.
We too. Are you going to eat? (informal, plural) Nosotros también. ¿Vais a comer?
Yes, we want to go to an Italian restaurant. Sí, queremos ir a un restaurante italiano.
Good idea. Buena idea.

Image Credits

  • “Image:Restaurante Antigua.JPG” by Charlie29 (Public Domain)
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