Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0011/Print version

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A0011: Call Me[edit]


In this lesson, Liliana and JP tell us how to say goodbye and a lot of other very useful phrases, such as “right?”, “when?”, “let's see”, “I don't know”, “call me!”, and “OK”. The keyword is one of them: llámame – call me.

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hombre: Nos vemos mañana, ¿no?
mujer: ¿A qué hora?
hombre: A ver, no sé. Llámame más tarde.
mujer: Vale. Hasta mañana.
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Dialogue with Translation[edit]

hombre: Nos vemos mañana, ¿no?
(to) each other we see tomorrow no
man: We see each other tomorrow, right?
mujer: ¿A qué hora?
at what hour
woman: At what time?
hombre: A ver, no sé. Llámame más tarde.
to see no (I) know (you) call me more late
man: Let's see. I don't know. Call me later.
mujer: Vale. Hasta mañana.
(it) is valid until tomorrow
woman: OK, see you tomorrow.
la mañana – the morning

Vocabulary for Dialogue[edit]

el hombre noun (masculine) the man
la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
nos reflexive pronoun (to) ourselves, each other
ver verb (infinitive) to see
(nosotros/-as) vemos verb (present tense) we see (m./f.)
nos vemos phrase we see each other
mañana adverb tomorrow
la mañana noun (feminine) the morning
no adverb no
a preposition at, to
¿qué? interrogative pronoun what?, which?
la hora noun (feminine) the hour, the time
a ver phrase let's see
saber verb (infinitive) to know
(yo) sé verb (present tense) I know
llamar verb (infinitive) to call
me direct object pronoun me
¡(tú) llama! verb (imperative) (you) call! (informal, singular)
¡(tú) llámame! phrase (you) call me! (informal, singular)
más adverb more
tarde adverb late
más tarde phrase later
valer verb (infinitive) to be valid, to be worthy
(él/ella) vale verb (present tense) he/she(/it) is valid, worthy
vale interjection OK
hasta preposition until
la vaca – the cow

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson[edit]

la vaca noun (feminine) the cow
la uve noun (feminine) the v
el burro noun (masculine) the donkey
be de burro phrase b as in burro
be grande phrase big b
hasta luego phrase see you
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More Vocabulary[edit]

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

me reflexive pronoun myself
te yourself (informal)
se himself/herself(/itself)
se yourself (formal)
nos ourselves, each other
os yourselves, each other (informal)
se themselves, each other
se yourselves, each other (formal)
ver infinitive to see
(yo) veo present tense I see
(tú) ves you see (informal, singular)
(él/ella) ve he/she(/it) sees
(usted) ve you see (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) vemos we see (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) veis you see (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) ven they see (m./f.)
(ustedes) ven you see (formal, plural)
saber infinitive to know
(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)
llamar infinitive to call
¡(tú) llama! imperative (you) call! (informal, singular)
¡(usted) llame! (you) call! (formal, singular)
¡(nosotros/-as) llamemos! (let's) call! (m./f.)
¡(vosotros/-as) llamad! (you) call! (informal, plural, m./f.)
¡(ustedes) llamen! (you) call! (formal, plural)
me direct object pronoun me
te you (informal, singular)
lo/la him/her(/it)
lo/la you (formal, singular, m./f.)
nos us
os you (informal, plural)
los/las them (m./f.)
los/las you (formal, plural, m./f.)
valer infinitive to be valid, worthy
(yo) valgo present tense I'm valid
(tú) vales you are valid (informal, singular)
(él/ella) vale he/she(/it) is valid
(usted) vale you are valid (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) valemos we are valid (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) valéis you are valid (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) valen they are valid (m./f.)
(ustedes) valen you are valid (formal, plural)
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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.

Nos vemos mañana, ¿no? We see each other tomorrow, right?
¿A qué hora? At what time?
A ver, no sé. Llámame más tarde. Let's see. I don't know. Call me later.
Vale. Hasta mañana. OK, see you tomorrow.

Dialogue Recall

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

We see each other tomorrow, right? Nos vemos mañana, ¿no?
At what time? ¿A qué hora?
Let's see. I don't know. Call me later. A ver, no sé. Llámame más tarde.
OK, see you tomorrow. Vale. Hasta mañana.

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

When do we see each other? ¿A qué hora nos vemos?
Let's see. We see each other tomorrow. A ver. Nos vemos mañana.
At what time? ¿A qué hora?
I don't know. No sé.
OK. Call me. Vale. Llámame.
OK. When? Vale. ¿A qué hora?
I don't know! Later! ¡No sé! ¡Más tarde!
Tomorrow? ¿Mañana?
No! ¡No!

Dialogue Recast

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

They see each other tomorrow, right? Se ven mañana, ¿no?
At what time? ¿A qué hora?
Let's see. They don't know. Call me later. (formal) A ver, no saben. Llámeme más tarde.
OK, see you tomorrow. Vale. Hasta mañana.

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