Spanish by Choice/SpanishPod newbie lesson A0052/Print version

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A0052: Smells Good[edit]


If you are on a diet, you might want to skip this lesson. Seriously! Otherwise you are about to listen to the most sensual dialogue of this course. Our keywords are: qué rico – how delicious and cuidado – caution/be careful. Have the cookies ready!

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hombre: Huele bien.
mujer: Sí, son mis galletas.
hombre: ¡Qué rico!
mujer: ¡Cuidado, están calientes!
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Dialogue with Translation[edit]

hombre: Huele bien.
(it) smells well
man: It smells good.
mujer: Sí, son mis galletas.
yes (they) are my cookies
woman: Yes, it's my cookies.
hombre: ¡Qué rico!
how rich
man: How delicious!
mujer: ¡Cuidado, están calientes!
caution (they) are hot
woman: Careful, they're hot!
la galleta – the cookie
rico/rica – rich
¡cuidado! – be careful
caliente – hot

Vocabulary for Dialogue[edit]

el hombre noun (masculine) the man
la mujer noun (feminine) the woman
oler verb (infinitive) to smell
(él/ella) huele verb (present tense) he/she(/it) smells
bien adverb well
adverb yes
ser verb (infinitive) to be (permanent nature)
(ellos/ellas) son verb (present tense) they are
mi possessive adjective my
mis poss. adjective (plural) my
la galleta noun (feminine) the cookie
las galletas noun (plural, feminine) the cookies
mi galleta phrase my cookie
mis galletas phrase my cookies
¿qué? interrogative pronoun what?, how?
rico/rica adjective (m./f.) rich, delicious
el cuidado noun (masculine) the caution
¡cuidado! phrase caution!, be careful!
estar verb (infinitive) to be (temporary state)
(ellos/ellas) están verb (present tense) they are
caliente adjective (m./f.) hot
calientes adjective (plural, m./f.) hot
el beso – the kiss

Vocabulary for Audio Lesson[edit]

(él/ella) es verb (present tense) he/she(/it) is
(él) es rico phrase he is rich
(ella) es rica phrase she is rich
(él/ella) está verb (present tense) he/she(/it) is
(él) está rico phrase he(/it) is delicious
(ella) está rica phrase she(/it) is delicious
el masaje noun (masculine) the massage
¡qué rico masaje! phrase what a pleasant massage!
el beso noun (masculine) the kiss
¡qué rico beso! phrase what an awesome kiss!
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.

oler infinitive to smell
(yo) huelo present tense I smell
(tú) hueles you smell (informal, singular)
(él/ella) huele he/she(/it) smells
(usted) huele you smell (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) olemos we smell (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) oléis you smell (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) huelen they smell (m./f.)
(ustedes) huelen you smell (formal, plural)
ser infinitive to be
(yo) soy present tense I am
(tú) eres you are (informal, singular)
(él/ella) es he/she(/it) is
(usted) es you are (formal, singular)
(nosotros/-as) somos we are (m./f.)
(vosotros/-as) sois you are (informal, plural, m./f.)
(ellos/ellas) son they are (m./f.)
(ustedes) son you are (formal, plural)
mi possessive adjective my
mis poss. adjective (plural) my
tu possessive adjective your (informal, singular)
tus poss. adjective (plural) your (informal, singular)
su possessive adjective his/her(/its)/their
sus poss. adjective (plural) his/her(/its)/their
su possessive adjective your (formal)
sus poss. adjective (plural) your (formal)
nuestro/nuestra poss. adjective (m./f.) our
nuestros/nuestras poss. adj. (plural, m./f.) our
vuestro/vuestra poss. adjective (m./f.) your (informal, plural)
vuestros/vuestras poss. adj. (plural, m./f.) your (informal, 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)
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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.

Huele bien. It smells good.
Sí, son mis galletas. Yes, it's my cookies.
¡Qué rico! How delicious!
¡Cuidado, están calientes! Careful, they're hot!

Dialogue Recall

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

It smells good. Huele bien.
Yes, it's my cookies. Sí, son mis galletas.
How delicious! ¡Qué rico!
Careful, they're hot! ¡Cuidado, están calientes!

Dialogue Remix

Translate this variant of the dialogue from English to Spanish.

It smells good. Is it cookies? Huele bien. ¿Son galletas?
Yes, it's my hot cookies. Sí, son mis galletas calientes.
Are they hot? ¿Están calientes?
Yes, they are hot. Careful! Sí, están calientes. ¡Cuidado!
How hot! ¡Qué caliente!

Dialogue Recast

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

It smells good. Huele bien.
Yes, it's my cookie. Sí, es mi galleta.
How delicious! ¡Qué rico!
Careful, it's hot! ¡Cuidado, está caliente!

Image Credits

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