Spanish/Lesson 1Introduction This is the very first lesson in learning a second language, the Spanish Language! This lesson begins with simple greetings, and covers important ideas of the Spanish Language. Again, this is an introduction. In addition, learning a second language requires a basic understanding of your own language. While English is described as a very complicated language to learn, many of the distinguishing grammar structures have been simplified over the years. Do not become discouraged! Dialogue 1 Two good friends - Carmen and Roberto - are meeting: Listen to the dialogue. (139KB) Vocabulary Dialogue 2 Two people - Señor González and Señora Pérez - are meeting for the first time: Nice to meet you. Listen to the Dialogue. listen Vocabulary Exercise: Greetings Grammar: Personal Pronouns Spanish has six different types of pronouns. A few things to keep in mind: Grammar: Verbs ser and estar Spanish has two different words that can be translated with "to be". 1.
Grammar Notes pagePlease be sure you are linking to www.drlemon.COM (drlemon.net points to my site, but is not affiliated with it.) ¡Gracias! Teachers & students are welcome to use the materials presented here. The Grammar explanations are organized into three groups: Grammar Basics, which includes the Spanish alphabet, pronunciation, greetings, gender and adjective agreement, and more grammar structures & constructs. On each page you will find links to exercises, activities, and games in the Practice Zone, a yellow block in the Navigation Bar to the left. Tips for using your Spanish: Many Spanish phrases do not translate literally. Although we translate Me llamo Deborah as "My name is Deborah", it really means "I'm called Deborah" or "I call myself Deborah". To avoid the error of "Me llamo es* (I'm called is*) and similar errors resulting from English constructions, try to focus on Spanish phrases rather than word for word translations. Cognates and False Cognates
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