This first lesson teaches many important aspect of Spanish like prepositions, vocabulary list about directions and finally common phrases about how to introduce yourself. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Spanish Classes.
Prepositions are used in almost every sentence. They can be a great tool to link words with each other. For example by simply knowing how to use "to", "with", "from", "after" you can expand your conversation scope. In short, a preposition describes a relationship between words in a sentence, for example: I agree with you.
In Spanish, prepositions are used the same way they are used in English. So that makes life easy for Spanish learners. Here are some examples
Below is a list of 27 prepositions that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Spanish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.
|In front of||enfrente de|
|On top of||sobre|
|About (in regards to)||sobre|
|As (similar to)||tan|
|Instead of||en lugar de|
Now we will try to implement some of the prepositions above into full Spanish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Can I practice Italian with you?||¿Puedo practicar italiano contigo?|
|I speak French but with an accent||Hablo francés con acento|
|I was born in Miami||Nací en Miami|
|I'm from Japan||Soy de Japón|
|The letter is inside the book||La carta está dentro del libro|
|The pen is under the desk||La pluma está debajo del escritorio|
|Can I help you?||¿Le puedo ayudar?¿Le puedo ayudar?|
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Below is a list of 28 words and sentences related to directions that you might need when lost or asking for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to travel from point A to point B by following directions.
|Can you help me?||¿Me puede ayudar?|
|Can you show me?||¿Me puede mostrar?|
|Come with me!||¡venga conmigo!|
|Downtown (city center)||centro|
|Excuse me! (to ask someone)||disculpe|
|Go straight||vaya derecho|
|How can I get to the museum?||¿Cómo llego al museo?|
|How long does it take to get there?||¿En cuanto tiempo se llega?|
|I'm lost||estoy perdido|
|I'm not from here||no soy de aquí|
|It's far from here||está lejos de aquí|
|It's near here||está cerca de aquí|
|One moment please!||¡un momento por favor!|
|Turn left||gire a la izquierda|
|Turn right||gire a la derecha|
|To turn||dar vuelta|
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Finally, a couple sentences to help you know how to introduce yourself in Spanish. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Spanish Phrases page. Enjoy!
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