Spanish Language Game: Hola, encantada...



Spanish Language Game: Hola, encantada de conocerte... (Hi, pleased to meet you... ) 
In this quick online game, learn and practice 15 Spanish words and phrases with a mini-story.
1. Identify key phrases.
2. Hear the mini-story.
3. Build the sentences with Word Invaders.
4. Test yourself with Flashcards.
5. Listen to the story again without translating.

Always say the Spanish OUT LOUD. Click on the sentences to hear them again. 

David arrives at the apartment of his friend Daniel, a Spanish friend who lives in Granada. Daniel's girlfriend Rosa opens the door and introductions follow.
When meeting someone new it helps to have a few polite phrases ready in the local language. Not cool to barge in with English right away.

This short episode is also part of our Spanish 1 course, which is a series of brief stories (that we call scenes).
In the 36 scenes of the course you learn and practice 750 useful words. 

(The full Spanish 1 course is available for FREE by registering HERE.)
Practicing with mini-stories is a great way to get more familiar with natural-speed Spanish pronunciation and idiomatic expressions.
Note that in Spanish, personal pronouns (I, he, she, we, etc.) are often dropped unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • ¡Hola! - Hello! 
  • David encuentra - David finds
  • la calle Reyes Católicos - the Catholic Kings street
  • treinta y cuatro - 34
  • Rosa le abre la puerta. - Rosa opens (him) the door.
  • Encantada de conocerte - Pleased(f) to meet you [familiar]
  • por fin - at last
  • Es un placer - It's a pleasure
  • el piso - the apartment [Spain]
  • David entra en el piso. - David comes into the apartment.
  • Ve a otra mujer joven. - He sees another young woman.
  • mi hermana - my sister
  • está de visita - she's visiting
  • Ana, este es David - Ana, this is David
  • un amigo de Daniel - a friend of Daniel's

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If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE
You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.


German Language Game: Ja gerne



Quick German Language Game: "Ja gerne!" - (Yes, I'd like to!)
A quick online German game to learn and practice 20 words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Michael arrives at his friend Karl's place in Heidelberg. 
Karl's girlfriend Renate opens the door. 
Her sister Claudia is also there, and introductions follow. 
What is the right form of address to use here, "Sie" or "du"? 

If you're visiting a German-speaking country, it's important to understand when to use "Sie" or "du".
Sometimes a mistake is cute, as when an American student addressed my six-year-old son with "Sie". 
Still, kids aside, it's always safe to address someone you don't know with "Sie" (shop keepers, people on the telephone, new people you're introduced to, etc.)
If anyone wants to switch to "du", they'll let you know. And anyway, that's a fun little social ritual.

Say the words and phrases OUT LOUD, right after or along with the speaker. 
That's a great way to sharpen your pronunciation and to internalize idiomatic expressions.
For example, standard expressions such as:
Freut mich, Sie kennenzulernen. [Pleased to meet you. (formal)]
Wenn es dir recht ist. [If it's all right with you. (familiar)]
Wir duzen uns. [We say "du" to each other.]
Wir können uns treffen. [We can meet.]

NOTE that "studieren" means "to study at a university or college".
Studierst du? [Do you go to university? (fam.)]
Gehst du in die Schule? [Do you go to school? = grade, middle or high school].

Words in German Language Game

  • Freut mich... - I'm pleased...
  • ...Sie kennenzulernen - ...to meet you (formal) [kennenlernen]
  • Sei nicht so formell. - Don't be so formal. (familiar) [sein]
  • duzen - to use "du", the familar form of address
  • euch - to each other [referring to "you"]
  • ihr könnt euch duzen - you can say "du" to each other (fam.)
  • wenn - if [conjunction]
  • Wenn es dir recht ist. - If it's all right with you. (fam.) 
  • natürlich - of course
  • wir Studenten - we students
  • uns - to each other [referring to "we"]
  • wir duzen uns alle - we all say "du" to each other
  • studieren - to go to university or college
  • studierst du? - do you go to university? (fam.)
  • hier in Heidelberg - here in Heidelberg
  • ich studiere in München - I go to university in Munich
  • vielleicht - perhaps
  • sich treffen - to meet each other
  • vielleicht können wir uns treffen - perhaps we can meet each other
  • Ja gerne! - Yes, I'd like to!

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More Than a German Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice German online for FREE with our 36-Scene German 1 Story: "Michael in Deutschland" and our 72-Scene German 2 Mystery Story Sequel: "Blüten in Berlin?".
(If you already know that "Blüten" means blossom in German - you'll learn that Blüten has still another meaning...).
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Italian Language Game: Posso parlare con...



Italian Language Game: Posso parlare con... - Can I speak with...
In this quick Italian online game, you can learn and practice 14 Italian phrases as part of a mini-story.
Marco has arrived in Florence to visit his friend Alessandro.
He dials the number, but a woman answers.
The mini-story is also part of our Italian 1 course.
(You can play the complete course for FREE by registering HERE.)
When playing the game, it's best to say the Italian OUT LOUD.
After you've practiced and recalled some of the individual words, you'll hear the mini-story again. 
This time "shadow" the sentences, by saying them together with the speaker in natural speed.
Even if you know the meaning of all the words, saying them in sentences takes some practice.
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.

Phrases in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • in meno di un'ora - in less than an hour
  • arriva a Firenze - he arrives in Florence [arrivare]
  • ha l'indirizzo - he has the address [avere]
  • di un amico - of a friend (m)
  • compone il numero - he dials the number [comporre]
  • sul suo cellulare - on his cell phone
  • una donna risponde - a woman answers [rispondere]
  • Pronto! - Hello! (on the phone)
  • Posso parlare con... - Can I speak with...
  • non c'è - he's not here
  • mi dispiace - I'm sorry
  • Chi parla? - Who's speaking? [parlare]
  • Sono Marco Magini - I'm Marco Magini
  • un amico di Boston - a friend(m) from Boston

After playing the game, look at the words again and read them aloud.
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More Than an Italian Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice Italian online for FREE with our 36-Scene Italian 1 Travel-Story: "Marco in Italia".
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the Italian 1 podcasts. Just login HERE.
And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


French Language Game: Je cherche...



Quick French language Game: Je cherche... - I'm looking for...
Play this quick online game to learn and practice 17 useful French phrases as part of a mini-story.
Daniel is looking for his friend's place in Aix-en-Provence.
He asks a passerby how to get to the street his friend lives on.
Say the French OUT LOUD after the speaker! It's a great way to improve your pronunciation!
You may know already the meaning of the words, but saying them fluently in a full sentence takes some practice.
This you can do by clicking on the French sentence as often as you want, and by imitating the intonation speaker.
A trick I really like is to say the phrase or sentence along with the speaker, in a sense "shadowing" the sounds.
Our games are for mid-to-high Beginners who want to learn and review conversational French. 

Phrases in French Language Game

  • elle explique - she explains [expliquer]
  • comment se rendre à - how to get to (a place)
  • à leur appartement - to their apartment
  • il ne peut pas - he can't [pouvoir]
  • trouver - to find
  • il demande à  - to ask (a person) [demander]
  • une passante - a passerby (f)
  • excusez-moi - excuse me (formal)
  • je cherche - I'm looking for [chercher]
  • la rue n'est pas loin - the street isn't far
  • vous suivez - you follow (form.) [suivre]
  • à gauche - to the left
  • puis tout droit - then straight ahead
  • et à droite - and to the right
  • sur la rue Mazarine - onto Mazarine Street
  • C'est très simple. - That's very easy.
  • Merci beaucoup. - Thank you very much.

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More Than a French Language Game

And don't forget: You can practice French online for FREE with our 36-Scene French 1 Travel-Story: "Daniel en France". 
In it you learn and practice all the words, phrases and sentences you also hear in the podcasts. 
Just login HERE.
"The Story" and easy games will let you forget that you're actually learning French! 
If you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!


Spanish Language Game: Por teléfono



Spanish Language Game: Por teléfono (On the phone) 
In this quick online game, learn and practice 11 Spanish words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
David has arrived in Granada, where he's going to visit Daniel, a Spanish friend he had met back in Boston.
He only has a land-line number, which he calls. A woman answers, who tells him she's Daniel's girlfriend.

Speaking on the telephone in a language you're learning has to be a little bit scary. But by practicing basic telephone phrases your confidence will grow. 
If you're traveling in Spain you'll be talking on the phone sooner or later. So you might as well get ready.

This short episode is also part of our Spanish 1 course, which is a series of brief stories (that we call scenes). 
In the 36 scenes of the course you learn and practice 750 useful words. 
(The full Spanish 1 course is available for FREE by registering HERE.)
Practicing with mini-stories is a great way to get more familiar with Spanish pronunciation and idiomatic expressions.
Note that in Spanish, personal pronouns (I, he, she, we, etc.) are often dropped unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
Always say the Spanish OUT LOUD. Click on the sentences to hear them again. 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • ¡Hola! - Hello! 
  • ¿Puedo hablar con Daniel? - Can I speak with Daniel?
  • lo siento - I'm sorry
  • no está aquí - he's not here
  • ¿Quién le llama? - Who's calling?
  • Soy David... - I'm David...
  • un amigo de Boston - a friend from Boston
  • Soy Rosa, la novia de Daniel. - I'm Rosa, Daniel's girlfriend.
  • ¿Cuándo volverá? - When will he return?
  • en menos de - in less than
  • un cuarto de hora - a quarter of an hour

At the end of the game, you'll hear the story again. Listen to it without translating. 
Please share us with your friends who also want to learn Spanish, or Italian, German, or French.

More than a Spanish Language Game

If you like our Spanish games, you can practice Spanish - online and completely for Free - with our 36-Scene story "David en España" by just logging in, or registering HERE
You can find more resources for learning and practicing Spanish on FREELANGUAGE.ORG.
Our FREE Spanish 1 course will let you learn and practice Spanish playfully - with a travel-story of a young man in Spain and easy games.

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