Spanish Language Game: Extraordinario



Spanish Language Game "Extraordinario" (Extraordinary) 
Learn and practice 16 Spanish words and phrases as part of a mini-story.
The context: David and his cousin María walk around Barcelona.
This mini- story is also in our Spanish 1 course, which takes you through a series of brief stories.
In the course you learn and practice 750 basic Spanish words. (You can play the full Spanish 1 course for FREE by registering HERE.)
If you repeat (or anticipate) the Spanish OUT LOUD every time, your pronunciation and intonation will improve dramatically.
To hear the Spanish sentences again just click on them. 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • el próximo día - the next day
  • el sábado - the Saturday
  • la escuela - the school
  • no tiene - s/he doesn't have [tener]
  • quiere - s/he wants [querer]
  • enseñar - to show
  • están caminando - they're walking [caminar]
  • alrededor - around
  • el nombre - the name
  • la iglesia - the church
  • cuál - which, what
  • el arquitecto - the architect
  • se llama - his/her name is
  • el edificio - the building
  • realmente - really
  • extraordinario - extraordinary (m)

Note the sentence: "Ella quiere enseñarle Barcelona a David". Literally: "She wants to show him Barcelona to David" (where "him" also refers to "David").
This is the doubling of the indirect object, typical for Spanish. (The direct object of the sentence is "Barcelona".)
Note also: Personal pronouns (yo, tú, él, ella, etc) are often dropped in Spanish unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis.
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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.


Spanish Language Game: ¿Tienes fotos?



Spanish Language Game "¿Tienes fotos?" (Do you have photos?) 
Learn and practice 15 Spanish words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
The context: During dinner with his aunt and uncle in Barcelona, David asks if they have family photos.
This short episode also comes up in our Spanish 1 course, which consists of a series of brief stories.
In the course you learn and practice 750 basic words. (The full Spanish 1 course is available for FREE by registering HERE.)
By repeating or anticipating the Spanish OUT LOUD, you practice your pronunciation.
Click on the Spanish sentences to hear them again. 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • tienes - you have (familiar) [tener]
  • los fotos - the photos
  • tus abuelos - your(fam.) grandparents
  • ¿por qué? - why?
  • me gustaría - I'd like [gustar]
  • escribir - to write
  • la historia - the story
  • de nuestra familia - of our family
  • esa/ese - that (f/m)
  • una buena idea - a good idea
  • aquí está - here is ...
  • nuestra/nuestro - our (f/m)
  • viejo - old (m)
  • el álbum de fotos - the photo album
  • el abuelo - the grandfather
     

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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.


French Language Game: Cool



Quick French Language Game "Cool".
Listen, learn and practice 15 practical French words and phrases in the context of a mini-story.
Our games and courses are especially made for Mid to High Beginners.
The interactive games are a fun way to become familiar with typical French vocabulary and language patterns.
The Context: Daniel and his cousin Julie are walking around Paris.
Julie asks him if he'd like to come along for a quick shopping trip.
Practice your pronunciation and intonation by saying the French ALOUD with or after the speaker.
If you write out the words and phrases and test yourself on them again later, you'll be well on your way to remembering them.

Our full French 1 course consists of a series of mini-stories.
The course contains 750 basic words in the context of a simple travel story.
(You can play the course for FREE by registering HERE.)

Words in French Mini-Story Language Game

  • tu viens - you come (familiar) [venir]
  • avec moi - with me
  • où ça? - where to?
  • je dois - I have to [devoir] 
  • acheter - to buy
  • quelque chose - something
  • Qu'est-ce que c'est? - What is it?
  • c'est - it is
  • un grand magasin - a department store
  • je viens - I come [venir]
  • avec toi - with you (familiar)
  • après ça - after that
  • on - we (conversational) [literally "one"]
  • on va prendre - we're going to have
  • something to drink - quelque chose à boire 

Quick Grammar Points:

1. Questions: In conversational French you'll hear questions that just use intonation (instead of the question phrase "est-ce que" or inversion. Example: Tu viens avec moi? (Are you coming with me?)

2. The pronoun "on": In conversational French "on" is often used to mean "we". Example: On va prendre quelque chose à boire. (We're going to have something to drink.) In other contexts, the pronoun "on" can also refer to the impersonal "one, you, they, someone".

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More Than a French Language Game

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.
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"The Story" and easy games will let you forget that you're actually learning French!
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French Language Game: Sur la place




Quick French Language Game
 "Sur la place" - On the square. 
Listen to a quick mini-story and practice the vocabulary with a quick and fun game. 
Learn 16 easy French words and phrases in a meaningful context.
Our games and courses are a great way for mid-to-high Beginner learners to become familiar with typical French language Daniel and his cousin Julie stroll around Paris.
They walk across the square of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
Julie explains the difference between the French words "une place" and "un lieu".
Our full French 1 course is made up of a series of mini-stories with which you learn and practice 750 basic words in context.
(You can play the course for FREE by registering HERE.)
Always say the answer aloud either before or with the speaker.
That helps you to improve your pronunciation and intonation of French sentences. It's also a good way to remember vocabulary.
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Words in French Mini-Story Language Game

  • le lendemain - the next day
  • elle n'a pas - she doesn't have [avoir]
  • les courses - the classes, courses
  • elle veut - she wants [vouloir] 
  • montrer - to show
  • ils se promènent - they stroll [se promener]
  • sur la place - on the square
  • un lieu - a place, spot
  • où - where
  • il y a - there is, there are
  • souvent - often
  • les marchés - the markets
  • l'église - the church
  • là-bas - over there
  • vraiment - really
  • un beau monument - a beautiful monument

Quick Grammar Points:

1. negation: "elle a" (she has) - elle n'a pas (she doesn't have).
Note: the negative particles, ne ... pas go around the verb.
2. reflexive verb: se promener (to stroll, take a walk) - ils se promènent (they stroll).
Note: "se promener" is reflexive in French but the English equivalent "to stroll" is not.

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! 


Italian Language Game: La torre



Italian Language Game: "La torre" - The tower. Here you can learn and practice 16 useful Italian words and phrases in the context of a brief story.
In this mini-story, Marco's cousin Valeria shows him around Pisa and they have a look at the famous Leaning Tower.
The story is part of our Italian 1 course, which is made up of a series of brief stories that use everyday vocabulary. (You can play the full course for FREE when you register HERE.)
Say the words and phrases ALOUD along with or right after the native speaker. It's a great way to get a better pronunciation and improve your listening skills.
Note that in Italian, the words for "I, you, he, she" etc. are often dropped, unless they are needed for clarity or emphasis. In our mini-story, you'll understand from the context whether "non ha" means "she doesn't have" or "he doesn't have". 

Words in Italian Mini-Story Language Game

  • il giorno dopo - the day after, the next day
  • la domenica - the Sunday
  • lo zio - the uncle
  • non ha - s/he doesn't have [avere]
  • la scuola - the school
  • vuole - s/he wants [volere]
  • mostrare - to show
  • stanno attraversando - they're crossing 
  • la piazza - the square
  • la torre - the tower
  • laggiù - over there
  • il campanile - the bell tower
  • quello - that (m)
  • pendente - leaning [pendere]
  • famoso - famous (m)
  • in tutto il mondo - in the whole world

Our language games work best for learners at the mid- to high-beginner level.
In this game, you'll first hear the mini-story, and then practice and recall the individual words. At the end, you'll hear the brief story again.
Say the sentences along with or right after the speaker. Try not to translate and if you don't need to, don't roll over the sentences. When you click on each individual sentence you'll hear it again.
Learning words in the context of connected sentences helps you see how the Italian language is put together. At this point, it's not that important to learn the grammar rules.
As you practice with sentences in context, you'll start noticing typical language patterns. By listening and reading a lot, you'll become more and more familiar with the patterns.
Writing down some of the words and phrases will help you to remember them better.
But, you probably know by now that learning a language means forgetting and relearning words all the time. It's the way our brain puts them into our long-term memory.
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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 podcasts. Just login HERE.
And, if you have any language questions  - don't hesitate to contact us!

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