Spanish Language Story: El viaje de David 4a



Spanish Language Story: Part 4a of David's trip to Spain (El viaje de David 4a).
In Granada, David calls the number of his friend Daniel. Daniel's girlfriend Rosa takes the call and explains to David how to get to their place.
On the way there, David asks a passerby where the Reyes Católicos Street is. At the apartment, he meets Rosa and her sister. Daniel is still at school and joins them later.
Hear and read Part 4a of David's trip in Spanish. It contains 75 basic words and phrases.
Try to listen without translating the words, as you play through the story. 
Say each sentence after (or along with) the native speaker to practice its music and rhythm.

10 Key Verbs in Travel Story: El viaje de David 4a

• explicar - to explain
• encontrar - to find
• buscar - to look for
• caminar - to walk
• ver - to see
• abrir - to open
• saludar - to greet
• conocer - to get to know
• tutear - to use "tú"
• estudiar - to study

You can roll over the translation on a desk- or laptop, but not on a phone or tablet.
Register or log in and go to Spanish 1, David en España, if you want to play the full 6 part story for free. You'll learn and practice 750 basic words and phases in the context of the story.


Spanish Language Story: El viaje de David 3b



Spanish Language Story: Part 3b of David's trip to Spain (El viaje de David 3b).
(Image of Barcelona-Sants Train Station by Michael Descharles on unsplash.com)
David is at the Barcelona train station and has just bought a ticket to Granada
where he'll visit his friend Daniel.
He asks the ticket agent when the train will leave and from which track.
On the train he finds a seat by the window and reads his travel guide.
Once arrived in Granada, he dials Daniels number.
Daniel's girlfriend answers.
Hear and read Part 3b of David's trip in Spanish. It contains 80 basic words and phrases.
As you play the story, listen to the speaker without translating the words. 
"Shadow" each sentence by saying it along with (or just after) the native speaker.
That's an effective way to practice the sounds and rhythm of conversational Spanish.
Note: in context, words for "he, she, we" etc are often omitted in Spanish.

10 Key Phrases in Travel Story: El viaje de David 3b

• toma su billete - he takes his ticket [tomar]
• el tren sale - the train leaves [salir]
• ¿usted sabe? - do you know? [saber]
• va a la vía doce - he goes to track 12 [ir]
• comienza a leer - he starts to read [comenzar]
• oye - he hears [oír]
• llega - he arrives [llegar]
• marcar el numero - to dial the number
• ¿Puedo hablar con Daniel? - Can I speak with Daniel? [poder]
• ¿Cuándo volverá? - When will he return? [volver]

On a desk- or laptop you can roll over the translation (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice the words and phrases of the whole story for free, register or log in and go to Spanish 1, David en España.


Spanish Language Story: El viaje de David 3a



Spanish Language Story: Part 3a of David's trip to Spain (El viaje de David 3a). (Image by Simon Hermans on unsplash.com)
David is in a café with his cousin María. He's just called the waiter for the check.
The next few says David spends exploring Barcelona. Then his aunt takes him to the train station where he buys a ticket to Grenada.
Hear and read Part 3a of David's trip in Spanish. It contains 75 basic words and phrases.
As you play the story, try to listen without translating the words. 
Say each sentence after (or along with) the native speaker to practice its music and rhythm.

10 Key Verbs in Travel Story: El viaje de David 3a

• me gustaría - I would like [gustar]
• pagar - to pay
• trae - he/she brings [traer]
• se marcha - he/she goes away [marcharse]
• tengo - I have [tener]
• si tú quieres - if you want [querer]
• él pasea - he strolls [pasear]
• el parque le interesa - the park interests him [interesar]
• ella lleva - she takes
• dice - he/she says

On a desk- or laptop you can roll over the translation (but not on a phone or tablet).
To practice all of the words and phrases of the story for free, register or log in and go to Spanish 1, David en España.


Spanish Language Game: Claro que no



Spanish Language Game: Claro que no (Of course not ) 
In this quick online game, learn and practice 10 Spanish phrases with a 34-word 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.

The context: David is at his friend Daniel's apartment in Granada.
He meets Daniel's girlfriend Rosa and introduces himself to her sister Ana.
Will he use the formal form of address, or say "tú" to her?

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • ¡Hola! - Hello! 
  • Encantado de conocerle. - Pleased to meet you. (formal)
  • David, no seas tan formal. - David, don't be so formal. [ser]
  • tutear - to say "tú", use the informal form of address
  • ¡Que os podéis tutear! - You can say "tú" to each other.
  • ¿No te importa Ana? - You don't mind, Ana?
  • Todos los estudiantes - all the students
  • nos tuteamos - we say "tú" to each other
  • ¿Estudias aquí? - Do you go to university here?
  • en Granada - in Granada
  • No, estudio en Sevilla. - No, I go to university in Seville.

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.

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.


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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