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.


Spanish Language Game: ¿Todavía libre?



Spanish Language Game: "¿Está este asiento todavía libre?" (Is this seat still free?) 
In this quick online game, try out and practice 17 Spanish words and phrases, as part of a mini-story.
On the train David finds a seat at the window. And as he settles in to read his travel guide, he hears someone ask: "Is this seat still free?"
This is a useful phrase to ask and understand while traveling in Spain, as trains, cafés and restaurants are often crowded.
And who knows. The person sitting or sitting down beside you may very well give you the chance to practice your Spanish!

This short episode also comes up in our Spanish 1 course, which is a series of brief stories (which 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.)
Mini-stories are a great way to get more familiar with Spanish vocabulary and Spanish pronunciation.
Always say the Spanish OUT LOUD. Click on the sentences to hear them again. 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • David va - David goes [ir]
  • a la vía doce - to track 12
  • no tiene que - he doesn't have to [tener que]
  • esperar - to wait
  • demasiado - too much
  • hasta que el tren llegue - until the train arrives
  • en el tren - in the train
  • se encuentra - he finds (himself) [encontrarse]
  • enseguida - right away
  • con un asiento - with a seat
  • en la ventana - at the window
  • en cuanto - as soon as
  • comienza a leer - he begins to read
  • su guía de viajes - his travel guide
  • él oye - he hears
  • ¿Está este asiento todavía libre? - Is this seat still free?
  • Sí, claro. - Yes, of course.

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.


Spanish Language Game: ¿Cuándo sale el tren?



Spanish Language Game: "¿Cuándo sale el tren?" (When does the train leave?) 
In this quick online game, learn and practice 13 Spanish words and phrases, in the context of a mini-story. 
David has just bought a ticket from Barcelona to Granada.
Now he asks the "vendedora de billetes" when the next train will leave and from what track.
This short episode also comes up in our Spanish 1 course, which is a series of brief stories (which 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.)
Mini-stories are a great way to get more familiar with Spanish vocabulary and Spanish pronunciation.
Always say the Spanish OUT LOUD. Click on the sentences to hear them again. 

Words in Spanish Mini-Story Language Game

  • David toma - David takes [tomar]
  • su billete - his ticket
  • entonces - then
  • le pregunta a la vendedora de billetes - he asks the ticket agent
  • ¿cuándo sale el próximo tren? - when does the next train leave?
  • en siete minutos - in seven minutes
  • a las ocho en punto - at eight on the dot
  • ¿tengo que? - do I have to
  • hacer transbordo - to change trains
  • el tren va directo - the train goes direct
  • ¿sabe? - do you know (formal)
  • por que vía - on what track
  • por la vía doce - on track twelve

Note: In the sentence: 'Entonces le pregunta a la vendedora de billetes', the pronoun "le" (her) is redundant and just specifies the person David is asking.
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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