When you travel outside the U.S., being somewhat familiar with the local language will be the difference maker!! Adjusting to the local environment will be much more enjoyable if you can communicate. For the next several months, we will attempt to prepare you for this transition.
Having a great teacher is the key to learning a new language. I have tried them all, I think. Since there are hundreds of Spanish Courses, I have experimented with the better known courses. Recently, I found a couple that seem to be easier than others.
Marcus Santamaria and Fluenz are the courses that I am currently using. Remember, the key to learning a new language is practice, practice and more practice.
Ok, here we go!
Hello – Hola
Goodbye – “Adios” in Mexico and “Hasta Luego” or “Chaio” pronounced “Chow” in Ecuador
Good Morning – Buenos Dias
Good Afternoon – Buenas Tardes
Good Evening/Night – Buenas Noches
How are you? – ¿Cómo está usted?
Fine, Thank You – Bien, Gracias
Next week, we will go to a restaurant. See ya then!
Thanks to our friend Ecuador George for his help on our Spanish Lesson!!
Going to a Restaurant
The waiter asks: ?Quiere un café? – Do you want a coffee?
You: A coffee, please – Un café, por favor
A water – Un agua
A coffee with milk – Un café con leche
The bill, please – La cuenta, por favor
Quiero – I want
?Algo mas? – Something else?
Da nada – Thank you
Good evening – Buenas noches
Don’t forget……………if you are moving to a Spanish speaking country, a little ability to speak the language will help a bunch!!