LEARN TO SAY HELLO AND GOOD BYE IN SPANISH

December 31st, 2014 @

Learn the two ways  of greeting people in Spanish. One is called the FAMILIAR form used to address people you already know and the FORMAL form is used to address people you do not know or are meeting for the first time.

SALUDOS (greetings)
HOLA, BUENOS DIAS
HOLA, BUENAS TARDES
HOLA, BUENAS NOCHES

1.-GREETING IN SPANISH IN THE FAMILIAR FORM
the thing to remember is that tu and vosotros pronouns(as) are used to address people in the FAMILIAR form, to greet people you know.

  • Hola buenos dias, me llamo Mario y esta es Maria, ¿qué tal? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Buenos dias, bien, ¿y tú? [Fine and you?]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Hola Maria, ¿qué tal? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Hola, Pedro, bien, ¿y tú? [Fine and you?]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Hola Pedro, ¿cómo estás? [Hello, how are you?]
  • Muy bien, ¿y tú? [Very well, thank you]
  • Bien, gracias [Fine, thank you]
  • ……………
  • Adios [Goodbye]
  • Adios [Goodbye]

I am always doing things I can’t do; that’s how I get to do them. – Pablo Picasso

2.- GREETING IN SPANISH IN THE FORMAL FORM

The other thing to remember is that the usted and ustedes pronouns are used to greet people using the FORMAL WAY.

  • Hola buenas tardes, señor Smith le presento al señor  Pérez,[May I introduce you to Mr Pedro  Pérez] jefe del departamento de compras.
  • Mucho gusto, señor Pérez.
  • Mucho gusto, señor Smith.
  • ………………
  • Buenas tardes, este es el señor Javier Días [This is  Javier Días]
  • Mucho gusto señor Días.
  • ………………
  • Adios [Goodbye]
  • Adios [Goodbye]

These BBC Spanish videos would give you a great opportunity to practice your Spanish. Good luck.

see video Greetings

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GCSE role play oral examination – Your summer holiday plans.

December 5th, 2014 @

 

Roll play: Talk about your plans for the summer.

Here some tips to remember before you start your test.

1. Listen carefully to the question.

2. Answer the question  in a complete sentence follow by a short explanation.

3. You can ask the examiner to repeat the question by saying “Puede repetir por favor?”

4. The examiner will start making the first question.

 Lets practise : ¿Que planes tienes para este verano?

Examiner : Dime ¿qué haces vas a hacer este verano?

Student : Este verano voy a ir de vacaciones a Barcelona con mis amigas Sarah y Liza.

Examiner: ¿Por cuanto tiempo vais a ir?

Student : Bueno, vamos a ir por dos semanas.

Examiner: ¿Cómo vais a viajar ?

Student : Vamos a viajar en avión, en Eassyjet porque el billete es mas barato que en Iberia.

Examiner : Muy bien. ¿Donde vais a estar?

Student: Vamos a estar en un hostal en la Rambla de Cataluna.

Examiner:¿Y que os gustaria hacer en Barcelona?

Student : Nos gustaria hacer muchas cosas pero principalmente nos gustaria tomar el sol. Barcelona tiene muchas playas cerca de la ciudad.

Examiner: ¿Os gustaria hacer en la playa?

Student: Bueno nos gustaria tomar el sol, nadar y hacer esqui acuatico.

Examiner: ¿Que otra cosa os gustaria hacer en Barcelona?

Student: Tambien nos gustaria visitar la ciudad, comer en los restaurantes tipicos de Barcelona, ir a las discotecas y conocer a gente espanola.

Teacher: ¿Os gustaria hablar espanol?

Student: Claro. Seria muy bueno.

Teacher: Que os vaya bien.

Student: Gracias, adios.

Examiner: Adios.