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AMIGOS VS FAMILIA
Tu vs. Ud. Questions
Ever wonder how to address your elders in spanish? Or how to greet your amigos? Depending on the person, they're will always be a certain amount of respect given in the spanish language. In english, we usually address authority figures with “Mr.” or “Ms.”, but with Spanish, it is way more complex.
There are two different ways of speech that specify who you are talking to. When having a conversation with a friend or peer, it is always necessary to end the sentence “Tú”. This is an informal way of speech and should not be used when talking to authority figures. The same is applied when asking questions. Imagine you are meeting a new friend for the first time. They ask for your name. You would say, “´¿Me llamo ____, y tú?” By ending the sentence with “...y tú?” You are saying “And you?”. A couple of practices and you'll get the hang of it!
Now onto to the formal way of sayings! Whenever referring to an adult or older authority figure, it is essential to ask them a question that ends with “Usted”. Simple questions such as “What is your name?” would be said in espanol like “¿Cómo se llama usted?” as opposed to its informal counter part, “¿Cómo te llamas tú?”. This applies to all older family members, teachers and other authority figures.
Just remember these simple things:
Tú=Someone around your age/peer/friend
Usted= An adult, authority figure (ex: Professora)
Try practicing here
Lets take a look at the boxes below:
-The types of weather
-The Prefixes used in the weather
-How to describe the weather
Types of Weather:
Bright = Sol
Hot = Calor
Cold = Frio
Windy = Viento
Cloudy = Nublado
Humid = Hùmedo
Rainy = Lloviendo
Snowy = Nevando
The types of weather use two different prefixes: Hace and Està.
Describing the Weather:
Temperature = Temperatura
Maximum = Màxima
Minimum = Mìnima
Degrees = grados
Mostly = Mayormente
Partly = Parcìalmente
Sunny = Soleado
Clear = Despejado
It's nice (bad) out = Hace buen (mal) tiempo.
Monday = lunes
Tuesday = martes
Wednesday = mièrcoles
Thursday = jueves
Friday = viernes
Saturday = sàbado
Sunday = domingo
Remember: The days of the week are always lowercase.
In order to have a basic conversation in Spanish, you must know how to:
Ask them how they are
Ask them their name
Ask them where they live
This is how to ASK any of these questions:
****NOTICE: (tú) is in parentheses for the questions ¿Cómo the llamas? and ¿De dónde eres? This is because the word tú is a way of addressing a friend (or amigo) of yours. If you are to ask these same questions to someone who is not your friend and is to be respected, you would ask them like this:
Here are some responses to those questions:
¿Cómo se llamas?
¿De dónde eres (tú)?
WAYS TO SAY GOODBYE:
******It is always polite to say "Nice to meet you" after meeting someone for the first time. It is also polite to reply to that by saying "Likewise."
OTHER USEFUL TERMS:
Here is a game that can be helpful with this lesson. It is also good for greeting someone in Spanish.
Here is a continuation of the video for How to Greet Someone in Spanish. In this video, however, we are having a basic conversation with the tourist.
There are FOUR ways that you can greet someone in Spanish, and they are:
****NOTICE: There are TWO exclamation points being used in each greeting. One of them is BEFORE the greeting and one is AFTER the greeting. The exclamation point before the greeting is ALWAYS upside down. This rule applies to EVERY sentence or phrase that is exclamatory. This same rule also applies when adding a question mark to any question you may ask in Spanish.
You must know when to use each greeting. For example, you would only use ¡Buenos días! when:
Greeting someone as you're arriving to work
Greeting someone as you're arriving to school
Greeting someone while you're eating breakfast
Greeting someone at any other time during the morning
You would only use ¡Buenas tardes! when:
Greeting someone when you're leaving school
Greeting someone while you're eating lunch
Greeting someone at any other time during the afternoon
You would only use ¡Buenas noches! when:
Greeting someone while you're eating dinner
Greeting someone after you've got home from work
Greeting someone at any other time during the evening
¡Hola! is a greeting that can be used at ANY time.
Here is a game that can be helpful with this lesson. It is also good for basic conversations.
Here is a video of a tourist visiting America who is unable to speak English, and can only speak Spanish. In order to make this tourist feel welcome, it is necessary to know how to greet someone in Spanish.
How to ask/tell someone about the weather.
How to ask about the weather:
- ¿Qué tiempo hace?
- ¿Cómo está el tiempo?
How to tell about the weather
-you can also use “bastante” (very) to describe the weather.
Heres a video of someone giving a weather report:
There are just something things you need to know.
There are two different n's. One is your normal n and the other is ñ. Another thing is that none of the letters are pronounced the same, matter-of-fact most of them are vastly different.
Here is a little something to explain.
Whats in the parentheses help you pronounce the letters.
Here is video of a real life situation where two girls say the spanish alphabet
Spanish Courtesy Phrases
Monday - lunes
Tuesday - martes
Wednesday - miércoles
Thursday - jueves
Friday - viernes
Saturday - sábado
Sunday - domingo
(Note The Accents)
- Whenever you write the days of the week in spanish they must be lowercase.
- What day is it? = ¿Qué día es hoy?
Click the link below to study some flashcards...
Now to understand this fully you have to know who you're speaking to. If you are speaking to a friend or someone who's younger than you, then you speak informally (tú). If your speaking to your parents or someone older than you, then you speak formally (Usted). Listed below is a chart with spanish phrases that are formal and informal. You can also use these flashcards to help you distinguish between the two.
Imagine you wake up in the middle of nowhere and walk right into a what you thought was an english-speaking town. But you discover its not. Some random person comes out of nowhere and is like "¿Qué dia es hoy?" I'll tell you the truth. All He's asking is "What day is today?" Now reply by saying "Es el..." But wait! I haven't told you how to say the days of the week. Here is a list below
Now you know how to say the days in spanish. Now to finish what you were saying just say "Es el lunes". Thats all you have to do. Here are some good flashcards to study. Here you can learn the days even better. Here is a short video on all that you learned to say and ask in spanish, be put into action. Hope this mini-lesson help on your quest to suceed in saying the days of the week in spanish!