Brighton Spanish Lessons

Expert tutoring in Spanish by a Head of Modern Foreign Languages

27. March 2013 10:25
by Shawn

Game to learn numbers

27. March 2013 10:25 by Shawn | 1 Comments

Here is a simple but effective way of learning numbers in Spanish from 1-24. Get a two sets of dice and have the numbers 1 to 12 written in Spanish with the English translation if you are not quite sure what they are. Here are the numbers that you will need in order.

uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez, once, doce, trece, catorce, quince, dieciséis, diecisiete, dieciocho, diecinueve, veinte, veintiuno, veintidós, veintitrés, veinticuatro.

Using one die roll and say the number you roll in Spanish. Once you are familiar with numbers 1-6 add the second die. Add the two numbers together and say the number in Spanish. Repeat the same process with the second set of dice until you can roll all the dice add the numbers together and say the number is Spanish without referring to your list.

Good luck!

27. March 2013 07:24
by Shawn

Easy way to order

27. March 2013 07:24 by Shawn | 0 Comments

"To like" in Spanish in the infinitive, the "to form" of a verb, is "gustarse." When ordering in a restaurant or shop using this verb will help you to ask for what you would like.

The phrase is "Me gustaría una coca-cola, por favor." 

Me gustaría (Meh gw-stah-ríah, the í is pronounced as the i in machine) translates to "I would like". Highlighted in blue is the noun, what you are asking for, and it can be substituted for any thing that you would like to purchase or order.

Give it a try. Go to a local Spanish restaurant and order your food by using me gustaría..and read off the menu what you would like.