Learn Spanish Now: 5-week Crash Course
Learn Spanish now with this fast 5-week course.
How can I learn Spanish now?
Quick review- This is a hugely important factor in learning a language, time. To learn basic Spanish (it’s really closely related to English) you can invest between 750 and 1,000 hours of focused, immersive, input and practice, and hit a very basic level of fluency. Those hours are researched-based. They’re done by the US government, and they’re used to prepare people for their missions in embassies and counselors abroad.
Most of us aren’t like these people, however, where we get uninterrupted time to focus on learning a new language and do nothing else. However, I think it’s a really good rule of thumb to give an idea of how long it takes to learn to speak a language.
Each week you will learn a new theme presented in chunks. Communicative themes and chunks are critical pieces to learning a new language.
This week’s lesson-Learn Spanish for the airport now
|How many bags are you checking?||¿Cuántas maletas va a facturar?|
|You need to check this bag.||Hay que facturar esta maleta.|
|Passport, please.||Pasaporte, por favor.|
|I would like a window seat.||Quisiera un asiento en la ventanilla.|
|I would like an aisle seat.||Quisiera un asiento en el pasillo.|
|Pass through, please.||Pase, por favor.|
|Hands up, please.||Manos arriba, por favor.|
|Have a good trip.||Buen viaje.|
|Where is…..?||¿Dónde está…?|
|the bar||el bar|
|duty free||la tienda duty free|
|gift shop||la tienda de regalos|
|restroom||el baño (o servicio)|
|magazine stand||el quisco de revistas|
|Is this seat free?||¿Está libre este asiento?|
|Please sit down.||Siéntese, por favor.|
|What flight did you arrive on?||¿En cuál vuelo llega?|
|Do you have a return ticket?||¿Tiene un billete de ida y vuelta?|
|Where will you stay while you are in this country?||¿Dónde se va a alojar mientras esté en este país?|
|Do you plan to work while you are here?||¿Planea trabajar durante su estancia?|
|Here is my passport and landing card.||Aquí tiene mi pasaporte y tarjeta de desembarque.|
|My luggage is lost.||Mi equipaje no ha llegado.|
|Do you have any items to declare?||¿Tiene Ud. algo para declarar?|
|Open your suitcase, please.||Abra su maleta, por favor.|
|baggage claim ticket||comprobante de equipaje|
|My suitcase is black.||Mi maleta es negra.|
|My suitcase is red.||Mi maleta es roja.|
|My suitcase is blue.||Mi maleta es azul.|
|My suitcase is brown.||Mi maleta es marrón.|
|My suitcase is gray.||Mi maleta es gris.|
Remember to get practical. Will you do Goldlist? Vocab Columns? Task notebooks?
Get your free Spanish for Travel and Beginners book with audio here.
Track your time each day that you’re working on your language skills. We’re human beings. Life gets in the way, but there’s certainly time that we can all find- waiting in line, getting your car washed. Pull out your phone or your notebook, or your phrase book- whatever it is that you’re using to learn a language, and invest 20 minutes, or 30 minutes, here and there. The time all adds up. Even if you don’t do it perfectly over the next five weeks, you’re going to see pretty direct correlation between the amount of time you invest and your progress.
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