Showing posts from December, 2013


Starting the week of January 20th, 2014, Sligo Spanish Society are running courses in Spanish at all levels. Courses are nine or ten weeks long, and run until late March. All classes are once a week, and last from 8pm to 9.15, except the Morning Beginners course, which runs from 10.30am to 11.45. New this year is our Leaving Cert Spanish oral exam preparation course (see below).

Information and registration night is on Tuesday, January 14th, in Sligo City Hotel, from 7.30 to 9pm. For new students it is important to come to the information night in order to insure a place on a course. Information can also be got by emailing or by phone to 086-3749578.
Courses available are as follows...
BEGINNERS: This course runs every Monday night, beginning January 20th. The course is for people who have no previous knowledge of Spanish, and will run for nine weeks. Total cost is €120, or €100 for students or the unemployed.


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Miércoles, el 04 de diciembre, 2013
We began by revising how to describe someone in Spanish
Tiene los ojos azules/ verdes/ marrones - he/she has blue/green/brown eyes. Tiene el pelo largo/ corto - he/she has long/short hair
Lleva barba/bigote / gafas - He/she wears a beard/ a moustache /glasses
Es guapo/a - He/she is good looking Es feo/a - he/she is ugly Es rubio/a - he/she is blond Es moreno/a - he/she is brunette Es pelirrojo/a - he/she is red-haired Es alto/a - he/she is tall Es bajo/a - he/she is short Es viejo/a - he/she is old Es joven - he/she is young Es gordo/a - he/she is fat Es delgado-a - he/she is thin
We then went on to learn about the weather in Spanish
¿Qué tiempo hace? - What's the weather like? Hace sol - it's sunny Hace viento - it's windy Hace frío - it's cold Hace calor - it's hot Hay lluvia - it is rainy (lit. there is rain) Hay nieve - it is snowy Hay niebla - it is foggy Hay cielos despejados - there are clear skies.
We learned seasons in S…


Lunes, el 02 de diciembre, 2013
In our seventh lesson we talked about places in the city and we learnt how to ask directions La oficina de correos – The post office La piscina – The swimming pool La iglesia – the church La playa – the beach El banco – the bank La farmacia – The chemistry El cine – the cinema El museo – the museum El supermercado – the supermarket La comisaría (de policía ) – the police station La estación de trenes – the train station La estación de autobuses – the bus station El aeropuerto – The airport Los semáforos – the traffic lights La tienda de ropa – la boutique La panadería – the bakery La carnicería – the butcher’s La pescadería – the fishmonger
Al lado de – next to , beside Detrás de – behind A la izquierda de – on the left A la derecha de – on the right
Siga –continue ; Siga todo recto – Go straight Gire – Turn Suba – go up Tome – take Cruce – cross Baje – go down
La primera calle – The first street / road La segunda calle – The second street / road La tercera calle – The third str…