IMPROVERS 3 COURSE, SPRING 2015, CLASS 1

Lunes, el 13 de abril, 2015

We began with some simple introductions
Soy del contado de Mayo - I am from County Mayo
Nací en Tipperary - I was born in Tipperary

We then went on to talk about some superstitions in Spanish
Trae buena suerte - it brings good luck
Trae mala suerte - it brings bad luck

Un paraguas abierto dentro de la casa - an umbrella open in the house
Si se te cae la sal - if you drop salt (literally, "if salt falls")
tirar - to throw
por el hombro - over your shoulder
Pasar por debajo de una escalera - going under a ladder
romper un espejo - breaking a mirror
siete años de mala suerte - seven years bad luck
un trébol con cuatro hojas - a four leaf clover
una herradura - a horseshoe
Una herradura puesta al revés - a horseshoe put upside down

We listened to some people talking about superstitions...
Si se le posa una mosca - if a fly lands on her
una mosca - a fly

We also talked about some other superstitions we knew
un pelirrojo es mala suerte - a red-haired person is bad luck
los gitanos - the gypsies/travellers
un enano - a dwarf/little person
para los gitanos, tocar un enano es buena suerte - for Travellers, touching a little person is good luck!

We also then looked at how to talk about the future in Spanish
Si ves un gato negro, algo malo va a pasar - If you see a black cat, something bad is going to happen.
Algo malo va a pasar
To talk about the future, we need three elements
1. the verb Ir - voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van
2. the word "a"
3. The infinitive of the verb - comer, trabajar, salir, ver, etc.....

We talked about next weekend..
Este fin de semana voy a visitar a mi hermano en Belfast
Voy a trabajar en el jardín.
Voy a relajarme.


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