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Martes, el 28 de julio, 2015

We began by revising what we did last week.
Hola - hello
Buenos días - good morning
buenas tardes - good afternoon
¿Qué tal? - How are you?
¿Cómo estás? - How are you?
Estoy bien - I'm fine
Estoy fatal - I'm terrible
Estoy más o menos - I'm ok, not bad, not great
Hasta luego - see you later

¿Cómo te llamas? - what is your name?
Me llamo ...... - my name is....

¿De dónde eres? - Where are you from?
Soy de Irlanda - I'm from Ireland
Soy de Francia
Soy de Sudán

We learned the numbers from one to ten...
1 uno
2 dos
3 tres
4 cuatro
5 cinco6 seis
7 siete
8 ocho
9 nueve
10 diez

¿Cómo se dice "eight" en español? - how do you say "eight" in Spanish?

We then moved on to learning about the family in Spanish
El padre - the father
La madre - the mother
El hijo - the son
La hija - the daughter
Los hijos - the children
Casado/a - married
El marido - the husband
La mujer - the wife
El hermano - the brother
la hermana - the sister
El abuelo - the grandfather
La abuela - the gr…


In the first session of our beginner’s course, we introduced ourselves and we talked briefly about the different stereotypes and characteristics we find in the Spanish culture. We also talked about our knowledge of Spanish we had before starting.
We also talked about the Spanish pronunciation and we saw some examples of words with those particular pronunciations. “ñ” in España (Spain), uña (nail), niño (child) “ll” in lluvia (rain), llave (key), llamar (call, ring) “j, g” in mujer  (woman), gente (people) genio (genious) “q” in queso (cheese) que (what) “r, rr” in perro  (dog) borracho (drunk), ratón (mouse) “h” in hola (hello) hielo (ice), hermano (brother) “v” in volver  (go back, come back), volar (fly), ver (see) “c, z” in cien (one hundred), zapato (shoe), diez (ten) (It was also worth mentioning that we only have five sounds to the five vowels a,e,I,o,u,  unlike the vowels in the English language which there are twelve sounds).
We learnt the basic introductions:
Hola – hello Buenos días –


We are running a Summer Beginners course this year, starting on July 21st. The course is for complete beginners and will concentrate on spoken, practical Spanish.

Cost: €120 (€100 for students and unemployed)

Duration: 9 Weeks until mid-September

Every Tuesday from July 21st, from 7.45 to 9pm.

For more info or to book a place contact or phone 086 3749578.