PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, NEW YEAR 2016, CLASS 2

We began by revising words for certain professions and also the verbs associated…
El bombero apaga los fuegos
La enfermera saca sangre y ayuda a los médicos

(we also emphasized the personal “a” that is compulsory to use in Spanish after a verb and before the object of the verb if it is a person
ayuda a los médicos….)

el cartero reparte el correo
(un repartidor – a delivery man)
Un carpintero hace cosas de madera y repara muebles
Un camarero atiende a los clientes y sirve la comida

We looked at various irregular verbs, especially in the first person
Dar (to give) – yo doy, tú  das, él/ella da
Conocer (to know a person) – yo conozco, tú conoces, él/ella conoce (conducir is similar)
Poner (to put, set the table) – Yo pongo, tú pones, él/ella pone

We also listened to people talking about their jobs and learned some vocab
Estar de pie – to be on your feet
Ir a pie – to go on foot
Aburrirse – to get bored
Planchar – to iron
Arreglar – to tidy
Una propina – a tip

We also had a discussion about the translation of the verb To Meet
Quedar con – to meet by arrangement
Encontrarse con – to meet by accident or arrangement
Reunirse con – to meet by arrangement, (more formal)
Conocer – to meet for the first time
(una reunión – a meeting, una cita – an appointment)

Also; To Know
Saber – to know information
Conocer – to know people or places, to be familiar with

We then went on to talk about the Signs of the Zodiac
Sagitario – Saggitarius
Geminis – gemini
Los gemelos/as - twins
Un carnero – a ram
Un cabrío macho – a billy goat
una balanza - scales

With this we learned a number of adjectives to describe people
Trabajador/a – hard-working
Perezoso/a – lazy
Vago/a – lazy
Seguro/a de sí mismo/a – sure of oneself, self-confident
Fácilemente influido – easily influenced
Fanfarrón – loud-mouthed
Egoísta – selfish
Sincero – honest
Cariñoso – affectionate
Valiente – brave
Defectos - defects



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