PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE, 2017, CLASS 6

This week we revised the animals we leanrnt last week and we worked on a video and transcript about wild animals. Both can be found on the following link:

We learnt how to compare in Spanish
(subject) es más (characteristic) que… - something is more … than…
El león es más grande que la araña – the lion is bigger than the ant
El tigre es más peligroso que el gato – The tiger is more dangerous tan the cat

(subject) no es tan (characteristic) como – something is not as.. as…
El pez no es tan grande como el perro – the fish is not as big as the dog

We worked on the adjectives on page 15 to make comparisons among the animals. Some of them we did not understand:
Lento –slow
Amable – affectionate
Hermoso – beautiful
Peligroso – dangerous
Numeroso – numerous
Sabroso – tasty
Tímido – shy
Other characteristics that came up during the exercise:
Crujiente – crunchy
Agresivo – aggressive
Venenoso – poisonous
Juguetón – playful
Terco – stubborn

Ejemplos:
El conejo es más rápido que la gallina – the rabbit is faster than the rooster
La ballena es más grande el pájaro – The whale is bigger than the bird
El gato no es tan peligroso como el oso – the cat is not as dangerous as the bear
El león no es tan cariñoso como el perro – The lion is not as affectionate as the dog

We discusses our answers by using the following expressions:
Estoy totalmente de acuerdo – I totally agree
Estoy totalmente en desacuerdo – I totally disagree
¡Pero qué dices! – What are you talking about!
¡Qué locura dices! – What a crazy thing to say!
¿De verdad lo crees? – Do you really believe that?

To conclude the class, we compared ourselves with our friends or relatives:
Soy tan alto como mi hermano pero no soy tan inteligente como él – I am as tall as my brother but I am not as clever as him
Soy tan tacaño como mi amigo pero soy más cariñoso que mi hermana – I am as mean as my friend but I am more affectionate than my sister.

Other words that came up during the class:
Ardilla – squirrel
Zorro – fox
Erizo – hedgehog
Tacaño – mean
Dar una patada – to kick
Chinchilla – guinea pig
Libre – hare
Morder – to bite
El león muerde – The lion bites
Raza – breed


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