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July 17, 2018
Beginners 30: How to tell a joke
Learn a few Spanish jokes, guaranteed to make your audience groan.
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12 min
July 12, 2018
Beginners 29: How to tell a story
All about those little things that you can say to structure a story, and bring it to life.
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18 min
July 9, 2018
Beginners 28: Conversation strategies
Learn all about those little phrases and words which Spanish speakers use to keep conversations going, show their understanding, interrupt people, and more!
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17 min
June 29, 2018
Beginner Spanish 27: Problem solving
Learn useful verbs and constructions to help solve problems
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15 min
June 28, 2018
Beginner Spanish 26: Some pronunciation tips
Learn some of the tell-tale signs of a learner Spanish accent
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14 min
June 27, 2018
Beginner Spanish 25: How to pay a compliment
We cover some useful and authentic ways of paying someone a compliment in Spanish
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12 min
June 26, 2018
Beginner Spanish 24: Making excuses
Specific language you can use for when you need to make an excuse in Spanish
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12 min
June 22, 2018
Beginner Spanish 23: Asking for a favour
Learn different ways and structures that you can ask for favours in Spanish
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14 min
June 21, 2018
Beginner Spanish 22: Spanish proverbs
We explore 6 common and useful Spanish proverbs that you can start using in your conversations right away
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12 min
June 19, 2018
Beginner Spanish 21: Dealing with the authorities
Rob and Lis both tell a story about their experiences of dealing with the authorities, in Spain and Colombia. This lesson is focused on comprehension, so be sure to follow along with the transcript if you struggle.
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12 min
June 18, 2018
Beginner Spanish 20: Driving
Learn important vocabulary and phrases for when you are out and about on the roads in Spain and Latin America.
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12 min
June 15, 2018
Beginner Spanish 19: How to complain
Learn the subtle art of complaining in Spanish
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15 min
June 13, 2018
Beginner Spanish 18: At the doctors
Learn the vocabulary and phrases you’ll need should you ever have to pay a visit to the doctor or pharmacy.
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11 min
June 6, 2018
Beginner Spanish 17: Social networks
Learn the latest Spanish vocabulary around social networks, and communication in the digital age. How are social networks changing Spanish (as well as English)? How do you say "update", "upload", "download", "tag", and other important "digital verbs"? What is "a like" in Spanish?
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12 min
June 4, 2017
Beginner Spanish 16: Morning and evening people
One thing that we’ve noticed since living together is how different we feel about mornings and evenings. Liz is a morning person, and Rob is definitely not…
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14 min
June 3, 2017
Beginner Spanish 15: Arranging to meet
Building on our previous podcast about how to tell the time, we now give you a few ways that you can arrange to meet with someone. We also take a quick look at the conditional.
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15 min
June 4, 2014
Beginner Spanish 14: Telling the time
Learn how to tell the time in Spanish, along with other time related phrases.
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13 min
June 3, 2014
Beginner Spanish 13: Habits and Customs
Using "adverbs of frequency" to talk about how often you do things, how to ask "how often", and using the incredibly useful verb "soler"
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14 min
June 2, 2014
Beginner Spanish 12: Arguments
Useful phrases for some of the most intense "conversations" you can have: arguments! Tempers may be running high, so it's always good to have a stock of phrases that you can fall back in should you ever be unfortunate enough to have an argument with a Latino/a or Spaniard!
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11 min
June 1, 2014
Beginner Spanish 11: Money
Learn vocabulary related to money – how to ask about prices, how to actually say prices (numbers do come in handy!), as well as a few other money related phrases!
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18 min
December 10, 2013
Beginner Spanish 10: Feelings and emotion
Learn about using reflexive verb "sentirse" to describe your emotions, and how to use other constructions with "dar" and "poner" to describe how things make you feel.
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14 min
September 13, 2013
Beginner Spanish 9: Going Out
Spanish phrases for going out and socialising
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13 min
July 15, 2013
Beginner Spanish 8: Sports
How to talk about playing and watching sports in Spanish
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14 min
June 16, 2013
Beginner Spanish 7: Family
Vocab, phrases and Spanish conversation all about family.
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21 min
May 23, 2013
Beginner Spanish 6: Moving House
We talk about our recent move
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9 min
March 19, 2013
Beginner Spanish 5: Romantic Spanish
All about "el dia de San Valentin", where love is in the air and we teach all about romantic Spanish. Learn phrases and terms for referring to your significant other, love idioms, and much more.
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19 min
March 12, 2013
Beginner Spanish 4: Illness
Rob and Liz are "enfermos" (ill)! They talk (moan) about their illnesses, and what they're going to do about it. Learn different ways of saying "I have a cold", "head ache", "stomach ache", "back ache", or anything-ache! How to cure your cold with vitamins, hot drinks, and staying at home.
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11 min
March 5, 2013
Beginner Spanish 3: Transport
Learn about different types of transport in Spanish, including a few methods which are unique to Colombia! You'll learn: Different methods of transport, cardinal numbers (first, second, third, etc), the "masculine problem" (you'll see what we mean).
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11 min
February 26, 2013
Beginner Spanish 2: Resolutions
We've just reached 2013, another new year and opportunity to make and break new years resolutions! We run through the most popular resolutions, and tell you our own new years resolutions.
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10 min
February 19, 2013
Beginner Spanish 1: The Weather
Welcome to our first episode, all about the weather! Here's what you'll learn: Three questions to ask people when you first meet them English people love talking about the weather, but Colombians aren't so interested - their weather stays the same all around the year. Why? How to ask about the weather How to tell people that it's hot, cold, raining, or sunny Four cool phrases from the "streets", talking about... The weather!
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14 min
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