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Welcome to this audio lesson! We'll be going over intermediate phrases pertaining to future holidays. Today, we'll be listening to a dialogue between Melissa and James.
Teacher
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¿Cómo quieres decorar el apartamento este para las fiestas?
James
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Some of these words may sound familiar. Remember that quieres is the tu, or you, form of the verb querer, which means to want.
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In this context, fiestas means holidays.
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Decorar is a verb which means to decorate.
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What do you think James is asking Melissa about decorating the apartment for the holidays?
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¿Cómo quieres decorar el apartamento este para las fiestas?
James
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How do you want to decorate the apartment for the holiday this year?
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Quiero ensatar palomitas juntas para decorar el árbol.
Melissa
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Ensetar means to string, like stringing palomitas, or popcorn, as it's called in English.
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Decorar is a verb that means to decorate.
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El arbol is the tree.
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Altogether, this means I want to string popcorn together to decorate the tree.
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James likes the idea, and responds:
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Eso suena divertido. ¿Quieres decorar las paredes también?
James
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Eso suena divertido means that sounds fun.
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You'll remember from an earlier lesson on questions that, oftentimes, putting a statement in questions automatically makes it a question. In this case, instead of saying "You want to decorate the walls too," it translates as "do you want to decorate the walls too?"
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Melissa, however, doesn't want to decorate the walls:
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No. Solamente quiero decorar el árbol.
Melissa
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In case you were wondering, solamente means only.
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Since Melissa only wants to decorate the walls, James asks Melissa another question:
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¿Quieres hacer adornos para el árbol?
James
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You'll remember that hacer means to make.
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Adornos means ornaments.
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What do you think James is asking Melissa?
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¿Quieres hacer adornos para el árbol?
James
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Do you want to make ornaments?
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Melissa says yes, and even mentions that she has construction paper to make them.
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Si. Quiero hacerlos con papel de construcción.
Melissa
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Papel de construccion is contruction paper, by the way.
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¿Qué quieres comer para las fiestas? ¿Debemos cocinar en casa o ir a la casa de abuela?
James
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Let's look at James' first question
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¿Qué quieres comer para las fiestas?
James
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Comer means to eat.
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In this context, las fiestas means the holidays.
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What do you think James is asking Melissa?
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¿Qué quieres comer para las fiestas?
James
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What do you want to eat for the holidays?
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Now, remember, James asked that with a followup question.
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¿Debemos cocinar en casa o ir a la casa de abuela?
James
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From our earlier vocabulary, we know cocinar en case means cook at home. We also know that ir a la case de abuela means go to grandma's house.
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What do you think James is asking?
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¿Debemos cocinar en casa o ir a la casa de abuela?
James
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What do you want to eat for the holiday? Should we cook at home or go to grandma’s house?
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Melissa thinks it's best they go to their grandma's house.
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Debemos ir a la casa de abuela y comer lo que ella quiera cocinar.
Melissa
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From our vocabulary, we already know that the first part reads we should go to grandma's house and eat. The second part is eat whatever she wants to cook.
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James agrees with Melissa, and compliments Melissa and their grandmother.
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Tienes muy buenas ideas. Abuela cocina muy rico.
James
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By now, you know that the first sentence means you have great ideas.
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In the second sentence, you know that concina is a noun this time, instead of a verb.
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Altogether, this means you have such great ideas. Grandma is a wonderful cook.
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Great job! We learned a lot in this lesson, so feel free to listen to this as many times as you need.
Teacher
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