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Carne Asada

¿Nunca han sido invitados a degustar una buena carne asada al más puro estilo mexicano? Bueno, no se preocupen porque en esta lección les invitamos a conocer una tradición muy arraigada en Mexico. Espero que tengan apetito ya que además de buena carne también vamos a servir bebida fresca. ¡Están tod@s invitad@s!...

Function: making_plans

Published: December 29, 2014

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Alarm clock

The alarm clock:  another battlefield in the Couple Wars.  He wants to sleep in; she needs time to do makeup and blow dry her hair...  Aw, who are we kidding; she's going to win, and if the alarm clock doesn't wake him, the blow drier will.  In today's lesson, we'll find out how couples set the alarm clock in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: December 26, 2014

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Tourist Visa

Today in the big podcast, we'll be asking the nice folks at the immigration office about visa requirements in Spanish.  In this lesson, we'll learn how to make that call so you can do it well in advance of your big trip!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel

Published: December 24, 2014

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I can't stand you!

You know the kids in today's dialog are so typical; full of bravado and melodrama, and you think if they had nothing to fight about, they'd invent something, just so they can make up in the end.  In today's lesson, we'll hear how to express disgust with your mate... and how to kiss and make up... in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: December 22, 2014

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Formal Dinner 1: Introducing your wife

Here's a lesson for aspiring Spanish students who might find themselves at a formal dinner; a circumstance more common in the Spanish-speaking world than it might be back home.  You already know how to fold your napkin and what the small fork is for; in this podcast, we start a series of lessons where you'll learn how to graciously address your host, in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: December 19, 2014

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2008 The Year of Languages

Open Language is here to help you celebrate UN's Year of Languages.  Besides Spanish and English, there are four other UN languages to learn.  So first things first:  today we'll work on Spanish.  If you're ready tomorrow, 我们可以学习中文......

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: languages

Published: December 17, 2014

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Nurse

No one likes being sick, but thank goodness for nurses-- the kind face in the often cold world of medicine! Today in the big podcast learn how to ask for the help of nurses and state what ails you....

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: asking_for_help

Published: December 17, 2014

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I Want an Ocean View

It's not every day that we aspiring learners get to stay at a beach hotel in Latin America... when we finally get a chance to go, we better get an ocean view!  In the big podcast today, we'll learn how to ask to switch rooms in Spanish; we'll also have a lesson on the all important request word quisiera....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, hotel

Published: December 12, 2014

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It´s Garbage

That 8-track and the Atari console in the basement... If you don't collect analog electronics as a hobby, maybe it's time to throw them away! Today in the big podcast learn how to discuss chucking your stuff!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: Garbage

Published: December 10, 2014

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El horóscopo chino

¿Eres un mono?, ¿o tal vez un cerdo?, ¿puede que seas un caballo?, ¿o tu personalidad va más con un animal como la rata? Tranquil@s amig@s de SpanishPod que no queremos faltarles al respeto, sino saber cuál es su signo del horóscopo chino. En esta lección podrán descubrir cuál es el animal que llevan dentro....

Published: December 08, 2014

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Breakfast at the Hotel

First-time visitors to Mexico are often surprised; that basket of delicious-looking rolls and pastries that's sitting on your table when you sit down to a hotel breakfast?  They're not free!  They are, however, delicious.  Today in the big podcast, aspiring Spanish learners will see how to deal with this potentially expensive (but also potentially delicious) situation....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, food, hotel
Function: warning

Published: December 05, 2014

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No Power

So you´re stranded, you reach in your bag, grab your phone and (dun dun dunnnn) No power! It´s everyone´s worst nightmare in the cellphone age! In today´s big podcast learn how to discuss cell phone power problems....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: December 03, 2014

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Playground

Ah, the playground... fond memories of pushing, swinging, scraping knees, crying when it's time to leave.  In our lesson today, we'll hear from the parents on the bench, as they wait for us to play off our extra energy....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: December 01, 2014

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Smells Nasty!

Aw, babies.  They can be so cute, but man, can they raise a stink... literally!  Today in the big podcast, we'll be talking about bad baby smells, specifically diapers.  We'll learn how to exclaim our disgust about nasty smells in Spanish as well....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: November 28, 2014

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No More

A dozen eclairs? Moonshine? Drag racing on the highway? Whatever the temptation, SpanishPod has you covered! In today's big podcast learn how to declare when you've had enough....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: November 26, 2014

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More Coffee

Slow service at a cafe is one thing, but high-maintenance customer is a different story.  In today's lesson, we'll hear from a waiter who's helpful enough, but the customer is just plain needy!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: ordering_food

Published: November 24, 2014

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Zipper

Ahh, a zipper lesson.  No, it's not the highest level of discourse, but you'll be darn glad if this podcast saves you from an embarrassing situation!  Learn how to give the XYZ (eXamine Your Zipper) warning in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: warning
Topic: grooming

Published: November 21, 2014

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Cheque, please.

The cornerstone ending to any polite meal-- ordering the cheque. In today' lesson learn how to request a bill....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: Etiquette
Function: Requests

Published: November 19, 2014

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