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Chicago Hot Dog

If you find yourself at the corner of Addison and Clark inside the Friendly Confines, the Cubs aren't up to bat, you may as well get up at get a hot dog, right?  In today's big podcast, the latest in our Chicago series, we're getting a lesson with the works:  ketchup, mustard, and even relish!  What...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: April 01, 2015

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New Guinness World Record

So you want to be famous?  You want to get into the history books?  Etch your name in the granite of our cultural consciousness by setting a new world record!  In the big podcast today, we'll be trying to set the record for tortilla de patatas, the famous Spanish snack.  Whether you break the record...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans

Published: March 18, 2015

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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...

Function: making_plans

Published: December 29, 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 whe...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: December 19, 2014

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Do You Want an Empanada?

Do you have memories of the smell of empanadas coming out the oven in your auntie's kitchen? Even if you don't, you can imagine that these individual stuffed pies stir up memories of family and home. In today's lesson, we'll hear some crucial empanada-related vocabulary; e.g., "meat" and "cheese." M...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: December 13, 2013

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Room for Dessert

You're full, you say?  Irrelevant!  You can try to stop the hospitality, but you will be offered seconds, you will keep eating,... you SHALT NOT REFUSE DESSERT!  That said, today, you'll learn how to say "I'm full."  So you can at least say it in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: serving_food
Grammar: “estar”

Published: July 19, 2013

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Chicken and Rice

Today we'll be going to the store; there's a big dinner tonight, and we're making arroz con pollo, chicken and rice. This lesson will be a virtual shopping list in Spanish; you'll learn more vegetable names than you can shake a stick at. Mmm... arroz con pollo... ...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: May 27, 2013

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Formal Dinner

In this lesson you will learn how to ask someone to pass you the bread, in formal, polite, dignified Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Grammar: usted

Published: July 18, 2012

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I'm Hungry

Nobody learns well on an empty stomach! We better get something to eat! This lesson will help you express your hunger, and maybe even help you suggest a restaurant. Whether you want Italian food (like the people in our dialog) or sushi, a bowl of cereal, whatever... this lesson will get you one step...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: July 09, 2012

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Room Service

You wouldn't normally pay $25 for a hamburger... but when it comes to you on a rolling cart under a silver dome, it sure is nice, isn't it? In this lesson, we'll order a burger from room service... in Spanish! ...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: ordering_food
Grammar: se

Published: June 18, 2012

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