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Las Ballenas Grises

La inmigración de las ballenas grises en el norte de México, es una de las experiencias naturales más impactantes. Tener la oportunidad de ver estos grandiosos animales en su hábitat natural ha sido por muchos descrito como una de las mejores experiencias. En esta lección hablamos de esta actividad ...

Published: July 17, 2015

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Booking a Room

English?!  Who needs English?  Today in the big podcast, we'll hear how to make a hotel reservation in Spanish, with vocab that you can use anywhere from a five star hotel to a roadside motel where you pay by the hour.   Don't forget your credit card!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, hotel

Published: May 25, 2015

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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 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 quis...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, hotel

Published: December 12, 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...

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

Published: December 05, 2014

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Study Abroad

Study abroad: glamorous, exciting, and culturally stimulating... all for university credit! That is, till you found yourself living in a rainforest, picking tobacco and having short conversations with the mosquitoes that are eating you alive... In this lesson, listen as our student prepares for the ...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, study

Published: October 13, 2014

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Going to the Museum

Hoy visitamos uno de los museos mas prestigiosos de Ibero-América. El Museo del Prado en España tiene una de las colecciones más importantes de obras de arte en toda Europa....

Host: Liliana, Yenny
Topic: travel, art

Published: February 17, 2014

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Flight Cancelled

Airports can be very stressful specially if they cancel your flight! Today we teach you how to deal with your canceled flight. Learn how to ask to be on the waiting list and how to complain in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, Yenny
Topic: travel, flights

Published: October 07, 2013

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Fill 'Er Up!

Back in my day, you could pull up to a gas station, say "fill 'er up!" and sit back as they filled the tank, cleaned the windshield, check the tires and fluid levels.... I'd tip em a nickel, and they say, "Gosh, thanks, mister!"  Nowadays, I have to take out a second mortgage to pay for a half-tank ...

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: June 21, 2013

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Postcard

Traveling abroad allows you to be exposed to diverse experiences, cultures, and people. But, it's always important not to forget those you left behind, especially if they are very close to you. In this Spanish lesson you will learn about how to keep in touch with people back home when traveling....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: May 22, 2013

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Bad Driver

So, you can scream expletives at other drivers in English... can you mildly note the poor driving of others in Spanish?  After this lesson, you'll be able to do just that!  Today, we'll be talking about bad drivers.  Be careful out there!   If you have any questions about grammar, the lesson, new vo...

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: complaning, warning

Published: April 19, 2013

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Flight Canceled

Airports can be very stressful specially if they cancel your flight! Today we teach you how to deal with your canceled flight. Learn how to ask to be on the waiting list and how to complain in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, Yenny
Topic: travel, flights

Published: December 12, 2012

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Buying an Airplane Ticket

Sure, you can buy your tickets online, but some times it's worth the convenience and flexibility to go with a travel agent. In today's lesson, we're buying tickets to Vancouver, and we've got some specific dates and times in mind.  We'll get our itinerary squared away, and we'll do it in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP
Function: making_plans
Grammar: me_gustaría

Published: September 13, 2012

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Renting a Car

There are certain travel destinations that you go to where it's much better to rent a car.  Maybe the transit options are few and expensive; maybe you just want that extra freedom a car can give you.  Here's a lesson about renting a car which asks the question, "Is the insurance included?"  Better m...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel
Grammar: para

Published: September 05, 2012

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What's Your Plan for Next Summer?

Cuba! The rhythm, the rum, the sandy beaches, the cigars... Someday my finances and the political situation will align, and I you'll find me at a beachside bar with a stogie in one hand, and a mojito in another; people will walk by and say I'm a Hemmingway stereotype.  In today's Spanish lesson, we'...

Host: Liliana, JP
Grammar: iré

Published: August 31, 2012

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Going on Vacation!

Ah, the beaches of Puerto Rico... the sand, the sea...  We need a vacation! If you're not a US citizen, you'll need a passport to go to Puerto Rico, and that means paper work...  In this lesson, we'll hear how to talk about preparing to leave on vacation.  Somehow, the topic in the lesson changes to...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel
Function: traveling
Grammar: haber

Published: August 24, 2012

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What Time is the Train?

You know the stereotypes: "mañana, mañana..." Sometimes, the people you're with are just plain slow. There's nothing wrong with putting off until tomorrow what we can do today... unless of course you have a train to catch! In today's lesson, we'll learn how to light a fire under someone to get them ...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, time
Function: telling_time
Grammar: nuestro

Published: June 18, 2012

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Which Bus?

If you're traveling in Spain or Latin America, chances are you'll be needing this lesson about regional buses. In this lesson, we'll learn how to ask what time the bus is leaving in Spanish....

Host: Liliana, JP

Published: June 18, 2012

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Send a Taxi

Taxi? Wait!!! If you need a ride, SpanishPod has got you covered. In today's lesson, learn how to hail a taxi and give pick-up directions....

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel, taxi
Function: directions
Grammar: me

Published: June 18, 2012

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I'm Not Going

Sometimes you feel like tagging along... but sometimes you don't. Today we have a lesson on how to be a stick in the mud. So stick to your guns, you're not going this time! And this time, you're going to tell 'em in Spanish!...

Host: Liliana, JP
Topic: travel
Grammar:

Published: May 30, 2012

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