Hablando su planes/ Talking about your plans You’ll want to make plans with business associates and friends. If you want to talk about a definite arrangement, for instance I’m seeing him tonight, you often use the future tense in Spanish. I´m…ing Veré a Felipe el jueves. I’m seeing Felipe on Thursday. La veré esta tarde. I’m seeing her this afternoon. Iremos al cine esta noche. … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – hablando su planes
Expresando opiniones/ Expressing opinions When talking to people you know, You’ll want to say what you think of things. In Spanish there are two main ways of doing this. You can either use creo or pienso, both of which mean literally I think. Or you can use me parece, which means literally it seems to me. expressing opinions Creo que tienes razón. I think you’ve … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – expresando opiniones
Diciendo lo que quieres hacer/ Saying what you want to do When talking to friends and colleagues there’ll be plenty of things you’ll want to do together. To say what you would like to do, you can use me gustaría (I’d like). This comes from the verb gustar. I´d like to… Me gustaría darte las gracias por tu ayuda. I’d like to thank you for … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – diciendo lo que quieres hacer
Preguntado para información/ Asking for information. In social situations you will often want to find out more about someone or their family, job and so on. To do this use háblame (tell me) tell me… Háblame un poco de ti. Tell me a bit about yourself. Hábleme de tu familia. Tell me about your family. ¿En qué consiste tu trabajo? Tell me what your job … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – preguntando para información
Disculparse/ Apologising There may be times when you wish to make an apology to somebody. The simplest wat to do this is to say perdona (to someone you speak to as tú) and perdone (to someone you speak to as usted) I´m sorry Perdona. I’m sorry. Perdona por no pasar a verte, pero no tune tiempo. I’m sorry I didn’t call in, but I didn’t … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – disculparse
Hablar de ti mismo/ Talking bout yourself To get the conversation going, you’ll need to be able to say at least what your name is, who you are or what you do, and where you’re from. Saying what your name isis rather different in Spanish from English. You say me llamo (literally I call myself). me llamo comes from the reflexive verb llamarse. If you … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – hablar de ti mismo
Presentar a las personas/ Introducing people You’ll want to introduce people you know to one another. The simplest way is by saying éste es (this is) when introducing a man, and ésta es when introducing a woman. ¿Lo Sabías? When you’re introduced to some, you’ll want to know how to react. The traditional encantado should only be used in formal or business situations these days, … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – presentar a las personas
Whether you’re going to be working in Spain or spending some time with your Spanish speaking friends, you’ll want to be able to chat with people and get to know them better. These phrases will help you communicate with acquaintances, friends, family and colleagues in a variety of everyday situations. Saludos/ Greetings Presentar las personas/ Introducing people Hablar de ti mismo/ Talking about yourself Disculparse/ … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – How are things?
Saludos/Greetings To get you off on the right footing, you need to know how to say hello to people properly. Just as in English, there are several ways of doing this in Spanish. You can simply use hola (hello or hi) on its own. You can also use buenos días (good morning), buenas tardes (good afternoon or good evening – provided it’s still light), and … Continúa leyendo ¿Qué tal? – saludos
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