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Talk about learning – in Spanish

by Dave Clark September 13th, 2011 6 comments More

This week’s free video lesson teaches you how to talk about what you want to learn – in Spanish.

Do you want to learn how to play an instrument?

Do you want to learn more about history?

Would you like to learn more about politics?

Or…would you just like to learn more about the remote control?

Learn how to express all of that (in Spanish) in this weekly video lesson.

¡Hasta luego!

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Spanish Vocab to Climb Mount Everest

by Dave Clark August 25th, 2011 8 comments More

Essential Spanish Vocabulary

Remember, our vocabulary lists have moved to www.spanishprograms.com.

Join us there for more fun and for free downloads to help you learn Spanish at a higher level.

¡Hasta luego Amigos!

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Exercise in Spanish

by Dave Clark August 11th, 2011 5 comments More

What kind of exercise do you like to do?

 

Our weekly vocabulary has now moved. You can now find it on spanishprograms.com.

Thanks for joining us amigos!

 

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How to say “Day Off” in Spanish

by Dave Clark July 28th, 2011 9 comments More

Spanish Video Lesson – On my day off, I like to…

Spanish Day Off

Sometimes we all just need a day off. This week our video guy took a day off, so we don’t have our usual “awesome” video for you. Instead, Jake and I created our own low-budget video with you home-flip video (since we’re not professionals, it’s super short). Remember to come practice with us on our Visual Link Spanish Facebook page.

Here is the vocabulary for Facebook:

Day off Día libre
On my day off, I like to… En mi día libre, me gusta…
…sleep …dormir
…read …leer
…exercise …hacer ejercicio
…go on vacation …ir de vacaciones
…work in my yard/garden …trabajar en mi jardín
What do you like to do on your day off? ¿Qué te gusta hacer en tu día libre?

Hopefully you enjoyed this video lesson. To prepare for Facebook Fiesta Friday at a higher level, go learn Spanish at spanishprograms.com. There are a ton of free downloads there – check out our new site! Also, if you choose to purchase the Visual Link Spanish software, there are Visual Link Spanish coupon code available.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

July 5, 2011 – Spanish at the Gym

August 12, 2011 – Travel Phrases

August 19, 2011 – Car Accidents

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Telephone Spanish

by Jake Beus July 21st, 2011 10 comments More

Spanish Video Lesson – Telephone Spanish

Spanish Telephone Vocabulary

Whether or not you live in a Spanish-speaking country, this vocabulary could be helpful to you. When you are trying to make friends who speak Spanish, it is helpful to be able to speak with them on the telephone. You can meet new people and practice what you’ve learned with Visual Link Spanish on Facebook. If you end up doing some video chat with someone on Facebook or through another company, you could practice your telephone Spanish with them on Facebook. It would probably be even better if you could practice using a real telephone.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

Whom do you like to speak with on the (by) phone? ¿Con quién le gusta hablar por teléfono?
I like to speak with… Me gusta hablar con…
…my friend …mi amigo/a
…my mom …mi mamá
…my wife …mi esposa
…my husband …mi esposo
…my girlfriend/fiancé …mi novia
…my boyfriend/fiancé …mi novio
Hello ¿Aló?
Hello (in Mexico) ¿Bueno?
With whom am I speaking? (Who is this?) ¿Con quién hablo?
(someone calls) Is Dave there? (This is he. Speaking.) Él habla
This is she. (She’s speaking) Ella habla.
How can I help you? ¿En qué puedo servirle?/ ¿En qué puedo ayudarle?

Hopefully you enjoyed this video lesson. Dave also taught you about having a fake conversation. If you didn’t notice, he faked a conversation with his grandma. That might be a funny way for you to get out of a conversation you don’t really want to be in. Remember, just because you speak Spanish doesn’t mean you always have to use it in real conversations ha.

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

July 29, 2011 – Spanish at the Gym

August 5, 2011 – Travel Phrases

August 12, 2011 – Car Accidents

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Spanish Pick-up Lines

by Jake Beus July 15th, 2011 7 comments More

Spanish Video Lesson – Pick-up Lines

Spanish Pick-up Lines

Visit Visual Link Spanish on Facebook to practice these pick-up lines with over 9,000 people. Then go and practice with any of your own Facebook friends. This could be a turning point in your life. I know that some of the pick up lines are pretty cheesy, but you’ll probably get a smile out of whoever you use one of the lines on. Once you get a smile, you have bought yourself a few extra seconds to work your magic. You may want to immediately take it to the next level and use some Spanish love phrases.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

How you doin’? ¿Qué tal?
You have a beautiful smile. Tienes una sonrisa bonita.
Can I buy you a drink? ¿Puedo comprarte una bebida?
This is a great song. Would you like to dance with me? Esta es una canción excelente. ¿Quieres bailar conmigo?
Hi, I’m a thief and I’m here to steal your heart. Hola, soy un ladrón y estoy aquí para robar tu corazón.
You are more beautiful than the stars in the sky. Eres más linda que las estrellas en el cielo.
Do you come here often? ¿Vienes aquí mucho?
Today is your birthday right? Oh, well that would’ve been cool. Hoy es tu cumpleaños, ¿verdad? Pues, sería chévere si fuera.
I lost my number, can I have yours? Perdí mi número. ¿Puedo tener el tuyo?

I will not guarantee you success with these pick-up lines. There are certain things you need to avoid doing when using these pick-up lines like having food in your mouth while using these great lines. If you are just getting started with Spanish, you may want to learn some conversational Spanish so you can go beyond the pick-up lines. Don’t forget to come and practice with Visual Link Spanish and over 9,000 people on Facebook!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

July 22, 2011 – Telephone Spanish

July 29, 2011 – Spanish at the Gym

August 5, 2011 – Travel Phrases

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Speak Spanish in Sentences

by Jake Beus July 7th, 2011 3 comments More

Spanish Video Lesson – Speak in Sentences

Speak Spanish in Sentences

It is important to be able to speak in complete sentences. Yo don’t want your speech to sound fragmented. When you learn new vocabulary, you should practice using the vocabulary in complete sentences instead of simply memorizing the word and hoping you’ll use it correctly in a sentence. Please be sure to visit Visual Link Spanish on Facebook to practice what you learned in the video. Practice speaking in complete sentences as much as possible. This will help you sound more fluent.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

I want Quiero/Yo quiero
He wants El quiere
She wants Ella quiere
You want Usted quiere
I like Me gusta
You like Le gusta
to go ir
to walk caminar
to run correr
to take a taxi tomar un taxi
to the park al parque
to the pool a la piscina
to the restaurant al restaurante
to the movies al cine
to the hotel al hotel
to work al trabajo
I want to go to the movies. Quiero ir al cine.
Do you want to walk to the park? ¿Quiere caminar al parque?
Do you want to take a taxi to the hotel? ¿Quiere tomar un taxi al hotel?

The grouping method shown in the video is a simple taste of the Visual Link Spanish method. You can truly learn how to speak Spanish in complete sentences in just 15 minutes. You can try it out by visiting spanishprograms.com/trials/. I’ll see you on Facebook!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

July 15, 2011 – Spanish Pick-Up Lines

July 22, 2011 – Telephone Spanish

July 29, 2011 – Spanish at the Gym

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Spanish Conversation Step 2

by Jake Beus June 30th, 2011 4 comments More

Spanish Video Lesson – Spanish Conversation Step 2

Conversational Spanish

I hope you enjoyed the video. I apologize for the visual quality of the video. We tried a new lens on the video camera and it didn’t work out very well. You still were able to learn an important lesson on Spanish conversation. You may already understand the Spanish greetings, and now you’ll be able to move to the next step in an actual conversation. Please practice what you’ve learned with others on our Facebook page.

In the beginning of my Spanish learning journey I would go through a basic greeting with someone, then I would have no idea what to say next. That is why this lesson was created. I want you to be able to have a conversation with others, not just greet them. I hope that you will all go on Facebook and practice conversing with each other.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

What’s new? ¿Qué hay de nuevo?
How long have you lived here? ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que vives aquí?
Where are you from? ¿De dónde eres?
What’s it like there? ¿Cómo es allí?
Tell me about your family. Cuéntame de tu familia.
How many kids do you have? ¿Cuántos hijos tienes?
What do you do for work? ¿De qué trabajas?
What do you do for work? ¿A qué te dedicas?
What do you like to do for fun? ¿Qué te gusta hacer para divertirte?

I hope that this has been a fun little lesson for you. I hope to see you on Facebook!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

July 8, 2011 – How to Build Sentences

July 15, 2011 – Spanish Pick-Up Lines

July 22, 2011 – Telephone Spanish

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What Do You Like To Do in the Summer?

by Jake Beus June 23rd, 2011 3 comments More

Spanish Video Lesson – Summer Activities

Summertime Spanish

I don’t know if there is anybody in the world who is excited as I am to say “It’s summertime people!”. Hopefully you have taken a moment and watched the video. Please visit Visual Link Spanish on Facebook so you can practice what you have learned in this video with others. Please share what you like to do in the summertime with us in Spanish.

Summertime is the time for fun. Hopefully you can find a little time to have some fun. Take in the summer heat and play in the water. Enjoy the hot summer nights. See a summer concert or two. There is so much room for activities! Do as many things as you can, then tell us what you did and how it was. If you haven’t done them yet, tell us what you plan on doing. Just tell us what you like to do in this beautiful time of year called summer.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

What do you like to do during the summer? ¿Qué le gusta hacer durante el verano?
I like… Me gusta…
…to go on/do picnics. …hacer picnic.
…to play tennis …jugar tenis.
…to go swimming. …ir a nadar.
…to go to the beach. …ir a la playa.
…get a sun tan. …broncearme.
…read books. …leer libros.
…to go on bike rides. …pasear en bicicleta.
…to go on a hike. …ir de excursión.
…to play sports. …jugar deportes.
I play on a baseball team. Juego en un equipo de béisbol.
What do you like to do? ¿Qué le gusta hacer?
With emphasis, What do YOU like to do? ¿A Ud. qué le gusta hacer?

I hope that this has been a fun little lesson for you. I hope to see you on Facebook!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

July 1, 2011 – Who Knows?

July 8, 2011 – ?? What do you want to learn?

July 15, 2011 – ?? What do you want to learn?

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Express Your Anger in Spanish

by Jake Beus June 16th, 2011 No comments More

Spanish Video Lesson – Mad Spanish

Expressing Your Anger in Spanish

Even the calmest people get angry sometimes. It happens in every language. Please visit Visual Link Spanish on Facebook so you can practice what you have learned in this video with others. This is your opportunity for you to get angry at others and not get in trouble for it. Please keep the language clean though and remember that this is playful of course. If you don’t follow that rule then I just might get angry with you and you don’t want that, haha.

Please share some things you say in Spanish when you are angry. Can you keep a straight face when you say these things out loud or to another person? You can work on your acting skills at the same time.

Here is the vocabulary from the video:

Don’t talk to me like that! ¡No me hables así!
I don’t believe you. No te creo.
Shut up! ¡Cállate!
Why did you do that? ¿Por qué hiciste eso?
You bug me. Me molestas.
You make me feel angry. Me haces sentir enojado.
I hate you. Te odio.
Why can’t we be friends? ¿Por qué no podemos ser amigos?
Calm down! ¡Cálmate!
Don’t touch me! ¡No me toques!
Do you want to fight? ¿Quieres pelear?
You don’t scare me. No me asustas.
I am angry. Estoy enojado.
Let’s kiss! ¡Besamos!

I hope that this has been a fun little lesson for you. I hope to see you on Facebook!

Future Facebook Fiesta Friday Topics:

June 24, 2011 – Summer Activities

July 1, 2011 – ?? What do you want to learn?

July 8, 2011 – ?? What do you want to learn?

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