Spanish from Scratch course

Spanish from Scratch

After releasing a few beginners podcasts, we realised that even these assumed some level of Spanish. So, we decided to record a series for complete, total beginners, who have never studied Spanish before. This is Spanish from scratch! We take you from complete beginner, and over a series of bite-sized podcasts drip-feed you the Spanish you need to progress to the next level. We'll give you vocabulary for a range of situations, snippets of grammar (it's not too grammar heavy - we teach you what you need, when you need it), and pronunciation. We also give you the Spanish slang and lingo that's really used, so you can impress when you're abroad!

However, you need to do your bit too! Help us to help you - spend some time memorising the phrases and vocabulary we give you, and leave some time between podcasts. We pack quite a lot of information into each one, so you may need repeated listens. Enjoy, and we'll see you in the recordings!

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obligation
Learn how to talk about “obligation” in Spanish – telling someone what to do! We look at two ways of doing this, exploring the constructions “tener que” and “hay que”.

Initial dialogue

Rob: Hola Liz, ¿qué tal?

Liz: Hola Rob, ¿cómo estás?

Rob: Muy bien, muy bien, gracias, como siempre.

Liz: ¿Disfrutando el verano?
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coming going

We look at "coming and going" - venir e ir, talking about where to go, and how to make future plans. We also look at one way of practising your verb conjugations so that they become second nature!

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cheetah running

We move on to talking about "doing", with a focus on the continuous tense. Learn how to say things like "I'm running", "she's going" and more. Make sure that you've listened to the previous podcasts, because we step it up a gear in this podcast!

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Learn how to use the two verbs "ser" and "estar", which both translate as "to be". So, what's the difference?

The image for this podcast is of Rob and Liz riding a bike - not particularly relevant but nevermind!

To learn more about using "ser" and "estar", check out our definitive guide.

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We talk about the "go" verbs, the first set of irregular verbs that we'll encounter. These are some of the most common and useful verbs, so it's worth memorising them! Today's picture is a recent holiday in Umbria, Italy. Good times! Log in or sign up to see the rest of these notes. Sign up for free

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