Beginners 23: Asking for favours

Learn different ways and structures that you can ask for favours in Spanish:

  • “Lending” vs “borrowing” in Spanish, and why Spanish speakers struggle to understand the difference
  • Different ways of asking for a lift, and asking to be dropped off
  • Using esperar que and the subjunctive

 

Transcript

Rob: Spanish Obsessed beginners episode 23: Asking for favours. Hola Lis, ¿cómo estás?

Lis: Bien Rob, muy bien gracias, ¿y tú?

Rob: Bien, también, gracias. Y Lis, te quería pedir un favor

Lis: ¿cuál favor?

Rob: Bueno. Es que necesito más plata. 00:30

Lis: ¿Otra vez?

Rob: ¿Me puedes prestar plata, por favor?

Lis: Está bien.

Rob: So that’s a taster of what we’ll be covering today, where I was asking Lis to borrow some money. So, we’re going to be talking about how to ask favours in Spanish, so dealing with some, not difficult, but quite common verbs which we often use in English and for which there’s not necessarily an obvious translation 1:00 for in Spanish. So things like “to lend”, “to borrow”, “to pick up”, all of those useful verbs. So, are you ready to get started, Lis?

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