Learn Spanish with Funny Kittens!

 

Today we will look at a simple phrase in Spanish with the help of this kitty:

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Now, let’s understand what he is saying…

 

Let’s begin with the top section of the image, it says:

“me cambiaste…”

 

“Me”, sounds like me in English, a word that refers to the first person, so that’s our first hint.

 

Now lets look at the word: “cambiaste

 

Does it look like something familiar?

Let’s try something creative, segment the word:

Cam-biaste

Cam, reminds me of a “camera”

And “biaste” sound a bit like “beastie”

So, imagine a camera man that photographs beasts, he would have to move constantly in order to stay safe. He would need to change positions constantly, and that will help us remember that “cambiaste” refers to “change”.

“me” “change”

me cambiaste, means “you changed me”.

 

Now let’s look at the second section,

“por una máquina”

“máquina”, rings any bells? Doesn’t it look a little like “machine”?

Yes! That’s what it means. Maquina = Machine

 

Now lets look back at the first section,

“you changed me _____ machine”

What’s missing? The “por una” part…

Now, “una” looks like “uno” and we know it means “one” or “a” for a female noun.

Son now the blank gets smaller…

“you changed me ___ a machine”

By looking at that phrase, and the word we haven’t translated “por”, it is easy to guess that “por” means “for in English.

We got it!

“Me cambiaste por una máquina”

“You changed me for a machine”

 

You just learned one new phrase in Spanish, awesome! =)

 

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Learn Spanish with Funny Cat Photos!

 

In today´s short post we will use funny cat photos to learn Spanish. Are you ready?

Let’s begin!

Here is today´s photo:

Image from: http://cheezburger.com/7379963392

 

So, how would this kitty convey the same message in Spanish?

It could be something like:

 

Carl, vas a salir,

y vas a atrapar ese punto Rojo

 

Let’s look at that again in more detail…

 

The first sentence is:

Carl, You´re going to get out there

In Spanish that can be:

Carl, vas a salir

 

And you´re going to catch that red dot

In Spanish that can be:

Y vas a atrapar ese punto Rojo

 

Using the verb “to go” in Spanish (voy, vas, va), adding the particle “a” plus a verb in infinitive,

is a simple way to talk about the near feature.

 

For example:

Yo voy a comer (You are going to eat)

Tú vas a caminar (You are going to walk)

El va a correr (He is going to run)

 

It is that simple! Easy, huh? =)

 

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