Ch 1: Conversational Spanish

About This Chapter

The Conversational Spanish chapter of this Basic Spanish: Help & Review course is the simplest way to master conversational Spanish. This chapter uses simple and fun lessons that only take about five minutes, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of conversational Spanish.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering conversational Spanish material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn conversation Spanish. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding Spanish relative clauses and idioms, slang and terms of endearment
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning Spanish (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about conversational Spanish
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra Spanish learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find lessons in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Watch the video or read through the text lesson.
  • Refer to the transcripts or specific lesson sections to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Conversational Spanish chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Conversation Spanish chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any conversational Spanish question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos and read text lessons on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a conversational Spanish unit of a standard basic Spanish course. Topics covered include:

  • Basic Spanish conversational phrases
  • Basic medical Spanish
  • Phrases for travelers
  • Spanish comparisons of equality and inequality
  • Compliments and emotions
  • Saying goodbye and get well soon
  • Counting and math terms
  • Clauses and idioms
  • Spanish slang words
  • Transition words and using adjectives as nouns
  • Using tener

27 Lessons in Chapter 1: Conversational Spanish
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Always in Spanish

1. Always in Spanish

Always is an adverb we use a lot. In Spanish, 'siempre' means always. In this lesson, we will learn how to use the word ''siempre'' properly through examples and practice conversations.

Basic Spanish Conversation Phrases

2. Basic Spanish Conversation Phrases

In this lesson, we will learn basic Spanish conversation phrases. We will begin by going through some formal and informal greetings in Spanish. Then, we will learn several formal and informal ways to say good bye. Finally, we will learn some miscellanies basic phrases and questions.

Basic Spanish For Medical Personnel

3. Basic Spanish For Medical Personnel

This lesson provides you with some basic vocabulary and expressions that are common in medical contexts. Given the need to communicate with patients, the vocabulary and expressions guide you in that sense.

Spanish Phrases for Travelers

4. Spanish Phrases for Travelers

In this lesson, we'll explore some useful phrases you could use when traveling in Spanish-speaking countries. The phrases are organized within different contexts, such as hotel, restaurant, and street.

Comparisons of Equality in Spanish

5. Comparisons of Equality in Spanish

In Spanish, there are simple patterns used to make comparisons. Learn about comparisons of equality in Spanish and discover how to compare nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.

Comparisons of Inequality in Spanish

6. Comparisons of Inequality in Spanish

Do you know how to compare two things that are different in Spanish? This lesson will teach you how to compare nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs in Spanish.

Compliments in Spanish

7. Compliments in Spanish

Compliments can do wonders in relationships when you give them at the appropriate time and use the correct language. This lesson gives you the guidance to give compliments taking into account the culture that surrounds Spanish speaking countries.

Congratulations in Spanish: Wedding & New Baby Phrases

8. Congratulations in Spanish: Wedding & New Baby Phrases

Milestones like getting married and having a baby have congratulatory terms in Spanish. Learn Spanish phrases to say congratulations in happy situations like a wedding or the birth of a baby.

Emotions in Spanish Vocabulary

9. Emotions in Spanish Vocabulary

Hola! How do you feel today? triste (sad)? molesto (upset)? contento (happy)? In this lesson entitled 'Emociones,' Spanish for emotions, we will study the vocabulary for the basic emotions, or as we say, emociones in Spanish.

Get Well Soon in Spanish

10. Get Well Soon in Spanish

In this lesson, we'll learn several terms in Spanish with regards to being or feeling sick and wishing someone to get well. ''Listos?'' (Ready?) Then let's begin.

How to Count to Ten in Spanish

11. How to Count to Ten in Spanish

We all know that numbers are important because we use them every day, so you'll want to learn them when you study a new language. In this lesson, you'll learn the numbers 1-10 in Spanish and practice their pronunciation.

How to Say Your Age in Spanish

12. How to Say Your Age in Spanish

If you're working or studying in a Spanish speaking country, you'll meet friends and colleagues who may ask questions to learn more about you, like how old you are. This lesson will help you learn how to ask and answer questions about age in Spanish.

Large Numbers in Spanish

13. Large Numbers in Spanish

Dealing with large quantities is common in our world. This could be money, time, products, or even people. In this lesson, you will learn how to communicate using large numbers in Spanish. Now you can keep track of these quantities, or count the number of hairs on your head just to pass the time.

Math Terms in Spanish

14. Math Terms in Spanish

You want to be able to use math terms in Spanish, so this lesson provides you with the basic guidelines to do so. Many of them are very similar to English, which should help!

Relative Clauses in Spanish

15. Relative Clauses in Spanish

Do you know that hombre (man)? Can you hand me the cosa (thing)? How do we know what 'man' or 'thing' we are talking about? We can use a relative clause to make our ideas clearer and easier to understand. This lesson will show you how.

Spanish Idioms

16. Spanish Idioms

This lesson gives you the most common Spanish idioms, which will enhance your fluency level. The actual meaning of each idiom is fully explained in this lesson so you can effectively use each phrase in daily conversation.

Spanish Slang Words

17. Spanish Slang Words

Would you like to know how to express yourself like the locals do around Spain and Latin America? Let's find out about important Spanish slang Words from Mexico, Argentina and Spain.

Spanish Terms of Endearment

18. Spanish Terms of Endearment

¡Hola guapa! ¡Hola guapo! Awesome news: You just got a great compliment! Let's find out what this one and many more expressions of endearment and affection such as cariño, mi amor, or tesoro mean in this exciting lesson. Listos?

Spanish Transition Words

19. Spanish Transition Words

This lesson provides multiple lists of Spanish transition words that you can use to write and speak with ease. You'll also get to see some examples of how these transition words can be used in the context of a sentence.

Using Adjectives as Nouns in Spanish

20. Using Adjectives as Nouns in Spanish

This lesson displays the structure you need to know in order to turn a Spanish adjective into a noun. Examples of such adjectives include but are not limited to ''nuevo'' (new), ''rojo'' (red), ''joven'' (young), etc.

Ways to Say Goodbye in Spanish

21. Ways to Say Goodbye in Spanish

Just like English speakers, Spanish speakers have lots of ways to say goodbye in ways that reflect their culture and customs, as well as the mood of the moment. Read on to find some interesting ways to say goodbye in Spanish.

When to Use Tener in Spanish

22. When to Use Tener in Spanish

Tener - to have - is one of the most common verbs used in Spanish. It also means a lot more than you think! In this lesson, we will look at the multiple uses of this verb.

Business Presentations & Reports in Spanish

23. Business Presentations & Reports in Spanish

If you have to make a presentation or submit a report in Spanish, there are some key words you may need, including 'projector', 'handouts', 'data', 'information', etc. This lesson gives you such vocabulary so you can succeed.

Composing Business Emails in Spanish

24. Composing Business Emails in Spanish

In this lesson, we will learn the basic business Spanish vocabulary that is needed in order to write a formal business email. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to know how to begin and end a business email properly.

Common Sayings in Different Spanish-Speaking Countries

25. Common Sayings in Different Spanish-Speaking Countries

Learn some intriguing sayings from various Spanish-speaking countries in this lesson. Also get some fascinating insights into some of the different Spanish-speaking cultures through our newly learned phrases.

Customer Service Positions: Spanish Vocabulary

26. Customer Service Positions: Spanish Vocabulary

As customers, we have to interact with those who are there to assist us. So, this lesson gives you the vocabulary for customer service positions such as receptionist, cashier, manager, etc., along with some practical sentences you can use.

Informal Greetings in Spanish

27. Informal Greetings in Spanish

Do you know how to greet someone in Spanish, how to say 'hello', or 'how are you'? In this lesson, you will learn all the options, plus how to say goodbye and greet people on special occasions.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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