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Ch 2: Introductions & Salutations in Spanish

About This Chapter

Review these basic Spanish lessons to practice introducing yourself and greeting others. The chapter is completely self-paced and can function as a convenient practice and study tool for Spanish vocabulary and grammar.

Introductions & Salutations in Spanish - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover Spanish words that will help you introduce yourself and greet others. You'll also examine the letters in the Spanish alphabet and several grammar rules. The chapter also includes a listening activity to help you practice understanding Spanish greetings and introductions.

To make sure you fully comprehend these Spanish concepts, try taking the short self-assessment quiz that follows each lesson. You can learn and practice Spanish at any time that's convenient using your computer or mobile device. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Know how to introduce yourself and greet others in Spanish
  • Pronounce the entire Spanish alphabet
  • Determine when you should use formal and informal Spanish grammar
  • Use Spanish subject pronouns properly
  • Differentiate between ''ustedes'' and ''vosotros''
  • Understand Spanish conversations involving greetings and introductions

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Introductions & Salutations in Spanish
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Basic Greetings in Spanish: Greeting Others & Introducing Yourself

1. Basic Greetings in Spanish: Greeting Others & Introducing Yourself

This video introduces students to the various ways of saying 'hello,' asking for basic information ('What is your name,' 'How are you feeling,' 'Where are you from'), and how to answer those questions.

The Full Spanish Alphabet: Pronunciation & Audio

2. The Full Spanish Alphabet: Pronunciation & Audio

This lesson introduces students to Spanish pronunciation and the entire Spanish alphabet. Vowels and consonants, including those unique to Spanish, are discussed.

Formal and Informal Spanish Grammar

3. Formal and Informal Spanish Grammar

This lesson introduces students to the concept of formal and informal grammar in Spanish. The lesson outlines the two ways of saying you in Spanish and gives examples of sentences that use each one. The video includes information on when to use each form and the concept of dropping the subject pronoun, which is allowed in Spanish but not in English, is discussed.

Subject Pronouns in Spanish

4. Subject Pronouns in Spanish

Subject pronouns - we use them all day, every day, to avoid repetition and for quick communication. Instead of saying 'John and Karen' 15 times, for example, we replace their names with 'they' and keep talking. Find out how to do it in Spanish in this lesson.

Vosotros vs. Ustedes

5. Vosotros vs. Ustedes

Ustedes vs. vosotros. What is vosotros and where is it used? Find out and compare these two pronouns - two ways to say 'you guys' - in this Spanish lesson.

Spanish Greetings and Phrases in Conversation: Listening Activity

6. Spanish Greetings and Phrases in Conversation: Listening Activity

This video will present four practice dialogues to allow students to hear basic greetings and introductions in conversation. After each dialogue, students can test their knowledge by trying to answer some questions about what they just heard.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter 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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