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Useful spanish phrases

Online Spanish lessons continue. I can now say with confidence: (some confidence)

We are turtles!
The bear drinks beer
The onion is mine
My crab drinks milk
The duck reads our letters
Give me the menu

Only in Spanish.


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Feb. 3rd, 2013 01:20 am (UTC)
LOL! I didn't know crabs liked milk or that ducks could read!?!
Feb. 3rd, 2013 01:30 am (UTC)
I am especially disturbed by the drunk bears. I wonder what world this series of lessons is preparing me for.

I do kind of like 'We are turtles' though.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 04:58 am (UTC)
The combination of drunken bears and Spanish suggests Jack Aubrey to me, somehow.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 06:11 am (UTC)
Yes. Me too. I have been thinking about Dr M.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 04:57 am (UTC)
I think that if ducks can come down and give you $100 if you say the secret word, it's a fair bet they can also read. Well, i'm not quite sure if it follows, but it should.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 06:13 am (UTC)
One of the phrases was someone saying very strongly, "The duck is mine!"

I imagined the person hugging a duck to their chest.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
Your crab drinks milk? *points to icon*
Feb. 3rd, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
Silly crab.
Oct. 3rd, 2016 02:09 pm (UTC)
I like your wheedling yet complaisant crab icon.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 09:52 am (UTC)
snort - the classic English phrase of old French text books is
"My tailor is rich"...but the impertinent ducks are much nicer
Feb. 3rd, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
I took French briefly in hs. Did not learn it really. But there was an emphasis on handkerchiefs and swimming pools. I can clearly recall the words for those.

I absolutely have the idea that the duck is not reading letters written to him. He is sneaking around reading letters intended for other people!
Feb. 3rd, 2013 10:41 am (UTC)
If you get a bear, or a crab, that'll be very handy!
Feb. 3rd, 2013 02:47 pm (UTC)
Bears need to stick to soda.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
OK, let me see if I can do this:

Somos ... tortugas?

El oso bebe la cerveza.

La cebolla es mia.

??? bebe la leche.

El pato lee nos cartas (?)

Dame el menú.

Damn, I need a refresher course.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 03:56 pm (UTC)
You did better than I did!!

Mi casa es su casa.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 05:49 pm (UTC)
That looks about right to me. I am still getting a lot of the endings of words wrong-- the whole gender and verb ending thing is a mess for me.

I know that there are rules, and that they are pretty consistent, (which is more than you can really say about English,) but I don't have the rules absorbed yet. I have to stop and think. And make dumb mistakes.
Oct. 3rd, 2016 02:17 pm (UTC)
My fear of dumb mistakes was my biggest obstacle to learning Spanish in high school/college. When I came to China I decided to just suck it up and sound like an idiot. It was a good plan. I can speak it now and people usually understand most of what I say. I still sound like an idiot but they are nice about it. Now I just need to take the same attitude and return it to my mostly-forgotten Spanish. If I could ever tear myself away from Horatio and Archie. If Archie would do the language recordings it would help.
Feb. 6th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
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