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Welcome to Vol. 34 of the Spanish Online Newsletter! Your weekly Spanish learning with mp3s, as well as links to Spanish travel spots and more. New this week are bilingual kids books like Jorge el Curioso down below. This week's grammar lesson teaches an invaluable word: Hey! or Hey Listen! You'll need Acrobat Reader to view the actual lesson, which you can get from www.adobe.com if you don't already have it.


Lesson of the Week: Hey Listen! The Spanish Verb Oír

This week I've taken a PDF (305 KB) lesson from the Musical Spanish CD-rom because I think it's a nice description of this Spanish verb w/ a sound bite. The verb oír is one of the first you may hear when traveling around Mexico or other parts of Latin America. In fact, someone will probably SHOUT it at you!

¡Oye, ven acá! Hey you (informal), come over here!

¡Oiga, venga aquí! Hey you (formal), come here!

They also use it quite a bit in restaurants to get the attention of the waiter. Using the formal or Ud. version "oiga" makes it a lot more polite.

Oye joven - queremos una carta por favor Hey young man/woman - we would like a menu please

Oiga señor - ¿nos puede traer el menú? Hey Sir (more polite) - can you bring us a menu?


PDF Lesson : Spanish Verb Oír

Worksheet/Activity: Spanish Verb Oír

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Travel Spot of the Week

visit Santiago, the Dominican Republic and practice your Spanish!

Santiago, Dominican Republic

Santiago is much sleepier and easier to manage than the capital of Santo Domingo. Originally called "Santiago de los 30 Caballeros"....this Northern town is home to one of the best universities in the country, and only a couple of hours by bus from some of the loveliest beaches in the Caribbean. A good info page w/ plenty of history is found here.


Spanish Teaching Tool of the Week

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Jorge el Curioso - Curious George in Spanish
Softcover book for Kids

Curious George in Spanish! This classic book is loved by kids all over the world. Presents a good opportunity to get your child speaking Spanish by reading a book they are already familiar with. Larger soft book with entertaining illustrations - 54 pages.$9.99 See other books



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