Free Sample: Listen and Repeat
The goal of this exercise is simply to begin re-wiring your brain so that it becomes natural for you to make the sounds of spoken Spanish. So don’t worry about what these words mean. Just try to pronounce them exactly like the native speakers.
Use the audio player below to start the exercise
- First practice with the written transcript.
- Next practice without the transcript.
- Be sure to speak out loud, at normal conversational volume.
The dialogue will now be repeated more slowly. Listen and repeat.
¿Puede cambiarme unos dólares?
Can you change a few dollars for me.
Yes. How many?
Diez. ¿A cómo está el cambio?
Ten. What’s the rate of exchange?
¿En billetes o en cheque?
In bills or a check?
Este cheque viajero.
This traveler’s check.
A cinco por uno, entonces. ¿Cómo lo quiere?
Five to one, then. How do you want it?
Ocho en billetes y dos en moneda. ¿Cuánto cuesta un taxi a la Embajada Americana?
Eight in bills and two in change. How much does a taxi to the American Embassy cost?
Dos pesos más o menos.
Two pesos, more or less.
Gracias por la información.
Thanks for the information.
Keep in mind that this is just a demonstration. These exercises are combined with dialogs and narratives to form a complete course that will have you communicating effectively in about 4 months.