Norton's Spanish Basics: Audio Podcast

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  Quizlet... What is it? (¿Qué es?)

 Learning Spanish takes some work! Many students use flashcards to help them learn Spanish (or other things). But who wants to take the time preparing to study instead of actually studying?! In this episode, Señor Norton discusses his use of
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  Verbs: Ser and Estar

Show notes:“To be or not to be: that is the question.”In this podcast we will be discussing the two different verbs for“to be”. In Spanish we say either ser or estar when we want to convey the meaning“to be”. Every year, I ask my Spanish two students i...
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  Conversaciones: The School Day

In this episode, Sr. Norton talks with Michelle about her school day. Classes, transportation, clubs and friends are discussed during the short dialogue.The dialogue is played two times. The first has short pauses inserted between sentences to give the...
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  Verbs: Gustar (Me gusta..) and some IOP

In this episode we discuss the verb GUSTAR as well as a brief overview of indirect object pronouns (IOP).To say you like something is done differently in Spanish than in English. Talking about our likes and dislikes requires a slightly different perspe...
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  Verbs: Tener is a Must-Have Verb

 There are a couple of ways to say have in Spanish. The only one that we have used so far is the one that we are going to be reviewing today: tener. Now many people say that tener looks nothing like any English words, but let’s think about this for a m...
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  Verbs: The Future With IR (going to)

Show Notes: Hola y bienvenidos a Norton’s Spanish Basic. One of the verbs we learn early on in Spanish is ir. Even people that claim to not know any Spanish often know the words vamos and vámonos– both forms of the verb Ir. The Spanish verb ir means to...
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  Verbs: Reflexive Verbs

In Spanish, much like English or any language, we often do things to ourselves: I bathe myself. I wake myself up. She hurts herself. He cut himself. We dress ourselves. We call these actions (verbs)“reflexive”. Reflexive verbs must be used with a refle...
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  Subject Pronouns

Subject pronouns are the pronouns that take the place of a noun and is used as a subject in a sentence. Did that send your mind into a grammatical spin? In this podcast we will be reviewing the subject pronouns in Spanish.I         YoWeNosotrosYou (fam...
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  Accents: Why do we have them and when do we write them?

Very Brief Rules for Stress (Accents)In Spanish, words are spelled just like they sound. In order to take advantage of this simple and nearly perfect system of spelling, one must first know the rules for stress - that is, how to know which syllable is ...
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  Possessive Adjectives: Examples

Listen to Francisco and Carlitos use possessive adjectives like mi, mis, tu, tus, su, sus, etc. (my, your, etc.)
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