Beginner Lesson 1: Greetings, Farewells, and Flyering

(1) Basic Greetings

Description of Basic Greetings

  • Greetings in Spanish are exactly like greetings in English and basically serve the purpose of acknowledging someone.

  • Greetings in Spanish can be as short as one word or as long as a whole sentence… sometimes even longer.

  • For the purposes of this beginner lesson, we will be focusing on greetings that are short phrases.

Formality

  • Spanish uses different verb conjugation when speaking casually to another person (tú) versus speaking formally (usted or ud.).

  • You would use the tú form when speaking to someone you know well or someone younger than you.

  • You would use the ud. form when speaking to someone you just met or to someone older than you. This form shows respect and should be used when speaking to any adult in Maclovio Rojas. 

Chart of Basic Greetings

Examples of Basic Greetings

 

Quizlet

Practice what you have learned with Quizlet match. Make sure to take a screenshot when you finish!

(2) Basic Farewells

Description of Basic Farewells

  • Farewells in Spanish are exactly like greetings in English and basically serve the purpose of wishing someone a goodbye and/or wishing them well.

  • Farewells in Spanish are usually short phrases, sometimes even just one word.

  • For the purposes of this beginner lesson, we will be focusing on both types of farewells.

Chart of Basic Farewells

When a person leaves, respond with something from above. 

Audio Practice

Directions: Record yourself responding to the following audio prompts as if it were a real conversation. At the end, you can review a sample conversation. 

Situation: You are flyering in the marketplace. An adult sees you and is approaching you to learn more. 

Prompt 1

Hi, what do you have?

Prompt 2

Where is the clinic?

Prompt 3

Do you have something for the children?

Prompt 4

Thank you for everything, good bye!

Sample

Hi, what do you have?

- Hi, we have a free clinic.

Where is the clinic?

- Our clinic is in the marketplace.

Do you have something for the children?

- We offer English lessons for children. English lessons are in the community center,  Aguas Calientes.

Thank you for everything, good bye!

- Have a good day!

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