SPAN101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Los Chicos De Puerto Rico, El Problema

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2 Aug 2016
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General Notes
Remember to not drop the “s” sound in s
When the textbook says (form) it means the formal way of saying something, when it
says (fam) it means the familiar way of saying something
oEg. usted is form, whereas tu (with accent) is fam
Means you/your
Use masculine plural form to talk about a mixed gender group
oLos pasajeros
Words/Sayings
Mucho gusto: nice to meet you (literal – it’s a pleasure)
Género: gender
Tourista: tourist
Estudiante: student (male or female)
Joven: young person (male or female)
Vocal: vowel
Lápiz: pencil
Lesson
Sustantivos Singulars (Sigular Nouns)
oMasculino (género): ends in o, ma, or s (also begins with el)
el hombre, el chico, el profesor, el problema, el autobus
oFemenino (género): ed in a (look out for ma), ción (“see-on), dad, start with la
La chica, la educaci ó n, la Universidad
Formas Idénticas
oIf it ends in ista, it can be masc or fem. Look for el or la
El tourista vs. la tourista
Exceptions
oEl lapis – masc
oEl mapa – masc
oEl día – masc
oLa mano – fem
oLa foto – fem
Plurales
oIf it ends in a vocal, then add an s
El chico = los chicos
La palabra = las parabras
oIf it ends in a cononante (consonant) add es
El profesor = los profesores
La mujer = las mujeres
oIf it ends in a zeta (z), change Z to a C and add es
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