Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around
Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

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Beginners’ Spanish: Getting around

1.4.1 About Español de bolsillo

Below is the first example of Español de bolsillo ('Pocket Spanish' phrasebook). These are lists of phrases common in spoken Spanish. They usually consist of expressions best approached as complete phrases even if some of the grammar within them is not yet familiar to you.

Each example of Español de bolsillo has a box in which are written the phrases in Spanish and translated and an audio clip in which you can hear them spoken.

  • You can listen to the phrases as you come across them or at the end of each session, to revise and practise pronunciation and improve your fluency.

  • You can also use them as a quick overview of the language you have covered, or for revision when you return to that session.

Español de bolsillo

¡Qué bonito! How nice!
¡Qué lindo! (LAm*) How nice!
¡Es precioso! It's beautiful!
¡Es muy moderno! It's very modern!
* LAm means the term is used in Latin America.
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Raquel:
Pista 57
Liliana:
Qué bonito. Qué lindo. Es precioso. Es muy moderno
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