What’s probably one of the main results you are expecting from all your hard effort put into learn a second language?
You are probably hoping you might be able to use your language skills to get what you want or need when on holiday , for example. You might want to be able to converse a little with the locals and have a more interesting experience.
You may need to speak another language with foreigners in your own area. There are many reasons why you would want to speak another language. But one thing is for sure. You probably really want to speak it!
You can’t get anywhere without conversation. It’s a two-way thing!
Let’s have a look at some more patterns or at least putting our two previous patterns together.
In a previous post Patterns, we looked how to describe yourself, with some alluring adjectives!
SOY ( like SOY in SOYA) = I am…..
Then in a later post we saw how to tell someone what they are like with those same attractive adjectives!
Eres = you are….Patterns (2)
The fantastic thing aboout Spanish is that if you need to ask a question, all you need to do is put a ‘question voice’ on and, Hey Presto!, you have saved yourself a load of grammar and got yourself an interesting interrogative…
The only little thing you have to do in WRITTEN Spanish,and I know this seem crazy, is to put an upside-down question mark to show it’s a question at the beginning. This is just so you can put your question voice on straight away if you are reading!
Important note; YES = Sí
Now you can make a conversation….if you are talking to a female then;
¿Eres inglesa? Si, Soy inglesa.
(Are you English?) (Yes, I’m English)
¿Eres española? Sí, soy española.
(Are you Spanish?) (Yes, I’m Spanish)
¿Eres inteligente? Sí, soy inteligente.
( Are you intelligent?) (Yes, I’m intelligent)
¿Eres tonta? Sí, soy tonta.
(Are you silly? ) (Yes, I am silly)[just a silly example]
¿Eres baja? Sí, soy baja
(Are you short?) (Yes, I’m short)
¿Eres alta? Sí, soy alta.
(Are you tall?) (Yes, I´m tall)
¿Eres perezosa? Sí, soy perezosa.
(Are you lazy?) (Yes, I’m lazy)
¿Eres graciosa? Sí, soy graciosa.
(Are you funny?) (Yes, I’m funny)
¿Eres simpática? Sí, soy simpática
(Are you nice?) (Yes, I’m nice)
These adjectives will change slightly when talking to a male…but we will leave that pattern till next time! Be patient…..
Can you see a pattern emerging?
More next time…