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About this Flashcard Deck…
Updated: 8th May 2015
Level: Low Intermediate
This is a deck of Latin American Spanish sentences with words and sentences designed to build comprehension. I have a particular interest in feelings and relationships, hence the verbs ‘discuplarse’ and sentences like ‘Quiero estar cerca de ti.’ Many of the sentences have been copied from Spanishdict.com, Wordreference.com and Tatoeba.org. There are around 30 sentences that are ‘Castellano’ like that spoken in Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia.
As best as I could, first there is a card for an interesting noun (including an article to indicate it’s gender), or there is a card with a verb in the infinitive tense. Then the following cards are 2 or 3 sample sentences conjugated to a few different pronouns.
(Card # 422) Front: to hide Back: esconder
(Card # 423) Front: I hid the presents under the bed. Back: Escondí los regalos bajo la cama.
(Card # 424) Front: The robber had hidden the jewelry in the bank! Back: El ladrón había escondido las joyas en el banco.
(Card # 425) Front: I was hiding myself so well that he never found me. Back: Me escondía tan bien que él nunca me encontraba.
* Unless otherwise stated, ‘you’ is always translated as the familiar pronoun tú. There are no instances of ‘vosotros’.
* The diacritical marks are included so Text To Speech pronounces correctly.
* There are no conditional, future or subjunctive verb tenses, and only a few imperative tense sentences. Download my other decks (search for stu40) if you want to learn those verb tenses.
* The cards that introduce a new verb in the infinitive, will display the usual preposition for that verb as well (though I am still updating the deck for this).
* To aid learning, I;
1. Put apostrophes ‘ ‘ or brackets ( ) around English phrases that need something unexpected in the Spanish translation, like a different verb tense, a noun in plural, or an unexpected preposition.
2. Translated using the English cognate (where the meaning is the same), so every Spanish word gets a distinct English translation. Sometimes this isn’t possible (eg. noticia, noticiero & novedad all get translated as ‘news’ and nene and bebé both get translated as ‘baby’).
3. Translated Spanish reflexive verbs with a phrasal verb in English. So ‘casar’ gets translated as ‘to marry’ whereas the reflexive verb ‘casarse’ gets translated as ‘to get married’.
4. Indicated words more commonly spoken in Spain with “(Hispanic)” and words more commonly spoken in Latin America with “(Latino)”.
I have spent over a thousand hours since 7th August 2011 developing these cards, so any cards with the tag ‘verificada’ have been checked for correctness. . Please rate this deck in AnkiWeb if you like it, otherwise email me – stu40 at hotmail.com if you find any mistakes or have any improvements, and I will update the deck.
To respond to the comment below, yes I haven’t got around to ordering every single card, with the infinitive verb appearing first, and the example sentence cards appearing directly afterwards.
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