The Car Crash
23:18Buckle up and find out what happens when the Baxters get rear-ended by a Mexican woman who doesn’t have any auto insurance. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina will review some of the more advanced vocabulary from this engaging conversation to help you become better prepared for all kinds of interactions with native Spanish speakers.
Pets | Discussing Pets in Spanish
23:18Everyone loves to talk about their pets, learn how to use your Spanish to talk about the appearance, feeding, care and behavior of the animals around you. In this episode, the Baxters hire a Spanish speaking pet sitter to take care of the pets in their home. In the round table discussion, we go way beyond talking about dogs and cats, we dive into more advanced Spanish vocabulary that you can use in everyday conversations.
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High School Crush | A Spanish conversation about relationships, dating and social media
18:29Join Dani and her charismatic friends on their drive home from school gossiping about crushes, dating, and the latest high school obsessions. We’ll introduce you to a wide range of popular Spanish slang terms and Paulina prepares a number of useful lessons to help your Spanish sound as natural as possible.
Telenovelas vs Mexican Cinema
22:47Michael’s obsession with Mexican telenovelas has his Mexican work buddy, Luis, up in arms. Luis dares us to leave the trashy telenovelas behind and open up to the world of authentic Mexican cinema, where we’ll discover some of the most cherished Spanish language movies of all time. In the round table discussion afterward, Paulina reviews some of the challenging language from the dialogue including common Spanish phrases like: Te pasas, No hay bronca, Ya ni la amuelas, and much more!
The Nanny - Speak Spanish with the babysitter or caregiver
23:07Spanish conversation and lessons. The Baxter family hires a Spanish speaking babysitter to watch their infant niece for the evening. Even if you don't have children of your own, take this opportunity to liven up your Spanish vocabulary in this episode which is full of phrases and expressions you can use in all kinds of real life situations. Join Paulina in the round table afterward,when she reviews Spanish words and phrases such as rollo, recostar, igual, caer el viente, and much more!
The Gardener - Speaking Spanish with the Landscaper
20:43Michael and Julie have a Spanish conversation with their gardener about the various landscaping improvements they’d like to make in their yard. It’s not just about weeds, sprinklers and gophers, in this episode we cover a number of very useful Spanish phrases and expressions that are used in everyday conversations. Join Paulina in the round table portion of the podcast where she’ll break down the challenging vocabulary from episode and show you how to use it confidently when you speak.
Beauty Salon | Spanish conversation at a Hair Salon
21:48Join Julie and Dani as they visit their stylist Tatiana at the salon to get a makeover. But don’t think this episode is just about hair, nails and makeup. In this lively conversation, we’ll cover popular Spanish expressions like ¿te late? and ¡va que va!, as well as several other advanced Spanish verbs and adjectives that can help prepare you for all kinds of situations and interactions with native Spanish speakers.
Fresa - A Mexican Spanish slang word and stereotype
21:03Learn Spanish slang. Fresa literally means strawberry in Spanish, but it’s also a very colloquial way to refer to certain kinds of stereotypes in Mexico. Find out what’s going on with this fun Spanish slang term as we get a firsthand explanation of what it means to be fresa in Mexico.
The Undocumented Immigrant | Living as an illegal alien in the U.S.
21:41Learn Conversational Spanish from Mexico. What’s it like to live in the United States as an illegal alien? Find out as a valet attendant tells us a little about the challenges and hardships he faces living in the U.S. as a newly arrived immigrant. The Spanish lessons in the round table include a review of popular Spanish expressions, phrases and vocabulary, plus a special focus on using the subjunctive in the past tense.
Crossing the Border on foot | Spanish conversation and lessons
21:41Learn Spanish from Mexico. What’s it like for an undocumented immigrant to cross the Mexican border on foot? Find out as one of the Baxter’s employees tells us about her harrowing journey crossing the border from Mexico into the United States through the Southwestern desert. After the dialogue, we’ll listen to the first part of the round table discussion where Paulina will give us an in-depth review of the challenging vocabulary from today’s episode. Some of the Spanish lessons in this episode include how to know the difference between the Spanish verbs Engañar and Estafar, plus the variety of ways people in Mexico use the Spanish verb Tocar.